If you have some candles, you can create your own home Advent ritual, lighting one candle in the first week of Advent, two in the second and so on up til Christmas. If you can get your hands (carefully!) on some holly, you could make a simple wreath around your candles too. Light your candles […]
Looking for something to do which links in with what’s happening now? Here are some simple, creative activities you might like to try.
Have fun thanking God with fruit! Choose four different types of fruit and make them in a chunky fruit salad. Easy options are strawberries, raspberries, grapes and blueberries. For a more sticky and use-immediately salad, you could add kiwi, banana, pear, or melon (and make sure you have wipes or a bowl of water handy!). […]
Bounce on a trampoline, taking it in turns to be in the middle. All the people around the edge should bounce and shout words of prayer for the person, for example, things they want God to bring in their life: e.g. health, good friends, help with school, joy, peace. Alternatively, you could play ‘Crack the […]
I live on a farm and love using the seasons to inspire my prayer. In the last few weeks, all the different types of daffodils have been coming up. I love their blooms, but somehow this year I’ve really enjoyed the super-vivid-green of their stalks. I think it’s because we’ve have such sudden warm spells […]
Hide wrapped Easter eggs or other sweets, making sure you have at least four different colours or types. When everyone has collected some, have a time of prayer where you use the different sweets or eggs as a ‘code’ for a different type of prayer. Here’s the idea using Skittles and here’s an idea using […]
Many Christian traditions light candles during Advent (the four weeks running up to Christmas). You could make your own family tradition, lighting the candles once a week, or as many days of the week as you can. To do this you will need four or five candles, and perhaps some spares in case the early […]