Christmas Traditions for Children

Christian Books

By Betty Cain

Publisher : Bedford Publications

ABOUT Betty Cain

Betty Cain
Betty Ward Cain is a published author, musician and retired teacher. She is listed in the Cambridge who’s who.  Mrs. Cain taught kindergarten students for 30 years.  She comes from a long line of ministers, musicians, teachers and song writers.Mrs. Cain grew up in a minister’s home. More...




· Children love Christmas time.

· Christmas is a special family time to make memories.

· Children need to know why we celebrate Christmas.

· Traditions begun in childhood are carried into adulthood.

· Traditions are carried from generation to generation.

· Jesus is the reason for the season!


Whose birthday is it anyway?  Are you sure your child understands why you celebrate Christmas?  Make Christmas special this year by starting a family tradition of devotion time and prayer with learning more about Jesus and how special he is.  Together you can make the crafts and decorate your home to show others you understand who Christmas is all about.  You can invite family and friends to share the decorating of a tree with ornaments you and your child have made and share with them the poems for each ornament.  Start a family tradition of celebrating Christ’s birthday throughout the month of December.  Together you and your child can share this special time with these 100 pages of special activities.  Have special family devotions so your child learns about Jesus and how special he is.  Christmas is the perfect time to show Jesus just how wonderful he is by celebrating his birthday as a family.  Your child will learn that giving to others is giving to Jesus.  Begin a tradition with your child of making love coupons for the whole family to give at Christmas time.  Their gift will extend throughout the year for special giving times.  Decorate your home and show the true reason for Christmas.  Use the patterns to make Christmas ornaments of some of the monograms of Christ and together decorate a Chrismon tree.  This can be extended into a special time with family and friends.  Have a tree decorating party.  Have someone read the poem for each ornament as your child places it on the tree.  Help your child make an advent wreath and count down the weeks until Christmas by lighting a candle and reading the poem to signify something special about Jesus.  Pass to your child a Christmas family heritage to be carried for generations to come.


This book was written to help children know what Christmas is about. They will learn who Jesus is and why we celebrate Christmas.

Christmas Traditions for Children is the answer to every Children's Church leader's holiday worries. Wondering what to do with the kids this year? "Traditions" has the answer. It's really more of a performance/activity book than a book about traditions--unless you include starting new ones. The mostly acrostic activities can be tailored for one to dozens of children, and can be used with lots of groups for one long performance, or by a small group, a little at a time. And of course, nothing here has to be performed before an audience at all--other than the class leader, teacher or parent. Children will benefit by learning the simple sentences/ rhymes/ and easy Scripture verses without any emphasis on public display. But the little acrostic pieces are perfect for a pre-sermon quickie performance and will assuredly delight parents and audiences. In addition to reciting, the activities include cutting, pasting and decorating a small tree, and the emphasis is totally on Jesus. I'm already planning which ones to use for our family and church this year. The thinking has been done, and I have only to copy, and work with the kids. What a relief!

Linore Rose Burkard

Inspirational Romance Author

Homeschooling mother of five

Cincinnati, OH


I was searching for simple patterns of the Chrismons to use in my children's program.  The patterns and Greek explanations were used as teaching tools and the finished products were included in our Christmas program.  The program was a great success.  The simplicity of the patterns and the explanations make it a valuable teaching tool.  Would recommend the book as a great resource for children's Christmas programs.

Sylvia Ward

Children’s Program Director

Cornerstone Christian Ministries

Jacksonville, Florida