I've read the bible. I know the Jesus story was copied from previous mythologies. I don't buy into the nonsense that an all loving and all knowing god would send us to Hell for not believing in the right religion. I, for one, am unimpressed with anything the bible has to say.
Jesus Ascending to Heaven bible Craft Update--- this was an incredibly effective craft! My 2 to 5 year olds practically danced around the room, retelling the story, and every child could successfully retell his or her parent the lesson!
I love this little manger ornament. You could print the picture or the children could draw their own. This would work well with the "Birth of Jesus" story at http://missionbibleclass.org/1b0-new-testament/new-testament-part-1/life-of-christ-early/birth-of-jesus/