Thanksgiving has passed. Christmas is ahead, but not far! Children need to understand that Christmas is about the good news of God coming as a baby to live among us as a human and, ultimately, die to save us. What people could not do to save themselves, God did for us.
Christmas is about God taking the initiative to save us. Here are some resources that may help you in your teaching and parenting to focus on Jesus as both baby AND Lord!
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…
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!
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.
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.
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. Check out our holiday articles here!
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!