Christmas is Jesus’ Birthday
Bible: Luke 2:1-20
–Read the Luke 2:1-20 from the Bible.–
It will be a passage they have most certainly heard before, so they should under stand it. You may still wan to act it out with a nativity scene. If they are still confused try using the Nativity Story I have written to hand out.
Important Point year 1: Christmas is Jesus’ Birthday
Directions Year One: Print out The Nativity. Make plastic birthday candles. Print out Birthday Candles, cut them out and laminate them. Then cut around the laminated candles. If you don’t have a laminator, use wax paper and an iron. The directions are at the bottom. Have the children color the picture as they listen to the Christmas story from Luke. Have a Birthday Party for Jesus. Tell the Christmas store from Luke let the children act out the story with puppets. Have cupcakes with laminated candles, ice cream and play games.
Materials: Crayons, cake, ice cream, puppets and games.
Nativity worksheets and patterns (click to download)
Program: Have the children dress up in boxes wrapped with Christmas Paper. (Use large boxes and cut out a whole in the top for a head and the sides for arms.) And/or we had the children parade up to the front with individually-wrapped Hostess Cupcakes with the pretend candles sticking out the top. They sang “Happy Birthday Jesus” and “We wish you a Merry Christmas.”
Materials: Large Boxes, wrapping paper, scissors, tape, Bows, individually-wrapped Hostess Cupcakes, and laminated candles.