孩子们总是期待圣诞节的来临,学校、家人朋友都有派对,有圣诞礼物收。但是我们怎么可以让孩子们记得圣诞节不是只关于派对或假期,而是为了感恩耶稣为我们诞生?

以下是一个适合小学或学前小孩的圣诞倒数活动。

圣诞是关于耶稣的出生,但是耶稣并不是只为一个婴孩,他的一生对我们基督徒具有莫大的意义。

让我们拿一些日常生活的东西作为代表,帮助孩子们一边期待圣诞节的来临,一边学习耶稣的生平故事吧!

(您可以根据自己的开始时间选择做多或少个项目。建议您做前面1-6和后面21-24,如果你并没有从12月1日开始倒数,可以略过中间的几项)

Children always look forward to Christmas, there are parties and gifts at school, home and among friends. But how do we help our children remember that Christmas is not just about parties and holidays? How do we help children remember that Christmas is about giving thanks for the gift of Jesus’ birth?

Here is a Advent / Christmas Countdown activity suitable for school-aged / preschool-aged children.

Christmas is about Jesus’ birth, but Jesus did not stay a baby! Jesus’ life means a lot to us as Christians.

We will use some every day objects to help us learn about stories from Jesus’ life!

(You can choose to do as many or as little as you wish, depending on when you start! We suggest you do the first 1-6, and the last 21-24, and you can skip a few in the middle if you did not start from the 1 Dec)

  1. 蜡烛(代表耶稣是光) Candle (Representing Jesus is the Light)

把蜡烛在黑暗的房间里面点起来,读以下经文

Light the candle in a dark room and read the following Bible verses

约翰福音John 1:1-19

2. 天使探访马利亚 Angel Gabriel coming to visit Mary

路加福音Luke 1:26-38

3. 干草 (代表马槽) Hay or dried grass (representing the manger)

路加福音Luke 2:1-7

4. 小羊 (代表牧羊人)Sheep (representing shepherds)

路加福音Luke 2:8-20

5. 星星 (代表博士探望耶稣) Star (representing Magi visiting Jesus)

马太福音Matthew 2:1-12

6. 鸽子 (代表耶稣的洗礼)Dove (representing Jesus’ baptism)

马太福音Matthew 3:13-17

7. 鱼网 (代表耶稣召门徒)Fish net (representing Jesus calling disciples)

路加福音Luke 5:1-11

8. 水瓶(以水变酒)Water Bottle (representing turning water into wine)

请孩子们拿着水瓶。 要求他们将其变成果汁! 他们当然不行。 因为只有神才能做到。从而我们认识到耶稣是神。

Ask the children to hold the water bottle. Ask them to change it into orange juice! They can’t. Because only God can, so we know that Jesus is God!

约翰福音John 2:1-11

9. 电筒(开了后放在一个盒或碗下面,问孩子们他们能看到光吗?我们平常会把灯放在哪里?)

Torch (Switch it on but put it under a box or a bowl, ask if children can see the light? Where do we usually put light?)

马太福音Matthew 5:14-16

10. 花朵 Flower

马太福音Matthew 6:25-34 ((不用担心, 神会供应我们每天所需 Do not worry, God will provide what you need every day)

11. 门 Door (让家庭中的所有人包括孩子一起挤进一扇门,使门看起来很窄Ask everyone in the family including children to go through a door all at once so that the door seem narrow)

马太福音Matthew 7:13-14

12. 读以下的经文,并把耶稣医治小女孩的情景让孩子们扮演出来。 孩子们可以轮流当耶稣和小女孩。

Read the Bible passage and act out the scene where Jesus heals the little girl. Your children can take turn to be Jesus and the little girl.

马可福音Mark 5:22-24, 35-43

13. 玩具熊、回形针或别针

Paper Clip/ Safety Pin & A Big Bear

拿一个大的玩具熊,叫孩子们把玩具放进回形针或别针的孔里面

Get a big fluffy toy (bear / pony etc) and ask your kids to push it through the hole of a safety pin or paper clip

马太福音Matthew 19.16-30

14. 风暴Storm

叫孩子们通过拍手/敲打桌子/假装发出风声或雷声,发出嘈杂声音。孩子们其中的一个是耶稣。 当他说”停止!”时  — 每个人都必须立即停止。

Let your kids make as much noise as possible by clapping / banging on a table with their hands / pretending to make a wind sound or thunder sound

One of your kid can be Jesus. When the kid says STOP! – everybody must stop immediately.

马太福音Mathew 14:24-33

15. 饼干 Biscuits

拿一些孩子们最喜欢的饼干。 给他们一个碗,给他们每人一块饼干 ,吃完后,才拿出整包分享给他们, 直到他们吃够、或整包吃完为止。耶稣能不断带出越来越多的食物, 直到大家都能吃饱, 是多么神奇!

Get some of your kids favourite biscuits. 

Give them a bowl each and give them one biscuit each.

Once they finish, bring out the whole packet and share it between them until they have had enough or it runs out.

Talk about how amazing it is that Jesus can keep bringing out more and more food until they are completely full!

马太福音Matthew 14:13-21

16. 四粒种子(红豆或绿豆或芝麻)

Four seeds (red or green beans / sesame seeds)

路加福音Luke 8:4-15

17. 硬币 Coin

路加福音Luke 15:8-10

18. 活动:  在沙子或岩石上建造房子

Activity: Build a house on sand or rock

让您的孩子在

a)坚固的桌子上

b)倒置一个圆碗/一个纸球/任何不平坦的表面上

盖一个积木房子

哪个会稳固?

Get your children to build a house of blocks on top of 

a) a solid table                                                         

b) a round bowl put upside down / a paper ball / any uneven surface

Which one will stay? Which one will fall down? 马太福音Matthew 7:24-27

19. 在一个剪出来的心形上面写:

“Love God

Love others as myself”

什么是最大的戒命?

Cut out a heart. Put inside it 

“Love God

Love others as myself”

What is the greatest commandment?

马太福音Matt 22:35-40

20. 隐藏的宝藏 The hidden treasure

在客厅隐藏一些闪闪发光的宝石或珍珠(假钻石或珍珠/亮片或宝石贴纸)让孩子们找

Hide a few glittering gemstone or pearls (fake diamonds or pearls/ sequins or gemstone stickers) in the living room and get your kids to find it

马太福音Matthew 13:44 – 46

21. 面包和酒 ( 果汁): 和孩子们一起守圣餐

Bread and wine (juice): The Lord’s Supper

读哥林多前书11:23-26

通过这段经文,我们可以在家里一起守圣餐 。 阅读经文时,将面包和果汁交给孩子,并与他们一起吃喝。 之后一起祷告并感谢神赐给我们耶稣,为我们的罪而死在十字架上。

Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Conduct the Lord’s supper at home together using this passage. 

Give the bread and juice to your children and eat and drink with them as you read the passage.  Pray and thank God together for giving us Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.

22. 布 Cloth

约翰福音John 13:1-17

23. 钉子 :拿起钉子向孩子展示钉子的样子

Nail: Hold a nail up to show children what a nail looks like

马可福音Mark 15:21-41

24. 复活:长条白布(代表耶稣的葬礼布)

Resurrection: Long strip of white cloth (strips of linen representing Jesus’ burial cloth)

路加福音Luke 24:1-12

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