All the ideas use readily available materials and have instant appeal. Many can be slotted in to any situation, used to illustrate the story of Christmas, or just done for pure enjoyment as part of the exciting 'getting ready' time.
Some use seasonal objects that are easy to find in the shops, such as paper chains, or things that many people will have in their Christmas box, such as last year's Christmas cards.
The activities are ideal for children aged 4-11, but will be enjoyed equally by people of all ages.
There are 80 ideas in total, many of which could become part of traditional family, church and community celebrations each year. Ideas include
- Community events
- Recipes for easy Christmas cooking
- Counting down the days to Christmas
- Creative ways to pray
- Christmas card crafts
- Simple decorations
- Fun-filled games
- Opportunities for celebrating the season at home