December 2018

Early Childhood Ministry Lessons for the Month of December


BIRTHDAY BASH

Happy Birthday, Jesus! Yes, we know that Christmas is all about Jesus’ birthday, but do your preschoolers know? It will be a new idea to some of them. We have the best jobs in the world because we get to share with preschoolers for the 1st time that Christmas is all about Jesus’ Birthday! Jesus has a birthday? Yep, He sure does! And, we are going to celebrate it BIG!


WEEK 1 | December 2, 2018

We will begin week one with the angel telling Mary she is going to have a special baby. Wow! What a day that must have been!

Story Focus: The angel told Mary she was going to have a baby.


WEEK 2 | December 9, 2018

The week we will follow Mary and Joseph as they travel to Bethlehem. There, in a stable, God’s only Son was born.

Story Focus: Not everyone knew Jesus was God’s Son.


WEEK 3 | December 16, 2018

This week we will hear about the most amazing birth announcement EVER as the angels go and tell shepherds nearby that Jesus has been born. You won’t find anything to top that on Pinterest!

Story Focus: The angels tell about Jesus.


WEEK 4 | December 23, 2018

This week is party time! We will sing happy birthday to Jesus and celebrate in such a super fun way that our preschoolers will know:

  1. It’s Jesus’ birthday

  2. We celebrate Jesus because He is God’s Son and…

  3. Christmas is all about JESUS’ Birthday!

Story Focus: Happy Birthday Jesus!

WEEK 5 | December 30, 2018

Church Has Left the Building!

MONTHLY PREVIEW VIDEO

Watch Valerie preview the ideas behind the activities and stories told in the theme "Birthday Bash" in the First Look curriculum. Preschoolers will learn to say "Jesus is God's Son."

WORSHIP VIDEO

Christmas Party Dance

MEMORY VERSE

“God loves the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16