I’m in the midst of running numerous Messy Christingle afternoons for our local school. I was thinking of ideas to engage slightly older children (Years 5 and 6) so went to my happy place – The Range (UK shop). I came across these empty baubles (£1.99 for 6) which gave rise to this…
I cut a few sheets of red and green paper into strips. I asked the children what they were most looking forward to for Christmas. All sorts of different answers came but the first was “spending time with my family” and the second was “giving presents”. OK, I admit that these were total gifts as answers but we also talked about sprouts along the way as well.
On one side of the paper we wrote a prayer for our family or friends. I showed them mine – “Lord I pray for my mum” and explained that she wasn’t very well and that was why I wanted to pray for her.
On the other side we were “inspired by your answer that you look forward to giving” and wrote a prayer for people who are in need at Christmas.
Then we rolled them up and put them inside the bauble.
Then we added two pinches of glitter (that bag of shiny cuttings that cost a measly £1 from The Range).
Add a piece of thread and voilà!
Prayer baubles that we can shake during the worship as a prayer. Then you can take it home and hang it on your tree!