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Over 100 Christmas Ideas for Your Children’s Ministry

God gave Jesus at Christmas because of love! And because we love you, here are over 100 Christmas ideas for children’s ministry! Enjoy!

9 Children’s Message Ideas for Christmas

3 Christmas Prayers Throughout this season, help your kids discover the power of talking to God.

Christmas Candy Cane Story Use this children’s message in big church or your Sunday school class at Christmastime.

Christmas Quiet Help kids focus on the real meaning of Christmas.

Does God Give Us Presents? Use this children’s message to help children understand the real reason we celebrate Christmas.

God Loves You After all, isn’t this what Christmas is all about?

Light of the World Teach kids that the Light of the World can be the light of their life…especially when they are afraid of the dark.

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

4 Christmas Craft Ideas

Christmas Angel Ornament Make this easy Christmas Angel Ornament with kids in your ministry this year. You only need five easy-to-find supplies.

Christmas Around the World Take your kids on a celebration of Christmas around the world with these nine amazing crafts from different countries.

Christmas Tree Ornament Preschoolers and their parents will treasure this gift with the child’s photo.

Tree-Mendous Blessings This cute Christmas craft will encourage families to count their blessings this Christmas.

22 Christmas Games, Snacks, and More Ideas

Christmas Gift Wrap Race Game This is a fun children’s ministry game that will help kids get into the spirit of Christmas.

Christmas Star Cookies You’ll love making this Bible Snack with kids that involves no baking!

20 Countdown to Christmas New ideas to celebrate Christmas in your children’s ministry.

25 Christmas Ideas for Families

5 Tips for Working With Modern Families Over Christmas If you lead a children’s ministry, check out these 5 tips for working with modern families over Christmas.

20 Christmas and Thanksgiving Family Night Ideas Give these 20 Christmas and Thanksgiving Family Night Ideas to slow down the craziness of this time of year–and focus on God. Or use them yourself!

4 Christmas Programs

Christmas Play: Tis the Season This is somewhat nontraditional, but it’ll allow more kids to participate with less preparation and lead your congregation into a unique experience of celebrating the newborn King.

Instant Christmas Pageant Use this instant Christmas pageant to relive Christmas with your entire congregation.

Our Easy, Easier, and Easiest Christmas Programs You’ve got a lot on your plate! And that’s why we created easy (almost instant) resources for Christmas that’ll make your job easier — and still wow your church and community!

Preschool Christmas Play During December, kids can prepare for this preschool Christmas play and present it to parents at Christmastime.

A Stocking Full of 30 Kinds of Christmas Ideas

3 Gifts for Jesus This is a great guide to send home to families so they can remember the gifts of the wise men as they prepare for Christmas.

5 Tips for Kids’ Worship With Christmas Music As the great movie character Buddy the Elf says, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

7 Tips to Thrive During Thanksgiving and Christmas Avoid the craziness! Here are 7 tips to help you not only survive, but also thrive, during the holidays.

12 Days of Christmas Let kids experience the true excitement of Christmas with these crafts, games, reflections, and object lessons.

Top 3 Stories About Christmas While they’re no substitute for opening up the Bible and reading, the top 3 stories about Christmas can help your kids discover what Christmas is all about in different ways.

12 Christmas Sunday School Lessons

4 Free Christmas Sunday School Lessons Enjoy these 4 FREE Christmas Sunday school lessons — one for each Sunday leading up to Christmas. Each lesson is from one of Group’s bestselling curriculum. It’s our gift to you! Enjoy!

An Angel Appears to Mary Use this lesson to teach kids that God uses ordinary people. This lesson comes from the award-winning Hands-On Bible Curriculum.

Celebrate Jesus’ Birthday Use this fun lesson to help children celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

Christmas Sunday School Lesson Use this creative lesson with preteens.

Prophets Foretell Jesus’ Coming Use this lesson to help kids learn how Jesus fulfilled God’s promise. This lesson comes from FaithWeaver NOW Sunday School.

Shepherds Learn That Jesus Is Born Use this lesson to teach kids to tell others about Jesus. This lesson comes from Living Inside Out, Group’s large-group/small-group curriculum.

Through His Eyes Use this Christmas lesson with preschoolers.

What Makes Jesus Happy? Kids will enjoy this Christmas Sunday School Lesson: What Makes Jesus Happy—from Children’s Ministry Magazine.

What Would Jesus See? Use this Sunday School lesson with preteens.

Check out all these Christmas ideas!

2 thoughts on “Over 100 Christmas Ideas for Your Children’s Ministry

  1. Madelyn Shields

    Thank you for your your wonderful lessons and Sunday School materials. They are much appreciated and a Blessing, especially to small churches. Every lesson is usable and appropriate for the specific need. My prayers are with you.

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