Similar to the way that Stations of the Cross helps tell the story leading to Easter, our Stations of the Crèche (a French word meaning "crib" or "cradle") will help children understand the nativity story. Walk the story from Old Testament prophets to the birth of a king, and discover how this story affects our lives today. Each lesson plan station tells a different part of the Christmas story, but students will not need to experience all the stations (nor do they need to experience the stations in any particular order) to understand the value of digging more deeply into this powerful story.
From a theological perspective, this unit is not so much about the well-known details of a special baby being born in a manger in Bethlehem. But rather, the focus is on the Incarnation – how Almighty God chose to come to earth and be among us, not as a mighty king or a fearful warrior, but as a tiny, helpless baby who had to be loved, protected and nurtured by human beings. Appropriate for K-5th Grade.
Each WorkshopCycle unit includes seven workshops:
- Story & Games
- Drama & Activity
- Kitchen (food-related, but doesn't always need an actual kitchen)
- Publishing (Computer & non-Computer options)
pay one low annual fee to access to ALL units.
Use for Sunday School, VBS or special events --- a great way to stretch your budget!!
You can purchase cycles individually or purchase an annual congregational membership. Congregational members get access to all cycles and can download as many as are needed in a given year. You can download a cycle and if it turns out that you don't want to use that one, just download a different cycle without wasting the cost of a cycle you don't use. Plus, you can use cycles for special occasions (Christmas, Lent, etc.) and they are great for a VBS or Summer Camp program as well as Winter Camp, which is a growing trend in churches today -- the week after Christmas when parents need child care and children are eager have fun and learn.
Annual Memberships are VERY affordable!