30 Christmas Sunday School Lessons & Activities

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This page is your 100% free resource for planning this year’s Christmas Sunday School Lesson. Choose from printable PDF lesson plans below and then choose just the right craft project or coloring page to help the children remember what they learned in your class.

Christmas Sunday School Lessons

Christmas Time-Savers

Christmas Sunday School Lessons

Teaching Through the Nativity

This simple series of 4 lesson plans uses the items in the nativity scene as object lessons to teach kids about the birth of Jesus. It’s a great activity for your Sunday School class to review the previous parts of the story each week as you being the next lesson.

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Story of Christmas Printable Booklets

Download these printable 15 page mini-books that share the story of Christmas for kids. They are perfect for younger elementary or preschool Sunday School lessons about the birth of Jesus.

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3 Christmas Bible Lessons for Children

One of our most popular contributors wrote this 3 lesson series in both elementary and preschool versions. These lesson plans line up with her printable Christmas Story Booklet – printable lessons on the birth of Jesus (and preschool Christmas lessons)

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Free Christmas Curriculum for Sunday School

Christmas Candle Decorations

“Before Jesus was Born” Curriculum

A careful look at the stories leading up to the birth of Christ. Each tells us something important about the coming child. These were the very first lesson plans on our website and have been used by many thousands of churches. Each one follows a similar lesson structure and was first used in a 30 minute children’s church setting.

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Older Elementary Advent Lessons by Kelly Henderson

This collection of lesson plans were first written for a 3rd-5th grade Sunday School class. Many readers enjoy Kelly’s in-depth explanation of the Bible story and focus on life applications.

Christmas Object Lesson (and Children’s Sermons)

Christmas Crafts, Activities, & Printable Coloring Pages

Nativity + Advent Coloring Pages

Christmas Coloring pages

Christmas Coloring Pages: Mandy is creating an Advent coloring book. Each page will have a different coloring sheet to help children think about the meaning of Christmas. When all put together, kids will have a Gospel-centered art project in to celebrate the season.

Sunday School Crafts for Christmas

Are you looking for a Christmas or Advent lesson for your Sunday School class? This page lists all the lesson plans we’ve posted for Christmas over the years. Any of the following could be taught in Sunday School or kids church.  These Christmas Bible studies are 100% free to download and use in your church, home, or school. For more help browse all our Children’s Ministry ideas for Christmas.

Over the years we’ve collected some beautiful Christmas Crafts for Sunday School from our website and other leading resource providers like DLTK, LifeWay, and children’s ministry magazine. With so many wonderful ideas, it’s easy to plan the right activities for your class this December. Grab your paper, glue, scissors, and creativity. Help the kids make a project that will last until next December..

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What are your planning for your Christmas Bible lessons?

We love to hear back from readers with their ideas. What special events is your children’s department or congregation planning for the students this Holiday Season? Leave a comment below to share your experience and inspire other readers!

Scriptures about the Birth of Jesus

Jesus is called Immanuel — Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Jesus is born of a virgin —

Christmas Bible Lessons for Children
  • Luke 1:35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy–the Son of God.
  • Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

Angels announce the birth of Jesus

  • Luke 2:9-12 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
  • Luke 2:13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

What was Jesus’ actual birthday? What year was he born?

Christ is born? Although most Christians celebrate December 25 as the birthday of Jesus Christ, few in the first two Christian centuries claimed any knowledge of the exact day or year in which he was born. But nobody really knows exactly when Jesus was born. Some scholars think that he was born between 6 B.C. and 4 B.C., based partly on the biblical story of Herod the Great.


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