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Let's Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas – The Birth of Jesus. Commercialism tends to shift attention from the amazing story of Jesus' humble birth to bargain shopping for the latest toys and gadgets gifted from an all-knowing Santa to good girls and boys. This Christmas season help the children in your life to love this wonderful message of salvation – God's gift to us – always new and fresh.


NEW Podcast - The Story of the Nativity
Genelle Austin-Lett tells the story of the Nativity for parents and Sunday school teachers to learn more about this blessed event.


Interactive Sing-Along of the Christmas Story
While you listen and watch the story unfold, you’re invited to sing popular Christmas carols.

This wonderfully poignant account of Jesus’ nativity unfolds in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. But maybe the Gospel of John offers another version in which Jesus says he came down from heaven. As you memorize the details in Matthew and Luke, think about what Jesus meant about his arrival on earth.

 
     
Listen to the Nativity Story and Join in the Christmas Carol Sing-Along

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MEMORY WORK

   
 

Teachers and Parents
It is so important to encourage our little ones as well as ourselves to memorize Bible verses and stories – to become so familiar with the passage or story that its timeless relevance appears to us more and more clearly with every retelling. A major difference was evident between Sunday school pupils required to tell the story versus those who gave nodding recognition to the same story. We
cannot overlook the significance of memorizing a verse or story.

Consider sharing with your Sunday school pupils and parents ways to help little ones learn the verse and understand the impact of the message on their lives.

  1. Write out or type this week’s Bible verse on a card and place it on a mirror the child uses each day.
  2. Place the verse for the week in his/her lunch box.
  3. Ask the child to recite the verse before or after grace at the dinner meal.
  4. Practice as a family at dinner, going around the table with each one saying a word until the verse is complete.
  5. Put the verse to music. Create your own tune for each Bible verse. Create pictures to help remember the verse.
  6. Write it in a Bible verse notebook as many times as you can.
   
 

Bible Verses
Work with your child and your students to learn each verse. Then, discuss the meaning of the verse and how it can be applied to everyday lives. On Sundays during class, riding in the car, or at dinner, it's fun to share stories of how the children have used the verse in their lives that week.

We provide memorization verses for each week. You can add your own.

December 6
(NRSV) Luke 1:13
…the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer is heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

  • Which angel visited Zechariah?
  • Why is this story included in a discussion of the nativity?
  • Who is the famous son of Elizabeth and Zechariah?

December 13
(NKJV) Luke 1:37
"For with God nothing will be impossible."

  • Why is that a true statement?
  • How does Mary discover that statement to be true?

December 20
(CSB) Luke 2:7
Then she [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough -- because there was no room for them at the inn.

  • What's another name for a feeding trough?
  • Why was it impossible to find a place to stay in Bethlehem?
  • Where is Jesus born in Matthew's account?

December 27
(NCV) Luke 2:13-14
Then a very large group of angels from heaven joined the first angel, praising God and saying: "Give glory to God in heaven, and on earth let there be peace among the people who please God."

  • Why were the angels singing?
  • Why is it important to give God the glory?

Translations used:
CSB Christian Standard Bible
NCV New Century Version
NKJV New King James Version
NRSV New Revised Standard Version

   
 

Bible Stories unfold the nativity.

Angels Talk

Gabriel speaks to Zacharias (Zechariah)
Read Luke 1:5-25 An Angel Visits the Temple

Elisabeth and the birth of John
Read Luke 1:39-80 A Baby Named John

An angel speaks to Joseph in a Dream
Read Matt 1:18-25

Gabriel Visits Mary
Read Luke 1:26-38 Mary and the Angel; The Angel Visits Mary;

Jesus' Birth
Read Luke 2:1-7 A Special Baby Called Jesus is Born; Jesus Is Born; The Special Baby; A Wonderful Baby's Birth; Nativity Facts;

The Shepherds
Read Luke 2:8-20 Shepherds Visit Baby Jesus; The Shepherds and the Angels; The Shepherds; The Coming of the King – The Story of the Shepherds

Simeon and Anna
Read Luke 2:21-38 Taking Jesus to the Temple

The Wise Men
Read Matt 2:1-12 Wise Men Bring Gifts for Jesus; Visitors from the East; The Magi and the Star: The Wise Men Who Follow a Star

Escape to Egypt
Read Matt 2:13-23 The Escape

   
 

ACTIVITIES

 

Bible Overview looks at The Infancy Gospel of Thomas.

BibleWise Guest this month is Daphne Selbert – Librarian Living in Iran – Never Beyond God's Care.

Hot Topic - Do you hear a lot of complaints? Or do you feel down and out? Read: "Praise Lifts!" and feel joy again.

Parenting with the Bible reminds us of The True Meaning of Christmas.

   
 

Exercise: Check all that BibleWise offers about the Nativity on our Character and Theme Index.

   
 

Exercise: A few of the exercises are listed below, but for a complete set of games, go to Kids Korner – Fun and Games or use the Character Index.

   
 

Exercise: Tic-Tac-Toe - What do I know about Jesus’ birth?
Using a tic-tac-toe grid, label each box on the grid as shown in the picture below. You can also print our tic-tac-toe chart.

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Divide the class into teams of Xs and Os. They get their mark in one of the squares with every correct answer. Alternate between the sides.

The first to get their symbols three in a row; across, up and down, or diagonally wins. Here are some questions to use, although feel free to add your own.

Questions
A -1 – Prophecies

  1. Isaiah prophesied a virgin would conceive and bear a ________. (son)
  2. Another prophesy said the government would be upon his ________.(shoulders)
  3. One prophesy said his name would be called Immanuel, which means____________.(God with us)
  4. A name that Isaiah said the baby would be called. (Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting father, the Prince of Peace)
  5. He prophesied in the Temple when Jesus was 8 days old. (Simeon)

A-2 – Genealogies

  1. The book of Matthew explains that Jesus’ roots began with this Bible patriarch. (Abraham)
  2.  The Gospel of Luke takes Jesus’ roots back to this Bible character. (Adam)
  3. How many women are mentioned in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus? (5)
  4. Which of those women is King David’s great grandmother? (Ruth)
  5. Which one of those women married King David?  (Bathsheba)

A-3 – Matthew’s Account of the Nativity

  1. Who talked to Joseph in a dream?  (an angel)
  2. What did the angel tell Joseph to do?  (marry Mary)
  3. Who saw a bright star? (3 Wise men)
  4. Who did the Wise men talk to in Jerusalem?  (Herod)
  5. What gifts did the Wise men bring the baby Jesus? (gold, frankincense, myrrh)

B1 -  Angels

  1. An angel told this man he was going to have a son named John. (Zachariah or Zacharias)
  2. An angel spoke to this man in a dream. (Joseph)
  3. This angel told Mary she was going to have God’s son. (Gabriel)
  4. An angel told him to take the family to Egypt. (Joseph)
  5. They sang at Jesus’ birth.  (angels)

B2 – Mary

  1. Gabriel told this woman to name her son Jesus. (Mary)
  2. Mary’s home town is __________. (Nazareth)
  3. Whom did Mary visit after her encounter with Gabriel? (Elisabeth)
  4. Where did Mary give birth? (stable or barn)
  5. Why didn’t Mary give birth in an inn?  (No room in the inn; city was crowded with visitors arriving for the census and paying taxes)

B3 – Luke’s Account

  1. Why do you think this story begins with Zacharias and Elisabeth having a baby? (because they were old and it was proving nothing was too hard for God).
  2. Joseph and Mary had to travel to this city to pay taxes.  (Bethlehem)
  3. Where did Mary place the newborn baby Jesus? (manger)
  4. Who told the shepherds that the baby Jesus was born? (angel of the Lord)
  5. She was a prophetess who saw the eight-day-old Jesus in the Temple. (Anna)

C1 – Nativity Facts

  1. What did Herod do when the Wise men didn’t return to tell him where Jesus was born. (killed babies under 2 years of age)
  2. The first visitors to see Jesus were ___________. (angels or shepherds)
  3. How do angels talk to Joseph? (In a dream)
  4. He was Jesus’ cousin. (John the Baptist)
  5. What did Mary wrap the baby Jesus in? (swaddling clothes)

C2 – Joseph

  1. What was Joseph’s occupation? (carpenter)
  2. Who was Joseph engaged to marry?  (Mary)
  3. Why did Joseph take the family to Egypt? (to get away from Herod)
  4. When did Joseph move back to Nazareth? (after Herod died)
  5. Why was it important for them to go to Nazareth? (to fulfill the prophecy in Judges that Jesus be called a Nazarene)

C3 – Christmas Carols

  1. A carol about Jesus’ birth city (O Little Town of Bethlehem)
  2. A carol that talks about Jesus’ bed (Away in a Manger)
  3. A carol that sings about the type of night it was (O Holy Night or Silent Night)
  4. A carol about what the angels did (Hark the Herald Angels Sing or Angels We Have Heard on High)
  5. Your favorite carol about Jesus’ birth (can’t be one already mentioned)
   
 

Exercise: Discuss why Santa doesn't represent Christmas. Why is it so hard for the world to accept the importance of keeping Christ in Christmas?

   
 

Exercise: Create a script to act out the Christmas story.
You can use materials from our interactive nativity to help you build your script. If possible, use costumes to act out the play. Be sure to take time to discuss what you learned about this wonderful story.

   
 

Exercise: The Angels of Christmas by Sally Johnston

December is a momentous month filled with the pageantry of the birth of Jesus. In the past, we have studied the story of Jesus' birth. This year we will do an activity related to specific characters in this story - the angels. We will have fun learning about angels and what part they played in Jesus' birth many, many years ago.

There are many different thoughts on what angels are and what they look like, but one idea that is constant is that an angel is a representative of God. Simply put, angels are Gods' thoughts coming to man. Now let's look at the birth of Jesus:

  • Who heard the angels' voices?
  • What was their reaction to the angel message?
  • What qualities did they have to express during this experience?
  • How did this affect or contribute to the Christmas story?

First, let's take a few minutes to discuss how we listen to God, how we listen for that still small voice, or our angel thought. Then we'll talk about how the different characters listened for their angel message. Now the fun part starts: let's make our bulletin board.

Have Prepared:

  1. Large cut -outs *of the Christmas story characters ,i.e. Mary, Joseph, Three wise men, the Shepherds and maybe even some animals.

  2. Smaller cut outs* of angels. Have enough angels for each character.

  3. The letters for your title, i.e.,"The Angels of Christmas."

  4. Pre cut answer sheets; a 4 by 6 inch rectangle cut from construction paper.

Directions:

  1. Take each character and place it on the bulletin board.

  2. Place the angels 5-7 inches away from the character but facing the character.

  3. In-between the character and the angel, place your information sheet.

  4. Decide as a group the answers to the above listening questions and write down on the answer sheet the angel message they heard. For example, Joseph heard that he should marry Mary and that she would bring forth a son and call him Jesus.

By the end you will have a wonderful bulletin board filled with all the different Christmas angels, and the children will have a deeper understanding of Christmas and what angels truly are.

*These can be found in a Christian book store. I used the figures from a nativity scene made for the bulletin board. The angels can be copied.

   
 

Exercise: Write the Nativity Story from a Voice We Don't Hear in the Scriptural Account
While teaching a class in Bible literature to high school students, I asked them to write any story in the Bible from a voice we don't hear in the scriptural account. This was so successful that I tried it with 4th and 5th grade Sunday School pupils using the Nativity story.

One wrote about what it was like being a shepherd when the angel
appeared. "I thought it must be a UFO until he started singing the most beautiful music I've ever heard. Then I cried."

Another student had the three wise men trying to decide what would make the best gifts. "After all, he was too young for after shave lotion."

Another wrote as one of the cows in the stable saying, "This beautiful boy is not your ordinary baby. I wonder if the mother would mind if I gave him some warm milk."

It is a fun exercise to help the children think more deeply about what it was like to be there in Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born.
St. Louis, MO

   
 

Exercise: Map of Mary and Joseph's Journeys
Have the students look at a map of Israel. [Make copies for each pupil]

Print/Download Map of Israel

  • Circle the city where Joseph and Mary lived.
  • Place a square around the city where Jesus was born.
  • Put a triangle around the city where Herod lived.
  • Show them a map of where you live and figure out how far 80 miles would be from home or church.
  • How long might it take you to walk it, ride a bike, or drive in a car?
   
 

Exercise:Talk About Gift Giving

  • What makes a gift special?
  • What was so special about God's gift?
  • Examine the Bible verse: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • What is special about this gift from God?
  • How have you accepted this gift in your life?
  • Why did God give us this gift?
  • Discuss the gifts of the wise men.
  • What about those baby gifts? Weren't they a bit strange? Those gifts were so expensive that they might have been sold to help pay for Mary, Joseph and Jesus' escape to Egypt. Symbolically, the Gold represents royalty and Jesus was King of the Jews; the Frankincense was incense used in the Temple to express gratitude; and the Myrrh was a perfume that was later used on Jesus after taking him off the cross. [Sandy Silverthorne. The Awesome Book of Bible Facts. Eugene Oregon: Harvest House Publishers.]
  • If you had been there when Jesus was born, what would you have brought the Christ child?
  • Ask the younger classes to draw a picture of their gifts and post them on a church bulletin board.
  • Do you know anyone at school or in your church, or a neighbor who needs something? Think of a gift you could give to someone and discuss this with your family.
  • What gifts would you give the world?
  • What is the best gift you could ever receive?
  • What are some of your favorite gifts and why?
  • In what ways do these gifts help you show kindness, obedience to God, and praise?
 

 

 

Exercise: Draw a Picture of a Gift You Would Give to Jesus
Ask your pupils to draw a picture of a gift they would have given to the baby Jesus. Also have them explain why they would gift Jesus this gift. Children are very inventive and have wonderful explanations.

   
Daniel - 5 years old, Charlottesville, VA
“Dear Jesus, My gift to you is seaglass. Sea glass is rare and very valuable.”
Eli - 6 years old, Charlottesville, VA
“Dear Jesus, My gift to you is a special seagull. I love seagulls. ”
   
   
BJ - 5 years old, Charlottesville, VA
“Dear Jesus, My gift to you is a penny
and a pickle. The penny was like the
gold the wisemen gave. The pickle is
my favorite food.”
Jacquelyn - 4 years old, Houston, TX
“Everybody likes flowers.”
   
   
Wesley - 6 years old, Houston, TX
A golden clock because if “God lives forever, he probably doesn’t know
what time it is.” The clock is gold because “you can’t give Baby Jesus plastic.”
Wesley - 6 years old, Houston, TX
“A rose because they are the prettiest flower.”
   
 

Exercise: Create a Thank You Note to God for His Gift
Ask your pupils to write or discuss what they would include in a thank you note to God for His gift.

  • What are some of the important ingredients in a thank you note?
    • Greeting
    • Say something about the event (Christmas)
    • Mention the gift and why you like it
    • Express gratitude for the gift (be specific)
    • Say something nice about the other individual
    • Close
   
 

Exercise: Finding Jesus Maze

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Exercise: Luke 2:12 Maze

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Exercise: You are the Artist – Shepherds

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Exercise: You are the Artist – Wise Men

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Exercise: One Happy Couple

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Exercise: Mary is the One

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Exercise: To Bethlehem

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Exercise: Hidden Pictures

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Exercise: Shepherds Listen

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Exercise: Follow the Star

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Exercise: What's in the Stable?

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Exercise: Wise Men - Find the Difference

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Exercise: Simeon and Anna Knew

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Exercise: His Name Is

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Exercise: Go Tell It

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Exercise: Stable Mates

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Exercise: The Gifts of Kings

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Exercise: Missing Objects

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Exercise: Nativity Word Search

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Exercise: Enjoy the coloring pages of each of the events in the nativity story. After coloring the pictures, use them to help tell the story of Jesus' birth.

   
  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  The Bible Stories in preparation for Christmas.
   
 

The Nativity Story

  • Which Gospels contain the Nativity story?
  • How are the accounts similar?
  • How are they different?
  • Which Gospel states that Mary and Joseph were living in Bethlehem?
  • Why does Luke have them living in Nazareth before Jesus was born?
  • Which Gospel says an angel spoke to Joseph?
  • Why do you think Matthew's account of the Nativity speaks of Jesus as royalty?
  • Why does Luke speak of the lowly birth of Jesus?
  • Other than Matthew and Luke, is there another account of Jesus' birth?
  • What does the Gospel of John say about where Jesus claimed he was from? [I came down from heaven and I return to heaven.]
   
 

The Angel Talking to Zacharias
Read Luke 1:5-25 An Angel Visits the Temple

  • Who is Zacharias?
  • What is so important about the story of Zacharias? (Luke 1:5-25)
  • Why do you think the story of Jesus' birth starts with the story of Zacharias?
  • What was Zacharias doing when the angel appeared?
  • What did the angel tell him?
  • What happened to Zacharias?
  • Who was Zacharias' wife?
  • Who was her famous cousin?
  • Describe the kind of son Elisabeth and Zacharias were going to have?
  • What did the angel tell Zacharias to name his son?
  • What was their son to do with his life?
  • When did Zacharias speak again?
   
 

Elisabeth and the Birth of John
Read Luke1:39-80 A Baby Named John

  • Who is Elisabeth?
  • What kind of a family did she come from?
  • What is special about her?
  • How many children did she have?
  • Who is related to her?
  • How did she help Mary?
  • How was her son related to Mary’s son?
  • What did people want to name her son?
  • Why did she stop them?
   
 

The Angel Talking to Joseph
Read Matt 1:18-25

  • Who is Joseph?
  • What did the angel tell him?
  • Why do you think Joseph was asleep when the angel spoke to him?
  • What did it mean to be “betrothed”?
  • Would you have married Mary?
  • What kind of a person was Joseph?
  • How do you know he took responsibility for Mary and her baby?
  • Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem?
  • What happened while Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem?
   
 

The Angel Talking to Mary
Read Luke 1:26-38 Mary and the Angel; The Angel Visits Mary

  • Which angel visited Mary? (Luke 1:26)
  • If you were Mary, how would you respond to "the angel of the Lord"?
  • What impresses you about Mary's response to the angel? (Luke 1:38)
  • Why is it helpful to Mary to discover Elisabeth is pregnant?
  • What happens when Mary greets Elisabeth? (Luke 1:41)
  • Who is Jesus' famous cousin? (Luke 1:60; Matt 3:1)
  • Who was Mary's husband? (Luke 2:4-5)
  • Why didn't Mary stay home and have the baby in Nazareth? (Fulfillment of prophecy: Micah 5:2)
   
 

Jesus' Birth
Read Luke 2:1-7 A Special Baby Called Jesus is Born; Jesus Is Born; The Special Baby; A Wonderful Baby's Birth; Nativity Facts

  • Where were Mary and Joseph traveling?
  • How far was Bethlehem from Nazareth? (80 miles)
  • Figure out 80 miles from your home – how long would it take you to walk that distance?
  • Why were they going to Bethlehem?
  • Do we have to do anything like that today?
  • Where did they stay when they arrived in Bethlehem?
  • Where was Jesus born? [in the stable under the second floor of a house]
  • What did Mary wrap him in?
  • What are swaddling clothes?
  • Do we wrap babies in anything like that today?
  • What did they use for a bed for Jesus?
  • Who sang at Jesus' birth?
  • Why was it important for anyone to sing at Jesus' birth? [customary for neighbors to sing at a boy's birth, but not a girl's]
  • Who came to visit Jesus?
  • Why were these visitors important?
   
 

The Shepherds
Read Luke 2:8-20 The Shepherds and the Angels; Shepherds Visit Baby Jesus; The Shepherds; The Coming of the King – The Story of the Shepherds

  • What were the shepherds doing before an angel appeared?
  • What kind of a night was it when the shepherds saw the angel of the Lord?
  • Were the shepherds frightened? Why?
  • If you had been a shepherd, would you have been frightened by the angel's message?
  • What did the angel tell them?
  • Who joined the angel after the message was given to the shepherds?
  • Why do you think they sang?
  • Which Christmas carols do you know that mention the shepherds?
  • Why do you think they were selected to visit Jesus? [shepherds know a pure lamb]
  • How important are the shepherds to the story?
  • If you had been a shepherd, would you have visited the baby Jesus?
   
 

Simeon and Anna
Read Luke 2:21-38 Taking Jesus to the Temple

  • Where did Mary and Joseph take Jesus eight days after his birth?
  • Why did they take him to the temple?
  • Who was Simeon?
  • Who was Anna?
  • Are you surprised that a woman was a prophet?
  • What did they say when they saw Jesus?
   
 

The Wise Men
Read Matt 2: 1-12 Visitors from the East; Wise Men Bring Gifts for Jesus; The Magi and the Star: The Wise Men Who Follow a Star; The Escape

  • Who were these wise men?
  • How many wise men visited Jesus? [We don't know. People assume three because of the three gifts they brought. There is reason to believe there may have been as many as a few dozen wise men accompanied by guards and servants. The group was so large that it may have frightened King Herod. (Sandy Silverthorne. The Awesome Book of Bible Facts. Copyright 1994. Eugene Oregon: Harvest House Publishers.)]
  • What happened to the star when the Magi visited Herod?
  • How old was Jesus when the Magi arrived? (some say two years old or why else would Herod have the children under two killed?)
  • What kinds of gifts did they bring?
  • How useful were these gifts? [helped them survive in Egypt]
  • Why didn't the wise men return to Herod?
   
 

This is a Good Time to Talk about Gift-Giving

  • What makes a gift special?
  • What was so special about God's gift?
  • Examine the Bible verse: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • What is special about this gift from God?
  • How have you accepted this gift in your life?
  • Why did God give us this gift?
  • Discuss the gifts of the wise men.
  • What about those baby gifts? Weren't they a bit strange? Those gifts were so expensive that they might have been sold to help pay for Mary, Joseph and Jesus' escape to Egypt. Symbolically, the Gold represents royalty and Jesus was King of the Jews; the Frankincense was incense used in the Temple to express gratitude; and the Myrrh was a perfume that was later used on Jesus after taking him off the cross. [Sandy Silverthorne. The Awesome Book of Bible Facts. Eugene Oregon: Harvest House Publishers.]
  • If you had been there when Jesus was born, what would you have brought the Christ child?
  • Ask the younger classes to draw a picture of their gifts and post them on a church bulletin board.
  • Do you know anyone at school or in your church, or a neighbor, who needs something? Think of a gift you could give to someone and discuss this with your family.
  • What gifts would you give the world?
  • What is the best gift you could ever receive?
  • What are some of your favorite gifts, and why? In what ways do these gifts help you show kindness, obedience to God, and praise?
   
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