Draw & Explore Bible Activity Pages for Kids: The Christmas Story Part 1 (Annunciation-Shepherds)

Activity pages to combine art and the Bible as kids read a passage from the Christmas story then complete an accompanying grid drawing! Features 10 Christmas events from the Annunciation to the shepherds.


The Draw and Explore Bible series is a great way to combine art and the Bible. A short description and Scripture passage for each of ten different images illustrating various parts of the Christmas story from the angel’s visit to Mary through the visit of the shepherds. Each page also features an image on a grid that children can use to complete their own version of the picture on blank and half-image grids provided. See a sample of Draw & Explore Bible for Kids: The Christmas Story, Pt. 1.

Choose the page(s) you want to use to complement your Christmas lesson or service, or send the book home for kids to complete the entire book!

Ten review questions, an opportunity for children to put the events in chronological order, and an answer key are also included.

Scripture quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible. 32 pages total. Recommend for ages 5-10.

Find draw and explore activity pages for Part 2 of the Christmas Story (Presentation at the Temple – Return to Egypt) here. Find BOTH part 1 and part 2 as a discounted bundle here!

Choose the page(s) you want to use to complement your Christmas lesson or service, or send the book home for kids to complete the entire book!

This resource can be used in a variety of ways:

  • You can have children complete a few pages each time you meet in the weeks leading to Christmas.
  • You can use pages as send-home papers for children to complete between meetings.
  • You can use the completed pages to decorate your ministry space.
  • You can use the resource as a follow-up gift for those who visit your church or use the resource during a community outreach.


  • Angel Visits Mary (Luke 1:26-28; 30-35; 37-38)
  • Angel Appears To Joseph (Matthew 1:18-24)
  • Traveling to Bethlehem (Luke 2:3-5)
  • Jesus is Born (Luke 2:6-7)
  • Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Luke 2:8)
  • The Angel Appears to the Shepherds (Luke 2:9-12)
  • Many Angels Appear and Sing (Luke 2:13-14)
  • The Shepherds Decide to go to Find Baby Jesus (Luke 2:15)
  • The Shepherds Find Baby Jesus (Luke 2:16)
  • Shepherds Tell Everyone About Baby Jesus (Luke 2:17-20)
  • Optional Review Activity: Identify the Image
  • Optional Review Activity: Chronological Order

This download includes:

  • 32-page Christmas activity book (PDF)
  • Start here leader guide/instructions (.docx + PDF)

This product is a digital download, which means you will receive a link to download the files after completing the check-out process. Please note: It is too large of a file to view on a mobile device.

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