Individual activity to do a little at a time during Advent
or Class project for a Sunday.
Create individual take home books or do as a class project to put up on a wall or bulletin board to share with everyone.
|Write the Christmas Story Your Way|
1. Individual or
Word or Web versions
My dear friend Marcy taught me how to make my first cloth mache figure. Each hand made nativity character stands about 18 inches tall and I used them for many years to tell the Christmas story at children's Christmas eve worship services.
This full color nativity photo book has Bible lookups on each page.The pages are sequentially numbered. You can use this activity to learn the Christmas Story or as a Christmas story lesson review. It works for both uses.
Be sure to check the references for page 6 (notice the empty manger) and 8 (see the star and the guys have not arrived yet)!
1. This Christmas activity can be used individually for each student to complete 2 or 3 pages each Sunday in Advent (depending on when you start). If all your students do not attend every Sunday, be sure to mail home any remaining book before Christmas with a warm and friendly greeting.
2. This can serve as a group activity even if your class is greater or smaller than 10 kids. Have a competition between 2 groups. Use 2 sets of stories or more. But be sure to put all completed sets on a wall or bulletin board. (make sure they are correct). Ideally it would be one page to a student, but that rarely happens. The kids can handle more than one page each, but a minimum of 5 kids to a max of 10 kids per set is best. Teams can easily be 6, 8, 9 or any number between the min and max. Layout all the pages for all the kids to see first. If you want to discuss what part of the story goes with what image before actually writing, it will again reinforce their knowledge.
The objective is to write the events pictured in their own words - NOT COPYING FROM THE BIBLE. This helps to assure that the student under stood what happened. It also helps convey the idea and understanding to other people.
3. Teachers can print and put up as room decoration in any grade room. Teacher can complete the story if desired, for younger children - ask them about each picture when you are together, and write it in for them when they get it right! Then put it on the wall or bulletin board.
|Grade 2 through 6th grade do-it-yourself, or for P3 - Gr 1 see #3 above|
1. On the printed page, first identify the characters you see.
2. Lookup or discuss what is happening in the story.
3. Write what is happening in the story on the page in your own words.
Sunday School Bible Bytes: Kids Sunday School activities and Bible crafts
Free kids Christmas Activity book or Christmas story lesson book.
from the Sunday School Director of Christian Education of Faith Congregational Church, Mount Prospect, Illinois