Tract or Treat?: A Light Party Guide

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Light Party Resources

Ah, a new school year. Fresh exercise books ready to be covered in wrapping paper, shiny school shoes and crisp new uniforms. Coupled with that, the days suddenly feel colder and shorter, and a certain coffee chain has started adding pumpkin spice to everything.

For children’s workers and church leaders, that means a certain event is just around the corner. All Hallows Eve or more commonly, Halloween.

For many Churches, this is a chance to seek the light at a time when many are celebrating darkness and trickey. Instead, Churches host light parties - a Christian alternative to Halloween, a great opportunity to reach out to your local community with the Good News.

We have collected together some ideas of tracts, treats and more to show the light of Jesus to children and their families this Halloween.

Tracts

Who is the Light

Who Is The Light?

Who is the Light? is a 20 page booklet, from Scripture Union specifically for children aged 5-8. The story of Who is the Light? centres around presenting Jesus as the light of the world and how those who follow him are called to be like light too. With a friendly and colourful design, this little booklet will help primary school children explore and respond to the words of Jesus .

Available as a pack of 10 for £4.99

What Do you do When Darkness Comes?

Also from Scripture Union, What Do You Do When the Darkness Comes to Visit? is a vividly illustrated booklet for 8-11 year olds. This story invites children to discover Jesus who is the Light of the World and to turn to him for help.

Available as a pack of 10 for £4.99

Treats

A meaningful treat box

A Meaningful Treat Box 

New for 2017, the Meaningful Treat Box from the Meaingful Chocolate Company (You may have bought their advent calendars or Easter eggs in the past).

Inside each Meaningful Treat Pack there is a bag of Swiss Fairtrade chocolate buttons and a Challenge Activity Poster. The poster has eight challenges using the themes of good winning over bad and light over darkness.

The box also contains an ideas sheet for leaders.

Available as a box of 30 for £30 - that’s just £1 per child.

Time To Shine Tumbler

A party isn’t a party without fizzy drinks and snacks, which makes this tumbler not only eye-catching with a wonderful message, but useful too. Use them for drinks, snacks, storing crafts supplies or make up a little party bag with treats inside.

Features Bible verse Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world…Let your light shine.”

Available individually, or in packs of 12.

GLOW God Lights our way flashlight

GLOW God Lights Our Way Whistle and Flashlight Keychain

A great gift and a welcome (noisy) addition to a party. The GLOW whistle includes a keychain and flashlight. You might want to include a note of apology to parents with this little gift!!

Features Bible verse Psalm 27:1, The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Available individually or in packs of 12.

(Contains small parts, not suitable for children under 3)

Glow in the Dark Cross Necklace

A poignant reminder of exactly who is the light of the world, this glow in the dark necklace will ensure children remember the message of the light party for weeks to come.

Features Bible verse John 8:12, Jesus said I am the light of the world.

Available individually or in packs of 12.

(Contains small parts, not suitable for children under 3)

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Light Party Resources.

Now all you need is a trusty team, some yummy food and a lot of energy! What have you got planned for your light party? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us.

12th September

September 12th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

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