Jesus the Best Gift

The child will be able to learn that Jesus is the best gift ever.

Bible Story Reference: Luke 2:1-7

Memory Verse: 

Luke 2:6 (NIV)

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.


  • Today we’ll learn about when Jesus came to earth as a baby—a gift for us. Jesus is the best gift ever. That’s what Christmas is all about!
  • Tell the child about a place you usually go around Christmas, such as a family member’s house, an event, or a special shop.
  • Today we’ll celebrate Christmas and that Jesus is the best gift ever, and we’ll explore what that means to us. We’ll dig into the Bible to find out. The Bible is another one of God’s special gifts. It’s one way God teaches us and talks to us. God is ready to teach you and talk to you right now.

Bible Story

In the Bible, when the government did a census, it was so they could get money from people.

The census was the first step in God’s plan to send the best gift ever. He wanted to give the gift of Jesus in a special place called Bethlehem.

In order to be counted in the census, a couple named Mary and Joseph had to go from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Mary and Joseph were married and were expecting a baby.

Wow, Bethlehem is really crowded! It looks like there’s not enough room for all of us. When Mary and Joseph finally got there, there was no room for them. So they had to stay in a barn, where they could finally rest.

God’s gift had come! Jesus is the best gift ever! Some people had waited a long time for the gift of Jesus.

Christmas is a fun time of year. But the best part is that it’s Jesus’ birthday. Let’s celebrate his birthday and that he is the best gift ever!

God gave Jesus to us as a gift. Jesus is the best gift ever! Electronics can break or get old, but Jesus doesn’t. Jesus is the best gift! Money can get used up, but Jesus is always there. Jesus is the best gift! Jesus is the only gift that lasts forever because he gives us eternal life! Thank you, God!


Thank you God for Jesus—the best gift ever.



Origami Gift Box

What You Need

  • Paper (preferably magazine/newspaper pages)