Christmas is close! Children, and all of us, need to understand that Christmas is about the good news of God coming humbly as a baby to live among us as a human and, ultimately, die to save and restore us. What people could not do to rescue themselves, God did for us.
Christmas is about God taking the initiative to forgive, redeem, and restore us. Here are some free Christmas activities and resources that can help you in your teaching and parenting to focus on Jesus as both baby AND Lord!
For many, the Christmas season means kids are home from school for a week or more and parents are looking for ways to occupy their children’s time without endless hours in front of a TV or video screen. How about a fun Christmas craft? You can keep them busy on those cold and cloudy days while helping them focus on the birth of Jesus! We have more than 15 Christmas crafts on Sunday School Zone. Check ’em out!
Videos Overviewing Five Popular Christmas Stories
If you’re teaching on the Christmas story, we’ve prepared five quick videos (the longest is less than four minutes) plus a simple overview of five popular Christmas stores that will highlight key points from each story. The stories covered are… The Prophets’ Story, Mary’s Story, Joseph’s Story, The Shepherds’ Story, and The Story of the Wise Men. Just click here or on the image to see all six videos.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas to Encourage Faith in Kids
Well-chosen stocking stuffers can give you, the parent, teacher or friend (the gift-giver), a chance to remind your kids that Jesus is more than a reason to open packages and get “stuff.” However you might observe the birth of Jesus, here are some simple stocking stuffer ideas that might help spark your creativity as you prepare for the gift-giving season with your children. Read more…
Christmas Children’s Sermons
The Christmas season always seems to be filled with parties and special gatherings for kids. These are great opportunities to talk about the true meaning of Christmas. If you find yourself preparing to deliver a brief devotional or sermon to children during the Christmas season, take advantage of these free, printable Christmas children’s sermons. There are eight sermons covering the major stories related to Christmas. Each one comes with a related, beautifully-illustrated sermon picture. See them now!
Bible Verses about Christmas
If you’re looking for a good selection of verses to read and study with your children related to Christmas, here’s a list that might help. We’ve provided some Old Testament passages to underscore the point that God promised the Messiah would come long before Jesus was born. In addition to the traditional passages from Matthew and Luke, we also have included a passage from Paul.
Christmas Coloring Pages
Most children love to color and many of them are going to find themselves with some extra time during the holidays (when school is out). Use these free coloring pages about the events surrounding the birth of Jesus to help kids pass the time and think about more than gifts. Click here for a list of Christmas coloring pages.
Articles for Getting the Most Out of the Holidays
The Christmas and holiday season is a wonderful time, but can also be challenging. Some of our writers have offered a variety of helpful suggestions for making the most of the season whether it’s modeling service and gratitude, honing the messages we communicate to our families, or having real conversations in the kitchen. We’ve also included any Bible background articles that might be helpful in your teaching. Check out our holiday articles here!
Other Free Printable Christmas Bible Activities
Not all kids like to color, but all children can benefit from learning about the Christmas story and the coming of Jesus in the flesh as a baby. So, here’s a complete list of all Christmas activities such as word activities, puzzles and games, scripture pages, crafts, and bookmarks in addition to coloring pages. The list is pretty long, but they’re all free, so take your time to find the ones your kids will enjoy!
God’s Unfolding Story for Kids: Home Edition Christmas
This free downloadable set of PDF files can be used to engage your kids in the biblical story of Christmas. Six Christmas-related Bible stories are covered in God’s Unfolding Story for Kids: Home Edition Christmas… The Prophets Told About Jesus’ Birth, The Angel Gabriel Appeared to Mary, An Angel Visited Joseph, Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem, The Shepherds Learned About the Birth of Jesus, and The Wisemen Visited Jesus. That’s more than 220 pages of helpful content that’s absolutely free! Read more here.
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