Tag Archives: 8-11s

snowdrops

Snowdrop prayers

What fragile things could you pray for? If you can find some snowdrops, take some photos and use them to inspire your prayers. Every year I love it when I see snowdrops appear. I love their fragile beauty, intricate petals and flimsy stems buffeted by Winter winds. I love their tenacity at arriving while snow still threatens. While other bulbs […]

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 […]

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 […]

fridge magnets

Fridge magnets thanks

Write things you are thankful for with fridge magnets. You could use the words in a spoken time of prayer, for example before a meal once a week. I find this allows us to pray for things which we might not think are ‘important enough’ in a spoken prayer time, for example, I would thank […]

summer agapanthus

Long stories for long summer days

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 […]

Easter story puppets

Easter Story Puppets

Make the Easter story come alive using easy-to-make puppets! Updated February 2022 I first did these activities when my children were toddlers. At that time, I used The Easter Story book from The Book People, which is sadly no longer available.  I loved this activity so much I created my own set of GodVenture Easter […]