The perfect recipe for a memorable and tasty exploration of Advent and Christmas! The Gingerbread Nativity uses the popular tradition of making and decorating gingerbread houses and biscuits to explore the themes of Advent and the story of the first Christmas. It includes instructions, diagrammatic illustrations, recipes and top tips for making, baking and decorating, as well as fake or no bake and allergy-free alternatives. It also includes Advent reflection and discussion starters for each session; 25 'taste-a-day' family activities; ideas for a gingerbread themed family service and 'choose and use' ideas for adapting the material for use in other settings. The Gingerbread Nativity is ideal for Sunday schools and midweek clubs, but whether you choose to use it in four weekly sessions, as a half day workshop or in Messy Church, with small groups or large, single age or all age, at home or as part of a community fete, the material is sure to inspire Advent fun for everyone.