Monthly Big Idea
God gave us Jesus.
“God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son.” John 3:16, GNT
The Angel and Mary
Luke 1:26-33, 38
God sends an angel to tell Mary that she will have God’s Son, Jesus.
Jesus Is Born
Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, and baby Jesus is born.
God sends angels to tell shepherds that Jesus has been born, and the shepherds run to see Him!
Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Luke 1:26-33, 38; 2:1-21
Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus’ birthday and that God loves us so much He gave us Jesus.
The Wise Men
Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11
Wise men follow a special star to Jesus so they can worship Him and give Him gifts.
ENGAGE IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS TOGETHER
When you go into your child’s room, cuddle them and say: “It’s Christmas time, [child’s name]! I’m so excited that it’s almost Jesus’ birthday!”
While on the go, take turns telling each other happy news. It can be anything happy! Talk about how God sent an angel to tell Mary some VERY happy news. The angel told Mary she was going to have God’s Son, Jesus!
Cuddle with your child and pray: “God, we have so many fun Christmas traditions. [Child’s name] and I love doing them all together! While we’re making fun memories this Christmas, help us remember that Jesus is the one we’re celebrating. Jesus is special, because Jesus is Your Son!”
Add lots of bubble bath to bath time. Ask your child if they can cover their entire body with bubbles so they look like an angel. Say: “God sent an angel to tell Mary that she was going to have a baby. The baby was Jesus, God’s Son!”