Holiday Sunday School

We'll miss meeting together for Sunday School these next few weeks over the Christmas holidays... but on this page you'll find lots of fun songs, crafts and Bible stories to help you and your family think about the good news of Christmas together.

So don't forget to check back - we'll be adding new resources in time for each Sunday (20th December, 27th December and 3rd January). See you soon!

Week 3: 3rd January

Welcome (Dan):

Song: Hush! There's a baby

Bible Story: Here is a video of the next bit of the Christmas story. Who comes to visit Jesus this time? 

Craft: Make a star!

You will need:

  • Some wooden lolly sticks (or some similar sized strips of cardboard, if you don't have any)
  • Paint or coloured pens
  • Glue (and a brush or spreader)
  • Things to decorate (sparkly things would be great!)

Alternative: you could use star shaped cutters to make biscuits or cut stars out of play doh. As you do it, see if you can remember: what was special about the star in today's Bible story?

Craft tutorial video: 

Chat: What can you remember about our true Bible story today? (Maybe you can find it in a Bible - it's from Matthew 2:1-23.)

  • How did King Herod feel about Jesus being born? Why?
  • Where had God always promised his special saving king would be born?
  • What did Herod tell the wise men to do? How did he try to trick them?
  • What did the wise men follow to get to Bethlehem? Where did it stop?
  • What did the wise men do when they saw baby Jesus?
  • What did God warn the wise men in a dream?
  • How else did God keep Mary, Joseph and Jesus safe?

Song: Jesus Saves (if you click the CC button at the bottom of the player, you can see the words to sing along at home!)

Chat and pray: 

  • Can you remember what the wise men did when they saw Jesus? 
    Even though he was only a little baby, they bowed down and worshipped - they knew he was God's special saving king. 
    • You could ask God to help us bow before Jesus too, by trusting and obeying him.
  • Can you remember how God kept Jesus safe in our Bible story?
    God made sure that he kept baby Jesus safe, so that he could grow up and save us from sin!
    • Why not say thank you to God for keeping Jesus safe so he could save us?

Goodbye (Sarah):



Week 2: 27th December

Welcome (Beth):

Song: Christmas Song

Bible Story: Here is a video of the next bit of the Christmas story. This week, listen out for who hears some good news! If you made the Nativity characters last week, maybe you could use them to act out the story along with the video.

Craft: Make a shepherd and sheep

You will need:

  • Paper or card (they use brown and white in the video)
  • A plate or saucer (to help you draw a semicircle)
  • Scissors
  • Coloured pens or pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Sellotape
  • A pipe cleaner, bendy straw, stick from your garden... (or something else you can use for a shepherd's crook!)
  • Maybe some cotton wool for your sheep

Craft tutorial video: 

Chat: What can you remember about our true Bible story today? (Maybe you can find it in a Bible - it's from Luke 2:8-20.)

  • Who was in the field with their sheep? And who appeared?
  • How did the shepherds feel? (Can you act it out or show it on your face?)
  • But what good news did the angel tell them?
  • Where did the angel say they would find Jesus?
  • What did the shepherds find when they got to Bethlehem?
  • What did they do next?

Song: I'm an angel... ooh!

Chat and pray: 

  • Can you remember what the angel said to the shepherds?
    They were telling them g_ _ _ news of great j_ _ - because Jesus had been born to save! 
    • Why not say thank you to God for that?
  • Can you remember what the shepherds did after they saw Jesus?
    They t_ _d ev_ _ _one! Is there anyone you could share the good news of Jesus with this Christmas?
    • You could ask God to help us to tell others the good news of Jesus the Saviour!

Goodbye (Rhian):



Week 1: 20th December

Welcome (Peter & Jane):

Song: Happy Happy Day (if you click the CC button at the bottom of the player, you can see the words to sing along at home!)

Bible Story: Here is a video all about the first Christmas, when Jesus was born (it's based on the true story in the Bible, from Luke 2:1-7).

Craft: Make your own Nativity characters!

You will need:

  • Some paper or card to draw a stable background and some characters, or...
  • ...a printout of these templates:
    • background (you might want to stick it onto some cardboard when you've coloured it in - maybe an old cereal box)
    • characters version 1 (with tabs to help them stand up - best to print on card)
    • ...or characters version 2 (to stick on old toilet rolls - best to print on paper)
  • Colouring pens or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or maybe some sellotape

Craft tutorial video: This video uses different templates, but it will give you an idea of how to put yours together, and maybe some inspiration about what else you could make and draw to add to your scene!

Chat: What can you remember about our true Bible story today? (Maybe you can find it in a Bible - it's from Luke 2:1-7.)

  • Can you use the characters you made to tell the story?
  • What were the man and woman called?
  • Where did they go?
  • What happened when they got there?
  • Where was Jesus born? Why?

In the Bible story video it said: "And so the Son of God, the Saviour of the world, was born in a barn in Bethlehem."

The amazing news of Christmas is that Jesus - the Son of God - was born as a baby. He left his Father in heaven to come and live on earth with people like you and me, and he did it so that he could save us from our big problem of sin and make us friends with God forever. Jesus was born so that he could grow up and die on the cross as a man, to save us from sin if we trust him.

That's why Christmas is such good news - that's why we celebrate!

Song: Unto Us A Child Is Born

Pray: Can you think of something we've learned about Christmas today that we could say thank you to God for? Then you could ask God to help us to remember the good news about Jesus as we celebrate this Christmas.

Goodbye: