The Shepherds' Story

According to Luke 2:8-20, on the night of Jesus’ birth, there were humble shepherds in the fields nearby Bethlehem. A host of angels appeared to the shepherds and told them of the Messiah’s birth. Excited, they went quickly to find the baby Jesus. Jesus would be a King, but not the kind of king people were expecting. If you're preparing a lesson on the shepherds' visit to baby Jesus, you may find the free, printable activities listed below to be helpful.

The Shepherds Honored Jesus with Themselves Sermon Picture

This free, printable sermon picture, based on Luke 2:8-18, can help kids understand the best gift we can give Jesus is ourselves. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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The Shepherds Honored Jesus with Themselves Children’s Sermon

This free, printable children’s sermon, based on Luke 2:8-18, can help kids understand the best gift we can give Jesus is ourselves. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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The Shepherds Rejoiced over Jesus’ Birth Children’s Sermon

This free, printable children’s sermon, based on Luke 2:8-18, can help children rejoice over Jesus’ birth. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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Christmas Coloring Page – The Shepherds’ Story

This coloring page will help children imagine what it would be like to hear the wonderful announcement of Jesus’ birth and consider their own response. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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Shepherds’ Christmas Adventure Word Scramble

This word scramble puzzle is a wonderful review of Luke 2:1-20, which tells the story of the shepherds and their visit to Jesus on the night of His birth.

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Christmas Star Ornament – The Shepherds’ Story

This wonderful activity gives each of your kids a chance to make a star Christmas ornament.

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The Shepherds’ Christmas Adventure Match Game

As your kids play this match game, they’ll be trying to match tiles depicting the faces of enthusiastic shepherds, among other things. These images are powerful reminders of the ultimate Christmas gift—God’s gift of His only Son!

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The Shepherds’ Christmas Adventure Jigsaw Puzzle

As your preschoolers work this simple puzzle, they’ll be looking at a beautiful picture of the shepherds making their way to the manger that first Christmas. What a wonderful announcement the sharpers received that night!

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Shepherds Told of Jesus Match Game

This matching game has a Christmas theme. How many matches can each of your children find?

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