I wonder how you mark the waiting time of Advent. Some people light a candle – the decorated kind, with the days marked on, to burn a little each day – and others make an Advent wreath of leaves or other materials. You can buy coloured candles from a church bookshop online (or they can be cheaper from a general candle supplier: try searching for ‘candle selection’).
Another way we can ‘get ready’ for Christmas is to settle down with a good book. Godly Play UK trainers have suggested some titles which they’ve enjoyed sharing with children during Advent. You might want to pass these on to the families you know, or provide some of them for people to look at in the ‘response’ part of a Godly Play session.
Here is the first selection, with more to come next week!