Christmas Nativity Word Search, Crossword Puzzle, and Other Printouts

Christmas Nativity Printables

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Christmas falls on December 25th every year and is the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

The word Nativity refers to birth and the circumstances surrounding the birth. According to the Bible, Jesus was born in a manger or stable because the city of Bethlehem and its inns were filled to capacity. 

All the inns were filled because Caesar Augustus, the Roman leader, had ordered a census taken and all of the citizens of the Roman Empire were required to return to their city of origin to be counted. 

Because of the circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus, many Christians display a Nativity scene at Christmas. The scene usually depicts Baby Jesus on a bed of hay, along with his mother and father, Mary and Joseph, surrounded by animals, angels, shepherds (who were the first to be told about the birth by angels), and the three wise men who brought gifts to honor Jesus.

Although the holiday is traditionally observed by Christians, over the years it has become a cultural celebration worldwide that many non-religious people also partake in. Most people celebrate by decorating a Christmas tree, sharing a meal, and exchanging gifts with family and friends.
Some of the secular symbols of Christmas include evergreen trees, candy canes, and yule logs. People enjoy singing Christmas carols, such as The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Nativity Vocabulary

Print the PDF: Nativity Vocabulary Sheet 

Introduce your children to the terms associated with the Nativity using this vocabulary sheet. Do you know where Baby Jesus was laid? Or the name of the husband of Mary?
Match each term in the word bank to the correct description.

Nativity Word Search

Print the PDF: Nativity Word Search 

Use this word search activity to review Christmas- and Nativity-related words. Each word from the word bank is hidden in the puzzle. Can you find them all?

Nativity Crossword Puzzle

Print the PDF: Nativity Crossword Puzzle 

This crossword puzzle makes a fun review of Nativity-themed words. Each clue describes a word associated with Christmas or the Nativity. Students may wish to refer to the vocabulary sheet if they get stuck.

Nativity Challenge

Print the PDF: Nativity Challenge 

Use this Christmas Nativity challenge as a simple quiz to see how well your students remember the terms they've been studying. Each clue is followed by four multiple-choice options. 

Nativity Alphabet Activity

Print the PDF: Nativity Alphabet Activity 

Young students can use this activity to practice placing words in correct alphabetical order. Each Christmas-themed word from the word bank should be written in alphabetical order on the blank lines provided.

Nativity Door Hangers

Print the PDF: Nativity Door Hangers Page.

Give your home a festive Christmas look by making your own door hangers! Cut out the door hangers by cutting on the solid line. Then, cut along the dotted line and cut out the small center circle.

Place the door hangers on the door and cabinet knobs around your home.

For best results, print on card stock. 

Nativity Draw and Write

Print the PDF: Nativity Draw and Write Page.

In this activity, students can express their creativity and practice their composition skills. They will use the blank space to draw a picture about Christmas. Then, they will use the blank lines to write about their drawings.

Coloring Page of the Three Wise Men

Print the PDF: Three Wise Men Coloring Page 

Three wise men, also called Magi, were said to have visited Baby Jesus and His family. The followed a star in the sky that led them to Jesus.

Invite your children to color the scene as you read the Christmas story aloud.

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh Coloring Page

Print the PDF: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh coloring Page 

The three wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Both frankincense and myrrh are the dried sap of the gums tree. They were burned as incense and was thought to have medicinal properties.

Updated by Kris Bales

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Hernandez, Beverly. "Christmas Nativity Word Search, Crossword Puzzle, and Other Printouts." ThoughtCo, Aug. 27, 2020, Hernandez, Beverly. (2020, August 27). Christmas Nativity Word Search, Crossword Puzzle, and Other Printouts. Retrieved from Hernandez, Beverly. "Christmas Nativity Word Search, Crossword Puzzle, and Other Printouts." ThoughtCo. (accessed May 29, 2023).