This story illustration shows Simeon and Anna admiring the young baby Jesus as his parents watch from the background. It can be used with children in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or with kids in a classroom setting like Sunday School.
Simeon and Anna
The story of Simeon and Anna, found in Luke 2, is a beautiful reminder that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah who fulfilled all of the hopes of God’s people. Below is a list of free, printable Bible activities you may want to use if you're preparing a lesson on Joseph and Mary's visit to the temple with baby Jesus when he was seen by Simeon and Anna.
This Write the Bible Phrase worksheet calls for kids to write, “To us a son is given.” This is an adaptation of Isaiah 9:6 and will help children remember that Jesus’ birth was told of in the Old Testament.
This Bible activity is a word search puzzle that highlights 10 elements of Simeon’s and Anna’s encounters with the infant Jesus, as well as Mary and Joseph. Word searches are a great deal of fun! How many of the ten words hidden in this puzzle can your children find? Can you find them all?
This 15-piece jigsaw puzzle shows Simeon and Anna rejoicing over Jesus while Mary and Joseph look on. What a fun activity—and it’s one that will help your kids visualize what this encounter might have looked like.
Simeon, Anna, Jesus, and Mary and Joseph are featured in this puppet activity for children and preschoolers. A temple background also is provided. Give your kids a creative and fun way to learn the Bible story recorded in Luke 2:21-39 by letting them act it out with these puppets!
The setting for this match game is the encounter Simeon and Anna had with the infant Jesus and with Mary and Joseph in the temple complex. Who among your children can find the most matches?
This Bible activity for children—a secret code—highlights six elements of Simeon’s and Anna’s encounter with the Baby Jesus, as well as an important “bottom line” truth. What did Simeon and Anna know about this baby? Why was He special in ways no other human being ever was or ever will be? Give your kids an opportunity to learn by “cracking the code”!