A Gift for Jesus Christmas Craft

Kids make a beautiful treasure chest with a pop-up heart for Jesus. Use this Christmas craft together with a Sunday school lesson on The Magi Visit Jesus.

Bible: Matthew 2:1-12

Ages: 6 to 12

Group Size: 1 or more

Supplies: Scissors, Sticky Tape or glue, Treasure Chest Craft Printable – Download Here

A Gift for Jesus Christmas Craft
Bible Games for Home and Church

 

Preparation

Download and print the Treasure Chest Craft Printable.
We suggest printing this on cardstock.
You will need 1 copy for each child.

Treasure Chest Craft Printable

Make 1 Treasure Chest with Pop-up Heart in advance. (Follow the instructions below.)
You will need to show kids your sample craft.

Sunday School Lesson - The Magi Visit Jesus 4

 

You will need for each child:

  • 1 Treasure Chest Craft Printable
  • Scissors
  • Sticky Tape or glue

To Make the Treasure Chest Craft

1. Cut out all the pieces, along the black solid lines.

 

2. Carefully cut a slit for the latch, along the black solid line (kids will need help with this).
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3. Fold along the dashed lines.
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4. Apply some glue on the white flaps to assemble your treasure chest.
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5. Take the L-shaped strip of paper. Fold the longer side over the shorter side, along the grey dashed line.
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6. Continue folding in accordion style.
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7. Continue folding until you have reached the end of paper. Glue the 2 ends together.
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8. Glue on the Heart.
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9. Glue the pop-up heart to the inside bottom of your Treasure Chest.
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10. Close the treasure chest and slot in the latch.

 

Bible Games for Home and Church

 

Christmas Sunday School Lessons

This craft is taken from the following Sunday School Lesson:

1

Get Them Curious

Prepare kids for an exciting
learning journey.

Spot the New Emoji

Sunday School Lesson - The Magi Visit Jesus 1

Players must race the clock and identify the new emoji that has been added.

2

Screen Time

Show kids a video on the
Bible story.

The Magi Visit Jesus

Sunday School Lesson - The Magi Visit Jesus 2

The Story of Christmas (Jesus and the Wise Men), by Saddleback Kids

3

Make it Stick

Help kids remember the
Bible story.

The Magi Visit Jesus Emoji Story

Sunday School Lesson - The Magi Visit Jesus 3

Kids arrange 14 Emojis in sequence, then use them as prompts to re-tell the story of The Magi Visit Jesus.

4

Dig Deeper

Help kids grasp
the big idea.

A Gift for Jesus

Sunday School Lesson - The Magi Visit Jesus 4

Kids make a Treasure Chest with a Pop-up Heart for Jesus.

5

Walk the Talk

Help kids live out
the
big idea.

Mystery Stocking

Sunday School Lesson - The Magi Visit Jesus 5

Using their sense of touch, players must guess what the mystery stocking contains.

6

Take it Home

Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.

I Will Worship Jesus

Worship Jesus not just with words but also with actions.

 

You may also use this craft with these Sunday School Lessons:

 

Christmas Bible Lessons

Refer to the following games for various Christmas Bible Lessons that you can use:

Angel Gabriel Appears to Mary (Luke 1:26-38; John 3:16)Blanket Name Game

Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-7; John 3:16; Micah 5:2; Isaiah 9:6-7)No More Room

Angels Appear to the Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20; John 3:16)Do You Hear What I Hear

The Search for Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16)Christmas Scavenger Hunt

The True Story of Christmas (Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16)Christmas Bingo / Christmas Charades / Christmas Pictionary

The True Story of Christmas (For Younger Kids) (Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16)Christmas Bingo / Christmas Charades / Christmas Pictionary

The True Story of Christmas (Condensed) (Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16)The Story of Christmas Minute To Win It Games

Gospel Presentation – Pile Up the Presents

 

Share the Gospel this Christmas

The holiday season presents an excellent opportunity to share the message of salvation.
Consider giving out innovatively fun Christmas tracts such as The True Story of Christmas Animated Tract or You Are the Reason for Christmas! Box-Tract during your Christmas lesson, event or party.

Christmas TractChristmas Tract InsideChristmas Box Tract

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Bible: Matthew 2:1-12

Ages: 6 to 12

Group Size: 1 or more

Supplies: Scissors, Sticky Tape or glue, Treasure Chest Craft Printable – Download Here

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