DECEMBER 20TH: THE BIRTH OF JESUS

1) PARENT PREPARATION 

 

Note to Parents: “Teaching a Sunday School Lesson” is a weekly episode on the Lutheran radio show Issues Etc. that correlates to this specific Sunday School curriculum. Listening to either of these 30-minute conversations will give you the basic Bible points to teach your child(ren).

 

With LCMS Pastor Tom Baker (2012): https://issuesetc.org/2012/12/18/3-the-birth-of-jesus-luke-21-20-pr-tom-baker-121812/

 

With Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House (2011): https://issuesetc.org/2011/12/20/the-birth-of-jesus-luke-21-20-deaconess-pam-nielsen-12202011/

 

2) WEB PAGES THAT CORRESPOND TO THIS SPECIFIC LESSON

 

 

This week’s Bible text, the Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-20)

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+2%3A1-20&version=ESV

 

Overview of this lesson from the publisher (CPH):

https://seedsoffaith.cph.org/2016/01/05/new-testament-1-lesson-6-the-birth-of-jesus/

 

This lesson’s Everyday Faith Family Page from the publisher (CPH):

https://www1.cph.org/sundayschool/downloads/EverydayFaith_NT1_6_Birth_of_Jesus.pdf

 

3) AGE-APPROPRIATE MATERIALS FROM OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS: 

 

Ages 3 through Kindergarten (6-page PDF) 

First, Second and Third Grade (7-page PDF)

Fourth and Fifth Grade (5-page PDF)

 

4) EXTRA OPTIONAL LINKS

 

“When Jesus Was Born” Bible story (for younger children):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_iudvmMLgk

 

LEGO Nativity (Luke 2:8-19) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0lZcIb-p6A

 

“The Birth of Jesus” painting animation (for older children): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCQNNX3qSYg

 

“The First Noel” song with lyrics: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UniMXpApyFo

 

“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” song with lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqfIjm0E1Fk

 

“O Holy Night” song with lyrics: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNyJd94iTKE

 

“Away in A Manger” song with child actors: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO2UR4WTkUQ 

 

Birth of Jesus Coloring Pages:

1) For younger children: https://coloringhome.com/coloring-page/1821062

2) http://playskillfully.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-nativity-scene-free-printable.html

3) http://www.ny19votes.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jesus-is-born-coloring-page-birth-of-christ-pages.png

4) https://www.max7.org/en/resource/5a258414-1d31-4d5d-a45b-0b019e63c837

 

Printable Nativity Finger Puppets: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/nativity_finger_puppets.pdf

 

Printable Paper City Nativity Scene: 

http://madebyjoel.com/2012/12/paper-city-nativity-scene.html

 

Christmas Story Stick Puppets Free Printable:

https://www.daydreamintoreality.com/christmas-story-stick-puppets-free-printable/