Christmas Activities for Kids

The Christmas holiday is a wonderful time for families when the kids are out of school and extended families are often together. But how can we keep kids entertained and aware of the real meaning of Christmas in ways that are fun and don't merely involve more screen time? Here are some Christmas activities for kids that you might find helpful!

Mary’s Story Match Game

Luke 1:26-56 tells us the Angel Gabriel appeared to a young woman named Mary. Gabriel announced that she would have a special baby—Jesus, the Messiah! This happened before Mary and Joseph were married and teaches that Jesus was special, not just because He was the Messiah, but because He was conceived miraculously by the power…

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Shepherds Told About Jesus Coded Words

It was just another night in the fields for the shepherds we read about in Luke chapter 2, until the angels appeared and told them the Messiah had come as a baby and was nearby in Bethlehem. Like many Jews at that time, the shepherds were waiting for the Messiah and hoping He would come…

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Gabriel Told About Jesus Word Search

The Gospels of Luke and Matthew are the only two Gospels that tell us anything about Jesus’ birth. Each of these two books give us a unique perspective on the Christmas events and help us understand important things that took place. In Luke 1:26-38, we read about the Angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary, the young…

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The Wise Men’s Story Match Game

The story of the wise men, or Magi, traveling to visit the child Jesus is a familiar story found in Matthew chapter 2. The story is filled with drama and intrigue and reveals how evil the world was (and is) into which Jesus was born. What a study in contrasts! One the one hand, it…

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Joseph Told About Jesus Large Jigsaw Puzzle

In Matthew 1, we find the story of Joseph and how he reacted to the news of Mary’s pregnancy. When Joseph, who was betrothed (similar to an engagement) to Mary, learned that Mary was pregnant, he was bewildered and hurt, believing she had been unfaithful to him. But, Joseph was a good man and didn’t…

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Mary’s Story Large Jigsaw Puzzle

God had been orchestrating the events leading up to the birth of Jesus, the Messiah, since Genesis 3:15. Like other characters in the story of Jesus’ birth, John the Baptist was part of God’s great plan of redemption and restoration. When Mary, the Mother of Jesus, learned that she would be the mother of the…

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Prophets Told About God’s Son Large Jigsaw Puzzle

In Isaiah 9 and Micah 5, we find two of the most important prophesies concerning the coming of Jesus, the Messiah. These prophecies were an important part of what the Jewish people (the Hebrews) believed and how they looked at life and the future. Many Jewish scholars of that time had spent their entire lives studying…

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An Angel Spoke to Joseph Large Jigsaw Puzzle

Matthew 1 tells us that an angel appeared to Joseph while he was trying to decide what to do about Mary, the woman he was planning to marry. According to Matthew 1:18, “it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.” Joseph didn’t know yet that the child was…

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Gabriel Spoke to Mary Large Jigsaw Puzzle

The story of the Angel Gabriel’s visit to the young Mary is familiar to many of us and is an endearing part of the larger Christmas story. It’s not difficult to imagine the fear Mary felt as a young woman when Gabriel suddenly appeared to her. The visible presence of God, or His messenger, is…

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