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#Thanktober

#Thanktober is a simple idea: Let’s be thankful for something every day and grow our ‘thanks muscles’. Get your FREE thanks resources here. Did you know that there’s science showing that people who practice daily gratitude are more joyful? Watch this short clip of Brene Brown’s research here. I found this to be true when […]

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 […]

wooden spoons with faces drawn on them for a story

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 […]