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Looking for something to do which links in with what’s happening now? Here are some simple, creative activities you might like to try.

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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! […]

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New Year with God

New Year isn’t necessarily a particularly family event especially for younger children. My youngest, currently four, has put in a request to stay up late this near year, and watch The Beegees, which is what she considers to be ‘New Year’. (Just to clarify, last year we DID watch a documentary about the Beegees with […]

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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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 […]

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Gingerbread Nativity scene (using an IKEA kit!)

This is a simple way to make a gingerbread nativity scene creating a manger scene in a stable (or house depending on your theology of the nativity!). I know home made gingerbread tastes fab, but the bought stuff is easier to build with and gets us straight to the fun bit which is of course […]

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Mini home rituals to celebrate Bible feast days

In our family, we celebrate Shabbat each week and Passover each year so I wanted to look at the Jewish ‘High Holy Days’ as they are known, to find some rituals we could use to enrich our faith at home. I’m not going to give an exhaustive overview here, (because you have google too!) but […]

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Open-ended response activity for the Easter story

I wonder what part of the Easter story you like best? Which part have you particularly noticed this year? I wonder what you might make out of these shapes? I love open end activities. We have creative materials out all the time for my daughters to create something whenever the mood takes them. And they do! Often before breakfast […]