Grab your magnifying glasses and trench coats and get ready for The Great Christmas Caper! Share this resource with families as an at-home Christmas family night, OR host the Great Christmas Caper as an event at your church (either on a Sunday morning or as a separate special event)!
Family Christmas Adventure: Pack a Great Christmas Caper kit to send home with each family to complete whenever they want. Families of elementary-aged students are encouraged to uncover the mystery identity of the promised Messiah. Families will dig into the Bible to discover Old Testament prophecies and search through clues to discover who fulfilled them! This family devotion is designed for families to carve one night out of their busy December schedules and sit down and grow closer to God and each other. They will have fun digging into all the clues to discover more about the prophecies in the Old Testament and how Jesus was promised from the beginning. The Great Christmas Caper should take families 1-1.5 hours.
At-Church Event: Choose a Sunday morning or a special event time and host The Great Christmas Caper for your kids/families! Kids can work in small groups or as family units to uncover the mystery identity of the promised Messiah. The Great Christmas Caper should take 1-1.5 hours.
In both versions, kids read through 6 issues of the Bible Gazette, a newspaper that shares the latest breaking news from the Bible. In each article, kids hunt for letters that spell a color. Each color matches a Bible verse, and when put in the correct order, marked letters from each Bible verse crack the code and help kids solve the mystery of the promised Messiah! Both versions use the same main materials; the only changes needed are the instructions and some labels.
This download includes:
- Graphics & Logos (.png + Canva template – free Canva account required)
- Ready-to-Print Labels (.pdf and .png) to brand your packets
- Preparation and assembly instructions with links to supplies (.docx)
- Printable instructions to include in packets (.pdf + Canva template – free Canva account required)
- Printables of all the clues (.pdf)
- 6 Issues of the Bible Gazette
- Bible Code and Verses
- Rainbow Order Printable
- Notes Page
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