Family Fun for Christmas 30 Advent and Christmas Activities for Families to Share by Jane Butcher

Family Fun for Christmas 30 Advent and Christmas Activities for Families to Share

Written by Jane Butcher
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Family Fun for Christmas 30 Advent and Christmas Activities for Families to Share by Jane Butcher

Crafts Food Games Word searches Treasure hunts Family Fun for Christmas will help you to share the meaning of Advent and Christmas with your children in thirty 'family moments', to explore faith in the home, and to have lots of fun together in the process! The activities are structured to take the family through the season of Advent to Christmas Day and on into the New Year.


These simple games and activities are ideal for families. Catherine Butcher, author and speaker No matter how much excellent work is done in church services and activities, unless that is followed up at home, most of our Christian message may be quickly forgotten. Jane Butcher's little book Family Fun for Christmas has 30 simple ideas for crafts, cooking, and games that connect the season with the Christian story. Some of the activities introduce Christmas traditions from other countries, which may be particularly appropriate for those who have family and friends living abroad. For years, our family has used a similar but dated booklet, which links the Christian story with the secular festivities associated with Christmas. This book will engage a new generation of families who want to make the season come alive at home. The Revd Dana Delap is Assistant Curate of St James and St Basil, Newcastle upon Tyne

About the Author

Jane Butcher oversees the Faith in Homes ministry, which is something she has a passion and vision for both as a member of the Barnabas team and as a parent. She has a desire that parents, church leaders and others share in this ministry, and feel encouraged, supported and resourced to engage with such an important area. Jane originally trained and worked as a teacher, but moved into church ministry in 1993. She has a wide range of experience in schools and churches from her posts in both the UK and USA. She has led training sessions and seminars in a variety of schools, churches and dioceses on many different aspects of RE and children's ministry, and is also an accredited Godly Play Teacher.

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64 pages


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Publication date

21st September 2012



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