Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

13 December 2011

A Christmas question

Here's a question for all those Sunday School teachers and/or observant parents out there. 

What sorts of activities have you done with the children at church on Christmas morning in the past?

I spend most of December teaching my way through the Christmas story and doing associated activities with our Sunday School children.  By Christmas Day they are very familiar with the Christmas story.  Additionally when the children get to church on Christmas morning they are either exhausted because they were too excited to get to sleep the night before or because they started their day at 5am and they want to get home to play with the presents they opened at 5am or want to get home to open the presents they weren't allowed to open until after church and they have also potentially had too much sugar for one day already by 9am.

So, fellow Sunday School teachers (or observant parents who have noticed what the Sunday School teachers are doing) - do you have any suggestions for Christmas morning children's activities?

Last year I made these decorations with the children.  They took some home and gave some out to various members of the congregation.

Any ideas?

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