A simple Nativity headband that is a perfect Sunday School Christmas activity to help kids learn the story about how Jesus was born. The coloring crown features baby Jesus in a manger, surrounded by Mary and Joseph.
There are so many amazing Christmas crafts. Some are more complex than others, so if you’re looking for a quick craft, look no further than this Nativity Headband!
This coloring activity is perfect for preschoolers or older kids.
Whether you choose to do this craft at home or Sunday school, it’s a simple and easy way to teach your children about the true meaning of Christmas.
Start by printing out the design and collecting coloring supplies like crayons or colored pencils, as well as keeping scissors and tape nearby. Encourage your child to start coloring as you begin to read the nativity story. This can be found in Luke 2:7-16.
When you read verse 7, stop and talk about what a manger is. Talk about the animals that would have lived where Jesus was born. It’s not a comfortable place like a hotel or a home!
Verses 8-12 tells of the angel speaking to the shepherds nearby. The angel says that the Messiah has been born, and the sign of his coming will be that they’d find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. This is the perfect time to pause and talk about who the Messiah is! Jesus came to save people from sin and give them eternal life. Many people were looking forward to the arrival of the Messiah!
Verses 13-16 discuss the angels praising God and the shepherds heading to the manger. This passage doesn’t explicitly mention the bright star in the sky, but you can mention that others traveled to see the Messiah and were led there by following a star in the sky!
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After your child has finished coloring, cut out the headband. Fit it around their head before taping the back together. Your child will love showing off their Nativity Headband, and being able to tell the manger story to others!
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Step by step instructions
Print the headband on white paper.
Color the front of the headband.
Tape two paper strips to the front strip.
Bend the paper strip into a circle. Wrap the band around the kid’s head to check for fit. Tape the ends together.