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Follow these instructions to lead your family in celebrating Jesus' birth. Get four pieces of clean trash, such as crumpled, unused tissues. Hide them around the house ...
 
Create this recipe with your family to better understand why Jesus is the reason for the season. (In addition to the contents of this kit, you'll need wax paper and a can of...
 
What you'll need for each family; a kit with a penny, paper clip, used staple, pebble, cotton ball, crumpled paper, heart sticker, thumbtack, aluminum foil, tissue, rubber b...
 
Census Questions Read aloud Luke 2:1-5 to see how Mary and Joseph had to travel for the census. Then answer the following questions as a family. 1. How many people liv...
 
What You'll Need: Email or mailing addresses for your families What You'll Do: Help families mark the four weeks of Advent by sending mailings that focus on the traditio...
 
This Christmas, put Jesus center stage by throwing him a birthday bash! Follow these simple steps, and it'll come together in a flash! Step One: Decorate the room and h...
 
Age Level: All Materials: Stage, props, costumes, and seating Time: About one hour Get everyone-kids and parents-involved in your Christmas celebration with this i...
 
Age Level: 6 to 12 Materials: Graham crackers, straight pretzels, unshelled peanuts*, chow mein noodles, marshmallows, decorator's gel, frosting, shredded coconut, chocol...
Colleen Oglesby
 
Classroom and family traditions help children develop lifelong habits and thought patterns. This Christmas help families develop their children's first traditions that'll ad...
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Little ones in your nursery and toddler rooms love receiving presents; you can help them learn how fun it is to give gifts as well. Before Christmas, send a note home wit...
 
BABY JESUS Christmas Insight: Teaching preschoolers that Jesus was a real baby. Preschoolers need to understand that Jesus was a real person born as a real baby. Nativ...
 
*Theme: Christmas Message God is our loving father. *Text: Luke 2:10-11 *Preparation: You'll need two volunteers. Have one volunteer wear a mask and carry a baseball b...
Cindy Nelson
 
Use this Christmas lesson to help children celebrate Jesus' birthday. 1. News Sources-Ask kids to name ways we send and receive news (television, radio, newspapers, magaz...
 
1. Barnyard Tag-Section off an area where kids can run and play. Choose someone to be "It." Have "It" try to tag kids. The only way kids can avoid being tagged is to run...
 
1. Inside Out-(Supplies: Bibles.) *Say: Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth as a tiny baby. He saw what was in the world. Some things he saw made him happy; other thing...
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Bring in a soft baby blanket that has an edging that is made from different material from the blanket itself. For example, it might have a silky edge. Allow children to ...
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Ages 3 To 5 Give each child a small paper plate and a sugar ice cream cone. Have kids place their cones upside down on their plates. Then help them cover their cones with...
Lori Haynes Niles
 
Help babies give musical praise during the holiday season by making them a pair of Baby Bells. For each infant, you'll need a red pair and a green pair of socks, one size la...
Mikal Keefer and Scott Kinner
 
Celebrate Jesus' gifts of hope, peace, joy, and love with children. Shopping mall Santas, holiday toy ads, and school musicals depicting snowmen and wintry weather -- th...
 
Movie Title: Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (not rated) Start Time: 6 minutes Where to Begin: The parade begins. Where to End: Santa has passed by, and the marching b...
 
Anticipation, excitement, and wonder-these are the hallmarks of the Christmas season, especially for children. Can we decorate Christmas cookies? Do you think it'll sno...
 
Celebrate Christ's birth with 22 Christmas ideas, activities, and resources. Kids love Christmas more than any other time of year -- and who can blame them? Adults can ge...
Christine Yount Jones
 
Our elves have been hard at work to help you pull off a bright and cheery Christmas season. To me, Christmas is the most enchanting time of the year. For a brief mome...
Christine Yount
 
If you shake your Christmas stocking for new ideas to celebrate Christmas this year and nothing falls out, don't despair. Try any of these 20 Bible activities to keep ki...
Lori Haynes Niles
 
Through the stories of the Old Testament festivals, we learn that God loves for his people to celebrate! And at Christmas, celebrate we do -- with programs and parties, ...
 
Theme: God gave us his Son, Jesus. This is the reason we celebrate Christmas. Bible Reference: Luke 1:31-32a; Romans 6:23b Simple Supplies: You'll need a Bible; the...
 
Truth: Prayer can lead us to acts of service during the Christmas holiday. Make a manger from a wooden or cardboard box. Fill it with hay or shredded paper. On the fir...
 
Truth: Prayer prepares us for Christmas Wrap the Christmas figures from a crèche (nativity) scene and bring them to class in a box. Let each child pull out one or two fig...
 
Truth: It is good to pray in silence and stillness--Even during the excitement of Christmas. You'll need CD players and three CDs of different styles of Christmas mus...
 
Children's activity on forgiveness at Christmas / New Year Truth: When we pray for forgiveness, God cleanses our hearts. You'll need colored glass ball Christmas ornam...
Donald Hinchey
 
Use this traditional Mexican drama with your kids to tell the Christmas Bible story La Posada is an honored and traditional Mexican drama at Christmas time. In Mexican ci...
Peggy Emerson
 
Rev up your Christmas program with the best principles from vacation Bible school. How many times have you walked into a Christmas program rehearsal to find kids sitting,...
 
Inspire, delight, and captivate everyone in your church with these 12 memory-makers for Christmas. One of the most treasured gifts you can give another person is a...
 
l. Point of View-(Supplies: Bible.)Say: Look around this room. What do you see? If you were a tiny baby lying in on the floor, what would you see? Say: Listen as I tell t...
Debbie Trafton O'Neal
 
Four fun ways to celebrate the Christmas season. DECK THE HALLS Hang a string of small white lights around your classroom doorway to welcome children. Get even more cr...
Cindy Nelson
 
Use this Christmas lesson to help children celebrate Jesus' birthday. 1. Come to the Party!-Show children a package wrapped in birthday gift wrap. Ask: Has anyone had ...
 
Bible Activity: Our Gifts-Show children an empty manger. *Say: A manger is a food dish for cows. But for baby Jesus, it was a bed. Jesus came to earth to help us be kind. ...
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