Glory to God

The children will know that:-

  • The children will know that the birth of Jesus is the doing of God.
  • The children will learn that the angels sang praises to God for what He had done.
  • Christmas day should be a day when we worship and give glory to God as the shepherds did.

Bible Story Reference: Luke 2:8-21

Memory Verse: 

Luke 2:14 (NIV) 

“Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those on
whom his favour rests.”


  • Ask the children who, parents are. ( A biological or adoptive person who has children in a family setting or someone who bears a

  • Using plasticine, mould a Parent and a child. You can ask the kids to help you mould, with each of them moulding different parts of the body.

  • Explain to them further who a parent is. The parent is one who moulds their child into a good image. A parent is one who sometimes shares their likeness with their child.

  • Explain to the children ‘ADORE’ is – Adore means to worship, to love and to respect.

  • Tell them we should adore GOD for sending His son to us.

Bible Story

  • Mary gave birth to her firstborn, a son, Jesus. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no guest room available for them.
  •  And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
  • An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
  • Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
  • Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”
  • When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
  • So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been said to them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
  • The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
  • The birth of Jesus is good news, we should worship God for it, and tell others about it too.
  • Let us worship God for He is God, and He is supposed to be worshipped.


  1. Who is the mother of Jesus? (Mary.)
  2. What did Mary use to wrap Jesus? (Cloths)
  3. Who appeared to the shepherds? (An angel and a heavenly host of angels)
  4. What did the angels and shepherds do? (They worshipped God)


Thank you, Lord, for your son. We praise and worship you for this merciful act of sending your son.



Nativity Scene

What You Need

  • Colored paper
  • Pen or pencil (for tracing)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker


  1. Cut out the different shapes that will make your nativity scene (2 small triangles, 1 large triangle, 1 star, two strips, two ovals, two rectangles and two arc shapes)

  2. Take a piece of white paper that will be the background of the nativity scene.

  3. Glue the roof (big triangle) at the top of the white paper. Glue the star at the peak of the triangle.

  4. The two large rectangles will be Mary and Joseph. Glue one rectangle under each of the bottom angles of the roof. Be sure to leave enough space between them to add Baby Jesus in a bit.

  5. Next, glue the arch shapes on the top of each rectangle. These will be Mary and Joseph’s heads.

  6. Glue a circle on the arch that is Mary’s head. Glue the oval to the the arch that is Joseph’s head. Then, glue on a circle for his face.

  7. Glue the two small triangles down between Mary and Joseph. Line up one straight edge with the bottom of the white background. Glue the second triangle onto the point of the first one overlapping the points to create the manger.

  8. Assemble the Baby Jesus shapes and glue them onto the top of the manger.

  9. Use the black marker to draw faces on each of the three characters – Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus.

  10. Take the semi-circular shapes from the template for Mary and the two small strips (headbands).

  11. Glue the semicircular shapes as headbands to the top of Mary and Joseph’s heads. Attach the last shapes to Mary to complete her clothing.