Christmas Story Lesson & Game

It is important to us that we take time to remember the true meaning of Christmas. Our family is doing this lesson and activity for a family night. We were gifted the Fisher Price Little People Nativity Playset and it has been the greatest gift. We bring it out with our Christmas decor and always tell the story of Christ's birth with it. 

This year we wanted to make it even more interactive for our little ones, so we created a little game to go along with telling the story. We use the book My First Story of the First Christmas, which features New Testament as well as Book of Mormon stories. You can find the book on Amazon here. There are so many books, so find one that you like! 

Ahead of time you will want to write out clues describing Jesus, Mary, the Angel Gabriel, the shepherds and the wise men. Here are the clues that I made for ours. Feel free to copy and paste them or write your own! Here are the clues we wrote and used:

  • I am the Son of God and Savior of the World. I was born in a manger. Who am I?

  • I came to Mary and told her that God had chosen her to be the mother of the Savior. Who am I?

  • I am a young woman who lived in the small town of Nazareth. Heavenly Father sent an angel named Gabriel to visit me. I am the mother of the Savior. Who am I?

  • We were watching our sheep on the hillside when an angel appeared to us. We were afraid, but the angel told us to fear not. We hurried to Bethlehem to see the baby and worship him. Who are we?

  • It took us a long time to travel to Bethlehem. When we found Jesus, we knelt down and  worshiped Him. We gave him gifts of gold, frankinscense and myrrh. Who are we?

I typed mine out and mounted them on red cardstock, but you can simply write each clue out on a piece of paper. 

After telling the story we sent our little ones on a hunt for the pieces to the nativity. After they returned with all the pieces we read each clue and had them pick out who we were describing. Afterwards, have them retell the story of Christmas using the playset and enjoy playing together! 

1 comment:

The Chezik Family said...

Thank you for this awesome idea.