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Celebrating the Biblical Festival of Weeks

Did you know that the Christian festival of Pentecost is on the Jewish Biblical festival of Shavuot, otherwise known as the Festival of Weeks?This Biblical festival comes from the Old Testament, where God’s people were told:“‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest […]

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Developing faith at home through open – ended activities

I love open-end activities. They provide choice and freedom which lead to deep exploration and creativity. They are easy to set up, are suitable for any age or size of group, and you can use the same materials each time. They provide safe space to explore spiritual things including Bible stories and how they relate […]

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Review: Deborah and Jael

Title: Deborah and Jael Author: Lucy Rycroft Illustrator: Beth Aulton Price: £6.99 Published by and available from: Desert Mum   Good for: anyone with children age 3-10 years old   Best bit: lovely rhyming story-portrait of two Bible women, lovely pictures too   Worst bit: occasionally the rhyme feels a little forced, but my children […]

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Breath Prayer Guided Meditation

You may well have come across Sarah Bessey and her Breath Prayers for Anxious Times. I love using this myself, so I’ve adapted it into a guided meditation which I use with my children to help them connect with God and find peace and calm. Below is a script you can use to do the […]

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Holy Week Boxes

I don’t know about your children, but mine love things in boxes. So here’s an Easter activity in a box. I’ve used it with my children since they were toddlers, but the simplicity of it lends itself to use with all ages, including adults. And the repetition of using it each year, gives a depth […]

Why Pancake Day?

“What’s pancake day all about?” I ask my 7 and 8 year olds over breakfast. “Pancakes!” my 7 year old replies gleefully. O-Oh. I have work to do here! “What else?” I ask. No response. “It begins with L and rhymes with Bent.” “Lent!” *phew! * “Why do we eat pancakes?” “To use up the […]

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Chalk Bible landscape for small world play story telling

My children love small world play. When they play with Lego, they make models then use them to create a world and tell a story. They love Play Mobil (although not as much as me!), and any sort of small toy they can tell stories with, so this is an easy way for me to […]