Adoration at the Manger: A Christmas Hymn Study

Adoration at the Manger: A Christmas Hymn Study

We sing the same Christmas carols every year, but when was the last time you stopped to consider their deep, spiritual meaning? How can our kids understand the true meaning of Christmas if they don't even know what they're singing?

In Adoration at the Manger, we show how Christmas carols were written to tell the story of Jesus coming to earth as our Savior. This is the real reason we celebrate this joyous holiday. By looking at both God's word and classic Christmas hymns, this Christmas Bible study explains the true meaning of Christmas in a meaningful, memorable way!

Hymns included in this study are:

  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
  • What Child Is This
  • In The Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Joy To The World

Celebrate Jesus together as a family this Christmas season with our beautifully crafted Christmas hymn study, and refocus your holiday on what really matters!

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Use our new Adoration at the Manger Ornaments along with this study as a beautiful reminder of why we celebrate this joyous holiday!


This Bible study is available in 5 age levels and is meant to be done individually, then discussed together as a family. Each lesson has a consistent key truth, key Scripture, and central theme, no matter what age level your kids are working in. Plus, each study also comes with a fun sticker pack!

(More on our Family Bible Study Model HERE

Adoration at the Manger Pre-K Bible Study

Pre-K (ages 2-4)

  • Written for Mom or Dad to read aloud
  • One key Scripture reference to read per lesson
  • Children color, trace, draw lines, or place stickers to complete an activity based on the theme of the lesson
  • Written in short, catchy rhymes that children can easily understand
  • Designed as a companion to the sibling and parent levels, not as a stand-alone study.
Adoration at the Manger Primary Bible Study

Primary Level (ages 5–7)

  • Written in paragraph form for Mom or Dad to read aloud
  • One to two Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Children draw in response to questions
  • Written in language young children can easily understand
Adoration at the Manger Junior Bible Study

Junior Level (ages 8–12)

  • Children work independently, then discuss with the family
  • Children have lines and boxes to write or draw responses
  • Two to three Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Written with a focus on issues school-aged kids face
Adoration at the Manger Youth Bible Study

Youth Level (ages 13+)

  • Teens work independently, then discuss with the family
  • Teens have lines to write their responses with a focus on application and apologetics
  • Three to five Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Written with a focus on issues teens face
Adoration at the Manger Bible Study Parent Guide

Parent Guide

  • Parents work independently, then discuss with the family
  • Parents have lines to write their responses with a focus on application and apologetics
  • Three to five Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Written with parent tips to guide family discussion


Adoration at the Manger Ornaments

These Advent Ornaments work beautifully with our Adoration at the Manger hymn study to focus on Jesus throughout the busy holiday season. By exploring different Christmas hymns, your family will be reminded of the truth and beauty of Christmas. As you complete each lesson, hang the corresponding ornament on the tree and remember why we celebrate this joyous holiday!



I study and write using the KJV and ESV Bibles. However, my studies are written with the intent that children and families will look up Scripture in the Bible of their choice, with specific attention taken to assure questions can be answered from a variety of translations. So you should be able to use whatever version your family prefers. It's my passion to see kids opening the Bible themselves, so we've been very intentional about this. 

I believe that the Bible is the absolute authority in matters of faith and practice. It's 100% true, with no exceptions or figurative sections. I believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of Scripture; in one God eternally existing in three Persons; in the creation of all things, including man, as the direct act of God; in eternally secure salvation by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the incarnation and virgin birth of Christ, and in His bodily resurrection; in the personal, bodily, premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ and His millennial reign on earth.

This is by far the most common question we get around here. Please check out this video. I'll show you the differences between the levels and walk you through how to use them as a family!

If you are buying softcover, you should purchase one copy per child. This will enable children to write in the book, as it is designed to record their drawings and responses to the Word.

If you are buying digital, you may make as many copies for your own family as needed. It is intended for single-family use only. If you plan to share with people outside of your home (like a group, co-op, church, etc.), you will need a site license to do so. Those can be found on our digital site license page.

Each Bible study is a slightly different length, ranging from 20 lessons to 28 lessons. We suggest doing one lesson a day. Most kids find that it takes about 15 minutes a day. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
Erinn B.
Beautiful Study

This is study was wonder ful to read through the hymns we sing each year and really think about what they mean and why we sing them. This was great for the whole family!

Carly Gregory

This Bible Hymn study is beautiful ❤️. So full and rich!! The stickers are so adorable

Sarah Gamlieli
Wonderful Advent Study!

We loved this Bible study. How wonderful to incorporate music and worship in to celebrating the birth of our Savior.

Lauren Scheffler
Adoration at the Manger

This study was beautifully written and gave my family such meaningful insights to the classic Christmas hymns!

Jane Sankey
My kids loved this!

Finding a good Bible study and devotional for my kids has been really difficult. But this has been so very good - there’s such a good balance between the fun activities and the actual learning. It has been a great tool for us to use in leading our kids further in their relationship with Jesus.

Julie Tomlinson
Great Advent ornaments

These ornaments added to our Advent season. We enjoyed studying the attributes of Jesus through Christmas hymns then hanging the ornaments on a small tree.

Theresa Finze

Don’t know yet as they were given for Christmas gifts.

Joni Stephenson
Wonderful study

I had my eye on this study for a while. I absolutely loved itt. It was a great way to look at scripture through these hymns. Beautifully written


Very nicely done devotional. The ornaments were cute.