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...
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...
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
*Text: Luke 2:10-11
*Preparation: You'll need two volunteers. Have one
volunteer wear a mask and carry a baseball b...
Use this Christmas lesson to help children celebrate Jesus'
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...
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 touc...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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
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
Children's activity on forgiveness at Christmas / New
Truth: When we pray for forgiveness, God cleanses our
You'll need colored glass ball Christmas ornam...
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...
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...
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...
Use this Christmas lesson to help children celebrate Jesus'
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
Follow these instructions to lead your family in celebrating
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...
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
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...
Materials: Stage, props, costumes, and
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...