Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with these wonderful ideas! Your preschooler will love sharing in the celebration for Him, and you will find this a party full of fellowship and blessings.
A Happy Birthday Jesus cake is definitely in order for this Christmas/birthday bash. You can make a cake with your preschooler, There is a known, traditional recipe for a specific cake to honor Him, including three layers of cake:
Chocolate- to represent sin, placed on the cake circle bottom side down.
Red Velvet- to represent the blood of Christ. Put the red velvet layer on top of the chocolate layer, bottom side up.
Green-vanilla cake dyed green- to represent the new life we have in Christ. Place this top layer bottom side up.
There is filling, special decorations and a set way for cake presentation if you wish to learn the specifics of this cake. Here is a great site to provide clear and meaningful instructions-
Another cake option is to either bake or buy a round cake, ice it and place several manger figurines on top for a blessed scene.
Play a timely game, such as "Pin the Tail on Mary's Donkey" or "Pin the Lamb in the Manger". You can print a large manger picture, with a donkey or manger on it. Creating lamb or tail pictures from construction paper and with double sided tape on the back will work for pinning the items. You can also purchase a premade Pin the Tail on the Donkey game and work with that, like the Pin The Tail on the Donkey Game by the Beistle Company.
Have fun coloring and decorating a cake picture of a special birthday cake for Jesus. The children can use crayons, markers or paint. Here is a great printable you can use:
Reading The Christmas Story is a must. Some beautiful versions are below:
Some of the choices above include sticker and puzzle books that can be used to have the children interact with the story as it is read. Preschoolers can also enjoy dressing up and acting out the story as it is told as well.
However you choose to celebrate the birth of Jesus with your preschooler revel in His glory this holiday season!