Twister Prayers

Have fun moving about and playing this game as you pray. If you’re not familiar with the traditional game of Twister, it’s quite simple: you spin the spinner until it lands on a colour and one body part (left or right hand or foot). You then place that part of your body on a spot … Read more

Open-ended response activity for the Easter story

I wonder what part of the Easter story you like best? Which part have you particularly noticed this year? I wonder what you might make out of these shapes? I love open-ended activities. We have creative materials out all the time for my daughters to create something whenever the mood takes them. And they do! Often … Read more

Watercolours and washi tape Christmas art

We use watercolours a lot at our house. I love that I can leave them out for the children to use whenever they want, and even when my 2-year-old chooses to paint herself blue (quite often!), she can just be washed down! Coming up to Christmas I see lots of cute hand and footprint pictures, … Read more

Countdown candle prayers

I am just sending my three god-daughters a countdown candle with a card with some suggestions of prayers they could use with their candle. I say countdown candle, as strictly it’s not Advent, as Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, I believe. This candle has numbers 1-24 to countdown to Christmas during December. … Read more

Review: 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 … Read more

Exploring generosity in an all–age service or intergenerational group

Exploring Generosity is a 32 page, full colour book from GodVenture in partnership with 40acts. WHATS INSIDE? Each activity has It’s a fab way for families to explore the Bible and let God speak with them about generosity.  HOW TO USE THIS BOOK FOR AN ALL-AGE SERVICE Around your meeting place, set up some stations based on activities from … Read more

8 Ways Your Church can Explore Generosity in 2023

As you know, GodVenture is all about inspiring and helping families do faith at home, but my resources can also be used in a church setting! Read on to find out how! THE GENEROSITY RESOURCES FROM GODVENTURE Here some ways you could use it in your church. Why not send a link to this post to your church leader?

Bible with picture signs

Make picture/word signs of keywords and challenge everyone to hold them up as they hear each word in the passage. This activity works well with non-narrative passages, such as John 6 which is where Jesus says: I am the bread of life. It’s a good way to help people pay attention to the words, and … Read more

DIY Christmas Play

A family Christmas play

Put on a simple fun play as a family, or with a few friends. Obviously, you can make up your own play. Have fun with costumes and set! When my children were 7 and 9, they worked on doing a secret Christmas play together, but it was a bit tricky with only 2, and the 9 … Read more