These simple activity ideas will help you create “memorable moments” that reinforce the messages you’ve shared with your children during your Bible story times. There’s no need to do all these activities. Choose as few or as many as you like. You can do them in conjunction with your Bible story times, or at a different time of the day – whatever suits you best.
Fun with food
Eat a candy cane each and talk with your children about Jesus being like a faithful shepherd to us.View option
Make your own family game card and score a Bingo by showing love to other members of the family.View option
Whenever you notice some pretty Christmas lights, pretend they are birthday candles for baby Jesus.View option
Get your kids thinking by comparing cleaning your house to cleansing your heart from sin.View option
Practice faithfulness in prayer by making an Advent calendar featuring pictures of family members, friends, your pastor, missionaries and others who need your prayer support.View option
While you’re outside having fun in the snow, challenge your children to see if they can walk in your tracks.
Discussion point: We need to walk as Jesus walked.View option
Help your children practice contentedness by wrapping up two “unequal” gifts.View option
Help your children practice hands-on generosity by spending time making a kid-crafted gift for a family member or friend.View option
Make a paper chain that “grows” during the month of December by adding a link when you notice family members acting like Jesus.View option
To encourage gratefulness instead of greed during the Christmas season, make an Advent blessings tree.View option
Take a peek at the life of the original Santa – a man named Saint Nicholas – to help kids understand that the real Santa was known for being generous.View option
The Christmas season is full of delightful smells. Sample the sweet “scents of the season” or make pomander balls to inspire your children to consider how wonderful it is to be part of a family where the “sweet aroma” of Christ’s love is present.View option
As you wrap Christmas gifts together, point out how each package is unique.
Discussion point: God made each person unique too.View option