How much do you really know about the first Christmas? Perhaps we’ve heard the story so many times we know it well. Or do traditions sometimes overtake the truth?
‘Rethinking Christmas’ is a chance to explore the Bible narrative with your young people through games and creative activities.
Ideal for younger teenagers. This active ‘run-around’ quiz will test your group’s knowledge of the accounts in Matthew and Luke, providing a platform for further discussion or reflection.
Set up four zones in your room or hall (zone A, B, C and D.) Ask the group to gather in the middle of the hall. Explain that you will ask a question about the Christmas story which has four possible answers (A, B, C or D.)
Then on your signal (a whistle is good) the young people have 10 seconds to run to the zone which they think represents the correct answer. Once everyone is in a zone, the whistle blows again and they have 5 seconds (if they wish to change their mind) to change zones.
For example; With what words did the heavenly host of angels praise God?
A Joy to the world, the lord is come
B O little town of Bethlehem
C Hark the herald angels sing
D Glory to God in the highest
Find out by downloading Rethinking Christmas (pdf) which contains this complete article including the ‘run-around’ quiz questions and an alternative (or additional) word search introducing the main characters and places in the nativity account.