I looked everywhere for one of these, and found some good value ones in TK Max. Make your own ‘fillers’, especially if you want something which helps children explore the Christmas story over the 24 or 25 days. Here’s some ideas of what you could fill your pockets with (and don’t forget a chocolate might […]
Looking for something to do which links in with what’s happening now? Here are some simple, creative activities you might like to try.
Make your own nativity set using yogurt pots. Benecol bottles (any yogurty type bottles will do!) work well, and it’s easy to use the stickers from A Christmas Family GodVenture. The book has 400+ stickers including lots of faces, buttons and the like to create your own nativity scene.In fact, you don’t even need bottles, […]
As the nights start to get longer, many children may be involved in activities which take advantage of the darker evenings and seasonal celebrations such as Halloween and guy faukes night. This prayer activity takes advantage of the darker evenings to use the movement of a sky lantern far away in the sky to represent […]
Use the contrast between the spikey shell and the smooth conker to reflect on God’s transforming work. Collect conkers still in their spikey shells. Invite everyone to carefully pick one shell up and hold it while thinking of something ‘spikey’ or not nice they would like God to sort out. This could be anything, for […]
Have fun choosing and preparing fruit. If possible, arrange to visit a pick your own farm to pick it first! Look for suitable moments during the preparation to help everyone reflect on what fruit they like and why, and to tell God about this, thanking Him for His brilliant creations. Open ended questions are good […]