Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Toddler Bible Lesson, Christmas, Part 1

Welcome to the Christmas Toddler Bible Lesson Series at Bible Basics!  I'm glad you stopped by.  If you're wondering what we're up to in this ongoing series, check out this introductory post.  For a growing list of toddler and preschool Bible lessons you can take a look at the Bible Basics page.

Since Christmas is right around the corner I wanted to share with you the ways in which we have taught our toddlers and preschoolers about the birth of Jesus.  This is a perfect time to focus on the reason for all of the Christmas holiday hype and to help your young child understand what it’s all about.  Plus, Christmas lessons are fun for everyone!

Over the next four weeks, we will work on four different lessons revolving around the Christmas story.  There are a plethora of crafts and activities out there, so don’t stop with what we have here.  Check out other ideas and find things that will be practical and special to work on with your little one.

Luke 1:26-38

Memory Verse
: Choose one that fits your child’s age and ability.

“The angel said to Mary, ‘You will have a son.  You will name him Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God.”  -Luke 1:31-32
“Today…a Savior has been born.  He is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:10-11 (simplified)
Lesson Focus
The angel told Mary that she would be Jesus’ mother.
Paper Doily Angel Craft

- Heart-shaped paper doily

- Construction paper, 2 different colors of your choice
- Scissors
- Glue
- Stickers, ribbon, other decorations

1. From one piece of paper, cut out a triangle and a circle.

2. Glue the doily onto the second piece of paper.  Glue the triangle over the center of the doily and the circle on top.  You should now have something that resembles an angel.

3. Glue other decorations, add stickers, or color as desired.

4. Write the memory verse across the top or bottom of the paper.

How We Go Through the Lesson
1. Recite or sing memory verse.

2. Read Bible story.  We use the Beginner's Bible, but you can choose a children's story Bible or "grown-up" translation that suits you and your family.

3. Recite or sing memory verse.

4. Craft or project.  Depending on the day of the week this may be a project like the one above or it could be a coloring page or something completely different.

*Repeat the lesson almost every day.  This could mean doing it on weekdays or taking one day to work on the project, saying the memory verse together throughout the day, and reading the Bible story before bed each night.  It doesn't matter when or how, but the repetition is key for toddlers to retain the lessons presented to them.

What creative ideas did you find to teach this lesson?

This post is linked up at Mom's Library @ True Aim Education.

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