This sweet Christmas coloring page of baby Jesus in a manger and activity will delight and engage kids with the story of Christmas.
Coloring Page Activity: The Son of God Is Born!
- Printout The Son of God is Born coloring page,
- Gift wrap,
- crayons, markers or colored pencils,
- and a Bible.
Write children’s names on their pages. Cut out 5-inch squares of gift wrap, and set out the squares along with markers, crayons, and tape. Then give each child an activity page and let them color the picture.
Explain that Jesus is God’s Son, who was born long ago to show God’s love to us all. Tell children that Jesus is a special gift from God, then read Luke 2:1-7. Explain that when we believe in Jesus, God forgives the wrong things we do, and we can live with him forever.
Give each child a square of gift wrap, and let children tape the gift wrap over the baby Jesus. Direct children to just tape the gift wrap at the top, so they can lift up the paper to see the baby Jesus.
Sing a Christmas carol, such as “Silent Night” or “Away in a Manger” to thank God for sending the best gift ever—his Son, Jesus.
Talk About It
- Why do you think God sent Jesus?
- Why is it so important to believe in Jesus?
Say: God sent Jesus to take away our sins, so we could live with God forever. That’s what makes Jesus such a wonderful gift. As you open gifts at Christmas or your birthday, always remember that Jesus is the best gift ever!
Pray: God, thank you for sending Jesus. We know you love us a lot. Help us tell others about the greatest gift of all—Jesus. In Jesus’ name, amen.