Christmas Crafts For Kids

Christmas Crafts Children Can Make with a Bible Theme

Baby Jesus in a Craft Stick Manger Craft

Baby Jesus in a Manger Christmas Craft Stick  Bible Craft  from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks - 4.5"

Mini Craft Sticks - 2.5"

Yellow Construction Paper or Printer Paper

Colored Pencils or Crayola Crayons

Scissors

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun or Elmer's Tacky Glue

 

How to Make the Baby Jesus in a Manger Craft:

1. Place two mini crafts on top of a mini jumbo craft stick and glue them together craft stick manger diagram Bible craft for Sunday school  from www.daniellesplace.comas shown in the top picture on the diagram to the right. (A full-size printable template for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room. This will make it easier for younger children to assemble the craft by themselves.)

2. Place two mini jumbo craft sticks on top of the two mini craft stick legs and glue them down to make the manger shape. (Second picture on the diagram to the right.)

3. Cut two mini craft sticks at an angle as shown in the diagram to the right.

4. Turn the manger shape over and glue the two cut mini craft sticks to the manger. (Bottom picture on the diagram to the right.)

5. To make the straw cut a piece of yellow paper to fit inside the manger and hang over the edge when folded, and then cut slits down one length of the paper. Glue the uncut edge inside the manger and fold the cut edge down over the front of the manger. Glue another piece of paper to the back of the manger so Baby Jesus doesn't fall out.

5. To make the Baby Jesus cut a two inch piece off the end of a mini jumbo craft stick or jumbo craft stick. Have your children fold a 2.5" square piece of material or pretty scrap book paper around the lower part of the stick and draw a face on the end (See diagram below). (A printable pattern for the Baby Jesus is available to members on The Resource Room.)

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6. Glue a piece of string to the back of the manger. Tie a knot at the top and glue a star to the knot.

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Baby Jesus in a Manger Bible Craft for Kids

Baby Jesus in a Manger Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Tag Board or Poster Board

Mini Craft Sticks

Straw-colored Raffia or Yellow Yarn

Wooden Peg People - Use the smallest ones in the package

Strips of Off-white Fabric

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun or Elmer's Tacky Glue

 

How to Make the Baby Jesus Peg Doll and Manger:

1. Before class prepare the mangers. Print out the Pattern (Problems Printing?) and cut from cardboard. Glue the ends overlapping each other with a glue gun. Glue two mini craft sticks to each end of the manger as shown.

2. In class have your children draw faces on the the wooden pegs with markers or pens and glue on yarn hair if they would like.

3. Have them wrap the baby up in strips of 1 1/2" wide white material.

4. Let them cut raffia or yarn into small pieces and stick it in the manger (If you don't have raffia, you can use crinkled up yellow paper or tissue paper.) and place Baby Jesus on top.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "Ordinary Baby" on The Resource Room.

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Free Baby Jesus in a Manger Printable Envelope Craft

You don't have to buy this craft from Oriental Trading Company. Print out the original craft patterns right here for free! You can make these for less than 10 a piece compared to Oriental Trading who charges 60 a piece.

New! - Now you can print out the envelope!

Jesus in a Manger Printable Envelope Christmas Craft for Kids  www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Brown and Yellow Construction, printer paper, scissors, colored pencils, star stickers (Optional), and Glue

How to Make the Baby Jesus in a Manger Envelope Craft:

1. Print out the Baby Jesus in a Manger Envelope Pattern onto brown paper, and cut it out. Print out the Star and Hay Pattern onto yellow paper, and the Joseph and Mary and Baby Jesus Pattern onto white paper and cut them out.

(A Colored pattern of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus is also available.)

2. Turn the envelope pattern over so that the printed side is on the back. Fold the sides up towards you on the dotted lines so that you see the printed sides. Fold the bottom of the pattern up on the dotted lines. Glue the side flaps of the envelope to the bottom flap.

3. Color the Mary and Joseph picture and place it inside the envelope so that the bottom of the picture is all the way to the bottom of the envelope. Glue it to the inside of the envelope.

4. Cut little slits in the hay pattern just up to the thin line on the pattern and then fold the cut fringe down. Slip the hay pattern into the envelope so that the cut fringes hang out.

5. Color the picture of Baby Jesus and place it in the envelope behind the hay.

6. Add a string to the top of the envelope to use it as a Christmas Ornament. Glue the star over top the string end to cover it up.

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This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that the joy we feel when we receive gifts at Christmas is only temporary. There is only one perfect gift that will never disappoint us, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This lesson comes complete with more crafts and activity sheets and games to help reinforce the biblical concepts and the Bible verse.

 

Free Baby Jesus in a Manger Printable Envelope Craft for Younger Children

Baby Jesus in a Manger Envelope Craft www.daniellesplace.comThis version of the craft was designed for younger children. Children can color the picture of Baby Jesus and place him in the manger. Use the directions above, except cut out the middle shape where indicated on the pattern. Print out the Bigger Baby Jesus Patterns to use in the manger.

To make it more interactive, use pieces of yarn or cut up pieces of felt for the hay. Children will enjoy arranging the "hay" in the manger and then placing Baby Jesus in the "hay".

Instead of using the paper star you can use star stickers to save on preparation time.

This craft can be hung on a Christmas tree as an ornament.

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This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that the joy we feel when we receive gifts at Christmas is only temporary. There is only one perfect gift that will never disappoint us, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This lesson comes complete with more crafts and activity sheets and games to help reinforce the biblical concepts and the Bible verse.

 

Free Baby Jesus in a Manger Envelope Craft

Christmas Craft for Preschool - Baby Jesus Envelope Manger Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com copyright 2007They is a great craft to use when you want to recycle old envelopes.

What you will need:

Letter-size Envelopes

Crayons and Markers

Paper

Scissors

Straw Colored Yarn, Tissue Paper, or yellow Paper

Glue Sticks

 

HBaby Jesus in the Manger Envelope Craft www.daniellesplace.comow to Make the Envelope Manger Craft:

1. Print out the Envelope Pattern and use it to cut the envelopes into a manger and stable scene.

2. Print out the Baby Jesus Patterns and cut them out. In class have the children color the mangers and baby Jesus.

3. Place the baby Jesus in the manager and use a glue stick to secure it. (Problems Printing?)

sunday school Jesus Envelope bible Craft for kids  from www.daniellesplace.com4. Cut up short pieces of yarn. Have the children glue the yarn inside the manager around Jesus.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that the joy we feel when we receive gifts at Christmas is only temporary. There is only one perfect gift that will never disappoint us, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This lesson comes complete with more crafts and activity sheets and games to help reinforce the biblical concepts and the Bible verse.

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Joy to the World Star Ornament

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This craft goes along with the Sunday school lesson "Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary Gift " and the book by Gloria Gather by the same name.

Read the book to your children, or listen to the CD and then have your children draw star shapes on card stock and cut them out.

They can draw or glue on pictures of Baby Jesus and then decorate their star ornaments.

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New - Christmas Letter from God Envelope Craft

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Children color the pictures, and then fold up the paper to make an envelope. The outside of the envelope says, "From: Your Heavenly Father"

The inside says, "I loved you so much that I gave you my only son, and if you believe in me, you will receive eternal life. Your heavenly father." John 3:16

1. Print out the Insde Card Pattern.

Turn over the pattern and place in back in our printer, and print out the Outside Pattern on the other side.

 

*If you can't get the pictures to match up on your printer, just use the inside envelope picture and have your children write the "to" and "from" on the outside and decorate it with Christmas stickers.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that the joy we feel when we receive gifts at Christmas is only temporary. There is only one perfect gift that will never disappoint us, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This lesson comes complete with more crafts and activity sheets and games to help reinforce the biblical concepts and the Bible verse.

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Free Little Town of Bethlehem Christmas Ornament Craft for Sunday School

Little Town of Bethlehem Glowing Christmas Ornament Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.comBeautiful, yet so simple to make! Great for Sunday School!

All you need are old CDs, yellow paper, and decorative items. This craft costs only pennies to make! The Bible verse, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11 is displayed under the nativity scene.

How to Make the Little Town of Bethlehem Craft:

1. Print out the Little Town of Bethlehem Ornament Pattern onto bright yellow paper. If you are using a printer that has water soluble ink, print out the pattern onto white paper and then use a copy machine to copy it onto bright yellow paper. (Printing Problems?)

2. Cut out around the edge of the picture and glue it to the center of the CD. You can make two CDs with the pictures and glue them back to back so that the ornament can be viewed from both sides.

3. Use sequins, decorative lace, ribbon, stickers, beads, etc. to decorate the ornament. The decorative trim used on this ornament was tape to the back of one CD and then another CD with the same picture was glued to the back to cover up the tape and ribbon.

This craft goes along with the Sunday school lesson "God's Wonderful Gift" on The Resource Room. It comes complete with other craft and activity ideas, including games that help reinforce the biblical concepts and weekly Bible verse. (Available to members only.)

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Nativity Scene Bible Review Game and Craft

666651: Make-A-Nativity-Scene Stickers, Pack of 12

Make-A-Nativity-Scene Stickers , Pack of 12



These stickers from Christianbook.com are a great way to review the Christmas story.

Take turns asking your children questions about the story. If a child gets a question correct, he or she gets to pick one sticker and place it on a piece of paper.

Keep asking questions until every child has used all his or her stickers.

Provide crayons and markers for your children to color in the background and add a Bible memory verse.

 

Christmas Bell Crafts for Kids

Bible craft Christmas Bell Activity Sheet for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com Bible Verse Christmas Bell Activity Sheet for sunday school from www.daniellesplace.com Sunday School "Make a Joyful Noise" Christmas Bell Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

These bell crafts go with the Sunday School lesson "Ring the Bells!" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn about bells and how they are used to convey messages, especially how they are used in the church and at Christmastime to give praise to God and and to tell others the Good news about Jesus. For directions and printable patterns for these crafts follow the link. (Available to members only.)

 

Jingle Bell Door Hanger

Sunday School Jingle Bell Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Jingle bells of different colors and sizes, Chenille stems, ribbon, and beads (optional).

How to make:

1. String jingle bells and large beads onto one end of a chenille stem (pipe cleaner).

2. When you are finished make a loop at the other end of the Chenille stem and wind around the middle of stem to secure it. Tie a ribbon at the bottom of the loop.

3. Hang the bells on a door knob or in an archway.

This craft goes with the Sunday School lesson "Ring the Bells!"

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Communion Cup Christmas Bell Craft for Kids

sunday School Communion Cup Christmas Bell Bible Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Clean, dry communion cups, beads, pipe cleaner (Chenille stems), ribbon, and jingle bells

How to make:

1. Drill a small hole in the bottom of the communion cups. Do not press down hard with the drill bit or you will crack the cups.

2. Spray paint the cup with gold spray paint and let dry.

3. Attach a small jingle bell to the end of a Chenille stem. Put a crimp in the Chenille stem about two inches from the top of the bell. Insert the other end of the Chenille stem into the inside of the communion cup through the hole and pull the end through the hole.

4. String bead onto the end of the Chenille stem and then make a loop with the stem and wind the end around the part of the stem that is near the hole in the communion cup.

5. To finish tie a bow where you twisted the Chenille stem.

This craft goes with the Sunday School lesson "Ring the Bells!"

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Sock Doll - Baby Jesus in the Manger Craft for Kids

Baby Jesus in a Sock Manger no-sew Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Pink Child's Ssock

Large Brown Sock

Yellow Material or Sock

Poly-fil

Tiny Rubber Bands

Pink Craft Foam

Permanent Marker

Scissors

Pink Fabric Paint

 

How to Make the Sock Doll Craft:

1. See the No-Sew Sock Doll Directions and the Sock Baby Directions on the Sock Crafts for Kids Page to make Baby Jesus. You don't have to make the feet because he will be wrapped in a blanket.

2. Wrap the sock doll in a piece of muslin. Cut a small circle from craft foam for the nose and draw on the eyes and mouth. Add a little bit of pink fabric paint or watercolor paint for the cheeks.

4. To make the manger roll up a large brown sock. Turn the sock inside out and roll it up so that the right side is showing. Roll it all the way to the toe until you have a donut shape.

5. Use strips of yellow material or natural raffia for the hay.

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"Jesus Lights Up My Life" Christmas Light Pin Craft

Christmas Lights Craft Spoon Pins from www.daniellesplace.comThe following crafts go along with the Sunday School Lesson "Jesus Lights Up My Life" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn why Jesus described himself as the "Light of the World", how Jesus lights up our lives, and how we can be a light to others.

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What you will need:

Acrylic gloss paint

stick on pinsStrong scissors

12" Black Chenille Stems - 100pk

Adhesive Bar Safety Pins

3-5/8-Inch Craft Spoons

Googly eyes and Markers

 

How to make the Christmas Light Pins: sunday school bible craft christmas light pin diagram from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Cut 3/4" off the skinny end of a craft spoon with some heavy duty scissors leaving a Christmas light shape.

2. Paint the craft spoon and let it dry. Cut a black chenille stem in half and wind it around the small end of the cut spoon. Glue on googly eyes and draw in a mouth and nose.

3. Stick the sticky back pin to the back of the finished Christmas light. If you don't have the sticky back pins, you can just tape a safety pin to the back, or glue on a magnet and use it as a refrigerator magnet.

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Jesus Lights Up My Life" Necklace

The following crafts go along with the Sunday School Lesson "Jesus Lights Up Christmas Light Necklace Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.comMy Life" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn why Jesus described himself as the "Light of the World", how Jesus lights up our lives, and how we can be a light to others. (Available to members only.)

What you will need:

Red, Yellow and Green Card Stock

Red, Yellow and GreenSstraws

Scissors

Glue

Nylon Cord

How to make:

1. Draw Christmas light shapes onto red, green, and yellow card stock so that two lights are connected at the top. Cut the lights out . (A Pattern for this craft is available to members.)

2. Fold the light patterns in half over a pencil and glue the lights together back to back. The pencil will leave a space big enough to string a cord through the lights.

3. Cut the straws into one-inch sections, and the nylon cord into necklace lengths.

4. In class have your children string the lights and straw pieces onto the cord to make a necklace.

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"Jesus Lights Up My Life" Christms Light Craft for Sunday School

 

sunday school Jesus Lights Up My Life! Color sheet bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comThe following crafts go along with the Sunday School Lesson "Jesus Lights Up My Life" on The Resource RoomIn this lesson children learn why Jesus described himself as the "Light of the World", how Jesus lights up our lives, and how we can be a light to others. (Available to members only.)

Jesus Lights up my Life Coloring Sheet for Sunday School

Children color the Christmas lights different colors and then glue the picture to a piece of construction paper. You can have them draw a picture in the center of the frame or you can take glue a picture of the child in the center.

The pattern for this craft is available to members only on The Resource Room.

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"Jesus Lights Up My Life" Thumbprint Craft for Sunday School

Christmas Craft - Jesus Lights Up My Life Thumbprint Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.comThe following crafts go along with the Sunday School Lesson "Jesus Lights Up My Life" on The Resource RoomIn this lesson children learn why Jesus described himself as the "Light of the World", how Jesus lights up our lives, and how we can be a light to others. (Available to members only.)

Place small amounts of paint on paper plates and have your children dip their fingers into the paint and press them on the paper near the black rectangle shapes to make the Christmas lights.

You can glue a picture of the children in the center of the sheet or have your children draw a picture in the center.

The pattern for this craft is available to members only on The Resource Room.

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Shine! Christmas Crafts

The following crafts go along with the Sunday School Lesson "Shine" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that Jesus is the light of the world. He lights up our lives so we can shine. (Print patterns are available to members only.)

 

Shine! Paper Star Ornament Sunday School Craft from www.daniellesplace.com "Let Your Light Shine! Star Necklace Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com Let Your Light Shine! Picture Frame Sunday School Bible Crafr for Children from www.daniellesplace.com
Shine! Paper Star Ornament Sunday School Bible Craft

Let Your Light Shine!
Star Bible Craft

Let Your Light Shine! Picture Frame Sunday School Bible Craft for Children
Star Garland Craft from www.daniellesplace.com "Let Your Light So Shine Before Men! Craft from www.daniellesplace.com
Let Your Light Shine Star Necklace or Christmas Garland Sunday School Craft Let Your Light Shine!
Sunday School Craft for Children

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"Beat the Greedies" Christmas Calendar Printout

Beat the Greedie Calendar from www.daniellesplace.comThis calendar will help your children "beat the greedies". It has an idea of something they can do each day that will help them to focus on others instead of themselves.

This Calendar is available to members only on The Resource Room. It goes along with the Sunday school lesson "Greedy Petie".

In this lesson children learn about greed and how it affects their lives. They learn that Jesus wants them to be happy and thankful for what they have been given.

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3D Paper Christmas Ornaments Craft for Kids

3D Paper Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Paper (card stock preferred)

Colored pencils or crayons

String or yarn to hang the finished ornaments

Scissors

Glue

 

How to Make the 3D Christmas Ornament:

1. Print out the Patterns (3 copies) and cut them out.

2. Color them and then glue all three patterns of the same picture together so that each side is glued to the side of a different pattern as shown in the picture. (Printing Problems?)

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Shrinky Dink Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids

What you will need: Plastic Shrink paper, colored pencils, black permanent markers, scissors, hole punch, and string or ribbon to hang the ornaments.

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How to make:

1. Print out the patterns (Pattern 1 and Pattern 2 and trace them onto the dull side of the Shrinky Dink paper with a permanent marker. (The words are backwards because the front of the ornaments are the shiny side.) Color the patterns on the dull side with colored pencils, and then cut them out. (Printing Problems?)

2. Use a hole punch to punch the hole at the top of the ornaments. Shrink them in an oven according to the Shrinky Dink directions on the package.

4. When they are cool tie a string or pretty ribbon to the top.

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Jesus, God's Gift to the World

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This craft goes along with the Sunday School lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room.

The picture says, "Baby Jesus so sweet and small, you're the best gift of all!" Children color the picture, glue pieces of yellow yarn on the manger, tie a ribbon on the manger and then glue on a bow.

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Best Gift Bible Verse Review Game - Before class the teacher writes words from the Bible verse on the back of the gifts and tapes the picture of Baby Jesus in the manger on the back of one gift. In class children take turning turning over one gift to see if the picture of Baby Jesus is hidden underneath. If the gift has a word on it, the child places the word in order to spell out the Bible verse.

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Matchbox Gift Boxes

God's Gifts Craft from www.daniellesplace.comThis craft idea comes from the lesson "God's Wonderful Gifts" on The Resource Room.

Each box contains a piece of fan-folded paper that has a picture of a gift from God with a Bible verse and discussion question. (Available to members.) Children take turns selecting a box, opening it, and guessing, by looking at the the picture, what the gift might be. The teacher then reads the verse and question.

What you will need: Card stock (Heavy paper), ribbon, bows, tape, glue, and other decorative items.

How to make:sunday school bible craft matchbox gifts from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Print out the Matchbox Pattern onto card stock. (Printing Problems?)

2. Cut out the solid lines.

3. Fold all the dotted lines up.

4. To make the box bottom, glue Flap A over the other Flap A on the same side. Fold down Flap C over the Flap A and Flap B on both sides and glue them down.

5. Fold down Flap E over the F on both sides and glue.

6. To make the sliding top, place glue on the side indicated and stick it over the opposite side.

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Christmas Sunday School Games Fun Christmas
Activities for Sunday School

 

" Follow the Star" Christmas Sunday School Game

Play like "Follow the Leader" except have the leader hold up a large star on a stick. The leader should lead the children around and under tables and chair while jumping, sliding his or her feet, clapping, crawling, walking backwards, marching, swinging arms, twirling in circles, skipping, etc. The children should do exactly what the leader is doing.

 

"Find the Star" - Christmas Sunday School Game

Play this game to remind your children that the Star of Bethlehem guided the Wise Men to Jesus the night he was born.

Before class cut out a bunch of star shapes from construction paper. Make them all the same except for one -- make it a little bigger. Tape the stars all around the room. In class explain to the children that the wise men knew that the star would lead them to Jesus because it was very different from all the other stars. It had appeared in the sky and hadn't been there before and it moved across the sky leading them to Jesus. Tell your children that on the word "go" they should each go and try to find the star they think is different from all the rest. When they find it, they should stand by the star until you say "Stop". Compare the stars to see which one is different.

 

"Follow the Stars" Musical Chairs - Game for Sunday School

Before class cut out a bunch of star shapes making one bigger and brighter then the rest. Tape them to the back of the chairs. Place the same amount of chairs in a circle as you have children. Play like Musical Chairs, except the child how sits on the "Special Star" chair gets to sit down at the table and eat his or her snack. Remove one chair and play again. Keep playing until you only have the "Special Star" chair left.

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Sunday School Christmas Party

 

Exploring The Christmas Story

Children listen to parts of The Christmas Story and then answer questions. Teams collect stars for correct answers. Between story and questions children play games such as musical chairs, Halo Toss, Shepherd's Race, Star Gazing Puzzle, and Magi Gift Delivery Race, and make simple crafts such as a bottle angel and marshmallow sheep. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

 

 

Christmas Plays

 

On The Road to Bethlehem by Rev. Ann M. Smith - Page 1 and Page 2

Mary Remembers by Rev. Ann M. Smith - Page 1 and Page 2

Do you have a Christmas pageant you would like to share? Send it in and we will publish it here for others to enjoy.

KidsPlays.Info - Provides free Christmas plays for non-profit groups and church Sunday Schools.

 

Christmas Party Ideas

 

Christmas Party Games

1. Unwrap a Present Game. This game takes quit a bit of preparation and should be done if you have a limited amount of guests. Before the party buy enough small gifts for each child plus a few extras. Wrap the smallest gift first. Place the next gift on top of the first gift and wrap them together. Keep wrapping like this until you have all the gifts wrapped up into one big present. To play the game have the children stand in a large circle. Start playing some Christmas Music. When the music stops the child that is holding the present gets to unwrap the first layer of wrapping paper and keep the gift. This child should sit down and let the other children play. Keep playing the game until all the children have a gift. You can play a variation of this game with only one winner. Use one gift, but wrap it up with many layers of wrapping paper. Play the same as above but everyone stays in the game. The game is done when someone unwraps the last layer and get the gift.

2. Musical Chairs. Set up enough chairs so that you have one for each player. Mark one chair as the special chair (Put a special blanket on it or something) Play this game like Musical Chairs except that the child that sits on the special chair gets to pick a gift. (Have enough gifts for each child pre-wrapped) The child that picked a gift is out of the game. Remove one chair and continue playing until all the children get a gift. (To make this game less competitive tell the children that everyone will get a gift and don't let them pick a gift just hand them one or don't hand out gifts.

3. Play a Crepe Paper Tag Game - You will need lots of room for this game. Divide the children up into two teams. Tie green crepe paper around the waist of one team and red crepe paper around the waist of another team. The object of the game is to be the first team to tear all the crepe paper belts off the other team. This game can also be played with balloons. Tie the balloons on a string to the children's ankles. Make sure all the strings are about the same length about 18" long. The first team to break all the other teams balloons wins.

4. Play a "Doggy, Doggy, Where's Your Bone?" Game Using a Christmas Theme. - Gather everyone into a circle. Hold up a small stuffed sheep - small enough so that it can be hidden behind the children's backs. Pick someone to be the shepherd and send him into the middle of the circle and make him close his eyes while the sheep gets passed around. Point to someone silently to be the "hider" and when the sheep gets to them, they should hide it behind their back. Everyone else, meanwhile, puts their empty hands behind their backs and looks as guilty as they possibly can. When everyone is ready lead a chant of "Shepherd, Shepherd, Where's Your sheep?" The person in the center opens his eyes and tries to guess who the real "hider" is. If the "shepherd" guesses correctly he swaps with the "hider". You can also play the game by having someone walk around the outside of the circle with the sheep in his hands. He pretends to give the sheep to different people confusing the shepherd. The shepherd in the middle doesn't close his eyes but watches to see if he can tell who gets the sheep. When the person walking around the outside is finished he starts the chant and the shepherd has to guess. If the shepherd guesses correctly the person with the sheep behind his back takes his place.

5. Play Tic-Tac-Toe - Draw a large Tic-Tac-Toe on a piece of poster board. Decorate it with Christmas pictures and other things. Divide the children into two teams. You will need 4 green and 4 red bean bags. Have the teams take turns throwing the bean bags. If a bean bag lands on a square that is already taken by the other team the child can remove the other teams bean bag. If it lands on a square with the same color bean bag the extra bean bag is removed and a new player throws.

6. Play Christmas Bingo - Make playing cards 4 squares across and 2 squares up and down. Print out a bunch of Christmas clipart. Cut them out and glue the pictures on the cards. Keep one picture of each clipart for the Bingo caller. You can use some of the same pictures on each card. Just make sure you don't have the same four picture across one row on any of the cards. Use wrapped Christmas candy as tokens. Place a copy of each picture used into a bag and mix them up. Keep pulling out a picture and calling it out until one child gets a bingo by covering 4 pictures in a row.

7. Wooden Stars in a Jar Game - Paint five wooden stars with gold paint and glitter. Place a jar on the floor (Use a jar with a wider opening for little children) Give the first player the five stars and let him see how many stars he can drop into the jar by holding a star under their chin and dropping to the floor over the jar. Younger children can use their hands to hold the clothespin under their chin to help them drop it in the jar. Whoever gets the most clothespins in the jar wins.

8. Play a Balloon Game - Break the children up into teams of 2 or 3. Give each team a bag of balloons. Show the children how to rub the balloons on their clothes and hair to build up static electricity. On the word "go" the children see how many balloons they can get to stick on a designated teammate. Time the children for one minute. The team that got the most balloons to stick wins.

Christmas Party Activities

1. Build a Snowman - Go outside and make a snowman. Make a snowman family if you have a lot of children. If you live in an area where there isn't any snow make snowmen out of white garbage bags stuffed with newspapers.

2. Make Snow Sculptures and use food coloring in spray bottles to paint them.

3. Play "Cut the Pie" - Make a huge circle in the snow then cut the circle in half by walking straight 3. through the circle. Cut the circle in half again and again until you have what looks like a pie cut into pieces. Have the children stand around the edge of the pie and one child in the center. Make sure the children know they can't cut through the pie. They have to stay on the paths. On the word go the child in the center tries to tag a child. The child that is tagged is now "it" and tries to tag someone else.

4. Sing Christmas Carols

5. Decorate Cookies

6. Make Gifts for Parents and friends and wrapped them.

7. Sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus - Make a birthday cake and put a lot of candles on it. Sing "Happy Birthday" and have everyone help blow out the candles. To use the cake as an outreach make the bottom layer chocolate to represent our sins. Make the second layer red to represent Jesus shedding his blood for our sins. Make the third layer green to represent the new life we have in Jesus. And use white icing to represent our sins being washed away and white as snow.

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