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book review of Whistlestop Tales

Review: Whistlestop Tales

Title: Whistlestop Tales – around the world in 10 Bible stories Author: Krish and Miriam Kandiah Illustrator: Andy Gray Price: RRP £10.99 (Available from WHSmiths for £9.36) Hardback, 230 pages Published by: Hodder Faith Perfect for: children age 7-11 who enjoy funny pictures and a good story Best bit: hilarious, dynamic artwork coupled with rich story […]

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Wooden spoon Bible stories

Draw people’s faces  on wooden spoons and use them to tell Bible stories! We created these together, making a collection of men and women (and some other odd characters!). We tried out using a pyrography pen, but it was a) very VERY hot so I didn’t feel comfortable letting my 8 and 10 year olds […]

Autumn Feasts

Celebrating Rosh Hashana – Jewish New Year (Leviticus 23:23-35)

This year all three of the Autumn feasts in the Bible, known in Judaism as the High Holidays, are in September: Feast 1: Rosh Hashana – Monday 6 – Wednesday 8th September Feast 2: Yom Kippur – The Day of Atonement – Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th September Feast 3: Sukkot- The Feast of Shelters – […]

loose parts

Using loose parts to play Bible stories

I was recently looking at the Benedictus, otherwise known as the words Zechariah says on the birth of his son, John the Baptist in Luke 1:67-79. It’s a powerful passage, although not as well-known as Mary’s song a few verses earlier in the chapter. As I looked at it, I started to see connections with […]

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Review: Creation to Crib

Title:  Creation to crib – an Advent journey for everyone Author: David Sims Illustrator: Becky Rawlins and Hope Gwilliam RRP £14.99 (it’s full colour and 124 pages long!) Published by: David Sims Perfect for: families with children age 7+ wanting a daily Advent devotional Best bit: gorgeous design and artwork, a delight for eyes! Worst bit: a […]