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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

baby3This Christmas, put Jesus center stage by throwing him a birthday bash! Follow these simple steps, and it'll come together in a flash!

Step One: Decorate the room and hallway with streamers, Mylar balloons, and "Happy Birthday, Jesus" signs. Show kids today is a special day.

Step Two: As children enter, play kids' praise music to welcome them. Toddlers understand a birthday, and they'll be excited to take part.

Step Three: Play a few simple party games like Pass the Baby-have children hug a baby doll and then pass it on.

Step Four: Gather kids around your snack table and turn off the lights. Sing "Happy Birthday" while you enter with a small cake. (Alert: Consider any food allergies.)

Step Five: If funds allow, send each child home with a party favor. Tell children Jesus is so happy they attended his birthday party!

This article is excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine. Try an issue for FREE and see what you're missing!

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