Today I am thrilled to present to you 30 Christ-centered Christmas activities and crafts for children and families. I have wanted to put this post together for a very long time – over a year! – but I didn’t want to just throw together a sloppy list. I wanted to carefully research and review each item that I put on the list as a resource, and it just didn’t happen until now. I realized that the vast majority of my posts about Christmas were completely secular ideas, crafts, and recipes, and, once I started researching for this post, I realized that my situation was the norm! There just aren’t many Christmas posts out there with ideas that center around our Savior. Luckily, I found 30 posts of Christ-centered Christmas activities and crafts that I LOVE, and today I am sharing them with you. They are good for a wide variety of ages, and I already printed out and planned to use many of them with my own family. Christ is truly the reason for the Christmas season, and I hope that some of these activities and crafts help bring Him and His Spirit into your home this month!
This is one of our family’s most treasured traditions. My mom did it with us growing up, and now I do it with my babies. Essentially, we light the candles each week and sing Christmas songs and have a spiritual thought, and on Christmas Day we light all of the candles and read the Biblical account of the Christmas story all together. More details, background, and even a tutorial to make a pretty one like this are on the blog post.
I love this cute idea! The animal crackers are just a perfect touch! Teach the story of the first Christmas while building an edible treat! Love it!
I would LOVE to see Christmas pageants played out with some chubby toddler fingers sticking through these finger puppets! Cute cute cute!
This is a darling, printable play script for kiddos to perform, OR they can use the printable figures and manger to put on more of a puppet show! Perfect for Christmas Eve family festivities!
Here is another option for a Nativity skit to use for your family’s big get-together this holiday season. This one incorporates Christmas songs.
What a beautiful idea! Countdown to Christmas with a scripture each day!
This one is simple, great for a wide variety of ages, and just plain beautiful!
Make these darling stones and act out the Christmas story with your kiddos. They can play with them all month long!
A free printable explaining the symbols of Christmas – complete with scripture references – so that you can make one of these cute kits.
Print out these beautiful printables and glue them onto toilet paper rolls to make a sweet nativity play set.
Handprint crafts . . . need I say more? It doesn’t get much cuter!
These coloring pages are ADORABLE, plus they’re free!
These darling printables are perfect for teaching the Christmas story, as well as for creative play. Just print and stick them on a popsicle stick and you are ready to enjoy!
I love this idea! All of the names of the Savior on printable ornaments the kids can color (if you choose the b&w version) and hang on the tree. Great idea for family night!
If I made one of these I think my 5 year old would play with it every. single. day. until Christmas. Felt board play is classic. Love.
My kids LOVE these! I told them that I called them “cootie catchers” when I was growing up, but my 5 year old got a little mixed up and calls them her “cookie catchers.” 🙂 This particular one is awesome because it leads to interesting questions and scriptures about Christmas. I have already printed some out for my own kiddos!
My son is going to LOOOOVE this idea!!! Perfect for your creative, fun boys and girls!
These printables tell the Christian origins of modern day Christmas symbols. Fascinating!
A cute, simple craft depicting the angels that appeared to the shepherds to share the good news.
Print out and assemble these darling Nativity figures for play and for learning the true story of Christmas. Bonus: They kindof look like Minecraft figures. 😉
Use this beautiful printable set for a puppet show lesson or just as a fun art project!
I love fingerprint art, and so do kids! It’s messy, but not TOO messy. Just right!
I ADORE the idea of this story cube! There is a color and black and white version that the kids could color themselves. Print or draw, and then roll the dice and tell the story of the picture.
I love these paper angels. They are so simple and charming. Perfect craft AND decoration.
As the photo says, you print the printables, decoupage the bodies onto the wooden peg dolls, and paint the heads.
Print, color, PLAY! 🙂
This idea isn’t technically about the Savior or the Nativity story, but it IS all about service and it’s our family’s favorite Christmas tradition, so I decided to include it. After all, Christ spent his entire life in service to His fellow men, and He taught us to do the same!
Another service-oriented post. Christmas is all about the Spirit of Christ, after all, and Christ is all about serving your fellow men!
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