Advent is ‘the final countdown’ to Christmas day and many children will have an Advent calendar to help them count the days. It’s also a really special time for the church. Here’s more about why it’s so special, and some Advent activities for children.
Christmas is one of the loveliest times to visit a church. Many will have special services for children and families, such as christingles, carol services, nativity services, and more. Here’s an outline of what to expect at your church over the festive season.
A nativity play is a tradition enjoyed by families every year, whether it’s at school, in church or even at home. If your child is in a nativity play, making your own costume can be great fun, and inexpensive. These costume suggestions for nativity characters may give you some ideas.
There’s a way to welcome Mary and Joseph into your home this Christmas through a lovely tradition originating in Mexico. It’s called Posada and this is how it works…
Christmas is great time of year to learn songs – many have been passed down the generations for hundreds of years. A singing together is also lovely way to praise God, whether at home or in church. Try these well-known songs with your child.
If you would like your Christmas tree to mean more this year, why not try this beautiful and thoughtful prayer idea?
It gets dark so early this time of year – the longest night and shortest day is 21st December. Cold nights can be very clear, so it’s a good time to see the stars. It’s a wonderful way to let children experience awe and wonder.
As you look forward to the year ahead, look back too and say thank you to God for all the blessings he gave you last year. These very simple ideas help you do that with young children.