Curriculum for the Teacher!

Christmas Lessons pt 1 - Charting the Course

Teachers may add their own creative skills and special touches. You can use snacks, play games, select music and/or use a study of the people in the Bible chosen by God to teach this lesson. At Calvary Kids Church, we will be having our church drama team present a skit with some of the lessons. Each week is different. Be creative and capture their attention. Remember they will be getting to know the Critters, their personalities, and be able to relate to them as time goes on.

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Charting the Course (God shows us the way to Jesus) by Gramma Cherbear

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Greet new members and introduce them to the class and the Critters.

Open the class with a prayer.

Read the Bible Verse for the day!

The Bible Says:

"...The star they (the wise men) had seen when they were in the east went ahead of them. It finally stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy." Matthew 2:9,10

Teach the JOY of having Jesus live in your heart. God gives us His Word to lead us to the baby Jesus. This is how we find the special kind of joy God wants us to have.
We put Jesus First - J, Others Second - O, You Third - Y. J - O - Y = JOY
(Speak with the children)

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea. Wise men came from the east and said, "We were in the east, we saw His star." Matthew 2:2

They were following the course that God had charted for them. Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem in Judea and was born a King for God's children! They wanted to find Jesus and give gifts to Him. When the wise men found Him, they were filled with great joy!

(Teach the children)
The same is true for a child of God. When you find Him you are filled with great joy in your heart. The greatest gift of eternal life is given to you. The best gift you can give back to Jesus is to love Him. He wants you to share His Love, Peace and Joy with others.
(Let the Critters help teach the lesson)

Charting the Course
Joshua Jackrabbit is charting the course which leads to the brightest star in the sky. The Critters will tell their friends, "If you follow this Star, you will find true Love, Peace and Joy." They want others to know about the Baby Jesus. They will celebrate His birth on Christmas Day. Their map will show others the way!


Repeat today's Bible verse.
When we celebrate Christmas, we celebrate Jesus' birth. God gave us His Son so that we can live with Him forever! That is the "Joy in giving!" Jesus is God's present to us! Sing praises and thank God for His wonderful Gift! Enjoy the celebration and remember, JESUS is the Reason for the Season!

Worship God with music.

Activities: Use crafts, games, puzzles, hidden pictures, word search, mazes, and books to further emphasize the current weeks' teachings.

I made Christmas ornaments for the kids to color and let them help decorate a small tree.

Pass out the coloring pages.

Explain the daily devotions! Encourage the Kids to show these to their parents and get help as they continue to learn how God takes care of them through the week.

Daily Trail Blazer Devotions for kids and pre teens
Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
1. The Guiding Light
2. Leading the Blind
3. Glorious Light
4. Who Can See?
5. Follow and Honor

Bonus Devotion for the Teacher

We are so glad you came to Kids Church today! Announce next weeks lesson.
Pass out the Daily Devotions to the children as they are dismissed.



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