Names of Jesus {Free Unit Study}

Over the years we enjoyed several Karen Caroe Christmas unit studies, alternating between them as each December rolled around. These units were originally published long ago, so we have taken the liberty to update the links and provide new resources and suggestions for the Christmas Symbols Unit and Good Christian Men Rejoice unit study. Names of Jesus is another favorite free unit study from Karen Caroe.

The unit starts on December 1 and continues through December 24, covering 24 different names of Jesus. Each day contains a variety of activities, investigations, Bible study, and more over several disciplines.

One of the most important activities is creating a Names of Jesus journal or notebook, not only to record what is done, but also to have a family keepsake that can be displayed throughout the Christmas season.

The schedule can be very flexible to fit the rush of the Christmas season by doing one or several suggested activities that fit into your day.

  • Younger children can use Drawing & Writing paper to create a notebook page for each name of Jesus.
  • Older students can create a digital page in Scribus (open source) or other desktop publishing software to print.
  • Write or type the name of Jesus at the top of the page.
  • Copy the related Scripture verse.
  • Illustrate the name or find a suitable picture to represent the concept.

(Note: We have rounded up resources that help answer the questions in the study. You may have other resources that you and your family will prefer. As always, take what fits, and leave the rest.)

Day 1: Alpha & Omega

Revelation 22:13

The Greek Alphabet
Learn the Greek alphabet.

How to Make Two-Sided Fabric Bunting
Instructions from DIYNetwork.

Day 2: Wonderful Counselor

Isaiah 9:6

Bible verses mentioning counselor.

14 Forms of Writing for the Older Student: How-To Essay

14 Forms of Writing for the Older Student: How-To Essay
Helps for writing an essay on how to solve a problem.

Day 3: The Mighty God

Isaiah 9:6

Bible verses mentioning mighty.

“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
Background information along with MIDI music.

Day 4: The Everlasting Father

Isaiah 9:6

God is Eternal
What is eternity?

Romans 6:23

How to Make an Evergreen Wreath
She makes it look easy!

Circle Facts
All of the basics.

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
The story of the Round Table. But how we get there…. Well, it involves Lady Di of Ameter, Radius (the son), and Geo of Metry. Loads of fun and not likely to be forgotten!

Clocks and Time {Free Unit}
For those working on telling time.

Day 5: The Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:6

Timeline of United States Military Operations
To estimate years of peace vs. years of war.

Peace Symbols
Symbols of peace that have been used by various cultures in various times.

The Gift of Peace
Does peace simply mean the absence of conflict? Answer at

The Only Way to Happiness: Be a Peacemaker
What is a peacemaker? Answer at

Day 6: The First Born of Every Creature

Colossians 1:16

Implications in the Bible.

Handel’s Messiah Unit Study

Free Music Studies: George Frederick Handel
From our free music studies, learn more about Handel. Free eBook and other resources included.

“The Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah
Performed by the Royal Choral Society. (You may want to install an ad blocker before viewing.)

Day 7: Unspeakable Gift

2 Corinthians 9:15

2 Corinthians 9:15
The same verse in other English translations to understand better the meaning of the word unspeakable.

Free foldable from Eclectic Education.

Describing Wheel
Or download this printable at for the same purpose.

How to Wrap a Present
For wrapping the box.

How to Write a Thank-You Note
Great ideas at Hallmark.

Easy DIY Thank You Cards
Eight great ideas at!

Day 8: Lamb of God

John 1:29

Information from Smith’s Bible Dictionary that explains the Passover and the sacrificial lamb.

Matthew Henry’s Commentary Verses 29–36
To find out who made the statement and if it was prophetic.

Kid’s Crafts: Cotton Wool Lamb
One way to make a fluffy lamb.

Free Nature Studies: Sheep and Their Shepherds

Free Nature Studies: Sheep and Their Shepherds
Lots of information on sheep!

“The Lamb” by William Blake
A favorite poem about sheep.

Sheep Industry Fast Facts Sheets
Lots of information on products we get from sheep.

Day 9: Good Shepherd

John 10:11

John 10:1–18
For context.

Matthew Henry’s Commentary Verses 1–18
For fuller understanding.

The Good Shepherd
A lesson from the free 325-Lesson Bible Curriculum at Calvary Chapel Children’s Ministries with coloring page, memory verse, and activities.

Activity: Compare & Contrast

Activity: Compare & Contrast
Tools to compare and contrast how Christ can be the lamb and the shepherd.

Paper Nativity Scene
Beautiful free download.

“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night”
Background, lyrics, and MIDI.

Day 10: Star and Bright Morning Star

Numbers 24:17

Revelation 22:16

Favorite Sugar Cookies
Our favorite for making stars.

Origami Star
Craft at

Acrostic Poem Interactive {Free}
One way to make your star poem!

A minibook foldable from Eclectic Education.

Day 11: The Christ/Anointed One/Messiah

Mark 8:29

Daniel 9

Handwriting Worksheet Creator {Free}
Younger students might prefer a sheet with the copy verse all ready for them.

Self-Teaching Handwriting Course {Free}

Self-Teaching Handwriting Course {Free}
Older students can copy their verse the old-fashioned way!

Day 12: Immanuel

Matthew 1:23

Isaiah 7:14

Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}
Use the top to draw your picture and the bottom to copy one of the verses.

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Background, MIDI, and, yes, all of the verses.

Day 13: Holy One

Mark 1:24

Mark 1:21–28
For context.

“Holy, Holy, Holy”
Background, lyrics, and MIDI.

“O Holy Night”
Background, lyrics, and MIDI.

Holey, Holy, Wholly
A homonym study.

Day 14: Light of the World

John 8:12

Sun Dogs: A Unit Study on Light & Optics

Sun Dogs: A Unit Study on Light & Optics
You’ll find all types of information on light including activities, interactives, experiments, and printables.

Activity: Diamond Poem {Parts of Speech Practice}
Use this interactive for a fun way to write a poem on light.

Art to explore the effects of light. (Please preview.)

Sand Candle
One type of candle to make for Christmas.

A minibook foldable from Eclectic Education.

Day 15: Dayspring

Luke 1:78

Luke 1:67–80
For context.

The meaning.

Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}
Draw your picture above and copy the verse below.

Day 16: The Word

Revelation 19:13

John 1:1

John 1:1–5, 14
For context.

Grammar-land {Free eBook and Go Alongs}

Grammar-land {Free eBook and Go-Alongs}
One way to review the parts of speech.

Word Art
A neat way to create a word collage.

Day 17: Servant

Matthew 12:18

Christ: The Perfect Servant
Helps for the Bible section from

Writing Ideas: Complete the Story
Ideas for the language arts section.

Day 18: King

Zechariah 9:9

Matthew Henry’s Commentary — Verses 9–11
To help with the “read and discuss” questions.

Warm Up to Paradox!
Worksheet from

Paper Crown
Instructions from

Kings of Israel and Judea
For help with the Old Testament kings.

3 Branches of Government Poster {Free}

3 Branches of Government Poster {Free}
This poster and the additional helps will help you answer the civics question.

Day 19: Rose of Sharon

Song of Solomon 2:1

Matthew Henry’s Commentary — Verses 1–2
Help with the meaning of the passage.

Rose of Sharon
View a picture of a “Rose of Sharon.”

Rose of Sharon
Learn more about the plant.

Parable of the Mustard Seed
One type of parable.

Parables of the Treasure and the Pearl
Another parable from Calvary Chapel’s Children’s Ministry to study and learn from.

How to Make: A Christmas Flower Bouquet
Really neat idea!

Day 20: Lily of the Valley

Song of Solomon 2:1

Matthew Henry’s Commentary — Verses 1–2
Help with the meaning of the passage.

Lily of the Valley
View a picture of the flower.

Lily of the Valley
Learn more about the flower.

“The Lily of the Valley”
Background, lyrics, and MIDI.

Color Meaning
For the color white.

Day 21: Friend

Matthew 11:19

Christmas Tree Popup Card
One type of greeting card to make to send to a friend.

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
One poem to memorize about a friend.

Day 22: Savior

John 4:42

John 4:39–42
For context.

Saved? From what?
To answer the question, “Why do we need a Saviour?”

Easter Banner
Great ideas at Heart Felt Truths.

Essay Map
Interactive at that your student can use to write the essay statement/speech.

Day 23: Shiloh

Genesis 49:10

Matthew 11:28

Matthew Henry’s Commentary — Verses 8–12
For context and help understanding the word Shiloh.

Battle of Shiloh
Background from the History Channel.

Understanding Irony
Lesson plan at

Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}
Draw your picture above and copy the verse below.

Day 24: Ancient of Days

Daniel 7:9

Matthew Henry’s Commentary – Verses 9:14
Help with understanding the reference.

Gregorian Calendar: A Unit Study

Gregorian Calendar: A Unit Study
Lots of help with understanding dates and working with calendars.

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