Are you looking for some quick and easy Christmas themed activities for your Children’s Ministry? Want to have something easy to set up and implement for those kids who might not be practicing for the Christmas play? Take a look at some of these games, crafts, and activities, perfect for your Children’s Ministry (you could also include a few of these ideas in your weekly newsletter for parents to do at home).
My Personal Favorite: Minute to Win It Games!
We played a few of these games at a recent family gathering and even though it took a few minutes for everyone to warm up, people ended up having a lot of fun! If you’d read my other Minute to Win it posts, you know that kids generally love these games and the minute time limit keeps things lively and fun. The games we played were Cup Stacking, Do You Hear What I Here, and Hung With Care. We also played a version of Merry Fishmas during church last week and the kids loved it!
Our Version of Merry Fishmas! (Easy! Easy!)
Grab More Game Ideas At:
- Cloud 8: Not So Silent Night (GREAT PICTURES!)
- Room Mom 101: Christmas Party Ideas
- Children’s Party Network
- Christmas Games for Sunday School (includes instruction videos)
Got a little downtime and some little ones to entertain? Come prepared with some nativity finger puppets or make a set as an activity together! Here’s where you can find some simple puppets to use:
Rachel over at the Kids Activity Blog has ideas for 20 Simple activity bags. Make these up ahead of time so you’ll be ready to whip one (or ten) out as soon as you hear the dreaded “I’m bored!”
Simple. Quick. Rip up some paper. Cut a paper plate. Make a wreath. Anyone can do it! (Get full instructions and other projects at this blog).
Want something a little more complicated (and fancy!) for older kids?
Got some extra ripped up green paper left over from the above wreath? Make a Christmas tree while you’re at it! This is also a terrific AFTER Christmas project — make the whole tree out that fabulous wrapping paper that you wanted to save, but didn’t exactly know WHAT to do with it.
Find the instructions over at Play and Learn with Dana.
Finger Print Light Strand
You may have spotted these around Pinterest recently. We did this project as part of the Truth in Tinsel Church Curriculum and the kids loved it. Parents thought it was adorable too! Grab some ink pads and away you go!
What About You?
What do you during the December month at church? What about at home? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!
- 10 Christmas Minute to Win It Games (free!) from Children’s Ministry Deals
- Christmas Tree Lessons: Lesson One, Lights (free)
- Minute to Win It (How to Host a Family Night at Church)
- Quick and Easy Christmas Games for Kids
- 10 Christmas Wreaths for Kids by The Classroom Creative
- Truth in Tinsel Church Curriculum
- My Children’s Ministry Pinterest Board
- My Christmas Pinterest Board
Parts of this post were originally published on 3 Boys and Dog on December 26, 2012.