“Gingerbread Bash” is a fun, hands-on Christmas event for kids and families that can be hosted at church or at home. During this 60—90 minute program, families will build gingerbread nativities, hear the Christmas story from the Bible, sing songs, and discover that sometimes the greatest gift comes in the most ordinary box. It’s perfect for churches of all sizes.
And it’s so, so easy! Our simple, step-by-step instructions make planning and hosting this event a breeze. Best of all, it requires only one host and no rehearsals.
Here’s how it works at church:
When the “Gingerbread Bash” countdown clock reaches zero, it’s time to play a festively fun large group game. As the laughter subsides, families begin building a gingerbread nativity set. Our easy-to-follow instructions make the building experience fun and simple. Next, it’s time to hear the story of the first ever Christmas. You can tell it live with the help of our beautifully illustrated story slides or simply press play on the Bible story video. Afterward, it’s the kid’s turn to retell the story in their own words using their gingerbread nativity set along with the provided Nativity cut-out characters. When finished, families will hear a short, gospel-centered message and sing an original, high-energy Christmas worship song.
Here’s how it works at home:
If you would like to host “Gingerbread Bash” as an entirely at-home event, or if you want to send it home to families who were unable to attend your in-person event, we’ve created a video-driven experience that allows you to do that. Our “Parent Portal” makes it easy to access materials at home. With minimal preparation, easy-to-follow instructions, and a video that leads families step-by-step through the entire experience, “Gingerbread Bash” is a truly unique way to celebrate the birth of Jesus at home.
This Gingerbread Bash download includes:
- Full event video
- Permission for all families in a single church campus + guests (Multi-site churches must purchase separate licenses for each campus)
- Step-by-step directions and nativity building instructions
- Nativity cut-out characters
- 5 Christmas story coloring pages
- Printable and Social Media invitations for family outreach to neighbors
- “Gingerbread Bash” Spotify music playlist (for home use only)
- Full video file download
- Original Christmas worship song
- Lyric video (full mix and performance track)
- .mp3 (full mix and performance track)
- Lyric sheet
- Leader script with tech cues
- Still and motion title graphics
- On-screen game
- Bible story video
- Message slides
- Parent promo video
- Social media posts for event promotion and follow-up
- Parent email template to invite families to participate
- Access to “Gingerbread Bash” leader Facebook group
- All files are digital and available for downloaded immediately.
- This purchase is for the program only and does NOT include the gingerbread nativity building supplies. All supplies can be found easily online or at your local box store or grocery store.
This product is a digital download, which means you will receive a PDF with links to download the files from Dropbox after completing the check-out process. Please note: It is too large of a file to view on a mobile device.
**Once your order is complete, you will receive an email with the downloadable resource instructions. If the email does not come to your inbox, please check your spam/junk or promotions folder, as the email with your downloads will sometimes show up there instead of your inbox.