Earlier this week, I posted a guest post that shared ways to celebrate Christmas with children. I thought I’d share a few more ideas I’ve come across online that you could incorporate this Christmas. These ideas can be used at home or in a classroom.
For Kids of All Ages
I’ve shared lots of ideas to get you started on my Advent/Christmas page on Pinterest. There are printables, craft ideas, yummy snack options, and games that kids will love!
Brandon Baker listed many books to help children focus on the real meaning of Christmas on his blog. If you’re using the books at home, you can take time to wind down a busy day with one of the many story books mentioned. If you’re using the books in a classroom setting, you can choose to read a portion of a book each week until you finish. You could also use one of the books to supplement a lesson.
For Kids Ages 2 – Young Elementary
I came across an Advent devotional using the “Jesus Storybook Bible. Preschool families in our church receive this Bible as a gift from our ministry and they LOVE it. What a great way to tie in all of the Bible stories that have been read throughout the year!
For Kids Ages 2 – 12
Jenny Funderburke has a great Family Advent Calendar on her blog. Each day has a different Bible reading (or audio recording); a brief devotional to read and/or watch on video; a prayer activity; and a practical, hands-on activity to do that relates to that day’s topic. A great resource!
These ideas are just a small plethora of Christ-centered ideas for children this Christmas. And don’t worry about it being too late to begin using an Advent devotional. It’s never too late to help your children understand the true meaning of Christmas.
I’d love to hear what ideas you’ve found helpful! Please share them below!