Focussing on the children today - and remembering that we are all children at heart. I came across a site which has all sorts of ideas for activities for children at different times of the year. It's called the Happy Home Fairy and you'll find the Christmas section here. The printable download for the Bible verses is here.
This paper chain idea seemed like a really good way to help children realise that Christmas is coming: and how many 'sleeps' away it is!