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Celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord at the Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve.

Use this unit study to help teach children about the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. This lesson develops the theme that we should be joyful at Christmas, and it is based on the Gospel of St. Luke 2:1-14.

Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day in the small town of Bethlehem. The Son of God was laid in a manger in a crowded stable full of animals because there was no room at any of the inns. This reminds us to always be humble and to not worry about appearances.  Christ’s birth in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago was the very first Christmas. We should celebrate our joy by observing special Christmas traditions and sharing our happiness with others around us.

This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.

This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus! Poster
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus! Coloring Sheet
-Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus! Trace & Color Sheet—Manuscript
-Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus! Trace & Color Sheet—Cursive
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-How to Celebrate Christ’s Birthday Get the Gospel Trading Card
-Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus! Tenty
-Jesus Is Born in Bethlehem Picture Puzzle (4 Levels) 4pc., 9pc., 12pc., 20pc.
-Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Jesus Is Born in Bethlehem Mini-Book


Christmas Eve Liturgy Lesson Cycle A


There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged to use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students, or to meet the allotted class schedule.

Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord - Christmas Eve Vigil (Cycle A)
Focus: Jesus is born in Bethlehem.
Theme: We should be joyful at Christmas.
Gospel: Luke 2:1-14
CCC: 436-437, 525-526