Kids: “Christmas” Series Resource

1. The Shepherds and the Angels
2. A Bright Star in the Sky
3. The Wise Men and their Gifts
4. The Saviour is born

Noah’s Park Timetable(if meeting starts at 8am)
3’s and 4’s
7:30am Set Up
7:45am Sign in Time
8:00am Free Play
8:30am Bible Story and Activity
9:00am Juice, Biscuits and Playtime

NCF – Noah’s Park Lesson

The Shepherds and the Angels

Objective: The objective of this series is to teach the children that Jesus came to earth as a baby to seek and save the lost.

Bible Story: Luke 2:8-16 The Shepherds and the Angels
Memory Verse: ʻFor unto us a child is born…..ʼ Isaiah 9:6
Bottom Line: The incredible birth of Jesus

Tips: You could take along a few dishcloths and get the children to help with telling
this story by dressing them up as shepherds. Some might like to pretend that they
are sheep.

Story: Tell the story, emphasising the fact that the shepherds were very ordinary
people doing ordinary things and then suddenly…….
Ask the children how they would feel if an angel suddenly arrived at their house. It is
probably a good idea to explain that angels are Godʼs messengers, sent by God.
Prayer: Pray with the children. ʻThank you Father God for sending angels and
people across our paths to tell us about you.ʼ

Activity: Make an angel.

You will need:

  • A toilet roll for each child.
  • Cut out cardboard wings that each child can decorate and stick/staple
  • onto the toilet roll. They can draw the angelʼs face on the toilet roll.
  • Glitter, sequins, feathers etc
  • Glue/Staples

NCF – Noah’s Park Lesson

A Bright Star in the Sky

Objective: The objective of this series is to teach the children that Jesus came to earth as a baby to seek and save the lost.

Bible Story: Matthew 2:1 & 2
Memory Verse: ʻFor unto us a child is born….ʼ Isaiah 9:6
Bottom Line: The incredible birth of Jesus

Tips: Intro the story with the song, ʻTwinkle twinkle little star….ʼ
Story: Todayʼs story is about a star. Have you ever looked up at the night sky and
seen all the stars? Who made the stars and put them in the sky?
We have been talking about when Jesus came to earth as a baby. He was born in a
stable and it was a very important event. It was so important that God put a very big
star in the sky above the stable where Jesus was born. Some wise men were looking
for Jesus. They wanted to worship him. They saw the star and followed it until they
found Jesus. Have you ever had a birthday party and your mom or dad put balloons
up to let everyone know that it was your birthday? Well, God putting a star in the sky
for Jesus was a bit like that. It was His way of letting everyone know that Jesus had
been born!! I am sure God was really excited about Jesusʼ birth because God knew
that Jesus was going to make a way for us to know God.

Prayer: Dear Father God. Thank you that you made the stars and put them in the
sky. Thank you for sending Jesus as a baby, born in a stable. We are so thankful!
Amen

Activity: A bright shining star.

You will need:

  • A cardboard cutout of a star for each child.
  • Kokis, Glitter and Glue to decorate the star.

NCF – Noah’s Park Lesson

The Wise Men and their Gifts

Objective: The objective of this series is to teach the children that Jesus came to earth as a baby to seek and save the lost.

Bible Story: Matthew 2:9-11
Memory Verse: ʻFor unto us a child is born….ʼ Isaiah 9:6
Bottom Line: The incredible birth of Jesus

Tips: You could have quite a bit of fun with this lesson. Start off by playing a game.
You could wrap up a few gifts. Ask the children to guess what is inside each gift.
Then allow one or two to open a gift and show everyone what they have found. You
could have nonsense gifts, or some genuine gifts to bless a child or two.
OR
You could play pass the parcel with the children.

Story: Intro the story by asking the children if they enjoy getting presents.
ʻCan you remember a special present that someone gave you?ʼ Todayʼs story is
about big and expensive presents. Last week we spoke about the wise men that
went looking for Jesus. Remember, they saw a star in the sky and followed it until
they found the stable where Jesus was born. There he lay in a manger. The wise
men were so excited when they saw Jesus. They knew that Jesus was very
important. He was sent by God. They worshipped Jesus and gave him very
expensive gifts. ʻWhat would you give Jesus if you could?ʼ.
We can also give gifts to Jesus! Maybe not money or stuff, but we can sing to him,
pray to Him and show Him that we love Him by obeying Him(doing what He tells us
to do). When we listen to our moms and dads, when we are kind to other children,
those are all ways that we love Jesus and bring him pleasure. It is just like giving him
an expensive present, because it comes from our heart.

Prayer: Thank you God, for sending Jesus to earth as a baby. We are so grateful!
We want to tell you today that we love you and we want to live for you in everything
we do.

Activity: Expensive Presents
You will need:

  • A picture of an outline of a present for each child
  • Bits of wrapping paper, ribbon etc to decorate the present.
  • Kokis/Crayons to decorate the present.

NCF – Noah’s Park Lesson

The Saviour is born

Objective: The objective of this series is to teach the children that Jesus
came to earth as a baby to seek and save the lost.

Bible Story: Matthew 1 & 2
Memory Verse: ʻFor unto us a child is born…..ʼ Isaiah 9:6
Bottom Line: The incredible birth of Jesus

Tips: Pictures of all the characters/animals in the story will help in telling the story.

Story: ʻWhy is Christmas so important?ʼ ʻWhat is it really all about?ʼ
Tell the story of the birth of Jesus. End by asking the children, ʻWhy do you think God
sent Jesus to earth as a baby?ʼ.

Prayer: Pray with the children. Lead them in a prayer thanking God for sending
Jesus to earth so that we can be saved. Give the children an opportunity to give
their hearts and lives to Jesus. Briefly explain what it means to be saved. ʻWe need
to ask God to forgive us(in other words we need to say sorry for the wrong things we
have done), and then we need to ask God to come and live in our hearts and tell Him
that we want to live for Him and with Him foreverʼ.

Activity: Picture of the nativity scene.

You will need:

  • An outline for each child of the nativity scene.
  • Felt tip pens and Crayons so that children can colour in the picture.
  • You could also include wool, cotton wool etc to decorate the
  • animals.
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