Christmas Activity for Sunday School


This is an activity I created for Sunday Scool or for homeschooling or any other get together where there are kids and the story of Christmas. I have been involved in teaching children at church for approximately 5 years, from the 4 and 5 year olds up to the pre-teens.

Included in this print out are five sheets with five different arrangements of the same blocks. Each sheet is labeled at the bottom 1 – 5.

SS Activity Sheets   <– Here is the printout out in PDF form. If you need it in a different format, just leave a comment or FB me. I am happy to oblige.

Before we begin telling the story of Christmas, I would advise you to review this article.

An excerpt:

The typical story we hear repeated is:

“It’s about 2000 years ago, the evening of December 25. Mary rides into Bethlehem on a donkey, urgently needing to deliver her baby. Although it’s an emergency, all the innkeepers turn them away. So they deliver baby Jesus in a stable. Then angels sing to the shepherds. Afterwards, they all join three kings with camels in worshipping the quiet, newborn.”

The problem is, this story may be almost entirely wrong. The events surrounding the birth have been retold so many times and in so many ways—in plays, poetry, books and movies—that most people have a distorted view of the true events. The only accurate record is found in the Holy Bible, God’s Word.

Click here to read the rest of the article, which will outline the traditional story against the Biblical account.

Let me insert here that up until recently, I was quite insistent that it said in the Bible that Mary rode a donkey to Bethlehem. I believed this, because that’s what I had been told my whole life!

As I mention in so many other posts, it is imperative that you research the Bible for yourself to find out what it says—not only about donkeys but about everything.

These sheets can be used in a myriad of ways. (I love that word—myriad.)


Activity 1: Connect Three

  • Get popsicle sticks (all the same color) and write each block’s name on it
  1. King Herod
  2. Angel Gabriel
  3. Mary
  4. Joseph
  5. Shepherd
  6. Wise Men
  7. Jesus
  8. Star
  9. Bethlehem
  • Stick them in a can so that you can’t see the names.
  • Draw a stick, call out the name.
  • The children can color in the picture while you tell a part of the Christmas story either in order or in correlation to the stick you drew.
  • When a child “connects three”, then that child gets a prize.


    Pete and “Repeat” were sitting on a fence. Pete fell off. Who was left?

     

Activity 2: Pete and Repeat

  • Get popsicle sticks (all the same color) and write each block’s name on it
  1. King Herod
  2. Angel Gabriel
  3. Mary
  4. Joseph
  5. Shepherd
  6. Wise Men
  7. Jesus
  8. Star
  9. Bethlehem
  • Stick them in a can so that you can’t see the names.
  • Tell the Christmas story to your class.  They can color while you talk.
  • Have each child take a turn pulling a stick (or two depending on the size of your class)
  • Have the class tell the Christmas story back to you, based on the stick that they drew. (example: If Suzie drew Mary, then she would start the story. When it got to the part about Gabriel, then whoever drew Gabriel would tell that part, and so forth and so on.)


Activity 3:

  • Cut up two sets of cards into their 9 blocks each and play a memory match game


Activity 4:

  • Just use the sheets for coloring.

Be blessed!

Find other great Christmas posts at Treasured Traditions–lots of great ideas from lots of different people!

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