Ever since I created the Christian Easter Crossword Puzzles this past spring, I had a Christmas Birth of Jesus version percolating in my mind! I am finally able to finish these crossword puzzles up today and publish them for us all to enjoy this Christmas Season!
Even though we are out of school this week, our family is still reading much Scripture out of Matthew and Luke about the Baby Jesus. We will add in a few of these crossword puzzles as time and interest permits.
There are a multitude of Christmas worksheets and printable activities here at Mama’s Learning Corner that focus on the Birth of Christ. Take a few moments to click around and see if any would be a good fit for your learning situation!
Christmas Birth of Jesus Crossword Puzzles
As I mentioned in the post with the Christian Easter Crossword Puzzles, I created this style of crossword puzzle to be intentional. I wanted those completing these pages – whether elementary, middle, or high school students – to dig into God’s Word a bit. These are not meant to be “surface” puzzles, but those that cause one to ponder.
Your children will need to read the Scripture passage before starting the crossword puzzle. Take the time to read the portion of Scripture as a family. Then have your learners complete the puzzle using the verse references – donated as (v. ___) in the puzzle.
Most importantly, take the time to discuss what you have read together. Are there any new facts noted? Is there something you read this time that you don’t recall noticing before? Are there any words you don’t understand? Does this Scripture make you think of any other events or verses in the Bible?
Take the time to linger over God’s Word. It never returns void.
I used the two accounts of Luke and Matthew to create the crossword puzzles, and you will see the Scripture reference at the top of each worksheet. I used the English Standard Version to create the puzzles.
Certainly you can use any translation to complete these pages, but you might need to tweak the wording of an alternate version just a bit to get the “correct” answer for the puzzle.
In fact, reading the account in different versions is always helpful, in my opinion! It aids the reader in understanding the connotation of certain words.
The packet contains 5 different crossword puzzles:
- An Angel Tells Mary about the Birth of Jesus – Luke 1: 26-38
- An Angel Appears to Joseph – Matthew 1: 18-25
- Jesus is Born! – Luke 2: 1-7
- Shepherds Visit Jesus – Luke 2: 8-20
- The Wise Men Visit Jesus – Matthew 2: 1-12
- An answer key for each puzzle
I did not write these with a particular age group in mind. They are quite versatile and I believe you can use them from 2nd grade on up through high school or even adults! I would suggest students to be fluent readers, however, to prevent frustration.
If you have an All Access Pass you can download this entire packet.