Activity Array

Here you'll find an array of activities for elementary children that can be used in Children's Ministry, after-school programs, in the classroom and by homeschoolers.

Jesus is born — Make a Nativity and Retell the Story

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Praise God, Jesus came to us as a baby to a humble family. We here the story every Christmas, but it still holds the same glory and wonder.

This series of Christmas stories tell the story of Jesus’ birth in three parts and encourages kids to make their own Nativity Decor Set which they can use each week (and years afterward) to retell this precious story of Jesus’ birth.

Gabriel comes to Mary and Joseph. Baby Jesus is born in Bethlehem

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This Power Point presentation tells the story of Jesus birth part 1. Gabriel speaks to Mary and Joseph. For the craft, kids can make their own nativity characters so that they can tell the story, too. At the end they’ll have a full nativity set. You can get the puppets from http://www.springtimedoodles.com/2014/12/nativity-paper-puppets-free-printables.html Get the backgrounds at this link. While they are coloring and cutting the characters out, Christmas carols will play. It finishes with a birthday party for Jesus.

Angel Announcement and Shepherds Worship Baby Jesus

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We continue the story of Jesus’ birth with the Angel’s announcement to the Shepherds. We too worship Jesus in prayer and song. After seeing the GraceLink story, retell the story together using the fun 3-D characters. You can get the puppets from http://www.springtimedoodles.com/2014/12/nativity-paper-puppets-free-printables.html

Wise Men Follow the Star to find Jesus.

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We finalize the story of Jesus’ birth with the Wisemen’s trip to see the newborn king and give our Lord, Jesus three very special gifts. What gifts can you give to Jesus? Continue retelling the story with fun puppets. You can get the puppets from http://www.springtimedoodles.com/2014/12/nativity-paper-puppets-free-printables.html .

Continue the story of Jesus — Jesus Begins His Ministry

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Author: Janelle C

I enjoy planning lessons, directing VBS and child care programs. Children's ministry is my passion. God Almighty is my strength and inspiration. For fun I choose hiking, canoeing, camping, cooking, and reading.

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