Happy birthday, Jesus! Yes, we know that Christmas is all about Jesus’ birthday, but do your preschoolers know? It will be a new idea to some of them. We have the best jobs in the world because we get to share with preschoolers for the first time that Christmas is all about Jesus’ birthday! Jesus has a birthday? Yep, He sure does! And, we are going to celebrate it BIG!
We also want our preschoolers to know that the reason we celebrate Jesus’ birthday is because Jesus is God’s Son. God’s Son deserves a celebration as big as Christmas and a birthday bash as big as the one we’re going to give Him this month! He is that special!
We will begin week one with the angel telling Mary she is going to have a very special baby. Wow! What a day that must have been! Story Focus: The angel told Mary she was going to have a baby.
Week two we will follow Mary and Joseph as they travel to Bethlehem. There, in a stable, God’s only Son was born. Story Focus: Not everyone knew Jesus was God’s Son.
Week three we will hear about the most amazing birth announcement EVER as the angels go and tell shepherds nearby that Jesus has been born! You won’t find anything to top that on Pinterest! Story Focus: The angels tell about Jesus.
Week four is party time! We will sing happy birthday to Jesus and celebrate in such a super fun way that our preschoolers will know: 1. It’s Jesus’ birthday 2. We celebrate Jesus because He is God’s Son and... 3. Christmas is all about JESUS’ birthday! Story Focus: Happy Birthday Jesus!
Week five we will wrap up the big birthday bash with a visit from some wise men. They follow a star a very long way just to worship Jesus. Hey, they knew Jesus is special! Story Focus: The wisemen come to see God’s Son.
So, gather up all the birthday celebration you can and prepare to party all month long! It’s not just balloons and party hats. We are sharing the true story that God gave us His only Son, Jesus, and HE is worth celebrating!
Key Question: Why is Jesus special?
Bottom Line: Jesus is God's Son.
Memory Verse: “'God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16 GNT
12/2 -The angel told Mary she would have a special baby. (The Angel and Mary - Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46)
12/9 - Not everyone knew Jesus is God's Son. (Jesus Born in a Stable - Luke 2:1-7)
12/16 - The angels tell about Jesus. (Shepherds - Luke 2:6-18)
12/23 - Happy Birthday Jesus! (Happy Birthday Jesus! Retell Entire Christmas Story)
12/30 - The wise men come to see God's Son. (Wise Men - Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11)
The weekly Parent Cues found below are excellent resources for you to continue the conversation, started on Sunday, throughout the week at home. Designed to be implemented into the normal flow of your day, each week’s Parent Cue focuses on one of five areas;
At these times throughout your week, try out the Parent Cue’s suggestions for reinforcing what they were taught that Sunday at church. The consistent application they receive from you at home throughout the week will drive home the lesson they were taught as they just begin to get a first look at their heavenly Father.
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"CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES EXISTS TO PARTNER WITH FAMILIES IN HELPING THEIR KIDS BECOME LIFELONG FOLLOWERS OF JESUS."