Here are several more ideas and printables for preschool to help with the Birth of Jesus. There is just too many to add to the lesson! New lesson & more coming next week!
The manger that I used for a visual for this class is easy to make! You can see the directions here.
heavier brown Kraft cardstock here to cut the mangers. The directions are included in the download. Click here to download.
Click here to download pictures to color of the Birth of Jesus.
Then, I leaned these sheep I cut from poster board along the wall. I cut 2 per poster board sheet so they were a good size, especially for preschool. These would be cute for VBS also. I kept them simple. The download has the 2 for enlarging for the poster board. But, I also added a full sheet sheep if you would rather just print onto cardstock as is. Click here to download.
Note for the sheep: I used a black Sharpie to draw the sheep. I used a scrapbook pink pen for the nose and a sponge dauber (see here) to make a really cute circle and pink ink pad for the cheeks.
Since the angel came at night to tell the shepherds about the birth of Jesus, I printed these stars onto yellow cardstock. The classroom has coat hooks along the wall and I added a loop of ribbon and hung them on the hooks. You can tape or staple if you'd like. Click here to download.
white muslin 18" and cut in half at the fold and cut a 45" piece of 4 mm piece of brown craft cord (yarn, string, ribbon, whatever you want). Simple shepherd head gear! Lay the fabric on students' head, and wrap the string around the forehead like a headband. Tie in the back.
Before class: I had the manger with Jesus set up in a different corner of the room and hid these pictures of Baby Jesus around the class. Once the kids had the shepherd head gear on and picked their sheep, and we reviewed the angel telling them about Jesus being born. Then, we had the students 'Seek Jesus!' They found the pictures and we finished the review by the manger. Click here for the hide & seek pictures. ( I also do this with the Lost Coin Parable and the kids LOVE it!
Click here to see them.