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Easter Story Puppets

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 […]

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Review: The Glorious Impossible

Title: The Glorious Impossible Author: Madeleine L’Engle Illustrator: Frescoes by Giotto Published by: Simon and Schuster Available from 57p (!) second hand from sellers on Amazon “Possible things are easy to believe. The Glorious Impossibles are what bring joy to our hearts, hope to our lives, song to our lips.” Good for: Families with children […]

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REVIEW: Goodbye to Goodbyes: A true story about Jesus, Lazarus and an empty tomb

Title: Goodbye to Goodbyes: A true story about Jesus, Lazarus and an empty tomb By: Lauren Chandler & Catalina Echeverri (btw I love how the author and illustrator make this book – as with many of her books, the pictures Catalina creates communicate so much of the story) Published by: The Good Book Company Price: […]

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Why didn’t Joseph’s family go home after the famine ended? Insights from exploring Passover as a family

As part of our Passover preparations, we listened to the Exodus story (Exodus 1-15) using the NIVUK version on Biblegateway, streaming the audio read by David Suchet (aka Poirot) from my phone over breakfast and in the car. Afterwards as we began to reflect on the story, my 6yo ask: Why did Joseph’s family stay […]

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Tell it where it happened Easter story

Have fun seeing if you can re-tell parts of the Easter story you know in similar places to those the events took place in. Now, I’m not suggesting going to Israel, although that would be a pretty cool field trip! No, I’m meaning the types of places in which different parts of the Easter story […]

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Review: 80 Reflective Prayer Ideas

Title: 80 Reflective Prayer ideas; A creative resource for church and group use Author: Claire Daniel Publisher: BRF Price: £9.99 Great for:            people organising prayer in any group setting, including those wanting to inspire family prayers at home Best bit:                Loads of simple, creative ideas for reflective prayer Worst bit:            No pictures The instructions for […]

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Easter Bible challenge

Challenge: Read the whole Easter story by Easter. You have four gospels to choose from, so maybe pick one you like or one you’re less familiar with. You could choose a different Bible version from that which you usually use. If you’re doing this with very young children, you might want to use a children’s […]

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Review – NEW BOOK – Jesus was a refugee

Title: Jesus was a Refugee Written by: Andrew McDonough Series: Lost Sheep Books Published by: Sarah Grace Publishing Price: £4.99 Buy from: Eden Useful for: parents of children age 3-7 years old Best bit: Beautiful re-telling in the first person – Jesus and Joseph write their own story, explaining how they had to escape to Egypt […]