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Guest post: A different Holy Week Box

Naomi Elliott is helping children play as a way of learning and growing in their faith. She’s passionate about open-ended play (where children are free to create their own rules and meaning) and using natural and easy-to-come-by items rather than expensive, bought items. Naomi is married to a vicar and has two boys, ages 5 and […]

Easter story puppets

Easter Story Puppets

Have fun sharing the Easter story using easy-to-make puppets! I first did this activities when my children were toddlers using The Easter Story book from The Book People. However, those books are no longer available, so I’ve made a set of GodVenture Easter puppets you can either download and print or buy a book printed […]

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Making and using mini-books in your faith at home

I might be a little addicted to making mini books! They are so cute and so quick and very satisfying to make. Saying that, if I were looking to make one for each child in a group of ten or more, I would definitely call in some help! I have two main ways I like […]

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Make an invitation to play

This is a simple, creative, easy to roll out idea to let children play, including playing with things of faith such as Bible stories, prayer, helping others. They are created using things you have at home, and involve minimal adult preparation or input: Set out a selection of toys, craft materials, construction items or other […]

Baker Ross Wooden Nativity pieces

Seven ways to use Baker Ross Nativity Mini Wooden Shapes

I’m sure, like me, you occasionally visit the Baker Ross website. I usually go looking for one thing, and am quickly overwhelmed by the sheer variety of wonderful crafty things! What I find tricky, is buying craft items which can only be used in one way, so here’s seven ways you could use the Baker […]

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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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A new type of Christmas?

This year we may well have to change how we celebrate Christmas. Large gatherings and community singing won’t be easy, so let’s be creative and start thinking about what we want to achieve in our Christmas celebrations, and start thinking of new ways to celebrate. One of the things I love most about Christmas is […]