Every year it’s the same story…
You start the Christmas season with the best of intentions.
This year is the year you’re going to teach your kids it’s not all about the presents — it’s all about Jesus.
This year is the year you’re going to do lots of fun Christian Christmas crafts for kids to remind your children of the true Christmas story.
This year is the year you’re going to finally slow down and savor the moments that matter most.
But every year it’s the same. December 25th rolls around and you realize yet again: Your kids have way too many presents and not nearly enough Jesus.
The good news is: It doesn’t have to be this way.
You can create a peaceful, joy-filled Advent season centered around the beauty of Jesus’s birth, and it’s easier than you think!
You don’t have to get rid of all the Christmas presents, events, and traditions your family already loves and looks forward to every year.
Instead, simply add in a few new Christmas traditions this year — ones that will keep you and your children’s focus where it belongs.
Here are 25 quick, easy, and meaningful activities to help your children prepare their hearts for Christmas this year:
- Read the Christmas Story (either straight from the Bible or I really like this one)
- Bake Christmas Cookies (here are a few of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes)
- Donate to a Local Shelter
- Thank Jesus for Coming to Earth
- Make Christmas Ornaments (like these Star of Bethlehem Christmas Ornaments)
- Choose One Behavior to Improve
- Go to Church
- Watch a Christmas Movie
- Pray for Friends/Family in Need
- Make a Christmas Countdown Chain
- Pick up Your Room
- Make Christmas Cards
- Take a Meal to Someone
- List 5 Things You’re Thankful For
- Share a Toy with a Friend
- Buy a Gift for Someone (Here are my favorite Christian Christmas gifts for kids, if you need ideas!)
- Read Christmas-Themed Books
- Make/Play with a Nativity (Here’s a fun Felt Nativity Tutorial, if you need one)
- Pray for Other Children in Need
- Sing Christmas Carols
- Color Christmas Pictures
- Donate to a Charity You Love
- Help Your Parents with a Chore
- Pray for More People to Know Jesus
- Say Thank You for Your Gifts
Of course, these are just a few suggestions.
Feel free to choose the activities that will be most meaningful to your family this Christmas season!
Then, once you’ve chosen your activities, you’ll want a way to keep up with them.
For example, you might choose to:
- Write your ideas on popsicle sticks to pull from a jar
- Write your ideas on a countdown chain and pull one chain each day
- Keep your ideas in a note on your phone
- OR write your ideas on a printable calendar, so you can cross off one activity each day.
Want me to send you a copy of the printable activities calendar shown above? Simply enter your name and email below, and I’ll send it your way!
When you do, I’ll also send you tons of great resources to help YOU grow in faith too. I just know you’re going to love it.
Comment below and let me know: What does your family do to prepare your hearts for Christmas every year? Do you have any fun Christmas traditions you do every year?
Looking for more Christian Christian fun for kids? Then you’ll definitely want to check out these fun crafts and activities as well: