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Christmas is Coming! TEN Great Christmas Ideas

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

Christmas is a great time to reach families and kids who might not normally attend your church. Here are some children's ministry ideas you could use during the Christmas season.

Make a Christmas gift for someone during a Sunday service. Decorate a wooden ornament or make a Christmas card.

Cookie Decorating: Buy large cookies and have the children decorate one.

Christmas Paper Chain: During the last week of November, make an Advent paper chain, each link suggests one activity to do each day leading up to Christmas.

Download the instructions and template here..

The Christmas Nail Ornament

Tie a red ribbon around a nail and attached the Christmas Nail card Download the template and instructions here.

Provide cookies and hot chocolate after the service. This is a great opportunity to chat with families.

Provide Christmas Activity Books for the children. They can be used as a Christmas gift, in a welcome bag, or used during the Christmas service. Grace4Kids has two different levels which include the gospel throughout Download them here.

Book for Ages 3-7 years

Book for Ages 8-12 years

Book 2 for Ages 8-12 years

Distribute a Christmas Gospel Tract to each child to remind them of the true meaning of Christmas. Download here.

Candy Canes: Hand out Candy Canes and tell the story behind them.

Download the template and instructions here.

Photo Booth: Provide an opportunity for a family photo. Purchase a vinyl backdrop and allow families to take photos.

Crazy Christmas Dress Up Day: Dress in your favorite Christmas gear - shirts, pajamas, dresses, Santa hats, socks.

Have an AWESOME Christmas season remembering the Reason for the season.

In His service


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