Sunday, December 11, 2011

Baby Jesus Painted Rocks – Gifts for Sunday School Class

Sunday school is a vital ministry within the Christian church where young people acquire the foundations of faith that will guide them for the rest of their lives.

Through regular attendance at Sunday school, children progressively learn where they fit within God's plan and how to please the Lord in their everyday life. Children's church teachers are tasked to create meaningful activities that are engaging, fun and appropriate for each age group.

During the Christmas season, I wanted to show my appreciation to a neighbor who taught Sunday school in a disadvantaged neighborhood and blessed her with the gift of painted Baby Jesus rocks, confident that she would find a meaningful teaching lesson using the painted rocks.

I thought the painted rocks could be used in one or more of the following ways:

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Baby Jesus Painted Rocks


Provide the teacher with something unique and different as a teaching aid to engage her students.

Illustrate the story of Christ's birth and humble beginnings as told in the Gospel of Luke.

Bring a smile to the face of each child when they cradle the painted rock bundle in their small hands.

Become a pocket rock each child could carry as a reminder that Christ is always with them.

Be Christmas gifts the teacher could give to each child.

Become an activity for the class by gluing a ribbon to the back to make an ornament for the child's family Christmas tree.


    It was a blessing to share my painted rocks with the Sunday school teacher and through her bring joy to her class. I have since blessed another children's church ministry with the gift of painted Baby Jesus rocks and hope to continue gifting them to Sunday school classes each Christmas season.

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