December 20, 2021

Christmas in a Bag



















We all know that you can’t fit Christmas in a bag, but you sure can fit a lot of fun activities in one! At the end of November, Kidway assembled 85 bags filled with Advent activity ideas and supplies for Gateway families. The purpose of the bags was to help families focus on the reason why we celebrate Christmas throughout the weeks leading up to it. Each bag included a booklet with devotions and activities that families could do together throughout the month.

Here’s what a few families had to say about their “Christmas in a Bag”:

“My preschoolers have both enjoyed the ‘Christmas in a bag’ booklet and activities. Many of the activities are super simple and easy to do but they are also intentional and bring the conversation back to Jesus.” ~ Adrienne, mom of 3

“Even though my kids are younger, we have been able to find some activities in the packet that they enjoy and understand. My daughter LOVED the balloon activity and also the ‘Joy to the World’ activity.” ~ Morgan, mom of 2

“Christmas in a bag has been an interactive way to keep the Christmas season focused on Christ. We have enjoyed having crafts and activities easily available to utilize during this busy time of year and can incorporate it with some traditions we already have in place! Thank you to the staff involved in putting this together!” ~ Sarah, mom of 5

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the work that was put into the kids' packets for the Christmas bags! I’m sure it wasn’t easy, but not growing up in a church I sometimes feel overwhelmed with trying to be intentional at home teaching the kids about the word and God. This makes it so easy and fun to do and our kids enjoy it! I can tell a lot of effort and thought went into it.

Thank you for all you guys do to make the kids program at Gateway so great!” ~ Courtney, mom of 3

We pray that the Christmas bags will continue to be a blessing to our Gateway families as they navigate through this busy time of year! Our hope is that you will take some time to stop and reflect on the miracle of the baby in the lowly manger and the true significance of Jesus and his birth.

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