Advent and Christmas

Below you will find a selection of resources for Advent and Christmas in Church.

The No-Rehearsal Nativity

The No-Rehearsal Nativity

A church nativity resource with a difference Janine Gillion £8.99

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Celebrating Festivals

Celebrating Festivals

Readings, reflections, crafts and prayer activities for 20 major church festivals Sally Welch £8.99

Ideal for use in all-age worship, Sunday school, activity mornings or Messy Church events, this resource provides material for 20 major festivals throughout the church year. Each section has a unifying theme and includes suggested Bible passages, a reflection for adults, a children's story and questions, a prayer activity, 'messy' craft activities and edible craft activities. An additional dimension links each festival to a part of the church building, helping children to understand the idea of sacred space and explore the relationship between the physical and the spiritual.

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Seasonal Activities for Christmas Festivities

Seasonal Activities for Christmas Festivities

Three five-week teaching programmes exploring the true meaning of Christmas with 7-11s Vicki Howie £8.99

Seasonal Activities for Christmas Festivities is ideal for children's leaders looking for lively, thought-provoking session material in the run-up to Christmas. The resource provides three years' worth of exciting programme ideas designed to unpack the true meaning of Christmas with 7-11s. Each programme contains five sessions that fit readily into the autumn half-term leading up to Christmas, and includes an optional short presentation for a Christmas service or related event.

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Family Fun for Christmas

Family Fun for Christmas

30 Advent and Christmas activities for families to share Jane Butcher £4.99

Family Fun for Christmas will help you to share the meaning of Advent and Christmas with your children in thirty 'family moments', to explore faith in the home, and to have lots of fun together in the process! The activities are structured to take the family through the season of Advent to Christmas Day and on into the New Year.

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Messy Christmas

Messy Christmas

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter £6.99

Three complete Messy Church sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church. Sections include creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions, Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year.

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Messy Nativity

Messy Nativity

How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project Jane Leadbetter £4.99

Find out about a new project uniting communities around the Nativity story at Christmas time! This book describes how Messy Nativity started in Liverpool in 2010, and gives a step-by-step guide to how other churches can embark on their own local Messy Nativity Advent project.

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Bethlehem Carols Unpacked

Bethlehem Carols Unpacked

Creative ideas for Christmas carol services Lucy Moore and Martyn Payne with Embrace the Middle East (formerly BibleLands) Currently out of stock £8.99

Innovative ideas based on eleven popular carols to help those planning the annual carol service.

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Creative Ideas for Advent & Christmas

Creative Ideas for Advent & Christmas

80 seasonal activities for use with children Jane Tibbs £8.99

Creative Ideas for Advent and Christmas contains a wealth of inspirational easy-to-do ideas for the busy weeks in the lead-up to Christmas. All the ideas use readily available materials and have instant appeal. Many can be slotted in to any situation, used to illustrate the story of Christmas, or just done for pure enjoyment as part of the exciting 'getting ready' time. Some use seasonal objects that are easy to find in the shops, such as paper chains, or things that many people will have in their Christmas box, such as last year's Christmas cards. Ideal for 4-11s.

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Easy Ways to Christmas Plays

Easy Ways to Christmas Plays

Vicki Howie Currently out of print £11.99

Three complete nativity plays for 3-7s with photocopy permission.

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Nursery Rhyme Nativities

Nursery Rhyme Nativities

Three easy to perform plays for pre-school and early years learning Brian Ogden Currently out of stock £7.99

Three plays that tell the Christmas story from different perspectives, using well-known nursery rhymes to bring the storyline to life.

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The Barnabas Christmas Sticker Book

The Barnabas Christmas Sticker Book

Bethan James and Jenny Tulip Currently out of print £3.99

This is the story of the first Christmas. Read the story, find the correct stickers and use them to complete the illustrations inside the book. Stickers and frieze included to create your own nativity scene.

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The Christmas Sticker Collection

The Christmas Sticker Collection

Su Box, Alison Atkins £3.99

A story book and activity book all in one!

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Story Plays for Christmas

Story Plays for Christmas

Three plays complete with stories and interactive activities Vicki Howie Currently out of print £9.99

Here are three easy-to-stage Christmas plays to use with your lively group of 7-11 year olds. Each play is introduced with a story version, followed by suggestions for drama games and activities to explore the storyline. Read the story, have fun playing some drama games and then perform the play.

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Easy Ways to Seasonal Plays

Easy Ways to Seasonal Plays

Three complete plays with photocopy permission Vicki Howie Currently out of print £8.99

Three complete seasonal plays in one book - Easter, Harvest and Christmas - to use with 3-7 year olds

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Footsteps to the Feast

Footsteps to the Feast

12 two-hour children's programmes for Christian festivals and special times of the year Martyn Payne Currently out of stock £8.99

12 two-hour children's programmes for Christian festivals and special times of the year.

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Bible Reflections for Older People - January 2016
Women of Peace - Leeds