Festivals - Christmas
The Gift was wrapped in swaddling clothes
And in a manger laid,
A helpless baby lying there
The love of God portrayed.
The world was dark and quiet, but
The angels couldn't keep
Their silence any longer as
They watched the nation sleep-
They broke the sky with glory light,
Their praises rang out clear,
They told the watchful shepherds 'Look
The Gift of God is here.
You'll find Him in a manger and
One day He'll grow to be
The Saviour you've been waiting for-
The Lord and Christ is He!'
From 'The Well Good News of Christmas', available from the Bible Society
'Mary set off travelling, with Joseph right beside,
They walked and talked for miles and miles, till Bethlehem arrived.
With a baby inside Mary, who was going to be King,
When they finally arrived, there was no room at the inn!
So a place was found by haystack and corn,
And in this spot, the baby was born.
So they stayed in the shed where animals fed,
And the baby had straw instead of a bed.'
In Search of Christmas
In Search of Christmas is a trail-based treasure hunt for children and families, using a series of videos to encourage conversation and help crack a code. Videos are accessed by scanning QR codes, as the groups explore the local area. This resource is fun, interactive and engages children in exploring, walking, and sharing their thoughts on the Christmas story. Visit www.su.org.uk/christmastrail to find out more.
Fantastic video Resources on Youtube
The Greatest Journey – Bible Society Christmas story for children (2017)
https://youtu.be/ggFqPfbry_o - 3 minutes 32 seconds
The First Christmas – Stop-Go Animation / Claymation (1998)
https://youtu.be/y7T23XV-2Ek - 21 minutes 40 seconds
The Christian Story of the First Christmas | Religions of the World
https://youtu.be/FrTFAZPQxpE - 3 minutes 24 seconds
It Begins in Bethlehem – Our 2020 Christmas story for children
https://youtu.be/D06k9vulAVQ - 4 minutes 47 seconds
The Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour – Bible Society Christmas story for children (2018)
https://youtu.be/URMtYSvMJys - 4 minutes 58 seconds
The Christmas Poem –Bible Society Christmas story for children (2015)
https://youtu.be/zD8FjeOYKgU - 4 minutes 9 seconds
The Star (2017) - The Nativity Scene (10/10) | Movieclips
https://youtu.be/poswRRB_2i0 - 4 minutes 56 seconds
The Shepherds Visit Jesus
https://youtu.be/POSvV6mWAYQ - 3 minutes 35 seconds
The Nativity in Makaton
Make Your Own Nativity Set Ideas
Use wooden artist’s models (tip: they can often be found in charity shops). This is one CaSS made.