Read in 2 mins Family Ministry Resources » Family Ministry Ideas » At-home Activities Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Family Devotion: 12 Days of Christmas Devotion Kit Published: November 22, 2021 Want to give families 12 days of Jesus this Christmas? You can create this Family Devotion: 12 Days of Christmas Devotion Kit to send home for families, or print and give these instructions to families to inspire them to create their own. Either way, you’ll be helping families celebrate a Christ-centered Christmas with this Family Devotion: 12 Days of Christmas. What you’ll need for each family kit: a penny paper clip used staple pebble cotton ball crumpled paper heart sticker thumbtack aluminum foil tissue rubber band string Christmas Devotion handout 3 Ways to Make the Christmas Devotion Kit You can use the easy, easier, or easiest option to make these Christmas devotion kits for families this Christmas. Easy Option Place each item and the corresponding slip of paper in its own slot of an empty egg carton. Cut a small circle of wrapping paper and tape it over each hole as a cover. Easier Option Place each item in its own envelope with the appropriate slip of paper. Easiest Option Place each item and slip of paper in a carton you’ve purchased from a craft store, such as Hobby Lobby. Christmas Devotion Guide to Give Families Tell your child the kit is full of items that’ll help your family get to know Jesus, your Savior. Beginning 12 days before Christmas, have your child choose one of the items each day. Read the Scripture below and follow the directions for the item your child chooses. Download the Christmas Devotions for an easy way to create the paper strips for this family devotion. Penny Read Philippians 4:19. Have family members take turns naming a need God has supplied. See how long you can go before you run out of ideas! Paperclip Read Ephesians 2:13. Hook the paperclip to a keychain, zipper, or another item. Talk about how that resembles being united with Christ. Staple Read Romans 8:39. Talk about what a staple does, and how that compares with God’s love. Pebble Read Matthew 7:24-25. Try to flatten the pebble with your finger. Then set it out as a reminder that Jesus is your rock and your firm foundation. Cotton ball Read John 10:14-15. Use a permanent marker to draw a face on your cotton ball. Move the cotton ball around like a sheep, and make sheep noises. Talk about why sheep need shepherds. Crumpled paper Read Philippians 3:8-9. Throw the paper in the trash and call out reasons why Jesus is more valuable than anything else. Heart sticker Read Romans 5:8. Stick the sticker to something dirty, like a shoe. Talk about why you think Jesus would love us when we were still sinners. Thumbtack Read Isaiah 53:5. Gently feel the tip of the thumbtack. Talk about the pain Jesus endured to show his love to you. Aluminum foil Read Hebrews 1:3. Shine a flashlight on the foil, and watch how it reflects off of it. Share ways you’ve seen God’s glory. Tissue Read Hebrews 2:18. Write your sufferings on the tissue. Then crumple it up and offer it to Jesus in a prayer. Rubberband Read Ephesians 3:18-19. Wrap the rubber band tight around a can. Then see how many other things you can fit in the rubber band, such as forks, spoons, pens, pencils, and other items. Talk about how God’s love never runs out. String Say, “Sometimes people tie a string around their fingers to help them remember something.” Have everyone take turns tying the string around their finger and naming three things they’ve done wrong. When each person removes the string, read Isaiah 43:25. Check out all our Christmas posts. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!