The Wise Men

Traditionally, the wise men (Magi) have been treated as part of the Christmas story because Matthew records their visit immediately after he tells of the birth of Jesus. He notes, however, that their visit was "after Jesus was born in Bethlehem." In all likelihood, the visit of the Magi probably occurred around 2 years after Jesus' birth. This would explain why Herod ordered the massacre of boys who were two years old and under (Matt. 2:16). The wise men were learned men from the east who came looking for "the King of the Jews," in order to worship Him. The activities below are related to this famous story.

The Wise Men’s Story Teaching Picture

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a full-color teaching picture for use in teaching the lesson. This is the teaching picture for The Wise Men’s Story (OT04L5TP). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the teaching picture PDF.

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The Wise Men’s Story Parents Connect Page

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a Parents Connect page to help parents or guardians reinforce the lesson at home during the week following the lesson. This is The Wise Men’s Story Parents Connect page (OT04L5PC). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the lesson PDF.

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Wise Men Told About Jesus Bible Craft

After the Magi (wise men) visited the young Jesus, the Bible says they returned to their own country. What great news they had to share now! This sparkling Christmas star craft will remind students of the special sign in the sky that led the Magi to Jesus.

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Wise Men Christmas Ornament (Colorable)

Introducing children to the Christmas story (the birth of Jesus) is important not only for their understanding of this important holiday, but it’s also an important step in their salvation. This fun wise men Christmas ornament activity will help kids remember the importance of Christmas.

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Wise Men Christmas Ornament

Introducing children to the Christmas story (the birth of Jesus) is important not only for their understanding of this important holiday, but it’s also an important step in their salvation. This fun wise men Christmas ornament activity will help kids remember the importance of Christmas.

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The Wise Men’s Story Bible Craft

This fun, multi-textured craft, based on the story of the wise men found in Matthew 2:1-12, will help bring the story of the wise men to life for small children. It’s a great craft idea for use during the Christmas and holiday season to emphasize the true meaning of the season.

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Isaiah 9:6 Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet

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.

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Matthew 2:11 Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet

This Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet calls for kids to write, “The wise men worshipped Jesus.” This is an adaptation of Matthew 2:11 and will help children remember that Jesus deserves to be worshipped.

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The Wise Men Worshiped Jesus with Gifts Children’s Sermon

This free, printable children’s sermon, based on Matthew 2:1-12, can help kids understand that Jesus is worthy of our gifts. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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