January 6th is Epiphany. After the rush of Christmas, hosting an Epiphany event is a perfect way to celebrate the end of Christmas and the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as told by the Magi (Kings/wisemen) visitation.
My Epiphany Event is inter-generational with activities for all ages. I have stations so people can interact and do the activities that interest them. The stations are open for 45 minutes to an hour. When the time is over, we all move to Nave. In the Nave, either an Epiphany Service or an Epiphany Pageant with the Magi visitation is done.
The stations I found the most successful include (with supplies)
Crown making: crowns to decorate, colorful permanent markers, jewel stickers
Star making: wood stars, permanent markers (paint takes to long to dry)
Star musical makers: star clappers, stickers, marker
Epiphany Around the World: articles, pictures, legends and stories from around the world (by country), books, legends
Meditations (with a quiet place to do them)
Photo area with capes to become the Magi (they use the crown they made): background, props (for king gifts).
Coloring pages, stickers, and other artistic materials for young. Mazes and puzzles for older.
Star Cookie Decorating: sugar cookies (made in advance-star cutter), icing, m&ms, sprinkles, small plates, and napkins.
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