You may like having a wreath and doing a prayer which you add to each week of Advent. If so, here’s an idea of a family-friendly prayer you could use at home. Here’s a prayer which I love using during Advent. I light a candle and say this prayer. I found it’s simplicity meant I […]
Looking for something to do which links in with what’s happening now? Here are some simple, creative activities you might like to try.
The run up to Christmas, traditionally celebrated as Advent, is such a busy time, but also a powerful time to remember, celebrate and absorb the incredible story of when God became a human baby. All families have traditions around Christmas, so all we need to do is be intentional about using them to give everyone […]
Cut a set of simple geometric shapes from felt and use them to create pictures of the Christmas story using this template. Here’s how to do it: 1. Choose your felt colours. You could cut all the shapes out of one colour sheet, or choose different colours. I chose colours which lent themselves towards certain […]
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 […]
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 […]