Tag Archives: Jesus

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Angel bunting

Create angel bunting by cutting out multiple sheets of concertina angels. We used A3 paper, as it gives you bigger angels, but you could use A4. Start by folding the paper in half so you have a long rectangle (folding long edge to long edge). Then fold the long rectangle in half, short edge to […]

Hand washing prayer

I love active sorry prayers which use a forgiveness metaphor from the Bible. This one takes the metaphor of forgiveness being like being washed clean. When I did this the other day with a family, one girl said, “That’s like what Mummy did when she went completely under the water”, referring to her Mum’s recent […]

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Gingerbread Nativity scene (using an IKEA kit!)

This is a simple way to make a gingerbread nativity scene creating a manger scene in a stable (or house depending on your theology of the nativity!). I know home made gingerbread tastes fab, but the bought stuff is easier to build with and gets us straight to the fun bit which is of course […]

Passover meal as a family

A family Passover celebration

Print your own Passover service sheet! We’ve celebrated Passover in our home for a number of years now, and each year it’s different, as we adapt it around who will be there. We tend to have a big feast-like meal interspersed with parts of the service (seder). We include elements which we use each week in […]

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My favourite nativity scenes

Edited with new links and sets for 2016 My name is Victoria and I’m a nativity scene addict. There. I’ve said it. I just love nativity sets, especially ones which everyone can touch, play with and enjoy. There’s some lovely ones about, and although it may seem like quite a bit of money, I’ve found this is […]

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The Garden the curtain and the cross

Title: The Garden The Curtain and the Cross – the true story of why Jesus died and rose again  Author: Carl Laferton (illustrated by Catalina Echeverri) Useful for: parents of children 4-8ish wanting to share the reason Jesus died and came alive again Best bit: stunning, colour-filled artwork, not too many words on each page, strong, simple, theological explanation of why Jesus […]