The Christmas Countdown Curriculum

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Elementary

About This Curriculum:

  • Perfect for elementary kids/preteens, ages 5-12
  • 4 weeks of teaching materials
  • Includes large group and small group resources
  • Includes additional family resources (use as an alternative option to small group resources in the home)
  • Includes environment design ideas
  • Includes printable service notes
  • Includes family table talker
  • Bonus: Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Printable and Social Media Images (for families to use at home to countdown to Christmas by reading Scripture and doing fun activities together)
  • Includes JumpStart3 video/audio bundle for series verse ($15 value!)
  • Includes game, worship, offering, and series bumper videos, countdown videos, graphic slides, and social media images
  • Available as an instant download individually or as a bundle with preschool
  • Download a free sample here

Each Week Includes:

  • Series and weekly verse
  • A Takeaway statement
  • Introduction
  • Large group game
  • Skit
  • Message/Object Lesson
  • Small group discussion
  • Small group game/activity
  • Review questions
  • Take-home card
  • Family resource (alternative to small groups)
  • Service slides
  • Additional social media graphics

Week 1:

  • Advent Word – Hope
  • Bible Story – Hope is Coming (Isaiah 9:1-7 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – We have hope that God will do what He promises.
  • Weekly Verse – “…Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.”  (1 Peter 1:13b NLT)

Week 2:

  • Advent Word – Love
  • Bible Story – Mary Receives a Gift (Luke 1:26-55 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – We can receive the gift of God’s love.
  • Weekly Verse – “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8 NLT)

Week 3:

  • Advent Word – Peace
  • Bible Story – A Not So Peaceful Birth (Matthew 1:18-25; 2:13-20 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – We can experience God’s peace when we trust and obey Him.
  • Weekly Verse – “Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.”  (Romans 5:1 NLT)

Week 4:

  • Advent Word – Joy
  • Bible Story – A Joyful Message (Luke 2:8-20 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – We can be filled with joy when we accept the good news.
  • Weekly Verse – “You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.” (1 Peter 1:8 NLT)

Preschool

About This Curriculum:

  • Perfect for preschoolers, ages 3-5
  • 4 weeks of teaching materials
  • Includes family table talker
  • Includes JumpStart3 video/audio bundle for series verse ($15 value!)
  • Includes game, worship, offering, and series bumper videos, countdown videos, graphic slides, and social media images
  • Bonus: Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Printable and Social Media Images for families to use at home to countdown to Christmas by reading Scripture and doing fun activities together
  • Available as an instant download individually or as a bundle with elementary
  • Download a free sample here

Each Week Includes:

  • Series verse
  • A Takeaway statement
  • Introduction
  • Game
  • Lesson/Object Lesson
  • Discussion Questions
  • Activity
  • Review questions
  • Take-home card
  • Service slides
  • Additional social media graphics
  • Additional activity and game ideas
  • Worship songs and video suggestions

Week 1:

  • Advent Word – Hope
  • Bible Story – Hope is Coming (Isaiah 9:1-7 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God is Hope.

Week 2:

  • Advent Word – Love
  • Bible Story – Mary Receives a Gift (Luke 1:26-55 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God is Love.

Week 3:

  • Advent Word – Peace
  • Bible Story – A Not So Peaceful Birth (Matthew 1:18-25; 2:13-20 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God is Peace.

Week 4:

  • Advent Word – Joy
  • Bible Story – A Joyful Message (Luke 2:8-20 NLT)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God is Joy.

Additional Resources

The Christmas Countdown Pinterest Board – Check out my Christmas Countdown Series Pinterest board for more great ideas for snacks, crafts, and games to go along with the series.

Sample Schedules – Preschool – Check out these sample schedules for a couple ways you can structure the elements in your services.

Sample Schedules – Elementary – Check out these sample schedules for a couple ways you can structure the elements in your services.

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