Being a mom of three has helped me understand just how important it is that we teach our children to understand and love celebrating the birth of our Savior. We want to make our homes a place where our families can feel the joy of Christmas.
This week, I’ve pulled together some of my FAVORITE Christ-Centered Christmas Activites and Countdowns that will help you and your family do just that. And am sharing them with you, right now!
5 Awesome Ways to Keep Christ At The Center of Your Christmas Celebration
A lot of families use this as a Christian alternative to Elf on the Shelf. In place of the elf, you have a shepherd boy searching for baby Jesus. Through this hands-on adventure (which doubles as a Christmas Countdown), your kids will learn the REAL Christmas story as it happened in the Bible.
Bring your kids back to the original Christmas story with this 24-day countdown. In Christ-Centered Christmas, there are 24 beautifully designed countdown cards that will guide your kids through the Christmas season. Each card features a Christmas symbol and it’s meaning, a scripture and an activity that helps you focus on Christ!
This year DaySpring is offering a variety of Advent calendars for parents and kids to use together. These are great ways to build family connection during the Christmas season! Each day of these countdowns provides either a Bible verse relating to the birth of Jesus OR a fun activity meant to helps teach kids about kindness, compassion, and giving. All characteristics we hope to see in our kids both in and out of the Christmas season, right?
This 12 Days of Christmas activity is a way to make the days leading up to Christmas just as full of that magic as the actual holiday. You can count down the twelve days of Christmas with a small gift for your spouse or for your friends and neighbors. It’s the perfect way to remind your family of the reason for the season–giving! Your kids will love surprising their friends, families, and neighborhoods with their gifts of service.
This activity set is perfect for making sure you get in some quality family time this holiday season. For each day in the month of December, they have put together 25 days of family activities to help your family bond over holiday fun, along with co-ordinated printables!
It’s really important to me that my kiddos grow up knowing the truth about Christmas. That it’s not about them and it’s not about getting. Before anything else, Christmas is about Jesus. It’s about a God who loves us so much that He sent His son to this imperfect place to make a way for all of us imperfect people to spend forever with Him. Christmas is just the beginning. I love each of these resources reflects that in one way or another.
What are some of the traditions you have for keeping Christ at the center of your Christmas? I’d love to hear about them! Drop your answer in the comments!