Breakfast in Bethlehem Christmas Event (download only)
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"BREAKFAST IN BETHLEHEM" FUN, FAMILY, CHRISTMAS EVENT
Christmas time can be a very confusing time for children as they try and sort out the truth out of all the messages thrown at them. What is Christmas all about? Is it about the gifts? Is it about Santa? What’s the real story of Christmas?
WHAT IS IT?
Breakfast in Bethlehem is designed to be a fun family event that allows kids to experience the story of Christmas as they make their way through a series of booths. You could say that “Breakfast in Bethlehem” is a family Christmas Carnival. With a few simple supplies: a large space (gym, fellowship hall, or outside), and this guide, you're sure to have an event that kids and parents will remember forever.
During "Breakfast in Bethlehem," families will make their way through a series of booths (games, crafts, and snacks) and discover the true Christmas story a little bit at a time as they experience each of the activities. Games such as Prophecy Toss will remind kids that Jesus is the promised Messiah, while the Manger Race will remind them that Jesus was born in humble surroundings and placed in a manger instead of a bed.
For this event, you need to set aside 2-3 hours to give kids time to play all the games and hear the full story.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Kids of all ages, from toddlers to preteens, along with their parents will enjoy this event. There is something for everyone. Younger kids will enjoy the festive atmosphere and spending time with their parents. While older kids will start to see the story of Christmas really come alive. This is also a great neighborhood outreach as everyone is looking for something fun to kick off the Christmas season.
WHAT YOU GET
full plans for a family Christmas carnival
17 kid-friendly games with simple teaching points at each station
prep and supply lists
game booth signs
ABOUT BETHANY DARWIN
AUTHOR’S BIO: Bethany Darwin spent 20 years working full-time in children’s ministry before recently coming home to raise her son. During her years in children’s ministry, Bethany discovered gaps in the available curriculum and often struggled to find a curriculum that worked in her church setting. It was this discovery that awakened a passion in her for writing children’s ministry curriculum.
Bethany is a popular curriculum writer for Ministry-to-children and you can find many resources of hers there. You can connect with Bethany through Facebook at ‘Treasure Trunk Books’or on IG at ‘Treasure Trunk Kids.’ On these pages, she shares articles and resources for families as well as what she is doing to point her little one to Christ. You can also find other resources of hers there. Bethany is a member of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles.