Are you ready for Advent and Christmas? Looking for a late addition to your planning or starting with a blank page with a couple of weeks to go? Here’s a round up of some of the resources we’ve spotted ready for advent and Christmas this year.
The GodVenture Sticker Advent Calendars have been a firm favourite for our family and the friends and family we’ve passed them onto over the last few years. As you count down to the big day, these sticker advent calendars hep you to retell the story of the first Christmas.
Flame Creative Children’s ministry rather appropriately has 25 creative ideas for advent, suitable for home, church and children’s groups. You could try one each day, or dip in and choose those most appropriate to your setting.
Give away books
Hope Together’s Christmas give away story book for toddlers uses the Happyland toys from the Early Learning Centre to tell the story of Jesus to the Rescue.
Love Came Down is a new book published this year by 10 of Those, based around John 3:16 with discounts available for larger volumes.
Care for the Family’s Playtime ministry to toddler groups has a new story book out this year; The Best Christmas Present in the World, complete with story retelling, craft activities and take-home ideas.
Scripture Union have created a new trail for Christmas 2021, In Search of Christmas, using QR codes and based on their giveaway book, God Became Like Me?
Muddy Church have a range of trails available for advent, Christmas, winter and new year, connecting faith with the outdoors, including Muddy Christingle and Jesse Tree ideas.
Sun hats and Wellie boots have a new nativity trail available, designed especially with younger children in mind.
What Advent and Christmas resources have you come across this year? What resources are you looking for?