Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Time to decorate, bake cookies, buy gifts, sing carols. And, in our world, it’s time to teach preschoolers the true story of Christmas—the story of when God gave us Jesus—the best gift ever!
Every year, the story is the same. God sends an angel to tell Mary the good news. Jesus is born. The angels tell the shepherds. And, once they see baby Jesus, they tell everyone! Then the wise men come and worship God’s Son.
If we’re not careful, we can easily forget that the story we’ve heard a million times is brand new for many of the preschoolers who will be hearing for the first time this year. The story we get to share with preschoolers this time of year is so special that we need tell it with excitement and wonder so that our children are excited about it too! We want to tell the true story of Christmas in a way that communicates to preschoolers that Jesus really is the best gift ever! He’s a very special delivery!
BIBLE STORY: The Angel and Mary Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46-49
November Week 4 – November 25th/26th
We will start with learning how Mary heard the good news that Jesus was on the way. We’ll hear how an angel came and told Mary that she was going to have a baby, and His name would be Jesus!
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Is Born Luke 2:1-7
December Week 1 – December 2nd/3rd
Next, we’ll hear how Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem and baby Jesus was born! It’s the most exciting part of the Christmas story. Jesus is born in a stable on that very first Christmas night.
BIBLE STORY: The Shepherds Luke 2:8-20
December Week 2 – December 9th/10th
Our Savior came in a very quiet way. In fact, the first people to hear of His birth were some shepherds out in a field. Can you imagine how those shepherds felt that night? Our preschoolers will hear how a whole host of angels shared the awesome news that Jesus had been born with shepherds in the field. The shepherds hurried to see baby Jesus and then rushed to tell others all about Him.
BIBLE STORY: The Wise Men Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11
December Week 3 – December 16th/17th
Then, our preschoolers will hear the final element of the Christmas story—the journey of the Wise Men to worship Jesus. Our preschoolers will hear of the special star that guided the Wise Men to Jesus’s home and learn of the gifts they brought. It doesn’t have to be Christmas Day to celebrate Jesus. We can celebrate Him all year long.
BIBLE STORY – Happy Birthday Jesus!
Christmas Services – December 21st – December 24th
Finally, we will celebrate at all Christmas Services with Birthday Party for Jesus! Preschoolers will review the entire Christmas story and celebrate Jesus’s birth!