We have created an exciting Augmented Reality Christmas resource. This resource is designed to be used with children and young people in a range of settings including churches, schools, in detached work and as a personal devotion in the run up to Christmas. Our hope is that this resource will help children and young people discover afresh the real, amazing and miraculous meaning of Christmas. There are 12 different revelations of Christmas to explore and discover each with an exciting, digital, Augmented Reality experience that helps bring to life the truth and meaning of different parts of the Christmas story. We want to help the church grow in confidence in using digital technology as we believe this will engage with a generation of young people who love to engage with digital as part of daily life. We believe this Christmas resource will be a great tool to do just that. This resource enables you to explore 12 different ‘revelations’ or aspects of Christmas. The story comes to life in front of you through your smart phone. Each of the revelations encourages you to think on and consider the truth and meaning of this key time in the Christian calendar. There are 12 accompanying devotions that can be easily adapted to use within a youth session. These offer a Christian definition of each revelation, a Bible reflection, questions to consider and a practical idea to share this revelation with others. The 12 themes covered in this resource are Chosen, Faithful, Generosity, Good News, Guidance, Honour, Journey, Joy, Miracle, New Life, Praise and Wonder.
Click the download button below for a free sample of the 1st revelation of Christmas which is ‘Joy’.
Steps to help you use the 12 revelations of Christmas AR activity.
- Download our app by searching 12 Revelations of Christmas App
- Open up the 12 Revelations of Christmas App
- It will ask you to allow the app to use your camera – click agree.
- Place your phone over the AR card
- Tap the gift three times to open the AR activity
- Once the AR activity has finished use the correct devotion to explore a revelation of Christmas.
To order your 12 Revelations of Christmas Augmented Reality resources box click the button
New addition to the 12 Revelations Of Christmas Boxes
We are excited to mention a new addition to the 12 Revelations of Christmas boxes. Due to the current Covid restrictions, we wanted to adapt our resource to make it more accessible as a tool for outreach. Anyone ordering a box will now get one free booklet included within the box. The booklet has all the Augmented Reality features of the box with the devotions. It also has 12 craft activities that use easy to access, low cost items from around the home. We have included a link to our website that shows 12 videos with steps on how to create each craft. Plus we have added a Christmas themed colouring page.
Our heart in creating these booklets was to create an innovative resource that connects families to the true message of Christmas and the gift of Jesus, particularly over this year when we have restrictions on how we can gather and plan Christmas outreach activities.
We are excited to see this resource being used to connect children and families to the wonder and miracles of Christmas by using digital innovation and fun activities to bring the nativity to life in homes.
These booklets are really adaptable and would be great to use within an online service, zoom chat or as a socially distanced community trail.
What you get in the box
Inside the box you get:
12 x Augmented Reality Christmas Interaction with spoken Bible animation
1 x 12 Revelations of Christmas 28 page booklet with all AR interaction, crafts, devotions, and colouring in page
12 x Craft activities with suggested items you have within your home
12 x How to do craft videos found via our website page (Click Here)
12 x Devotions linked to the 12 revelations of Christmas
Free samples of AR David Vs Goliath, the Good Samaritan and information about AR and VR training sessions which you can read more about there (Click Here)
Do get in touch if you would like to chat through any ideas.
To access all of the videos linked to the 12 craft activities click below
Advent Missional Ideas
Click on the button below for a set of ways to engage with this Augmented Reality resource. This resource is really adaptable. It can be used within your Church service, in a prayer space in school, as a geocaching style trail and as a Christmas journey through your local area. We would be very happy to chat or have a meeting over zoom to share ideas on how it might work well in your setting. Click on this link for more ideas.
Helping The Church Reach More People
To help you plan your own Advent Hunt using the 12 Revelations of Christmas, we have created an additional resource that you can print and laminate to display across your area. The card has instructions and can be placed within local businesses. This would be a great way for people within your community to explore the truths of Christmas. Download Free A4 Laminated Card For The Activity
What is Augmented Reality?
Augmented Reality is where you bring something into your reality using a smartphone or tablet. It allows you to interact with objects, environments or watch characters interact on the table or in life-size around you. We have found that AR has the power to inform in a deeper way than conversation and just reading texts.
Download The App
Download our Augmented Reality Christmas app by searching for the “12 Revelations of Christmas”. (We suggest using your wifi to download this app).
Download our Youth Work and Young people’s APP Search “Missional Generation”