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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 […]

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Navigating hills covered in gorse or When to press on and when to re-route

This weekend I went on a 3 hour walk with a friend and our five children. At one point we found ourselves hiking up a steep, bogey hill, which was covered with very spikey gorse which was taller than three of our children! It was tempting to turn back, but that wouldn’t have taken us […]