Christmas Resources Round Up

Panicking about the Crib Service? Got nothing for your All-Age? Mind gone blank for Collective Worship? Stress thou not!

Walking to Bethlehem coverHere is a festive round up of resources from The Reflectionary and beyond. Whatever you need – from an instant Pop-Up Nativity or games for your Yoof Xmas Bash, to puppet scripts or a Christingle with a difference – you’ll find something useful here.

Walking to Bethlehem – Advent Devotions

This best-selling book for tots to wrinklies and everyone between. Short readings, quirky reflections, relaxing colouring and simple crafts Just £5 from Amazon or directly from me.
The crafts and colouring pages are photocopy-ready, perfect for your Christmas event.

The Twelve Toys of Christmas

an easy interactive song for your Messy Church, All Age Worship, school assembly or general festive fun.

If Christmas Happened Today

A modern take on the familiar story, with a beautiful transformation to a traditional crib scene at the end. Cast of 20 to 30+ with parts for older and younger children. Free downloadable script.

3 wise menPop-Up Nativity

No rehearsal needed! An instant nativity to the tune of the Twelve Days of Christmas, with a thoughtful message about God with us.

Script also in A(nother) Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama.

Christmas crafts, activities and games

Brilliant for Messy Christmas, yoof group and Sunday school parties, Christmas outreach events. Downloadable 25-page PDF booklet of resources – absolutely free!

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The Nativity in TXTSPK. An interactive re-telling of God with Us, from the point of view of two angels and their phones.

Script also in A Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama.

Bold, Frankenstein and Mmmm-errr

Join the Two Wise Men and one, ummm, other man, on their journey to meet the new king.

Script also in A Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama.

The Light

Slow down from the speed of light with this poem on the Advent themes of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace.


One of my post popular scripts, CRISP-tingle is eye-catching and ear-catching, with a short talk on the symbols and meaning of the Christingle.

Script also in A(nother) Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama.

A Ribbon-Wrapped Nothing

How to make an empty present – great visual aid.

On The Way – a sketch for Advent, with MP3!

Christmas gets a lot of hype, but what about Advent? Journey from Snottis Green around the funny railway stations of England and find out why we need the journey.

Script also in A(nother) Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama.

Journey to Bethlehem

Advent readings and a cool way to mark the journey.

You can find an expanded version in the book Walking to Bethlehem, just £5 from Amazon or directly from me.

Cabbage Christingle

A guest post based on an idea from The Children’s Society

pp-logoPuzzle Pages

Printable activity sheets with Bible puzzles.

Puzzle Pages – Christmas Day

Puzzle Pages – John 1:1-14

Puzzle Pages – Advent 1

Puzzle Pages – Advent 2

Puzzle Pages – Advent 3

Puzzle Pages – Advent 4

All Christmas-Tagged Resources from The Reflectionary


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