Jesus' Birth

Credit/Source: Carbondale Church of Christ

The story of the birth of Jesus! Includes two free activity books and storybooks suitable for iPad/Tablet or printed flipbook.

These activities books and graphics are FREE for use by families and non-profit organizations at home, school or church but may not be copied to other websites without written permission.

Children love for teachers to tell them a story. Tell you students the Bible story using the printed story books or displaying the story on your iPad or tablet. Pick out and print the pages from the activity books that are appropriate for your class.

Lesson Activities, Worksheets and iPad/Tablet Storybook:

Word Game Activities WorkbookGraphical Games Activities WorkbookPDF Flipbook for iPads and Tablets

Download the Flip Chart in PDF version above or PowerPoint Slideshow format below for iPad, tablet or video projector:

Children's Bible Story Images:

Individual images for teacher use. Click on the thumbnails to view the full size image.

An Angel Appears
The angel Gabriel came to a young woman named Mary in the town of Nazareth. He told her that she would have a baby even though she wasn't married. At that time, she was only engaged to a man named Joseph. When Joseph found out that Mary was going to have a child an angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him that the baby in Mary was of the Holy Spirit. She had not been unfaithful to Joseph and he should go ahead and marry her. So Joseph took Mary to be his wife.
Caesar Requires Everyone to Register for Taxes
At about that time, Caesar August, Emperor of Rome, sent out a decree over all the land, saying that everyone had to go to his hometown to register for taxes.
Joseph and Mary Travel to Bethlehem
So Joseph took Mary and went to Bethlehem which was his hometown, to register for their taxes.
No Room At The Inn
When they reached Bethlehem, Joseph tried to find a place for them to stay at the Inns but the city was full and there was no room for them at the Inn.
Jesus Birth
So that night, Jesus the Son of God wasn't born in a hospital or even a house, He was born in a stable where the animals lived and laid in a manger.
Angels appear to shepherds
That night, there were some shepherds watching over their flocks out in the field. Suddenly in the darkness there appeared an angel. "Don't be afraid", he said, "I bring you good news! To you is born in the city of David, a Savior and He is called the Lord. Now you will find Him wrapped in swaddling clothes and He will be lying in a manger." Then suddenly the sky lit up with angels as a whole chorus of angels began to sing "Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace, good will to men." And the shepherds went to Bethlehem and found the baby and worshipped Him.
Baby Jesus In The Temple
Now when the time came that Jesus be dedicated to God as the firstborn son of the family, Joseph and Mary took Jesus to the Temple along with two birds to offer as a sacrifice as the Law of Moses commanded. And there was an old man in the Temple named Simeon who was a very good man. It had told to him by God that he would not die until he had lived long enough to see the Son of God. When Simeon saw the baby Jesus, he took Him in his arms and blessed God and said, "Now I can die in peace for my eyes have seen the salvation of the Lord." There was also a prophetess in the Temple named Anna who was 84 years old. She lived in the Temple and spent all her time fasting and praying. She also when she saw the baby Jesus began thanking God. Joseph and Mary were amazed at all the things that were being said about their child.
Wise Men Come to King Herod
There were some wise men from the east who traveled to Jerusalem. They began asking "Where is He who is born to be king of the Jews?" We saw his star in the east and have come to worship Him." When King Herod heard of their question he called the wise men and asked them to search carefully throughout Bethlehem for the child and to come back and tell him so that he too could go an worship him.
Wise Men Come To Jesus
So the wise men followed the star until it came to rest over the place where Jesus was. They went in and worshiped Jesus, giving Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Wise Men Warned in a Dream
But the wise men were warned by God in a Dream. King Herod didn't want to worship Jesus, he wanted to hurt Jesus! The wise men were told not to go by Herod's home but to go back to their own country by another way. Now when the wise men had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go quickly to Egypt and remain there until I tell you to come back. King Herod is going to search for the child to try to destroy Him."
Joseph and Mary go to Egypt
So Joseph took Jesus and Mary that very night and left for the land of Egypt.
King Herod Takes the Babies in Bethlehem
Now when King Herod learned that he had been tricked by the wise men he became very angry. So he sent and had all the baby boys in Bethlehem killed. It was very sad in Bethlehem that day. King Herod was a bad man.
Mary and Jesus and Joseph
When King Herod died, an angel appeared to Joseph in Egypt and told him to take Jesus and Mary back to the land of Israel for the ones seeking to hurt Jesus were dead. So Joseph took his family back home to Nazareth where Jesus grew up.

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Birth/Childhood, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Herod, Jesus, Father, Mary, Mother, Temple,

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