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Christmas school assembly ideas

Damaris Trust is a wonderful organization that creates resources for evangelism. Their goal is to relate the Bible message to popular culture, including using movies to explore the theme of redemption.

This year, Damaris have once again received permission to use snippets from the British film Nativity! Using this as a starting point, they have created ideas for a primary school Christmas season assembly.

When you visit the Christmas assembly page  you can click to open up the elements you wish to use and have a PDF made of those parts.
There is also a PowerPoint presentation to use and ideas for drama, singing and a time of reflection.

To view the Damaris suggestions and pick up the PowerPoint, visit the Collective worship for Christmas page.

You may also find these free Christmas resources of ours to be helpful.

  • Christmas – Myth or Truth?   PowerPoint teaching
  • Christmas Gifts  PowerPoint teaching
  • Christmas lights  Powerpoint Quiz
  • Christmas Cookie Count  Powerpoint Quiz
  • Christmas Cookie Count  printable Quiz
  • C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S  Simple spelling presentation the kids can “perform”.
  • Free Christmas Powerpoint game: Cookie Count


    Christmas Cookie count free Powerpoint gameFree PowerPoint Christmas game - Cookie CountChristmas Cookie Count is a simple but effective PowerPoint game. It can be played quickly as a stand-alone game, or used effectively as a review game after a Bible lesson.

    Here’s how it works…

    • Two teams play alternately
    • After answering a review question correctly and being awarded points (we suggest 50 for a correct answer) the first team chooses a cookie. It is fun to have them describe the cookie, rather than simply point to it. This encourages the children’s powers of expression.
    • The PowerPoint operator then clicks once on the selected cookie.
    • that cookie will slide off the screen and a Bonus Score will then be revealed and should be added to the score so far.
    • The next team will win their chance to play by answering a review question.
    • They then choose their cookie and the revealed score is added to their total.
    • The game continues until all the cookies have gone, or the time alotted has finished.
    • The winning team is the one with the highest score.

    RIGHT-click on the links below to download the PowerPoint and save it to your computer.

    If you do not have the PowerPoint program on your computer, you can still enjoy the game by downloading the PPS version. This is a self playing version which will start and fill your screen. Use the mouse to click and advance the slides, and then click on the cookies in the usual way.

    Download the free PowerPoint game: Christmas Cookie Count. (Full PowerPoint version)

    Download the free PowerPoint game: Christmas Cookie Count. PPS (Self running Powerpoint Show)

    NEWS UPDATE! We now have a printed version of this game for those who prefer the low-tech option!

    Free Powerpoint presentation: Christmas Gifts

    Christmas gifts under the Christmas treeOne of our colleagues in The Faith Mission, Mabel Brush of the North Irish District, has originated a brief Christmas talk, which is illustrated on PowerPoint.

    Based on the people who gave something on the first Christmas, and speaking of what they gave, this Bible-based presentation, like all the resources here on Effective Childrens Ministry,  is free to download.

    There are also notes with suggestions as to how you might present the teaching. You can download these separately and see if the presentation suits your needs.

    To download, RIGHT-CLICK on the links below and follow the dialog to save the file to your own computer.

    If you have any difficulties, feel free to contact  us (Catherine and Lin). Details are on our contact page.

    Download Christmas Gifts Powerpoint
    Download Christmas Gifts Notes (PDF)

    Is Christmas a Myth or Truth?

    We made this PowerPoint teaching available a year ago. It was one of the first items we uploaded onto this blog.

    Since then, many more visitors have joined us here, so it seems apt to flag it up again, as older blogs can sink to the bottom of the archives!

    Myth or Truth? is a  PowerPoint presentation which may be used as one element in a service, or as the basis of a small group Bible study.

    It is a brief introduction to the main areas of evidence which prove that Jesus is the promised Messiah, Saviour of all who trust in him.
    Develop this as you wish. It is absolutely free to download.

    A script is provided in PDF format, to guide you through the slides. 

    Download the Powerpoint Presentation for Myth or Truth

    Download the “Myth or Truth?” PowerPoint Presentation

    Download the script for Myth or Truth

    Download the script for “Myth or Truth?” (PDF)

    Free PowerPoint teaching: When I am afraid

    We can cope with fear through the power of Jesus ChristJust in time for Hallowe’en (though useful all year round), this free PowerPoint presentation for children, deals sensitively with with how to cope with fear. It begins:

    We have all felt fear at some time or another.
    Some fears are good. They keep us safe. For example, fear of being hit by a car will help us watch out when crossing a street. Fear of being burned will help us to be careful when we are near camp fires or barbecues.
    But sometimes there are fears which are harmful to us. They can take over and spoil our lives and even control what we do, so that we are held back form doing good things we would enjoy and are compelled to wear ourselves out doing other things which are not helpful.
    But fears can be zapped, so that will no longer upset us or spoil our lives.

    Using scenarios that children can identify with, (including “spooky stuff”, creepy-crawlies, the dark, bullying and others sources of fear)  this presentation gives you visuals and full presenter’s notes. It suggests how you might lead the children in discussion, as well as give the biblical answer to the question “What can I do when I am afraid?”

    It focuses on the mighty power of God and shows in very practical steps how we can use the Bible effectively, and how to rely on Christ at all times.

    By the end of this session, the children will have learned how to zap some fears by themselves, how to ask for help when they need it and how to trust God to zap the fears that only he can deal with.

    Right-click on the links below and save the files to your own computer.

    Download the presenter’s notes for When I am Afraid (PDF)

    Download the free PowerPoint presentation for When I am Afraid. (8MB)

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