Books, Activities and Crafts to Celebrate the Epiphany

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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.

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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!

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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?

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If your kids love using Do a Dot Markers or glass gems, this Wise Men magnet page is perfect.

DLTK has been one of my favorite resources for crafts for years! For Epiphany, I found these crown and star ideas. My kids also enjoy this Wise Men song!

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.

I love these wise men shadow puppets! Your children can easily enact the Wise Men’s journey with these fun props.

Epiphany Printables

Check out this free Wise Men unit study for your family.

Let your older elementary kids enjoy this Wise Men decoder puzzle and maze while they listen to the story of the Wise Men’s journey.

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.

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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.

We Three Kings
12 Days of Christmas
Story of the Three Wise Kings
The Last Straw


Do you have more ideas for celebrating Epiphany with your family? Let’s chat it up in the comment box!

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  1. Thanks for linking to our silhouettes and holiday silhouette puppet theatre! Do you ever serve King Cake on Epiphany? I’m thinking about trying it this year!

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