Christmas card Snap (for younger children)

17 Dec 2015

Use packs of Christmas cards to make matching pairs of Christmas pictures, and play a game of Snap.

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Christmas card Snap (for older children)

17 Dec 2015

Use packs of Christmas cards to make matching pairs of Christmas pictures, and play a game of Snap.

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Catch a coin - an edible idea

10 Dec 2015

The Christmas story talks about a number of ‘gifts’ and about Jesus coming to be a ‘light in the darkness’. This all-age activity explores both, using some chocolate coins and a torch.

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The Christmas Poem (video and free booklet)

9 Nov 2015

The Christmas Poem video and free booklet by Bob Hartman, produced by BIble Society. Explains the story of Advent for younger children.

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From Christmas to Epiphany

27 Dec 2014

Christmas may be over more quickly than the children would like but Epiphany is soon after. Here are some ideas for all the family.

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Print and colour nativity star

22 Dec 2014

Simply print off and colour this nativity star.

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On Angel Wings - put this on your Christmas viewing list

14 Dec 2014

See a trailer of this animated telling of the Christmas nativity story (30 minutes) - to be shown on BBC1 this Christmas Eve at 4.15 pm and Christmas Day at 9.30 am.

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Why Christmas - fun and facts for all the family

8 Dec 2014

The Christmas story, Christmas traditions, Christmas around the world, fun, games, quizzes, puzzles, things to make and eat... it's all there on the whychristmas?com interactive website.

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Christmas tree decorations - chocolate and the story together

6 Dec 2014

Have you got your tree up yet? Why not add some meaningful chocolate decorations? These decorations give parents, grandparents and godparents an opportunity to buy an interactive gift that enables the telling of the Christmas story in the home.

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Advent calendars online

29 Nov 2014

Why not take a look at some of the Advent calendars available online! Some have games, activities, word searches; others have scripture readings and/or prayers; and even others have videos showing the Christmas story in two minutes.

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Advent calendars galore

27 Nov 2014

Here's a selection of ideas for making your own Advent calendar, so why not have a go - you can always have a shop-bought one as well!

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Love Life Live Advent

25 Nov 2014

This brightly illustrated resource provides a simple prayer activity for children and families to do together every day of December until Christmas Day.

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The Real Advent Calendar 2014

22 Nov 2014

The Real Advent Calendar is a fun way to share the Christmas story. Behind the first window, there is a 32-page Christmas story-activity booklet with a page for each day in Advent. Each of the 25 windows holds a Fairtrade chocolate star and a few words from the Christmas story.

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How much should you spend on your kids this Christmas?

18 Nov 2014

How much money should you spend on your kids this Christmas? That's the million dollar question! The Stewardship group have come up with some good suggestions to help make the decision - rather than just listing specific amounts.

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Chalking the door

23 Dec 2013

Chalking the door is a modern take on an old tradition of praying for God's blessing on a home and those who live there, remembering the wise men coming to Jesus' house. Bless your home and family this new year by chalking the door. Just download the order of service and follow the video.

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Exploring the Christmas story with special needs children

17 Dec 2013

The Inclusive Church website offers ideas to involve listeners, especially children, with special needs in the Christmas story by creating a special sensory experience.

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All-age Advent resource

29 Nov 2013

A multi-age advent resource for families to engage together around the Bible readings for each week of Advent together with fun activities.

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Online Advent calendar

22 Nov 2013

Join the Friends and Heroes characters in their online Advent calendar to explore the real meaning of Christmas as a family and try some fun puzzles at the same time.

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Epiphany - sleeping under the stars

26 Dec 2012

Epiphany is when Christians celebrate the wise men visiting Jesus. This is a fun activity for all the family to explore this part of Christmas.

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Make your own crib

17 Dec 2012

This activity helps families make their own crib and consider what gifts they might bring, and ways to develop this further.

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Flap the donkey race

10 Dec 2012

Don't get in a flap, take some time to have some festive fun flapping from Nazareth to Bethlehem. This fun game can be enjoyed by all ages as you recall the journey Mary and Joseph made.

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Make your own Advent calendar

30 Nov 2012

A simple fun way for all the family to explore together the traditional Christmas story during Advent. With or without chocolate, the choice is yours...

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Paperless Christmas

26 Nov 2012

A free online resource giving families the opportunity to journey together through the Christmas story and have fun in the process.

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Family Fun for Christmas

19 Nov 2012

This book offers families 30 fun, interactive and inexpensive ways to celebrate the Christian meaning of Advent and Christmas in the home.

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Christmas around the world

12 Nov 2012

How is Christmas celebrated around the world? Explore ideas from New Zealand, Southern India, Chile and Argentina including 'summer' Christmas cards, decorations and edible hay bales.

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Satsuma prayers

8 Dec 2011

One of the characteristics of late autumn and winter, and even Christmas, is the appearance of satsumas. Victoria Beech offers a simple, fun and healthy prayer idea using satsumas.

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Christmas carol fun

23 Nov 2011

This quick and easy Christmas carol game needs no preparation and can be enjoyed anywhere by people of all ages.

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Creative Ideas for Advent and Christmas

31 Oct 2011

This book provides 80 activities to use with children in the home, church and community year after year to celebrate the festive season.

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Christmas candle holder

17 Dec 2010

A fun activity for all ages to provide a reminder, through Advent and Christmas, of the true story behind the season.

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Christmas wordmaker

16 Dec 2010

A fun game for individuals or the whole family based on the word CHRISTMAS.

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Make your own Christingle

13 Dec 2010

A fun activity for all the family to provide a reminder, through Advent and Christmas, of the true story behind the season.

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Christmas begins with an 'S'

10 Dec 2010

Some thoughts and ideas to help parents and children find ways to celebrate Advent and the Christmas story at home and remember the true meaning.

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