Updated: Dec 11, 2020
Here are some easy verses you can use to teach your children the true meaning of Christmas, along with free or low cost activities for each day. It’s also great to read even if you don’t have kids.
1. Psalm 72:11 – And let all kings bow down before him, all nations serve him.
Activity - Find somewhere in your community to volunteer this week or donate to a local charity. Other ideas - buy coffee for the car behind you, give something away for free on Facebook, hold the door open for someone, help bring in the groceries. It can be very simple!
2. Isaiah 7:14 – Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
Activity - Sing "Silent Night"
3. Nehemiah 8:10 - Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Activity - Buy a friend a drink/treat or the car behind you. Take an extra water, juice, or piece of candy in your lunchbox for a friend. Make a sweet treat for your neighbor. These are all just ideas.
4. Luke 1:30-31 – The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.
Activity - Get out the colors and have your kids draw what they think an angel looks like.
5. Matthew 1:21 – She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
Activity: Watch this video illustration of how Jesus Christ can take away our sins.
Do it yourself: You will need three cups, Bleach (Jesus), Water (you), Iodine (sin).
6. Matthew 1:23 – ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel’, which translated means, ‘God with us.’
Activity: Visit your nativity scene at home and have your kids explain all the people or share it with them if they don't know. If you don't own one, have your kids draw a nativity scene or print one here.
7. Isaiah 9:6 – For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Activity: Say a prayer for our president and the United States.
8. 2 Corinthians 9:15 - Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Activity: Write a thank you letter to your mom, teacher, or sibling thanking them for something they have done for you lately.
9. Luke 2:10-11 – But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Activity: Call a loved one.
10. Matthew 2:10 - When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
Activity: When it gets dark head outside with a flashlight and a bible and read Matthew 2:9-12 and look up at the stars.
11. Titus 3:4-5 - But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit
Activity: Show kindness to a stranger or someone at school or work today.
12. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Activity: Take this opportunity to lead your kids to Christ. Ask if they are saved or if they want to be saved and pray the sinner's prayer with them. If they are already saved, encourage them to share Jesus with kids at school or invite someone to church.
I hope you had some fun with your family and have a Merry Christmas!
The Bailee Ann - Texas Blogger