You love the program
You've read it through. You love the script. You know that the kids and the families will relate to the .presentation. You've even worked out who best will fit the parts needed for the presentation. You're bursting with excitement and enthusiasm because this is a Christmas program idea that looks great, won't take too many hours to practise and requires a small level of involvement from kids and volunteers.
You present the idea to others
You've spoken with your church leadership and decided whether it's better to present the whole presentation in its entirety or if it's better to present one scene each week leading up to Christmas. You've spoken with your volunteers and your team.
Everyone's getting excited!
Now, you need to start planning and promoting the program.
You check the calendar and realise that you need to print copies of the program for those involved in the presentation. You need to start the program presentation prep and rehearsals, but more than that, you also need to begin promoting this special event to your church family and the wider community.
1. Create an Unfrozen image to use in your promotional materials.
You'll need one that looks pretty similar to the Frozen movie but of course you can't use any of Disney's Frozen graphics. That's ok... I've created one for you already. You'll find it below.
2. Create an online Unfrozen promotion.
This is really helpful to provide more information, and even a registration facility, for your church family, but also for the community. Once you've set this up, you can add the link to your flyers, your website, your bulletin, your kidmin or church social media and any community promotion of the event.
You could just create it on your website but it can be done quickly and easily with SplashThat. It will probably take under an hour to set it all up. And yes, it's free. You can check out the one I created for our own Unfrozen event here.
You'll also want your church family to know about this special event and add it to their family calendars. This time of year is filled with end-of-year events for school, community, work, and family so provide everyone with plenty of opportunity to note the date, remember it and share the information with others.
So.. I've created a simple slide that you can edit and use. You could also save it as an image and use as your flyer. Print 2 or 4 to a page and add extra information on the reverse.
You'll find the powerpoint slide below.
Instead of, or perhaps as well as, flyers to promote your Unfrozen event, you might like to consider printing program tickets.
Jenn Rook has created these wonderful Frozen tickets for a kid's party, (see below) so I adapted and changed them a little for our needs.
If you'd like some yourself, it's easy to do. Download the powerpoint slide below labelled 'Unfrozen tickets'. Alter the wording on the tickets. Choose 'select all' and then save as an image. Open a page in Word or Publisher and insert the image twice so that you have 4 tickets per page. Print on light weight card and cut to size.
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5. Create a stunning Unfrozen stage design
Now, is also the time to start planning and preparing your stage design for the Unfrozen program. The Unfrozen document gives some suggestions for design elements needed for your drama but to really set the scene you'll want to add more. Fortunately, there are plenty of ideas on Pinterest.
I've created a board and added a selection of large and small design elements that could be used for your program. And I'm sure I'll be adding to this collection, too. Check it out and please let me know of any more that could be included.