Shepherds Visit Baby Jesus Flannelgraph Bible Story

Shepherd Worship Jesus Bible Story

Scripture: Luke 2:8-20

Read and Share Toddler Bible:  pg 138
The Beginner's Bible: pg 277
My Story Bible:  pg 60-67
My First Hands-On Bible:  pg 222


Shepherd Worship Jesus Bible Verse

John 3:16a For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.


Shepherd Worship Jesus Bible Song

First Noel  Traditional

The First Noel, the Angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

O Come All Ye Faithful  Traditional

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Away in a Manger  Traditional

Away in a manger (rock baby in your arms)
No crib for a bed (shake head "no")
The little Lord Jesus (point up)
Laid down His sweet head (place hands beside head to "sleep")
The stars in the sky (flick fingers in the air)
Looked down where He lay (place hand on forehead and "look")
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay (place hands beside head to "sleep")


Shepherd Worship Jesus Activity Sheet

Shepherd Visit Baby Jesus Coloring Worksheet  Sheet available in the Bible Activity Workbook

Shepherd Visit Baby Jesus Coloring Sheet  Sheet available in the Bible Activity Workbook


Shepherd Worship Jesus Activities and Crafts

All Printables Free for Immediate Family Use Only

Wax Brown Shepherd  Shepherds
Trace the outlines of the Shepherds Coloring Sheet with a white crayon.  Paint over with water colors using q-tips.  Glue to a piece of construction paper

  Nativity Memory Game   Reprinted by Permission
Place individual pieces of a child's nativity set on a table and discuss each piece.  Have the children close their eyes and remove one piece.  Have the children figure out which piece is missing. After the missing piece is discovered, talk about its significance in the Nativity.  For instance, if you take away a Shepherd, explain to the children how an angel appeared to the shepherds in the fields to tell of Jesus' birth.

Little boy dressed up as a shepherd.  Dress Up as a Shepherd
Using a brown paper grocery sack, cut a hole in the bottom for the child's head and two holes on the sides for the child's arms.  Tie at the waist with a belt or rope.  Add a towel around the head held on by a belt or rope.  Add a staff made out of a wrapping paper roll.  Hide a sheep or star and let the child try to find it.

Candy Cane Poem Candy Cane
Print the coloring sheet or the poem on little cards and attach with a ribbon to real candy canes.  Add to any gift or use as favors at parties or Christmas gatherings.  Or fingerpaint the Candy Cane worksheet with red and white.  For more ideas read the blog post "Candy Cane Poem."

Handprint Angel  Handprint and Footprint Angel
Create an angel with a foot for the body and the hands for the wings.  Draw a head and face.  Add this saying to the back or on the same side if framing: " This little angel is special you see; because she is a part of me. Her wings are my hands, her body my feet. And on the tree she'll look very sweet."  Shared by Lesleigh

Glitter Angel  Glitter Angel
Color and cut out the angel on the Angel Coloring Sheet.  Glue to a piece of construction paper.  Outline the angel with glue and sprinkle on glitter.  Let dry.  Discuss how the angel told Mary and Joseph that baby Jesus was going to be born.

Tissue Paper Angel  Tissue Paper Angel
Paint the Angel with watered-down glue.  Cover the angel with tissue paper.  Paint another layer of glue on top of the tissue paper.  Add glitter.  Let dry and then cut out.


Shepherd Worship Jesus Interactive Bible Story

Interactive Bible Stories
Discover ideas from the age-appropriate, Interactive Bible scripts available in the Old & New Testament Curriculum1 Year Interactive Bible Stories, and 2 Year Interactive Bible Stories

Shepherds Visit Baby Jesus Story  Source Unknown
Materials:  Cupcake or birthday cake and candles

Adult:  Today we are celebrating a special occasion.  Can you guess what it might be?
Adult:  We are celebrating Jesus’ birthday!  Please sing Happy Birthday after I light the candle. 
Adult:  On the count of three, I want you to blow really, really hard and we will blow the candle out together.  One…two…three…”
Adult:  (Looking concerned)  Oh no!  I forgot one important thing!  I forgot to send out the invitations to our birthday party!
Adult:  In our story today, we’ll learn that God sent the invitations for Jesus’ birthday through angels.  The shepherds came to visit and then they wanted everyone to know that Jesus was born.  Let’s find out what our Bible say about this.


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