Christ Focused Christmas Activities for Kids

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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can become easy to be swept up in the commercialism or the competitiveness and forget the true meaning of why we celebrate Christmas in the first place. In recent years, I have looked for Christ focused Christmas activities for my kids and in doing so, I have found that it has helped me as much as them to feel more peace during the holidays. It helps us all to look to God and to be thankful for the gift of Jesus, the most precious Christmas gift of all.

Christ Focused Christmas Ideas for Kids and FamiliesImage Copyright: ginosphotos / 123RF Stock Photo

Christ Focused Crafts and Activities:

Christ-Centered Advent Craft for Children from Housewife Eclectic

Christmas Story Bracelet and Poem from Adventures in Mommydom

Manger Craft from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Manger Craft

25 Hands-On Nativity Lessons from Mama’s Happy Hive

Homemade Christmas Crackers with Scripture Verses from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Baby Jesus Envelope Craft from Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Names of Christ Tree from Mad in Crafts

Nativity Tree from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots or Make Your Own Nativity Tree

Nativity Christmas Worksheets from Learning 2 Walk

Nativity Sensory Bin from Growing Hands-On Kids

Nativity Chalk Silhouette from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Nativity Chalk SilhouetteMatchbox Manger from The Craft Train

Nativity Song and Puppet Show from Let’s Play Music

Three Wise Men Playdough Invitation to Play from Growing Hands-on Kids

Lego Nativity Puzzles from I Can Teach My Child

Preschool Activity Pack including Do-a-Dot Sheet, Nativity Puzzle and Memory Game, Baby Jesus Maze and more from Teaching Mama

Lighted Shadowbox Nativity from I Can Teach My Child

Hands-On Nativity Story from Blessed Beyond a Doubt

Edible Baby Jesus Craft from Not Consumed

Bake a Birthday Cake and Sing Happy Birthday to Jesus

Acts of Christmas Kindness:

Kindness Countdown to Christmas from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness from Not Consumed

Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Advent Calendar from Life Your Way

Alternate Advent Calendar – Acts of Kindness from Mum in the Madhouse

25 Days of Service from I Heart Naptime

22 Random Acts of Christmas Kindness from Pichea Place

Christmas Kindness Countdown Chain from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse) – Putting together a shoebox of school supplies, hygiene products and toys for a child in an impoverished area is a beautiful way to not only give back, but also to help kids focus on how fortunate they are. They can also include a letter and picture with the gift which makes it even more personal. It is a special thing to do that impacts not only the child on the receiving end, but the family or child on the giving end as well.

The Kindness Elves from The Imagination Tree – these are a great alternative to the Elf on the Shelf.

The Kindness Elves

Family Resources:

The Little People Nativity Set allows even young children to practice the story of Christmas in a hands-on way.

The Christ-Centered Christmas Family Traditions Systems includes some fabulous ideas to get your family focused on the true meaning of the season. Some of my favourites include the Christmas gifts for Jesus, the 30 Day Christmas Acts of Kindness and the printable banners and posters for your home.

Truth in the Tinsel, an Advent Experience for Little Hands is 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points and extension activities for the whole family.

Truth in the Tinsel

Melk, the Christmas Monkey is a tool for teaching God’s character to children through 30 fun Bible lessons and activities that the family can all enjoy during the Advent season. 


The Best Christmas Gift Colouring Book (free printable)

I Love Baby Jesus Printable Nativity Scene for Colouring and Pasting

For Unto Us a Child is Born Colouring Sheet

Manger Scene Colouring Sheet

J is for Jesus Colouring Page

Nativity Colouring Pages

Children’s Books:


Blessings Printable Gift Tags from Not Consumed

Family Nativity Scavenger Hunt from Joy in the Home

Nativity Crafts and Activities to celebrate the season of ChristmasIf you’re a parent or Sunday School teacher, you may also want to read these Bible object lessons that can be used with kids year-round.


  1. Thank you so much for including my post in your round-up!

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