A brilliant tried and tested idea shared by Becky Speyer at the Bourne Parish:
Baby Jesus Rocks is a Christmas treasure hunt. The team at the Bourne Parish painted over 500 stones with an image of baby Jesus, and another team of people helped Becky hide them around the parish, ready for people to find.
“I’ve had people who would never come to church talking to me about the real meaning of Christmas. I’ve been into two of our local schools and talked in assembly about baby Jesus and the real meaning of Christmas with children who were thrilled to tell me all about the rocks they’d found and we’ve had parents sharing messages and photos with us via facebook.” – Becky
If you’re interested in doing this in your own parish take a look at St John’s Hartley Wintney’s step-by-step guide.
The original idea came from Chris Duffett’s blog: https://chrisduffett.com/top10christmasideas/