Well, the lights are up on the Ace Hardware store, so I suppose that means Christmas is at least a month away (actually the lights were up the day after Hallowe’en–ugh). Many churches have been practicing their plays, cantatas and presentations since summer…but for those who are organizationally challenged (*cough*), here is some hope. Here are a few links for some free drama material and puppet plays for Christmas:
- Acts One offers a free Christmas play entitled “The Unopened Gift”. Low budget and conservative.
- CCES offers two puppet plays, Jason’s Christmas List and Christmas in July.
- Here is a candy cane poem along the lines of the “Legend of the Candy Cane” which you may have seen.
And, if you want to make some special gifts in a jar for some shut-ins, here are some ideas:
- Christmas-Cookies.com has several options for making cookies, cocoa, or brownie mixes in a jar to give as gifts to friends or family
- Allrecipes.com has soup gift jars called Country Soup or Friendship Soup. Or you can try this Tortilla Soup Mix.
- You can also follow these instructions at Ehow.com.