It's not easy to find Christian Christmas crafts for kids, in a world that is obsessed with the "festive' and holiday season! It is often a constant battle to keep our own eyes focused on Jesus, never mind keeping our kids' eyes focused on Him!
With 3 kids of my own, I have done my fair share of searching for
nativity-based Christmas activity ideas that kids will enjoy. This page
is a mixture of my own resources/activities as well as those created by
This page is a work in progress and will be added to as time goes by - but for now, just click on the links to view the section of the page you are interested in! I've also added some advent devotionals that I have used over the years.
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My Christmas Paper Crafts page has instructions on how to turn a simple nativity picture into a lovely nativity collage using popsicle sticks and torn paper.
You can download a free printable nativity scene from this page.
Or get my printable activity pack with a 7 different nativity scenes to create a variety of different collages!
This is a simple angel craft using chenille sticks and pony beads.
Hop on over and see how to make my free bead angel now!
Kids Bible Teacher has some simple, but effective, Christian Christmas crafts for kids
This free Christmas ornament with the Names of Jesus is a great activity for parents to do with their kids.
Have your children cut out the circles (20 of them spread over 2 pages) and then you can help them fold the circles along the marked line, and paste them together to make a lovely paper Christmas ornament.
This is not the best activity to use with a large class unless you have one adult for every 2 kids LOL as the sticking is rather time consuming, but it is great for smaller groups.
A simpler activity would be the free Christmas bookmarks - your child can simply colour them in and cut them out!
My (mostly) nativity-themed Christmas cutting templates will give your child lots of cutting practice with lovely end products to build your child’s confidence!
There are 17 different scissor cutting paper crafts, all with photographed instructions and a variety of templates - over 40 templates in all!
All the activities are photographed so you and your child can see what you are working towards!
Okay, technically these are not Christmas crafts, but if you are generally looking for Christian Christmas activities for kids, then you may be interested in the pack of word searches I created specifically with a nativity theme. Word searches are a great way to help kids work on figure-ground perception and visual discrimination skills, and these Bible-based nativity-themed word searches can help build those skills.
The word search topics include Isaiah 9:6, the angel's message to Joseph, to Mary and to the shepherds, the birth of Jesus, the visit of the Magi, Zechariah and Elizabeth, and Simeon's Song, among others.
This was my favorite Christmas resource when my kids were little! The focus of this e-book is on Bible-based lessons and crafts#Ad that bring out the real meaning of Christmas.
Primarily directed at preschool kids, older kids will still enjoy the lessons and bringing their own twist to the crafts.
Each day has a Bible passage focus (a mix of Old Testament and New Testament passages), followed by a simple craft to hang on your tree.
There are 24 lessons with matching Christian Christmas crafts for kids of preschool age, but if you don’t have time to do a daily lesson and craft, the author helpfully shows how you can mix and match lessons to fit your schedule.
For example, you can do a 6-day theme on the basics of Christmas; a 10 day theme on the characters of Christmas; a 7 day theme on the prophecies…and so on.
The author provides you with helpful discussion points so that you can chat to your kids about the Bible passage while doing the craft (or before doing the craft, whichever suits their learning style!).
The crafts are photographed and instructions are clear. They make use of easily available resources.
These hands-on Christian Christmas crafts are accessible to young
children, and will create lasting memories for them.
This e-book is a fantastic choice if you are looking to do daily or regular devotions as a family to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. We still have some of these decorations on our tree even though my kids are teens now!
The crafts are really simple and use readily available resources, but if you don't have time to make them, you can buy the printable ornaments download for your kids to color, cut out and hang up instead. A great time saver for mom!
I found that once my kids had done a few years of Truth in the Tinsel, they were ready for something new, and I scratched around the internet to come up with the resources for advent devotionals using the Names of Jesus, which we really enjoyed, but it was a lot of work for me!
Well, Tauna over at the Proverbial Homemaker, has put together a lovely advent devotional on the Names of Jesus that I wish I had access to a few years back! This is a great resource if you want everything in one place!
With this printable advent devotional you will get:
This is a thoughtful and encouraging advent devotional, one that you can use over and over again each year!What I do is cut up the daily readings and put them into our wooden advent calendar with doors (kind of like this one on Amazon), with little chocolates. This is my affiliate link and I may earn a small commission if you purchase a product through my link.
Focus on the Family have a free advent devotional for families - click on the image to view the access page.
This is a helpful resource for families with older kids, and we used it with our three teens last year - they have hectic schedules, but we still try to grab a few minutes together around the breakfast table to read these together in the lead-up to Christmas.
Although this booklet is for 2020 and dated accordingly, we don't mind that the dates don't line up with our current dates this year - we just use it as a helpful resource to guide our devotion time during advent.
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