If you’re wanting to nativity set which can be played with, one good way to get one is to make one together. Peg dolls make simple people to which you can add as much or as little a you choose. I usually opt to leave faces blank or just draw on eyes with a Sharpie […]
Looking for something to do which links in with what’s happening now? Here are some simple, creative activities you might like to try.
Make your own wrapping paper, keep it environmentally friendly and use it to pray for and bless the people who will unwrap it! Use an angel-shaped cookie cutter to print paint over a large sheet of paper. You could also make Christmas cards and gift tags in the same way. Chat about what the angels […]
What word would you choose to describe summer holidays? Wonderful? Relaxing? Memory-making? Long? Stressful? Childcare? Expensive? Exhausting? Whatever the age of our children and our unique blend of work and childcare, summer holidays change our daily lives. Our routines are different, our goals are different, and we face challenges which don’t exist during term time. […]
I love using the seasons in our faith at home. This is fairly easy in the run up to Christmas and Easter, and in the Autumn we celebrate the Biblical feasts. However, between Pentecost and October, there’s a dearth of significant markers. However, the natural ‘calendar’ is often useful, and in the summer our days […]
Tell, re-tell and explore the Easter story using simple paper-people-glued-onto-lolly-stick-puppets. This is something I made using The Easter Story book which is about £5 but available in a pack of 12 Bible story books from The Book People for under £12. I wanted a way to play the story, although I could have photocopies the […]
Each year we indulge in the lovely part of the Passover meal where an adult hides the afikomen, the broken middle matzah (which represents the lamb killed at Passover) and the children have to hunt for it. When they return, they get a prize. To help the dynamics of the hunt, I’ve used colour spot […]
Hide wrapped Easter eggs or other sweets, making sure you have at least four different colours or types. When everyone has collected some, have a time of prayer where you use the different sweets or eggs as a ‘code’ for a different type of prayer. Here’s the idea using Skittles and here’s an idea using […]