1. Children should be able to recognize the figures in the icon of the nativity and retell the story with the icon as a guide.
  2. Children should be able to say, “Christ is Born!” and respond “Glorify Him!”


Possible lesson plan:


  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Read the story of Christmas in the Beginner’s Bible, pages 271-281, the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 168-170, or the Read with Me Bible, pages 256-265. You can supplement with the Golden Children’s Bible, pages 351-352.  Bring a crèche from home and have the children identify the figures and add/move the figures as you tell the story.  Then, have the children identify the people and animals in the icon of the Nativity. 


  1. Feed the Elephant/ True False Questions

True                                                                 False

Jesus was born in Bethlehem.                         Jesus was born in Baltimore (or your city).

Mary was the mother of Jesus.                       Anna was the mother of Jesus.

Jesus was born in a stable.                              Jesus was born in a palace.

Angels told the shepherds where Jesus was.  A star told the shepherds where Jesus was.


  1. With small children, have a small birthday cake and celebrate!


  1. Take a small Christmas tree and decorate it in class. Remind the children that the tree is a symbol of life in the Scriptures; remember the story of the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden. Who is the roots and trunk of our Christmas tree? Who came to give us life? Make little angels, stars, and hearts to decorate your classroom tree. Or cut out the figures from the icon for the tree. What does each have to do with the story?


  1. Close with prayer. Learn “Christ Is Born!” “Glorify Him!”