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GodVenture Sticker Advent Calendar 2019!

I’m so excited to tell you about this year’s calendar. As always, I always want to improve it, year on year, and this year you’ve got: * two sizes of stickers which tell the story, as Helen, the artist and I agreed it would be fab to have stickers of the main characters which really […]

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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 […]

Angel Bunting

Make angel shaped paper dolls, and tape them together to make angel bunting! I love having paper and thus recyclable decorations. It gives us a chance to have fun making them each year, and means I don’t have to store them afterwards. I do these using A3 paper as it give you bigger angels and […]

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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 […]

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Review – NEW BOOK – Bethlehem Town

Title: Bethlehem Town 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: The fun, quirky, colourful pictures and well rhyming text, describes the birth of Jesus taking place in a house, which from what I’ve read […]

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About The Star

This year, I’ve been wondering about The Star. I love decorating my house with story-themed decorations and this year is going to be stars, so I wanted to spend some time reading and exploring this part of the Christmas story in Matthew 2:1-15. So I started with this question: What do you notice in this story? […]

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Bible Character Mini Books (or Minion Marys)

These cute little books are a fab way to explore Bible stories from the perspective of a character in the story. This could be one of the main ones, or someone who observed, one of the crowd or family of the ‘main protagonist’. Thinking about what they saw and heard, what they might have felt […]

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Explore the story with old Christmas cards

Have you got some old Christmas cards stashed? Here’s some ideas of ways you can use them to explore the Christmas story together: 1. Sort them Go through your cards and split them into two piles: ones which feature something in the Christmas story and those which don’t. You might need to do a quick […]

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DIY Christmas Story Photobook

I love making books (being a publisher, that helps!) so here’s a way to make your own Christmas story photobook. We often make photobooks with FreePrints who print 20 page photobooks for £6 including P&P! All you need to do is download their phone app, upload the photos and wait for your luscious new book! […]