Christmas Gifts for Young Children
Mainly Music have a beautiful collection of Christmas titles, which would make excellent gifts for young children. Available on the Mainly Music Shop. Check out “A Patchwork Christmas” and “Christmas Travellers”.
Christmas @ Home – A family resource to create faith shaping times together at home in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
This A5 booklet is packed with traditions that families from your church can start, including a variety of fun activities and ideas. We have made sure that the activities are relatively easy to do and organise – we know parents don’t need any extra stress in their lives! Each activity follows a similar pattern: read, do, talk. Families in your church can look forward to lots of fun activities and good conversation about Jesus and Christmas with this 24 page resource.
Christmas at Home can be purchased here for $2.50 each *Available from Nov 2016 **Any order over 20 received 10% off!
Easter @ Home – A family resource to create faith shaping times together at home in the weeks leading up to Easter.
A Great resource over the Easter Holidays for Grandparents, Parents, Aunts and Uncles to engage with Children about the story of Easter. This A5 booklet, just like Christmas @ Home, is packed with traditions that families from your church can start, including a variety of fun activities and ideas. Families in your church can look forward to lots of fun activities and good conversation about Jesus and Easter!
Easter @ Home can be purchased here for $2.50 each *Available from March 2016 **Any order over 20 received 10% off!
A Sense of the Resurrection
A Sense of the Resurrection: and Easter Experience for Families helps families explore the death and resurrection of Jesus using the five senses. Great for families but the ideas would be very transferable to use in the church setting.
The Easter Story Paper Cross
Celebrations provides 12 Bible-based sessions for Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, designed specifically for small churches with children in a wide age range.
Christmas Scratch Art
Here’s a fun idea for a unique Christmas craft! Check out the range of scratch art nativity shapes from Baker Ross.
Sample Christmas Script
If you’re looking for a simple drama for Christmas that doesn’t require rehearsals, check out this script!
There are some very creative people who have drawn the Easter story in sand. Check out this four part series that you can use in many contexts.
A visiting speaker or professional team can make a real impact at a special event. Using a person or group from your own church or a neighbouring one can be excellent too. A lesser known person sometimes has extra impact because it gives them the chance to ask others to pray, step up and trust God for what they know they can’t do themselves.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a speaker: