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The story of Jesus’ birth is truly amazing.
Probably the most amazing thing is that it isn’t just a story, but it is the telling of events that really happened.
This season is so special with all the festivities that I want to make sure my children are hearing the story of Jesus’ birth as much or more than the other stories of this season (aka, Santa).
The Birth of Christ Lesson and Activities Lesson Plan is what we are going to be doing the week leading up to Christmas. If you have been following along, you know we have our Preschool Advent, but this is extra fun during the day.
My kids can’t ever get enough crafts, how ’bout yours?
Here are some of our ideas for this week:
- Read the story of Jesus’ birth from the Children’s Storybook Bible
- Use the Little People Nativity to let the children act out the story
- Watch the story of Jesus birth on the Children’s Storybook Bible App (free!)
- Let the kid’s color these nativity coloring sheets
- Read the story as a family in the family Bible
- Talk about the differences between Jesus birth and the kid’s birth. You can use this handout over here.
- Read the story of Jesus’ birth in Bible Stories that End with a Hug
- Let them act out the story using costumes they found around the house
- Watch Christmas movie, Why do they call it Christmas?
- Discuss the movie with the kids over snacks
- Recreate the nativity scene using a laundry basket as a manger. Get creative to find things around the house that could be used as part of the nativity scene
- Have a treasure hunt around the house with the last clue leading to the “greatest gift of all” which is Jesus in the manger in your nativity scene.
- Have a birthday party for Jesus, including birthday cake!
That’s it! Just a few fun activities to keep Christ the center of this season! What are some ideas that you do as a family to keep Christ the foundation of this holiday?
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