Christmas Card

A kid’s slot for Christmas aimed at pre school and infant children.

Here’s the Christmas card I’m thinking of sending this year

[An enormous christmas card with Bob the Builder on the front and the following text inside. The words in bold were omitted and replaced with a picture. You can invite the kids to say the word from the clue in the picture].

Mary was about to have a baby. So Joseph took her to a hospital in Bethlehem. Mary gave birth to her baby surrounded by Doctors and Nurses. Some of the first visitors to see the baby were their family and friends. They knew where to go because they had been told by a web site. In a far away land a group of Reindeer saw a big signpost and knew that someone special had been born. Everyone was really excited about the baby because his name was Bob the Builder and he came to fix things.

What do you think? Let me read to you what I’ve put inside. That’s why I’ve got a picture of Bob the Builder on the front. Christmas is all about Bob. What do you think? Have I got anything wrong?

Shal we have a go at improving it?

[Before the slot hand out the correct pictures to the kids in the congregation and invite them to come up when you get to a word that’s wrong. It works well to have a more senior kid with a klaxon who has to sound it when the congregation put their arms up to indicate that a word is wrong]

Mary was about to have a baby. So Joseph took her to a shed/stable in Bethlehem. Mary gave birth to her baby surrounded by animals. Some of the first visitors to see the baby were the shepherds. They knew where to go because they had been told by angels. In a far away land a group of wise men saw a big star and knew that someone special had been born. Everyone was really excited about the baby because his name was Jesus and he came to fix things.

What do you think is that better? Of course it is.

But notice how both Jesus and Bob came to fix things. Jesus doesn’t fix things by doing DIY, though he could. He fixes things in our friendship with God. So lets put something else on the front as well as Bob. What do we need on the front?

2 thoughts on “Christmas Card

  1. Billie December 15, 2009 / 5:38 pm

    so…what do we need to add to the front of the card? need ing the answer for friday…although am sort of making one up already.
    run out of my own ideas clearly..or is that the two smaLL CHILDREN SUCKING ALL THE ENERGY i HAVE?

    • theurbanpastor December 15, 2009 / 5:47 pm

      you’re kidding me, right?
      it’s the stock Sunday School answer …

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