Download these simple storybooks to help children read the biblical story of Christmas. The combined file below includes the three mini-booklets and our poem about the night of Jesus birth in one easy printable PDF file.
The Christmas Story for Children
Printable PDF “Birth of Jesus” Kids Version
Our simple printable mini-books includes the text from the NIRV (New International Readers Version) along with simple pictures to help children read along with the biblical Story of Christmas. We included these kid friendly versions of all the important scriptures that tell the story of Christmas. These printable booklet style readers are a great way to share the Christmas story for preschool or toddlers too.
Children’s Version of the Christmas Story
Below is the text of the storybook for your preview, it’s all included in the pdf download above.
The Story of the Shepherd’s Visit
Kids Version from Luke 2:8-20 NIrV
There were shepherds living out in the fields nearby. It was night, and they were looking after their sheep.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them. And the glory of the Lord shone around them. They were terrified.
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy. It is for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you.”
He is Christ the Lord. Here is how you will know I am telling you the truth.
You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a large group of angels from heaven also appeared. They were praising God. They said,
“May glory be given to God in the highest heaven! And may peace be given to those he is pleased with on
The angels left and went into heaven. Then the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem. Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby. The baby was lying in the manger.
The Story of the Stable
Children’s Version from Luke 2:1-7 NIrV
In those days, Caesar Augustus made a law. It required that a list be made of everyone in the whole Roman world.
All went to their own town to be listed.
So Joseph went also. He went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea. That is where Bethlehem, the town of David, was. Joseph went there because he belonged to the family line of David.
He went there with Mary to be listed. Mary was engaged to him. She was expecting a baby.
While Joseph and Mary were there, the time came for the child to be born.
She gave birth to her first baby. It was a boy. She wrapped him in large strips of cloth. Then she placed him in a manger.
There was no room for them in the inn.
The Story of the Wisemen’s Visit
Children’s Version from Matthew 2:1-11 NIrV
After Jesus’ birth, Wise men from the east came to Jerusalem.
They asked, “Where is the child who has been born to be king of the Jews? When we were in the east, we saw his star. Now we have come to worship him.”
The star they had seen when they were in the east went ahead of them. It finally stopped over the place where the child was.
When they saw the star, they were filled with joy.
The Wise Men went to the house. There they saw the child with his mother Mary.
They bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures. They gave him gold, incense and myrrh.
The Christmas Story of Kids
Look at the pictures below to preview the printable PDF above, they are the same pages in JPEG format that are included in the download.
This simple storybook teaches children about the birth of Jesus. Each section uses Bible verses and simple clip art illustrations. It is a prefect addition to any Sunday School lesson about Christmas. You could also use it at home with your own children. Like all our resources, it is 100% free to print off and use for ministry. It was first created as part of our children’s church lesson plans about the Birth of Christ. Simply download the following PDF files and print them off.
The Birth of Christ Storybook
- The story of the Birth of Christ – The Stable Booklet
- The story of the Birth of Christ – The Shepherds Booklet
- The story of the Birth of Christ – The Wise Men Booklet
New for Christmas 2010, 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.
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