Resources have been flying in this week for use at home and church with a good selection to be going on with! What can you encourage your families to engage with this Advent/Christmas season? Here’s a list to get you started:
- Youthscape have come up with 12 ideas to help young people to think about being a blessing to their community during the festive period. Download them here
- Muddy Church family resources to do at home or check out the Muddy Church Christmas Wonder Pack – a fresh approach to Advent devotions by wondering through the story and making your own reflections. £5 for 32
- Resources covering Advent, Christmas, Church & Home from Messy Church
- In Search of Christmas 2021 is a treasure trail resource for children aged 5 to 11 and their families, based on the book God Became Like Me?
- Jesus: Truth or Fairytale? Youthscape video
- BSL Christmas site offering access to thousand of BSL signs, carols, and (for next year) Easter hymns. No license is needed to use it, though a donation would be appreciated.
- At the Heart of Christmas (the national CofE resource) – There is a family prayer card which can be turned into a tree decoration
- Christingle 2021 (The Children’s Society)
- Facebook group resources: Church, Christmas and COVID
- “The Way” is producing Christmas videos for churched and unchurched young people which will be available on 13th and 17th December on YouTube, Instagram or Tiktok
- Adventure of Christmas Advent Calendar – This is a sticker calendar for families from Faith in Kids. Use the discount code adventurewithjesus and you get orders for 10+ at half price
- Virtual Advent Calendar (YouTube playlist from VSS)
- Lectio for Families App from 24-7 prayer.
- National Church Family Advent Calendar
- Advent Conspiracy: A different kind of advent resource… a 4 week study of putting the meaning back into Christmas.
- Creative advent ideas
- Family Advent Box from the Bible Society (£15)
- Instant Nativity Script: The Impossible Promise (Bible Society)
- A very cute and simple print out and stand up Nativity scene that can be coloured in
- Together at home Nativity trail
If you would like any further support, please contact Keli from the CYP Team.