This year's outdoor portion of the nativity features:

  • a mini- Bethlehem

  • scripted actors

  • period-accurate townsmen and women

  • wisemen and shepherds

  • a variety of hand's-on kid-friendly mini nativity sets

  • a dress-up station for all sizes

  • brief scripture snippets the entire family will enjoy

  • and much more!



Access any of the past Children's Friend December Issues


Christmas Editions date back to 1971!



Christmas Around the World

Find out how families in Poland, Canada, the US, India, Italy, China, Denmark, Mexico, Ukraine, New Zealand, South Africa, the Czech Republic, and Romania celebrate Christmas! Click on the images to enjoy a fun cut-and-paste project!

 Highlights from December's Friend Issue:

Advent Calendar

Click on files to download the files you will need to start your calendar. 

Then you may download the file to be read along for each date below.