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Elementary Children’s Message: Waiting for Jesus this Christmas

Use this children’s message: Waiting for Jesus to help children remember the Prince of Peace this Christmas.


You’ll need:

  • two long ribbons tangled up,
  • a gift-wrapped box,
  • and markers

Message: Waiting for Jesus

Display the tangled ribbons and say: I have lots of Christmas presents to wrap, but look at this mess!

Ask:

  • Why won’t the ribbons work like this?

Have kids help you untangle the ribbons and place them on the floor in straight lines, about 3 feet apart. Have everyone sit on the ribbon “path.”

Say: Isaiah was an Old Testament prophet who announced events and helped people prepare for what was coming. Listen to what he said.

Read aloud Isaiah 40:3.

Ask:

  • How do we get tangled up like these ribbons and forget what’s important at Christmas time?
  • How can we remember what’s important at Christmas?

Hold up the box and say: Isaiah also shared some great names for Jesus.

Read aloud Isaiah 9:6.

Ask:

  • Which name means the most to you—and why?

Distribute markers and let kids each write one of Jesus’ names on the box.

Say: Jesus is the most incredible gift we’ll ever receive. Let’s wrap this special present and keep it as a reminder to remember the Prince of Peace this Christmas.

Together, wrap the ribbons around the box.

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2 thoughts on “Elementary Children’s Message: Waiting for Jesus this Christmas

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    I was just browsing on ways to teach children about the love of Jesus and came across your children’s ministry.. I’m excited about the different stories provided.

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