Introductory Activity – Christmas Carol Sing-Along
Materials: music player
Before class, choose a few Christmas carols to sing with your class, such as Away in a Manger and Silent Night, and download those songs to a music player. In class, play the music and have everyone sing together. Afterward, write the Life Point on the board and lead everyone to say it together.
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Game – Sheep Scavenger Hunt
Materials: several small toy sheep or stuffed sheep
Before class, hide the sheep around the room. Form two teams of children. Tell them they must find the sheep you have hidden somewhere in the room. The team that finds the most sheep is the winner! Afterward, remind the kids that God announced Jesus’ birth at first to shepherds. God showed that Jesus came for all people!
Craft – The Nativity
Materials: construction paper, markers, other decorative items (glitter, glue, stickers, etc.)
Give each child a piece of construction paper and other supplies. Instruct them to draw and decorate the Nativity scene as they imagine it. Encourage them to be creative and to use all of the decorative supplies that you have provided. Afterward, allow several volunteers to show their Nativity pictures to the rest of the class.
Introductory Activity – Christmas Cards
Materials: construction paper, markers, decorative items (glitter, glue, stickers, etc.)
Give every child a piece of construction paper and the other materials needed. Instruct them to turn the paper horizontally and fold it in half. Tell them they are making a Christmas card for someone in their lives. Give them time to decorate the inside and outside of their card and encourage them to give it to their recipient after class. Lead everyone in saying the Life Point together.
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Game – Weekly Verse Disappearing Act
Materials: whiteboard, dry-erase marker
Write the Weekly Verse on the whiteboard, and lead everyone to say it together. Erase two words and replace them with blanks. Lead the kids to say the Weekly Verse again. Keep removing words and replacing them with blanks until your children can say the verse from memory.
Craft – Christmas Letter
Materials: white card stock, pens, markersGive every child a piece of card stock, a pen, and some markers. Instruct them to write a letter to Jesus thanking Him for coming to earth to pay the price for our sins. Tell them that they can also decorate the letter. Allow some volunteers to read their letters to the class. Encourage them to place their letter in a prominent place in their home as they celebrate Christmas the next day.