Read in 1 min Family Ministry Resources » Family Ministry Ideas » Events Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Top 5 Family Christmas Activities for This Holiday Season Published: October 4, 2023 Looking for fun family Christmas ideas for families in your church? Here are five of our favorite family Christmas activities that keep Jesus at the center of the holiday season. Think back to when you were a child. What do you remember most about your family’s Christmas celebrations? Perhaps you remember decorating a Christmas tree, making cookies, or crafting Christmas presents to give to friends and family members. This Christmas, your church can help kids and parents make even more memories as they share the joy from Jesus with people in their communities and with each other, too! We’ve collected five of our favorite ideas from years past to share with you again. Glance over the list and see if these ideas can help families at your church make special memories this holiday season. 1. Service Project: Thanksgiving and Christmas Meal Boxes The holidays are a perfect time to serve your community. This simple service project will help provide boxes of meals for Thanksgiving or Christmas. 2. Family Activity: Christmas Census Questions In children’s ministry, we often talk about the birth of Jesus. But we tend to overlook the idea of a census. These Christmas Census Questions help kids and parents better understand the census Mary and Joseph participated in that led them to the town of Bethlehem. 3. Meaningful Service Project: Christmas Mitten Angels Making these Christmas Mitten Angels is a wonderful service opportunity for people in your church to show Jesus’ love this holiday season. 4. Family Christmas Activity: Nativity Kit Families often build gingerbread houses at Christmastime. But have they ever created a tasty nativity scene? This experience helps families better understand why Jesus is the reason for the season. Families will love this Christmas Nativity Snack! 5. Carol-Oke: The Best Christmas-Cheer-Spreading Idea for Families Carol-Oke is a fun, seasonal idea that allows the whole family to participate in spreading Christmas cheer! Looking for more family Christmas fun? Check out Group’s Stellar Christmas! At Stellar Christmas, kids will retell the story of Christmas by incorporating all the fun elements from Group’s Stellar VBS. And for even more Christmas ideas, check out these 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!