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A Christmas Songs Game for Children’s Church by The Scripture Lady

Play this Christmas songs game for children’s church to help your kids learn the true reason for the season. These songs will teach that Jesus came to earth as a little baby to save the world from sin.

This Christmas songs game for children’s church will showcase 6 holiday classics such as “The First Noel” and “Silent Night.” Each song was written to proclaim the good news that God sent His one and only Son to our world because of His great love for us.

I created this Christmas songs game for children’s church for one of my Christmas programs called, “Let’s Sing the Songs of Christmas.” I wanted the children to learn that many of the classic songs of Christmas are full of biblical truths about the birth of Jesus. Though some of these songs are over a century old, they still reign supreme and are full of deep theological truth to help each of us celebrate the reason for the season.

How to prepare this Christmas songs game for children’s church:

For this game, I chose the following 6 songs to showcase:

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Silent Night

The First Noel

We Three Kings

Joy to the World

Go Tell it On the Mountain

I then made slides for each song with which I created a Power Point presentation. For a limited time only, I am providing you with the slides down below. Download them soon, before I make them into a product! šŸ™‚

Each song has a slide that gives the first verse.

I also created a slide or two that expressed the main meaning of each song and it’s significance for the true meaning of Christmas.

I will give you the following words I made for each slide and each song so that you can create your own.

O Little Town of Bethlehem

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by

“O Little Town of Bethlehem” is a song that tells of where one of the greatest miracles of all time happened – the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Micah 5:2 says this: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

God loves to use that which is small and weak to draw all men unto Himself. God Himself, came as a little baby to save the whole world from their sin!

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
‘Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Was the night truly silent when Jesus was born? Luke 1 says that the shepherds “found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” Maybe the animals were quite noisy around the baby Jesus. Maybe it was silent.

The song proclaims “all is calm, all is bright.” Jesus came to bring peace to all of mankind. That indeed is the brightest news of all.

The First Noel

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!

What would the story of Christmas be without the angels telling of the arrival of the King of kings – Jesus.

The Bible says: “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

We Three Kings

We three kings of Orient are;
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
O star of wonder, star of light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Matthew 2 says: “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews: We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

The song of “We Three Kings” is one of the greatest reminders of what each and every one of us is called to do – come and worship the King of kings.

As the wise men gave their greatest gifts, we should give the greatest gift we have to give – our very lives in service to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Joy to the World

Joy to the world
Joy to the world
Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing

Christmas can have lots of different meanings to different people. Many people believe Christmas is about the giving and receiving of presents or the gathering of family and friends.

For the Christian, the reason for the season of Christmas is the arrival of almighty God as a little baby to save the world from their sin. Christmas should be the greatest time of joy to all the world as we celebrate Jesus’ birth.

Go Tell it On the Mountain

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Our Jesus Christ is born

What a blessing it is to remember that Jesus, at the end of his ministry on Earth, stood on a mountain and challenged his disciples (and us) with the same message.

Jesus said: “Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,…”

As Christians, we are not to keep silent about our faith and belief in Jesus. Jesus came into the world as a little baby, then grew to be a man who would give HIs life for each of us out of His great and wonderful love! May we be quick to go tell of this good news on every mountain top and in every deep valley that Jesus Christ is Lord!

How to play this Christmas songs game for children’s church:

Divide your children into 2 teams. Give each child a basket of about 10 candy canes. I actually found some fake candy canes at a party store. This takes away any possibility of them breaking or getting sticky. Have the 2 children stand on a far end of the room. Also, ask them to place their candy cane baskets down on the floor near their feet.

Ask 2 other children to hold a long dowel rod at least 3 feet long on the other far side of the room. Place a piece of red tape in the center of the rod to denote a section for team one and team two.

You will present each song. You can do this by either sharing a Power Point presentation that you’ve created or by sharing the story of each song verbally. Remember, though, using great visuals is ALWAYS preferred. First, sing the song, then share the story of the song.

After you have shared a song, you will say, “GO!” to the children with the candy canes. They must pick up ONE candy cane and run across the room and hang it on the dowel rod in their team’s section. They will run back and forth and do this form of play as many times as possible for 30 seconds. I have the rest of the kids sing “Jingle Bells” while they are running back and forth. This makes it fun for everyone.

When time is up, count the candy canes and see which team got the most and keep score. The team who gets the most candy canes at the end of the game after all the songs have been shared, is the winner!

Title Slide for this Christmas songs game for children’s church

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Slide One

Slide Two

Slide Three

Silent Night

Slide One

Slide Two

The First Noel

Slide One

Slide Two

We Three Kings

Slide One

Slide Two

Slide Three

Joy to the World

Slide One

Slide Two

Go Tell it On the Mountain

Slide One

Slide Two

Slide Three

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