Archive | under 5s

RSS feed for this section
wooden cross in play dough

12 ways to share the Easter story with under 5s

I know lots of people do things as a family to celebrate Jesus at Christmas, but what about Easter? In some ways, Christmas is harder as there’s so much else going on, but the Easter is trickier to tell, especially to younger children. Here are some ideas to help you: Tell the story with toys […]

saint nic PM (2)

Discovering Saints Days as part of our faith at home

Maybe it was because I grew up in a protestant, evangelical tradition that I always thought anything to do with the saints was kind of catholic and probably a bit wrong. A few years ago, I went on a Godly Play retreat in which we explored twelve saint’s stories. To be honest, I wasn’t keen […]

found

Review: Found (Psalm 23)

Title: Found – Psalm 23 Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones Illustrator: Jago Published by: Zonder Kids Price: £5.95 at WHSmith £6.99 on Amazon Useful for: people age 2+ Best bit: Simple, beautiful words and stunning images communicating God’s love for you Worst bit: As a board books it’s brilliant for young children, but might make older children feel […]

frosty prayers

Two types of frosty prayers

When you see something looking beautiful because it’s covered in frost, praise God for it: “Woh, God, that’s just SO beautiful!” This is a really simple, seasonal prayer activity to do as a family at home: Go outside when there’s frost. A walk somewhere would be nice, but it will work even if it’s just […]

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 […]

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 […]