Hand out a number to each child in your group on a card. The numbers should be in consecutive order. Before class, hide the No. 1 card somewhere in the classroom that would be fairly easy for the class to find. Have the class work together to put the numbers in order on the floor. When it is discovered that the number one is missing, have the class search for the missing card. When the card has been found, everybody sits back down quietly.
2. Story: Tell the story of Jesus in the templebased on Luke 2:41-52.
This is a good lesson to use for Christmas or to start off a series on Jesus' life and ministry. 1. Story:
Tell the story of the 3 Magi (wise men) based on Matthew 2:1-12.
You can use simple props like crowns or boxes in Christmas wrappers. You can have a picture card of each box to depict the Magi's gifts or something to symbolise the gift (e.g. a gold ring/coin, incense sticks, and a small perfume bottle)
The 3 Gifts: Gold, Incense, Myrrh
These are unusual gifts to give a baby. But these gifts foretold what the baby will do when He grows up.