Free Birth of Jesus Activity for Kids


 
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I’m so excited to be kicking off the third annual ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series with an amazing FREE Christmas resource for your children. Dianna from Grapevine Studies has so graciously agreed to give each of you a FREE lesson in her Birth of Jesus unit study. Scroll to the bottom of this post and you’re able to choose the age level(s) you would like and download them immediately.

FREE Birth of Jesus unit study lesson from Grapevine Studies

I love the way Dianna is able to get our entire family really thinking about the birth of Jesus in this unit study. She encourages us to really put some heartfelt thought into the assumptions we have surrounding the birth of our Savior. Consider this passage that she has written titled, Jesus Born Among the Sheep?

When you picture the birth of Jesus Christ what comes to mind? A cave converted into a stable? A manger, with Mary and Joseph looking at Jesus? Or maybe you imagine barnyard animals looking at the newborn baby? The Bible gives us some details concerning the birth of Jesus but many things we do not know, such as the location of the birth of Jesus. Let’s explore a possible location for the birth of Christ that I think you will find very interesting.

In my recent research I have identified Migdal Eder as a possible place of Jesus’ birth. Migdal Edar is located about two miles south of Jerusalem on the road to Bethlehem. The Bible clearly states that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but Bethlehem at the time of Jesus was larger and more spread out than modern day Bethlehem. Today, only six miles separates Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Migdal Edar means “tower of the flock”.1 You might ask, “What flock?” The answer is the flock that produced the lambs for sacrifice in the Temple at Jerusalem. In light of Jewish Law, under which Jesus was born (Galatians 4:4-5), this place would have been considered a “clean” location in which to give birth to the Messiah.

It is also interesting to note that the angel told the shepherds to Bethlehem and there they would find the Messiah. The shepherds did not need to ask where in Bethlehem they would find the Child, for they knew about Migdal Edar (Luke 2:11). The “sign” given by the angels, was that He would be laying in a manger and dressed in swaddling cloths (Luke 2:12).

During this time of year we often ponder the events surrounding the coming of our Savior. Migdal Edar was dedicated to producing perfect lambs for the Temple sacrifices. It is our reminder that Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, came to be the final sacrifice for our sins.

May the Lord bless you as you study His first coming and look forward to His second coming!

Serving Him with Stick Figures,

Dianna Wiebe

To get your FREE lesson from Grapevine Studies’ Birth of Jesus study, simply click on the link(s) below:

And if you would like to go ahead and purchase the entire study {it’s an amazing study!!}, click here and use the code ABChome to take 20% off ANY Grapevine Bible Study {including books and eBooks- excluding items already on sale}

Here are the FREE lessons:

Beginner Birth of Jesus Lesson {Ages 5-7}

Beginner Birth of Jesus Traceable Lesson {Ages 3-5}

Multi-Level Birth of Jesus Lesson {Ages 7 and up}

Multi-Level Birth of Jesus Traceable {Ages 3 and up}

Dianna Wiebe is the primary author for Grapevine Studies. She brings an energetic and creative approach to her studies enabling her students to learn through direct interaction with the Bible. She has written over thirty Bible studies that are being used around the world by families, churches, and missionaries. Dianna is happily married to John and they have four grown children and many grandchildren. Dianna’s children are homeschool graduates and now college graduates now serving the Lord in their respective fields. She spends her time playing with grandchildren, researching, writing, teaching, and running the day to day operations for Grapevine Studies.

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