Christmas Sunday School Lessons

Plus all the good songs, lessons ideas, Christmas verses, and object lessons to celebrate Christmas with your elementary Sunday School class!

Beware! Many kids already know these stories...

The Christmas story ranks right up there with Noah's Ark, or Daniel in the Lion's Den with stories almost EVERY KID who has ever come to church knows.

Which makes teaching Sunday School lessons about Christmas that much more complicated. You want to share the REAL reason for Christmas and why it's something celebrate, but you don't want to be so predictable that you struggle to keep the attention of your elementary age kids.

So below you'll find a fews songs, a few complete Christmas lessons, and a couple of fun object lessons to really make Christmas "magic" in your school, your church, or wherever you teach! When you are done, don't forget these awesome Christmas activities for your Sunday School class!

Awesome Christmas Songs for Kids in 2023

Fill the streets with praise and celebrate our Savior on this JOYFUL day!

Relaxed, yet spirited Christmas song that's easy for children to sing.

One of the great songs that celebrate Jesus - God's gift to us at Christmastime.

An obvious pick in a list of Christmas songs! Here's a fun version with a fresh musical twist.

A super fun one to help children remember that JESUS is what Christmas is all about.

Four kid-focused songs with fresh, upbeat musical arrangements.

Like the song says, "It's Christmas...sing with us!"

One of those songs we all know. Let's share the good news with everyone, a Savior is born!

Christmas sure is fun, but we don't have to wait for December to celebrate our Saviour!

On the list of classic Christmas songs for sure....for good a reason!

One of the classic Bible songs that just sounds like Christmas the minute it starts.

Jesus, a Heavenly King sent from above is truly the best gift EVER!

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Complete Christmas Sunday School Lessons

Below are some great Christmas lessons for elementary age kids to celebrate the wonderful story of our Saviour's birth!

Luke's Letter - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: The Christmas Situation

In this first lesson of a 4-week Christmas series, we start with a thrilling investigation for kids! With Christmas approaching, we're on a quest to discover the true identity of Jesus. Was He just a character in a festive story or something more? Join our detective journey inspired by the Gospel writer Luke's meticulous research. Find clues, question eyewitnesses, and uncover evidence that proves the real existence of Jesus. Embark on this exciting Christmas adventure for your Sunday School class and unveil the truth about the most wonderful time of the year!

The Angel's Announcement - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: The Christmas Situation

Teachers鈥ids鈥ver thought about your birth story? Come with us as we dig into the most amazing birth story ever 鈥 Jesus鈥 birth at Christmas. From angels talking to big promises, this isn鈥檛 just any baby story. It鈥檚 truly special. See what Doctor Luke wrote in the Bible and find out the deep truths about Christmas inside. There are surprises waiting for you, because this isn鈥檛 a normal birth news. Teach this wonderful lesson to your Sunday School class and discover the true 鈥渕agic鈥 of Christmas.

Caeser's Census & the Journey to Bethlehem - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: The Christmas Situation

Discover Emperor Caesar Augustus鈥檚 desires for power and wealth and see how his actions unknowingly paved the way for Jesus鈥 birth. While Caesar planned for himself, God was in TOTAL control. Explore the details of the famous journey to Bethlehem, find hidden clues, and see how everything fits perfectly in God鈥檚 grand Christmas plan. Amid power struggles and old prophecies, help your elementary Sunday School class understand the true heart of the Christmas story. A tale so real, it invites kids to believe. Leave your class with the question鈥︹漚re you ready to let Jesus be your Savior?鈥

Caeser's Census & the Journey to Bethlehem - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: The Christmas Situation

Discover Emperor Caesar Augustus鈥檚 desires for power and wealth and see how his actions unknowingly paved the way for Jesus鈥 birth. While Caesar planned for himself, God was in TOTAL control. Explore the details of the famous journey to Bethlehem, find hidden clues, and see how everything fits perfectly in God鈥檚 grand Christmas plan. Amid power struggles and old prophecies, help your elementary Sunday School class understand the true heart of the Christmas story. A tale so real, it invites kids to believe. Leave your class with the question鈥︹漚re you ready to let Jesus be your Savior?鈥

Jesus is Born in Bethlehem - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: The Christmas Situation

Discover Emperor Caesar Augustus鈥檚 desires for power and wealth and see how his actions unknowingly paved the way for Jesus鈥 birth. While Caesar planned for himself, God was in TOTAL control. Explore the details of the famous journey to Bethlehem, find hidden clues, and see how everything fits perfectly in God鈥檚 grand Christmas plan. Amid power struggles and old prophecies, help your elementary Sunday School class understand the true heart of the Christmas story. A tale so real, it invites kids to believe. Leave your class with the question鈥︹漚re you ready to let Jesus be your Savior?鈥

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5 Spectacular Christmas Object Lessons

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The Miracle in Mary's Belly

One day Mary is visited by an angel. (Luke 1:26-38) And in that moment Mary is plucked from basically complete obscurity to become the earthly mother of Jesus. WOW!

Admittedly this story is a little tricky with young ears listening because it involves the process of making babies, and how that didn鈥檛 happen in Mary鈥檚 situation. So鈥read carefully. That being said, here鈥檚 a fun way to talk about a baby growing in Mary鈥檚 belly in a miraculous way!

No Room in the Inn

The journey to Bethlehem must have been crazy difficult only to get there and find out all of the houses were full. Every door they knocked on they heard the same answer, 鈥淪orry all full鈥.

Eventually, finally, they found a spot鈥ar from ideal, but exactly as it had been prophesied many many years before. Here's a great "no room in the inn" object lesson.

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The Star!

The wise men saw a star they had never seen before and knew that something special was happening. So they saddled up their horses (ok, probably camels) and began the journey to find the newborn king.

Here鈥檚 a really fun, almost 鈥榤agic trick鈥 style Christmas object lesson your kids will love.

The Angels Appear to Shepherds

Oh man what a sight that must have been. A bunch of shepherds on a random hillside at night had NO IDEA they were about to get the greatest announcement OF ALL TIME. They were just minding their business when all of a sudden out of nowhere鈥ngels!

Here's a great object lesson for the angels appearance.

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The Light of the World

At Christmas we celebrate the fact that God sent His Son into this dark world to bring light.

So in Sunday School, as you describe why, and how Jesus is the light of the world, here鈥檚 a fun 鈥渆lectrical鈥 Christmas object lesson that would work perfectly!

Christmas Memory Verses for Kids

Here are some wonderful verses to help your Sunday School kids memorize truth while celebrating the Christmas season!

2 CORINTHANS 9:15

"Thanks be to God for his gift that is too wonderful for words.(NLT)."

A beautiful reminder that Jesus was a gift so great we could never even imagine it, from God, to us.

MATTHEW 1:23

"The virgin will be pregnant. She will have a son, and they will name him Immanuel,鈥 which means 鈥淕od is with us (NLT)."

As you deem it appropriate for your kids, this is a beautiful reminder that Jesus was created in Mary's womb in a way that no other baby has ever been created. That baby's name was a reminder that God was coming down to earth to be with us.

LUKE 2:10-12

"The angel said to them, 鈥淒o not be afraid. I am bringing you good news that will be a great joy to all the people. Today your Savior was born in the town of David. He is Christ, the Lord. This is how you will know him: You will find a baby wrapped in pieces of cloth and lying in a feeding box.鈥 (NLT)."

A couple of verses here, but a wonderful reminder of the angel's announcement to the shepherds and what an announcement it was. The Saviour of the world had been born in Bethlehem!!

As you memorize this verse it's also a wonderful chance to remind your kids that the first to know of Jesus' birth weren't kings or other "important" people - but rather lowly shepherds. The news of Christmas is for EVERYBODY!

PSALMS 72:11

"Let all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.鈥 (NLT)."

Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. No one, not kings or presidents or anyone else is greater than King Jesus.

MATTHEW 2:10

"When the wise men saw the star, they were filled with joy. 鈥 (NLT)."

The wise men had studied the skies for a long time - imagine their joy when they finally found what they had long been looking for!

ISAIAH 9:6

"A child has been born to us; God has given a son to us. He will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.鈥 (NLT)."

An Old Testament prophecy about Christmas to remember today, and everyday. This verse is a celebration of who Jesus is!

JOHN 3:16

"God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life. (NLT)."

Christmas is more than just the celebration of a baby - it's the arrival of Jesus, who would one day die so that we might have everlasting life.

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