I'm thinking about light at the moment, especially Matthew 5:14-16 where Jesus tells us that we are the light of the world and that we should '...let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven'.
This is a great, easy craft to to with the children when thinking about this passage. I came across it first at a 'Light Night' Halloween alternative event at Southwell Minster a few years ago so I have no idea who thought it up, but it wasn't me!
You will need: Old or blank CDs, paint pens, blu tack, tea light candles
Decorate the shiny side of the CD With paint pens, remembering to leave some of the shininess showing so you can talk about reflecting light!
Blu tack a tea light to the middle of the CD and light the candle!
Talk to the children about light being very visible and brightening up what is around it. How can we help to bring light to the lives of the people around us? How does what we do help the love of Jesus shine out to others? How do we reflect who Jesus is? Invite the children to light their candles and to think about what they can do to be light in the world.