Tag Archives: story

Imagining our ‘place’ in God’s house

When I put together the Held in Hope series, we included activities in the books to help families dealing with issues of illness and death. I’m putting together some activities for a funeral next week, so I’m doing an activity from Sam’s Special Book.  In the book the children remember being told that Jesus said […]

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Review: Story Stacks

Title: Story Stacks Author: Becca Stileman Useful for: parents of children age 3-10 wanting to do faith together at home, childrens groups where Bible stories are shared Best bit: large sturdy, bold character cones Worst bit: the cardboard box they arrived in was a bit worse for wear to use to keep them in Price: RRP £34.99 for 25 […]

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Write-your-own ‘magnetic’ poetry

This activity provides an open-ended opportunity to respond to a story using words. I’d probably use it for children age 7+ after sharing a Bible story with them as I don’t want negotiating the words to become the focus for early readers. For them I’d use something similar but picture based like this. This set […]

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Buttons and lollysticks – exploring the crowd

One of the things I like doing when reading the Bible is considering the crowd. Who are the non-speaking people in this story? Which people from other Bible stories might have also been in this one as part of ‘the crowd’. This is especially interesting when looking at stories about Jesus as the Bible often […]

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Review: Mosaic – Celebrations

Title: Mosaic – Celebrations Author: Scripture Union Useful for: anyone wanting materials for a small group with a wide age range (e.g. a family!) Best bit: loads of creative activity pages and flexible, accessible ways to explore the Bible story including great artwork Worst bit: maybe too many colouring pages, although my children did love them! Price: RRP £12. Currently […]