Christmas Eve Childrens Service Ideas
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but you don’t want to deal with the hassle of organizing a big Christmas Eve service, try these ideas. They’ll help keep everyone engaged and excited without the work that goes into putting on an elaborate program.
1. Create a Christmas Eve box for each child
- Create a box for each child. If you have more than one child, this can be the same size as their Christmas stocking or slightly larger. If they are small enough to fit into their stockings, you’ll want to make sure the box is sturdy enough that it doesn’t split apart when they start playing with their gifts!
- Fill the boxes with things like candy canes and chocolate coins (if they’re allowed), small toys that look like presents, an ornament that represents something special about them (like an angel), or anything else you think would be fun for them to open on Christmas Eve as part of their gift-opening tradition. Make sure not to give away too many clues about what’s inside!
- Explain how excited your kids will be when they see what Santa has left in their stockings – but don’t tell them exactly what’s inside until Christmas Eve when everyone gets together after dinner! At this point there shouldn’t be much left except clean up duty which should go quickly since there won’t be any food being served afterwards since we’re all stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner earlier! I’m so excited myself so don’t worry if some people fall asleep early because even though we went over budget last year by $100 million dollars due mostly due increased unemployment rates during recession times instead spending money on luxury items such as vacations abroad might just save enough money within five years time span before inflation rate increases again due more demand than supply within next decade.”
2. If the kids are older, teach them the “Prayer of Jabez.”
If you are teaching kids older than elementary school, have them learn a little prayer called the “Prayer of Jabez.” It’s short, powerful and can be done as a group or individual. After learning it, have each child write it down in their Bible so they can memorize it later.
To learn more about this great prayer and see how to teach your kids what the purpose of life is all about please visit this link: https://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Chronicles%2020:4-12
3. Have an angel visit the children.
When the children arrive, they will be amazed to see an angel standing in the center of the room. The angel should be dressed in white and have wings. A halo should encircle its head and its body should glow with a bright aura. It will carry a beautiful star for each child and a candle that can be lit when darkness falls on Christmas Eve.
The angel will greet all of the children by name before asking them if there’s anything they want for Christmas this year. If a child has asked for something specific, such as a certain toy or dollhouse or video game console, then that’s exactly what he or she will receive when Santa arrives later on!
4. Give every child in attendance a “baby Jesus” in a paper towel tube that they can take home and put in their manger scene on Christmas day.
- Give every child in attendance a “baby Jesus” in a paper towel tube that they can take home and put in their manger scene on Christmas day.
- Make sure the baby Jesus is authentic and not some sort of cheap knock-off, like the ones you see at Wal-Mart for $4.99 each. If you have access to an actual Baby Jesus, this would be great for your church service. If not, it’s still okay—just go with whatever you have available!
- Make sure the Baby Jesus appears somewhere during the service so everyone knows what it is and why they should take one home with them after church. This could be before or after singing carols around the tree (see #3).
5. Let the little kids make presents for Jesus out of construction paper and stuff that’s lying around your house.
This is a great activity for the little kids, who have a knack for construction paper and glue. Use a manger scene as your template, and let them create presents (aka “baby Jesus”) using whatever materials they find around your house. Make sure that you supervise them closely and make sure they’re having fun!
6. Talk about the reason for Christmas and show the kids a Bible story of their choice (if you don’t do this already).
- Talk about the reason for Christmas and show the kids a Bible story of their choice (if you don’t do this already).
It’s important to talk with your children about why they celebrate Christmas. The birth of Jesus is what our holiday is all about, so it makes sense that we should focus on the true meaning of Christmas. If you don’t already use Bible stories in your family at other times during the year, why not introduce them now? You can find lots of good books full of stories for this purpose.
7. Tell the children about their own birthdays or when you were born
- Tell the children about their own birthdays or when you were born.
- Get down on one knee and ask a little girl or boy to tell you their favorite Bible story (the birth of Jesus). Then read that story from the Bible, making it clear that God sent Jesus into our world to save us from sin and death, and show them where it says so in your Bible if needed.
- Let the little kids make presents for Jesus out of construction paper and stuff that’s lying around your house: hearts, stars, bunnies (you can cut them out with scissors), any other animals/people they like…whatever they want!
- Sing songs like “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” while everyone helps decorate cookies with frosting (or powdered sugar), sprinkles, candy cane pieces etcetera….and then eat some afterwards!
The takeaway is that you can make Christmas a joyous time for everyone by taking the time to think about the people around you and how they might be feeling.
It’s important to realize that there are people who have less than we do, and sometimes this can make them sad. It’s good to remember them because then we will be more thoughtful of others who may not have what we have, and they’ll feel better too!
This is why Christmas is so special: it reminds us all of what matters most in life — love and compassion for our fellow man (and woman).
I hope this post has given you some ideas for how to make Christmas Eve more fun and meaningful for the children in your life. Remember that it’s not about what you do, but rather why you do it. The most important thing is to have a positive attitude and be enthusiastic about spending time with the kids. If they sense that from you, then they’ll have a great time too!