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Lost Sheep book of Jesus calms the storm

Review: Jesus and the storm

Title: Jesus and the storm By: Andrew McDonough Price: £6.99 Offer: Get two books for £10 using the code: LS5 Published by and available from: Sarah Grace / Malcolm Down Good for: children age 0 – 11 Best bit: Jesus saying: “Down, waves, down! Do not even wiggle!” And the suggestion to do some snoring practice […]

cover of welcome to the journey a brilliant baptism gift for children

Review – Welcome to the Journey

Title: Welcome to the Journey By: Bob Hartman and Raffaella Ligi Price: Hardback: £7.99 Paperback pack of 5: £25 Published by and available from: Lion Good for: godparents, grand parents, parents and adults with contact with young children being baptised Best bit: Delightful repeated refrain: Welcome to the journey! Worst bit: The traditional Baptism-gift cover hides […]

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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Review: Babies and Toddlers – Nurturing your child’s spiritual life

Title: Babies and Toddlers – Nurturing your child’s spiritual life By: Rachel Turner Price: £4.99 Published by: BRF Available from: BRF   Good for: parents, grand parents, god parents and adults with contact with children age 0-3 years   Best bit: Short sections, big text, super encouraging with simple, practical ideas   Worst bit: I might have […]

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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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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 […]