Tag Archives: family

mountain collage

Learning a Psalm with collage and Playlists

I love being able to recite verses from the Bible. It means it’s easy for them to be brought to mind when I need them, easier to meditate and chew over them. As a child we did a lot of this and I want this to be something I pass on to my children. This […]

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 […]

dirty Bibles

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 […]

thanks jar

New Year with God

New Year isn’t necessarily a particularly family event especially for younger children. My youngest, currently four, has put in a request to stay up late this near year, and watch The Beegees, which is what she considers to be ‘New Year’. (Just to clarify, last year we DID watch a documentary about the Beegees with […]

Passover table set up

A family Passover celebration

We’ve celebrated Passover in our home for a number of years now, and each year it’s different, as we adapt it around who will be there. We tend to have a big feast-like meal interspersed with parts of the service (seder). We include elements which we use each week in our Shabbat meal, for example […]

Happyland nativity

My favourite nativity scenes

My name is Victoria and I’m a nativity scene addict. There. I’ve said it. I just love nativity sets, especially ones which everyone can touch, play with and enjoy. There’s some lovely ones about, and although it may seem like quite a bit of money, I’ve found this is one of the best ways to engage my […]

tent

Bible story with a tent

Set up a tent in the garden and share a Bible story together inside it. This activity is particularly relevant for the festival of Tabernacles, when Jews celebrate, among other things, God’s provision for them when they lived in the desert. However, a tent is a fun way to explore lots of different Bible stories […]

cushion prayer

Cushion prayer (or silent prayers)

This may not immediately seem like an idea for children, for more and more research and experience is showing how little space we all have in our lives, including children, and how some quiet and even silence can really help us connect with God. I first tried this with my energetic, always bouncing, delightful god-daughter […]