Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christian Christmas Preschool Activities

If you teach in a Christian school here are some activities that emphasize the reason for the season. There are some great coloring sheets, crafts and songs that help you teach the Christmas story.

There are three pages of Christmas printables from Christian Preschool Printables--You will probably stay at this site for a while because she has a tremendous collection of Christian printables year around to use in your classroom.

Stand Up Nativity Craft from First School

Arrange a Nativity Scene Online Game
From a Kid's Heart

Christmas Christian Coloring Pages from Apple4theteacher

Many, Many coloring pages from Calvary Kids Pages--Great stuff!

Christmas Songs Telling the Story of Jesus Birth

Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem To the tune "10 Little Indians"

Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem (do 3x)
Riding on a donkey. (act like they are bouncing on a donkey)

So they rested in the stable (3x)
They could go no further. (fold hands in front of you like sleeping

Baby Jesus was born to Mary (3x)
She laid him in a manager (rock a baby)

The shepherds and wise men came to Jesus (3x)
To bring the baby gifts. (hold out hands like they are giving something)

Now we celebrate Jesus birthday (3x)
On each Christmas Day! (hold arms up high to rejoice)

Mary Had a Baby Boy

To the tune: "Mary had a Little Lamb"

Mary had a baby boy,
baby boy,
baby boy,
Mary had a baby boy,
And Jesus was his name.

She wrapped him up in swaddling clothes,
swaddling clothes,
swaddling clothes,
She wrapped him up in swaddling clothes,
And laid him in the hay!

He came to show us God's great love,
God's great love,
God's great love,
He came to show us God's great love,
On that first Christmas day!!

Twinkle Christmas Star

To the tune: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star
How I wonder what you are.
Shining high up in the sky
Show the Shepherds where Christ lies.
Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star.
How I wonder what you are.

You could do a short program with the appropriate Bible verses read between each of the above songs. I have had these songs for years so if you know who might have written them, let me know so I can give them credit.

The Legend of the Candy Cane
According to legend there was a candy maker who wanted to invent a candy that was a witness to Christ.

Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Savior
Who's sinless and pure!
"J" is for Jesus, My Lord, that's for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!

Other Books Celebrating the Birth of Christ for Preschoolers

Nativity Photo from Morgue File


  1. thank you so much, your post has been such a great help for me, since I've been looking for a way to teach my daughter about the nativity, thanks a million for all the helpful links and to you.

  2. Thanks for sharing...I am going to start teaching preschool in January and could definitely use these resources!

    Thanks again for sharing!
    Merry Christmas!!
    Jenn (free Christmas crafts ebook "Christmas Decorating Made Easy")

  3. Thank you so much for your post!!!! I love these Christmas songs and so will my preschoolers!!!!

  4. What a great site! As a retired preschool teacher I think that this will be most helpful for teachers and also for Mums who are homeschooling (I've done that, too).


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