Over 80 Ways To Teach Kids The TRUE Meaning of Christmas

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With all the hassle and bustle of the season, many of us forget to remember the true meaning of Christmas. So today I though I would share with you some ways we practice celebrating the TRUE meaning of Christmas and some other ideas from around the web. We have done this with an Easter post, and it is always a viewer favorite around the holidays.

Teach Kids The TRUE Meaning Of Christmas

 

Some years we take time to learn about how different countries celebrate the holidays. We shared about our Hannukkah unit that we did a couple years ago. Some years we enjoy going to the local gardens and visiting Christmas Around The World which is a unique and amazing place to visit.

Christmas Videos that Teach Kids the TRUE meaning of Christmas

We love snuggling together on some of the evenings leading up to Christmas and watching some wonderful Christmas movies that help kids understand why we celebrate Christmas. Here are some of our favorites.

Why Do We Call It Christmas? You can read our review of this wonderful DVD from the creator of Veggie Tales. This is a video that is played many times through out the Christmas season around here. There are also a couple Veggie Tales videos that teach different aspects about the Christmas season that are family favorites as well.

 

Our favorite Christmas DVD’s.

Movies That Teach The TRUE Meaning Of Christmas

Don’t want to wait for a DVD to be shipped to you? Why not watch some of the video’s on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

 

Christmas Printables

 Nativity Arts and Craft Ideas:

Hands on Nativity Learning

Nativity Sensory Bins

If you have been a follower of our blog for a while you know just how much we love sensory bins. We have shared a ton of different sensory bin ideas over the years. Here are some sensory bins around the web that are Nativity themed.

Nativity Themed Food

Christmas Stories that Teach Kids the REAL Meaning of Christmas

Books That Teach The TRUE Meaning of Christmas

Reading Christmas stories that teach the kids the real Christmas meaning is something we do every night with the younger kids, there are books the boys really look forward to being pulled out each year. While we always have a couple Christmas books that are just fun to read the majority of our Christmas books are about the real meaning of Christmas.

Our favorite Christmas stories that are about the TRUE meaning of Christmas for elementary kids.

God Gave Us Christmas

A Little Golden Book ~ The Christmas Story

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving

Humphrey’s First Christmas

The Year Of The Perfect Christmas Tree

Mortemier’s Christmas Manger

The Crippled Lamb

Jacob’s Gift

Room For A Little One

This Is The Stable

 

Make Your Own Advent calendar

There have been a couple years we worked through Truth In The Tinsel during the Advent season, this was a wonderful hands on way to teach the kids about different aspects of the Christmas season. Here is a look at our day 1-6 ornaments for Truth In The Tinsel. Not only do they have Truth In The Tinsel, but they also have printable ornaments for your family to make each day of the Advent season. Both are very inexpensive and very well worth the investment in my opinion!

Truth In The Tinsel Ornaments

We have used this Amanda Bennett Christmas Unit study a couple years, the kids loved it and I enjoyed the fact that it teaches all kinds of information about the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Christmas resources from Pinterest

  • you can find some great ideas for making handprint, fingerprint, and footprint nativity scenes, what a wonderful idea. This could be used in a classroom, or it could be used as decorations for around the house. This idea is from the Fun Handprint art blog.

 

 

 

  • Add a giant felt board up that the kids can make a nativity scene that kids really enjoy. Find out how to make your own over at My Crazy Blessed Life.  

 

  • This nativity preschool printable pack is a fun idea to keep the younger kids busy during the Christmas break coming up.

 

  • 25 Days of Christ would be a wonderful way spend the the 25 days leading up to Christmas. Families make 25 symbolic ornaments celebrating the life of Christ.

 


For other Christmas Ideas stop over and check out my Christmas Ideas page, with all of our Christmas Shares through out the years.

 

My Christmas Pinterest board has many ideas for Christmas as well.

Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Christmas Ideas for families & Kids on Pinterest.

 

I am linking up with these great link parties.

Comments

  1. Looks like a ton of great resources for Christmas!

  2. Nicole, Thank you so much for including me in your round-up!

    This is an excellent resource for families! I know it took you a long time to put it together. Thank you for your hard work!

    Merry Christmas!
    Lauren

    • Lauren,
      Your welcome!It did take a while to put together, but it will be a great resource for myself and others. I pray you have a blessed Christmas!

      Nicole

  3. This is an amazing list of resources. I especially love the ideas for Advent, which is right around the corner and I think this just might help me get ready. Thanks for sharing!

    • Marva,
      Thank you so much! I had a great time putting it together. I’m glad it will be helpful to you while getting ready for Advent! Have a blessed weekend!!

  4. I love all of the books, activities, and videos you listed here to learn more about why we celebrate Christmas. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

  5. What a huge list! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on my Kids, Tweens & Teens board! Have a great week!
    Kim

    • Kim,
      I have found many great resources over the years, so I had fun putting it together and sharing it with other moms. Thanks for your kind words and for pinning, I appreciate it. I hope you have a blessed weekend!!

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