God is really excited to explain the entire Christmas story.
And one day he finds poor little Fluffy the sheep to tell it to, –all of it.
Fluffy & God’s Amazing Christmas Adventure CD not only teaches the ENTIRE Advent-Christmas story, but the hope and meaning behind it, AND it includes interactive reflection activities and even a Christmas song game. Re-usable year after year for ages 5 to 15 in Sunday School, fellowship group, or home. Fluffy CD is the program you keep on using every year.
God invites Fluffy on a journey through six learning areas: the Old Testament Prophets -teaching the concept of Messiah, the announcement by Angels, the visit of Mary and Elizabeth, the trip to and about Bethlehem, the Birth according to Luke 2, the announcement to the Shepherds, and the story of Herod and the Magi.
Quite frankly, Fluffy would like to hear the story in a little less detail, …but you know God. God appears as a lightning bolt-filled cloud bursting with things to say. God narrates A LOT (in a country accent no less), animates, adds interactive tidbits, provides pop-up texts and buttons, slides in background info, offers humorous quips, and tosses questions to poor little Fluffy (your students) throughout the CD. It’s all quite animated, colorful, and interactive. God spared no expense!
The navigation and menus give you extensive control so you can pick and choose your way through the content, or pick through several sections for one lesson.
Don’t let the name fool you…
“Fluffy” isn’t just for young children! We designed it so that even young teenagers will enjoy it. Several content pieces are particularly designed for the older crowd, and the younger crowd can enjoy them too with a little help.
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God explains the OT Prophets and Concept of Messiah. God tells why he first tried kings and how some of them turned out bad. There’s a Kings Matching Game here for your kids to learn about some of the most famous Good and Bad Kings. Then God explains that he sent the Prophets to announce his coming as the Messiah. What is a Messiah? God explains that too through a serious of activities, culminating in an interactive “Fluffimation” reflection activity -which is sort of like an interactive “mad-lib”-like activity you complete and play back. See screenshot below. This story’s Fluffimation is based on Isaiah 9 (for unto us a child is born…Wonderful Counselor, etc) and examines the “super hero language” we might use today to describe the kind of super Messiah God was promising.
At the end of Promises, Promises, students can print or complete a Jesse Tree onscreen (Jesus’ Family Tree). It takes about 15-35 minutes to complete this area with discussion, depending on which options you pick.
Yo Mary and Joe!
In YO! Mary & Joe, God decides to let Fluffy go on a mission to be the angel announcing the birth. Of course, Matthew and Luke each treat the angel’s announcement differently, and God explains that to Fluffy in a humorous way.
Tucked inside Yo! is Mary Visits Elizabeth and a fun animation about their meeting. Then there are the mini-pop-ups in Fluffy like this “Meaning of Jesus’ Name” panel….
In this area your students will also have the opportunity to express their “joy” about Christmas just like Mary did in her song, -by creating their own version of Mary’s Song of Joy using our Fluffimation activity.
On the Road to Bethlehem
On the Road to Bethlehem is a short transitional part of the journey which introduces “why Bethlehem?” and has Fluffy riding a donkey to Bethlehem past several billboards, some of which fill in this part of the story.
The Birth of Jesus
When Fluffy gets to Bethlehem for The Birth of Jesus, she can tour The Bethlehem House to learn what the “inn” and setting of Jesus’ birth (in a family’s guestroom) was probably like. Then she can do the Super Jesus Fluffimation, or visit Luke 2 Theater for “Birth of Jesus -The Movie”, a fun presentation of Luke 2 scripture.
The Super Jesus Fluffimation here in Bethlehem asks your students for words that describe various super-powers, and then turns them into a spoken mad-lib-like reflection on the true powers of Jesus to transform hearts.
After visiting Bethlehem… Fluffy can pop over to the Shepherd’s field and learn about God’s exciting invitation to welcome the Christ child. Once there, God decides to wake the sleeping shepherds and give Fluffy a quiz about their story. If Fluffy wants to visit the baby Jesus, she must pass The Shepherds Quiz.
If she gets at least 8 out of 10 questions correct in the Shepherds Quiz, she is invited to go visit the Baby Jesus.
Once inside the stable, the Holy Family, Shepherds, and Fluffy “ponder” several important questions about what it all means. This is a great place to stop and use their ‘ponderings’ and questions as a discussion starter.
Following Yonder Star
The Last Stop on the road is Following Yonder Star –the Magi’s Observatory. The Observatory is another one of those learning areas that’s a complete lesson unto itself.
Among other things, it asks and/or answers:
- What is a Magi?
- What did the Magi do?
- Who was Herod?
- What was the star?
- What’s Frankincense and Myrrh and why did the Magi give them to Jesus?
- What gifts does Jesus want?
- How can we be Wisemen?
At the end of the Gifts question is a matching game about gifts which reveals a question about OUR gifts to Jesus. And then there’s a fun game called “Fluffy vs Herod”. When students win the game, they discover several questions to consider.
DJ FLUFFY JAM
DJ Fluffy Jam is a Musical Activity. Students select from one of two Christmas Hymns, then swap in new words, phrases, and sound effects from a pallet of choices. Playback is a lot of fun, and some of the word choices make for good discussion.
Price: $25.50 for one. $20.50 each for two to four copies. $18.50 each for 5 to 7 copies. $17 each for 8+.
Age Range: K* through young teen. Younger kids love Fluffy! as long as they have an older person going through it with them. Older kids and young teens will appreciate it’s interactivity and sense of humor. And we’ve tucked in plenty of extra depth for older students and extended use.
System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Mac OS 10-10.4. Minimum: 800 mhz, 512mb ram minimum, 16mb videoram minimum.
Tip: Fluffy is great for several years of Sunday School use. It’s a popular Christmas gift. And it projects well in Children’s Worship or to large groups.
A Lesson Plan for Yo! Mary and Joe (includes “Mary Ponders”)
I am IMPRESSED! Fluffy is wonderful. The graphics are awesome. The story presentation is wonderful. I love all the extra stuff and I felt the need to write and tell you. ~Reesee Michalochick, Director of Children’s Ministries, Virginia Beach United Methodist Church
Right: Shepherds enjoying Fluffy CD at St. Andrews UMC in Carrollton Georgia
Fluffy has been such a huge success that I placed another order today for other titles. Thank you for all of your hard work! ~Tina, St. Paul’s, Summerville, SC
Fluffy’s Amazing Christmas Adventure really is amazing. Thanks again for another wonderful teaching tool! ~Nancy Tarantino, Watchung Presbyterian, Bloomfield NJ
“Fluffy” arrived and it is great. I have had so much fun with it that I can’t wait for our kids to use it. Thanks for continuing to produce such quality products. ~Sue Isbell, Church Street UMC, Knoxville, TN
Below: Kids at the Willow Meadows Church in Houston dressed as shepherds and enjoying Fluffy CD