Art

Christmas cards

All-age
Finding new ways to retell the mystery of the Christmas story is always a challenge. The following idea uses a selection of playing cards to retell the events surrounding the nativity.

A Christmas triptych

All-age
A triptych is a work of art that is divided into three sections. The following idea offers three striking images that you could copy and illustrate in order to make a triptych that can be a focus for telling the Christmas story.

A mother's best advice

8-11 year olds
This outline explores the story of the miracle of water into wine at Cana with a particular focus on Mary's advice to Jesus. Parts of this outline could be used in the context of Mothering Sunday.

The shepherd's song: a joy-filled meal

8-11 year olds, All-age
Offering hospitality to strangers is a strong Middle Eastern tradition. In Psalm 23, David sings with joy about the welcome he experiences as a guest of God's generous hospitality.

In the beginning

8-11 year olds, All-age
An outline that explores the story of creation using ideas from the book of Job.

Mary and the angel

8-11 year olds, All-age
This Advent idea unpacks the story of Mary and the angel from the beginning of Luke's Gospel and explores what it might teach us about our own response to God.

Zechariah and the angel

8-11 year olds, All-age
This Advent idea unpacks the story of Zechariah and the angel from the beginning of Luke's Gospel and explores what it might teach us about our own response to God.