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The Unexpected Gift Activity Book

Creative Christmas Activities

Annie Kratzsch and Tessa Janes


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The Unexpected Gift Activity Book

Creative Christmas Activities

Annie Kratzsch and Tessa Janes


Unexpected Gift helps children to understand the wonderful truth that at Christmas God became a baby.

The activity book helps to make the Christmas story hands-on and tangible. It contains 25 activities to make as well as 25 Bible verse ornaments to decorate. Templates to create a nativity scene plus other crafts can be torn directly out of the book, making it much easier to get creative with decorating and assembling the crafts.

Each activity pairs up with a corresponding page from the storybook so they can be used together to explore the Christmas story with your family.

Recommended for ages 4-7.

  • Title

    The Unexpected Gift Activity Book

  • Author(s)

    Annie Kratzsch and Tessa Janes

  • Series

    Unexpected Gift

  • ISBN


  • Format

    Activity book

  • Publisher


  • Age Range


  • Topic

    Christmas, Activity Book

  • Audience


  • Pages


  • Published


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Overall rating

5.0 based on 2 reviews

The Unexpected Gift Activity Book

Over the past number of years our children have enjoyed reading part of the Christmas story and doing a short craft each day. However, previous resources we have used have either had really long passages to read which the younger children can’t sit through or crafts which require all sorts of bits and pieces which we often don’t have to hand. I was half thinking of bypassing this tradition this year until I discovered the ‘Unexpected Gift’. The activity book consists of 25 perforated card pages with a craft on each. These are simple crafts which don’t require any extras, although further ideas to take the activities further are included at the back of the book. Although we are keeping the book until December, my 5–year–old was very excited to give some of the crafts a go and was able to complete them without any help. There is also a Christmas bauble with a verse on each page, which when put together tell the Christmas story. This really is a fantastic resource. In a year when parents have been stretched thin, this is a resource which has everything done for you– there is no last–minute dash to the shops required for glitter– simply read the page for that day and pull out the craft. Rather than getting caught up in the logistics of the resource it is my prayer that as a family we will focus on the fact that “… though God is huge and strong, he showed up as a tiny, helpless baby. God surprised us by becoming like us so that we can know him.”

Suzanne Kane, Free Church Books

The Unexpected Gift Activity Book

We all know the Christmas period will be very different this year. So please invest in this book for your own family and for your church families if you run any type of ministry for children. You will not be disappointed. A book with 25 card pages, a craft for each day and a cut out bauble, this is perfect as there is no further prep needed to do these crafts. Ideal for families who want to go further than a chocolate advent calendar, and it will keep the kids entertained for at least 20 minutes each day! I have already ordered a box of 50 after seeing this in person, so that should tell you know much I love it!

Rachel Ridler

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