Tag Archives: nativity

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Review – NEW BOOK – Jesus was a refugee

Title: Jesus was a Refugee Written by: Andrew McDonough Series: Lost Sheep Books Published by: Sarah Grace Publishing Price: £4.99 Buy from: Eden Useful for: parents of children age 3-7 years old Best bit: Beautiful re-telling in the first person – Jesus and Joseph write their own story, explaining how they had to escape to Egypt […]

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Review – NEW BOOK – Bethlehem Town

Title: Bethlehem Town Written by: Andrew McDonough Series: Lost Sheep Books Published by: Sarah Grace Publishing Price: £4.99 Buy from: Eden Useful for: parents of children age 3-7 years old Best bit: The fun, quirky, colourful pictures and well rhyming text, describes the birth of Jesus taking place in a house, which from what I’ve read […]

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About The Star

This year, I’ve been wondering about The Star. I love decorating my house with story-themed decorations and this year is going to be stars, so I wanted to spend some time reading and exploring this part of the Christmas story in Matthew 2:1-15. So I started with this question: What do you notice in this story? […]

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Bible Character Mini Books (or Minion Marys)

These cute little books are a fab way to explore Bible stories from the perspective of a character in the story. This could be one of the main ones, or someone who observed, one of the crowd or family of the ‘main protagonist’. Thinking about what they saw and heard, what they might have felt […]

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Explore the story with old Christmas cards

    Have you got some old Christmas cards stashed? Here’s some ideas of ways you can use them to explore the Christmas story together: 1. Sort them into two piles: ones which feature something in the Christmas story and those which don’t. You might need to do a quick re-read of Luke 2 and […]

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DIY Christmas Story Photobook

I love making books (being a publisher, that helps!) so here’s a way to make your own Christmas story photobook. We often make photobooks with FreePrints who print 20 page photobooks for £6 including P&P! All you need to do is download their phone app, upload the photos and wait for your luscious new book! […]

30 Ways to Celebrate Jesus at Christmas

30 Ways to Celebrate JESUS at Christmas

  Christmas can be a very busy time, so we need to be intentional and make plans to make it a faith-infused celebration. I love finding fun ways to celebrate Jesus, to explore the story of Jesus’ birth, to pause, reflect and pray and to bless others. Here are 30 of my favourites:   1 […]

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Explore nativity art

Search online for nativity art, and look at how the same stories have been depicted differently by different artists. You might like to look for pictures of the angel visiting Mary, the angels and the shepherds, the shepherds visiting Jesus and the wise men arriving. Which picture do you like best? How does it speak […]

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Nativity Photo Booth

Have fun creating some nativity photos by dressing up as the characters. As you make your outfits, chat about why you’ve chosen each character and what you think they may have been like. What part do they play in the story? Could we leave them out and still have all the story we need? You […]

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Angel bunting

Create angel bunting by cutting out multiple sheets of concertina angels. We used A3 paper, as it gives you bigger angels, but you could use A4. Start by folding the paper in half so you have a long rectangle (folding long edge to long edge). Then fold the long rectangle in half, short edge to […]