Jan. 6 is Epiphany, also called Three Kings Day, Dia de Reyes and Twelfth Night. On Epiphany, Catholic and Orthodox Christians celebrate the visit of the Magi (Three Kings, Wisemen) to Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Orthodox Christian churches observe the Baptism of Jesus, called Theophany "vision of God") on Epiphany as well. Twelfth Night, not Christmas, is the major gift-giving holiday in many countries. Here are free printable Epiphany lesson plans, Three Kings Day crafts and Twelfth Night activities. In French, Latin and New Orleans traditions, Epiphany kicks off Carnivale which counts down to Mardi Gras. King Cake is eaten
Throw a Twelfth Night party with free printable Dora the Explorer Three Kings Day party activities from the Dora the Explorer Saves Three Kings Day party planner. There is a free printable Magi crown craft and Dora Three Kings Day party loot bags to make. Here is a free printable Dia de Reyes coloring page and Dora Three Kings Day party invitations. There are free printable Three Kings Day games. Make recipes for Dia de Reyes.
Decorate for Epiphany star tree toppers. Here's a free printable star tree topper and a vintage star tree topper and 3D geometric star tree toppers. Or use this pretty angel Christmas tree topper. Teacher Help has a free printable Epiphany banner in Spanish for Dia de Reyes.
Explore Dia de Reyes with free printable Epiphany worksheets, Bible Christmas worksheets, coloring pages, nativity scenes, Advent activities, Bible verses, reading and writing activities and star crafts. Catholic Mom has printable worksheets for holy days. Here's the First School Christmas printables page. Apples 4 the Teacher has a free printable Epiphany unit. ABC Teach has free printable Christmas worksheets and Winter Season activities on math, spelling, handwriting, reading, vocabulary, comprehension and social studies. Use religious Christmas rebus mini-booklets to explain the visit of the Magi. Here are Bible worksheets on the Magi and free printable Bible Christmas story activities. Here's more info on Theophany and Epiphany.
Learn about Epiphany through crafts and coloring. Edupics has detailed, realistic Twelfth Night coloring pages to challenge older kids and adults. Hello Kids has a nice collection of free printableFeast of Epiphany coloring pages. Some are classic images and others are cartoons. Papa Jan has many free printable Bible Christmas coloring pages, including numerous Epiphany coloring pages to print. Catholic Icing offers free printable Three Kings crafts.