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Christmas Sunday School Lessons

Need Christmas Sunday School Lessons? Find FREE Christmas lesson plans for Preschool children and a Narrated Nativity!

Preschool and young elementary children, ages 4-7 years, will love these time-tested and Bible-based Christmas Sunday School Lessons! Each of these Christmas lesson plans contains ideas for crafts, activities, and games to go along with the Christmas lesson.

Some lessons include short Christmas skits for the children to act out and help learn the stories. For the whole Christmas Story, try Simply Christmas, a Narrated Nativity for Little Guys.

It is my hope that these fun, free Christmas Sunday School lessons will help you teach your children at church or at home all about the TRUE meaning of Christmas: It's all about the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Christmas Lesson Plans for Children 4-7 years...

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  • Lesson 1 - What is Christmas to You?
  • Children will learn why we celebrate Christmas: Because Jesus, the Son of God, was born! Use a Birthday Theme for snacks and activities.

  • Lesson 2 - The Promise of a Savior King
  • This lesson teaches that the angel Gabriel visited Mary and then Joseph to tell them that the Son of God would be born and that they were to name him Jesus! God was keeping His promise to send the Savior! Enjoy the wonderful Angel Wings craft!

  • Lesson 3 - No Room in the Inn!
  • The children will follow Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. They will learn how baby Jesus was born in a stable and placed in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Play a great game that gets everyone in on the act!

  • Lesson 4 - Of Shepherds and Angels
  • If you were God, how would you announce the birth of your One and Only Son? With ANGELS, of course! Learn about the best birth announcement ever... that Jesus, the Son of God, was born! Act out the story of the angels visiting the shepherds using the narrated script provided.

  • Lesson 5 - Wise Men from Afar
  • Learn how the wise men came in search of the "King of the Jews" and found him by following his star to Bethlehem. Find out that one reason we give Christmas gifts today is because we remember that they brought Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Make a Sparkling Star craft and/or act out the story of the visit of the Magi using the narrated script provided.

  • Lesson 6 - The Flight to Egypt
  • The BEST lesson ever! Children will re-enact the story of the Flight to Egypt, right down to the TENT! Drape a sheet across a table, and have bread and water inside the "tent" while you "hide" from the Roman soldiers. Eventually you will travel all the way across the room (to Egypt) where the baby Jesus will be safe for a while! Whew!

  • A Guide for Using these Lessons
  • A few helpful suggestions for using these Christmas lesson plans.

It is my hope that you will enjoy using these Christmas Sunday School lessons with your young children at church, or at home!

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Review of Christmas Lessons

“Found your website today. Downloaded your Christmas lessons for use over the next three weeks with 2nd and 3rd graders. Splits up the story of Jesus' birth in a manageable way. Thank you!!

Merry Christmas.”

-        Beth P.  (Mississippi)

 

Want to tell the WHOLE STORY?...

  • Narrated Nativity - Simply Christmas
  • Preschool children will enjoy acting out this fully narrated Christmas skit over and over again in their classroom. Provide some simple costumes (ideas are included) and they will love trying out all the different parts in the story.

    (NOTE: This is my favorite way of teaching Little Guys the Christmas Story! Oh, and by the way... Hang on to your costumes... I guarantee you will need them again next year!)


Christmas Activity Sheets...

  • Christmas Activity Sheets!
  • Use these Christmas coloring pages individually to compliment your Christmas Sunday School lessons, or as a complete set to present to the children. You may choose to decorate them simply with crayons or markers, or plan bigger projects with sequins, glitter, cotton balls and glue! (Suggestions are offered in the instructions.)

    Find pictures of Bethlehem, the Star, the Shepherds, the Stable, the Angel, and more...

    When all the projects are finished (and dry!) you may choose to help each child make a Memory Book of Christmas by binding the pages together. This makes a lovely take-home gift for family members.




“HO-HO” Spoiler Alert...

You don’t have to be the “hatchet man” about the “Ho-Ho” part of Christmas, but if someone in your class asks about it, you can always say... “There is the real part of Christmas, and the pretend part of Christmas. (Wink at the older children here!) The pretend part may go away one day, but the real part never will. The real part of Christmas is that Jesus was born, and no one can ever take that part away!”

I have given this answer many times and it works! (Let their parents talk to them later…)



On a personal note...

I would like to wish you a very blessed and happy Christmas!

This is a very important and special time of year; not only because we get to teach others about the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, but because we get to reflect upon it ourselves.

Take time this season, among all your busy activities, to rest a little in the Lord and to glory in what He has done for us! Think about what His Advent meant, not only to the rest of the world, but to you in particular.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son..." It all started that night long ago in Bethlehem. He came here to the earth to be with us; Emmanuel - God with us. He came for you... and for me.

God bless you this Christmas and always!

With love in Christ,
Sharon


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