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Lesson 3 - The Christmas Story
The Shepherds Tell About Jesus' Birth

This is the third lesson in "The Christmas Story" Series of 5 Lessons. In this series of five Christmas lessons children make Christmas tree decorations that will remind them about part of the Christmas story.

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Shepherd Craft Made from Cupcake Liners

Shepherd Craft Made from cupcake liners from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Two-inch and one-inch Cupcake Liners or Patterned Paper

3/4" White Pompom

Brown and Black Chenille Stems

Tape or Glue

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Paper

Markers and Colored Pencils

 

Shepherd Diagram

How to Make the Cupcake Liner Shepherd Craft:

A Full-sized Printable Diagram Pattern is available to members and as an instant digital download above.

1. Flatten a two-inch cupcake liners. Tape or glue a jumbo craft stick in the center of one of the flattened cupcake liners. (If you don't have cupcake liners, you can use 4 1/2" circles cut from patterned paper. To make the shepherd's robe fold one side of the cupcake liner over the jumbo craft stick as shown in the diagram.

2. Fold the other side over the jumbo craft stick overlapping the first fold.

3. To make the arms flatten a two-inch cupcake liner and cut it into quarters. (If you don't have cupcake liners, you can just use 2 3/4" circles.

4. Fold the sides of the cupcake liner quarters in on both sides to make the arms (See diagram). Cut tan Chenille stems a little longer than the arms and glue them inside the arm pieces.

5. Glue the arms onto the body piece.

6. To make the head covering flatten a one-inch cupcake liner and tape or glue it behind the top of the jumbo craft stick. Fold down about 3/4" to cover the top of the jumbo craft stick.

7. Fold in both sides as shown in the diagram.

8. Fold in the sides again so that the folds meet the sides of the craft stick.

9. To make the sheep draw a sheep head on a piece of paper and cut it out. Glue the head to a white pompom and then glue on pieces of black Chenille stems for the legs. (Patterns available to members and as a digital download above)

10. To finish draw on the legs, sandals, and face features with markers and colored pencils.

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Shepherd Boy with Sheep Christmas Ornament

Shepherd Boy Holding a Sheep Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card Stock

Colored Pencils or Crayons

Tape

Scissors

 

 

How to Make the Shepherd with Sheep Christmas Ornament:

1. Print out the patterns onto card stock and cut them out on the dark lines and around the head. (Printable Pattern available to Members on The Resource Room and as an instant download above.)

2. In class have the children color the shepherd and then bring the sides together to form a cone shape so that he can stand up.

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More Crafts for This Lesson

(Printable Pattern available to Members on The Resource Room and as an instant download above.)

 

Make Christmas Cards

Jesus' birth was a very exciting event--one of the most important things to ever happen. The shepherds told everyone they knew about his birth and we can do the same thing. Have your children make Christmas cards that tell about Jesus' birth.

 

Play "Pin the Feather in the Manger" Game

Pin the feather on the manger game

What you will need:

Paper

Yellow Feathers

Clear Tape

Blind Fold

 

 

What to do:

1. Before class print out the pattern for the Manger. (Printable Pattern available to Members on The Resource Room and as an instant download above.)

2. In class give each child a feather and a piece of tape. Have your children take turns taping a feather on the manger while blind folded. When all the children have had a turn pin the picture of Baby Jesus on top of the manger.

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The Christmas Story Sunday School Lesson Series for Children

The Christmas Story Bible Lessons Series - Check out the free sample lesson on www.daniellesplace.com

 

Each week children add their decorations to the classroom tree. They will enjoy seeing the tree changing and getting more beautiful each week as ornaments are added. Use the decorations each week to review previous Bible lessons.

If you don't have room for a Christmas tree in your room, you can send the ornaments home with your children, or make a large paper tree and tape it to your wall.

The following 5 lessons in this series are available to members on The Resource Room and as instant digital downloads.

Lesson 1 - The Prophets Tell About Jesus

Lesson 2 - An Angel Tells the Good News

Lesson 3 - The Shepherds Tell About Jesus' Birth

Lesspm 4 - The Wise Men Search For Jesus

Lesson 5 - The Rest of the Story