As we continue to celebrate the Christmas season, the Epiphany approaches. Sometimes lost or overlooked in the hustle and bustle, this feast marks the end of the Christmas season and moves us back into Ordinary Time.
We celebrate the Visit of the Magi to the Christ Child. My children and I talk about the Three Kings (potentially perilous) journey to Bethlehem, what it means today to seek Christ, and what gifts we can offer. As I’ve gotten older, the timing of the Epiphany and the New Year is so apropos. It’s a new year, a fresh start to turn our paths toward God and offer Him back our very best.
For little ones, celebrating the Epiphany is downright fun! There’s crafts of stars and crowns, stories of wise men and camels, and of course, King Cake!
This template for making the Three Kings is adorable! You could even glue them to craft sticks or paper towel rolls to make them puppets!
If you celebrate Epiphany by giving your children gifts, these Wise Men gift bags are precious!
My children are asking to make these sweet star ornaments,too!
I’m gathering our paints to set Rachel and Abigail up to paint this scene of the kings on a canvas. Isn’t it beautiful?
If your kids love using Do a Dot Markers or glass gems, this Wise Men magnet page is perfect.
Maeve loves these Wise Men block people – we glued them to a toilet paper roll, but you could also use a craft stick or even laminate them and add magnets.
Speaking of toilet paper rolls ….
Upcycle your toilet paper rolls and fabric scraps and make these kings!
Then, grab some paint sticks and extra felt to make these sweet Wise Men stick people.
Check out this free Wise Men unit study for your family.
Find more ideas to help spark your celebration of Epiphany or Three Kings Day here.
Need a lesson plan to study the Wise Men in your homeschool with young children? Start here.
Art Hub for Kids is one of my newest finds – Rob does a fantastic job in teaching kids how to draw. Here, you’ll walk through a tutorial on drawing the Three Wise Men.
Books to Read About the Epiphany
When you’re finished crafting, settle in on the couch and spend some time with your littles reading these great books.
Do you have more ideas for celebrating Epiphany with your family? Let’s chat it up in the comment box!