Read in 1 min Bible Lessons » Key Bible Topic or Story » Old Testament Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary Children’s Message: Waiting for Jesus this Christmas Published: November 16, 2015 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. 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!