Class: Primary 1

Term: 1st Term

Week: 8

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes

Date: Subject: Christian Religion Studies

Topic: The Birth of Jesus – How, Where, and Why He Was Born

Content: How, where, and why Jesus was born (Luke 2:1-7, Matthew 2:1-6, John 3:16)

Specific Objectives: By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Mention the place and town of Jesus’ birth.
  • Explain why Jesus was born
  • Recite the memory verse.

Instructional Materials:

  • Bible
  • Visual aids (pictures depicting the birth of Jesus)
  • Flashcards with key points
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Notebooks and pens

Rationale for the Lesson: Understanding the details of Jesus’ birth helps pupils appreciate the significance of His coming to the world.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge: Pupils have a basic understanding of Jesus as a significant figure in Christianity.


Content Development: How, Where, and Why Jesus Was Born

Content (Steps)TimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsStorytelling– Share a brief introduction about Jesus’ birth.
– Explain that the lesson will focus on how, where, and why He was born.
– Listen attentively.
– Express interest and curiosity.
Bible Reading8 minsBible Reading & Discussion– Read Luke 2:1-7 together as a class.
– Discuss the story’s key points, the birthplace of Jesus (Bethlehem), and the manger.
– Listen to the Bible reading.
– Engage in discussions about the story.
Bible Reference Activity7 minsGroup Activity– Divide pupils into groups and assign each group a Bible passage (Matthew 2:1-6, John 3:16).
– Ask each group to read and summarize their assigned passage.
– Participate in assigned groups.
– Read and discuss their passages.
Discussion & Reflection7 minsGroup Discussion– Discuss the significance of Jesus’ birth and why He came to the world (John 3:16).
– Reflect on how the birth of Jesus is important in Christianity.
– Share their thoughts on Jesus’ birth and its importance.
– Engage in discussions.
Memory Verse5 minsMemory Verse– Teach a memory verse related to Jesus’ birth (John 3:16).
– Explain its meaning.
– Repeat the memory verse together.
– Understand the meaning of the verse.
Note Taking5 minsNote Taking– Provide pupils with a note summarizing the lesson on Jesus’ birth and its significance.
– Pupils copy the note into their notebooks.
– Copy the note into their notebooks.
Conclusion3 minsRecap & Reflection– Summarize the main points of the lesson about Jesus’ birth.
– Ask pupils to reflect on what they learned.
– Listen to the summary.
– Reflect on the lesson’s key points.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion & Answer– Ask questions to assess pupils’ understanding of the lesson.
– Encourage pupils to share why they think Jesus was born.
– Participate in answering questions.
– Share insights about Jesus’ birth.

Memory Verse: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

Note to Pupils:

How, Where, and Why Jesus Was Born

Jesus was born in a Manger in Bethlehem. His birth was foretold by prophecy. He came to the world because God loves us and he came to save people from sin and offer eternal life through faith (John 3:16). 


  1. Why did God send Jesus to the world?
  2. Where was Jesus born?
  3. In what town was Jesus born?
  4. What is the memory verse for today?

Teaching Aids:

  • Bible
  • Visual aids (pictures, diagrams)
  • Flashcards with key points
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Notebooks and pens

Note to Teachers: Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: August 30, 2023