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wooden spoons with faces drawn on them for a story

Wooden spoon Bible stories

Draw people’s faces  on wooden spoons and use them to tell Bible stories! We created these together, making a collection of men and women (and some other odd characters!). We tried out using a pyrography pen, but it was a) very VERY hot so I didn’t feel comfortable letting my 8 and 10 year olds […]

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10 fun, easy ways to learn Bible verses as a family together

The Bible is full of wonderful verses to help us life our lives with God. As a child I learned loads of verses in Sunday School, acquiring a massive collection of stickers and little cards with yet more Bible verses on as my prizes. We even did Scripture Exams! Although I loved them, I was […]

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How to use a Faith at home mini-mag to resource an all-age service and beyond

All-age worship and faith at home are closely connected. When one works well, the other is boosted and feeds back into the first. I am passionate about people of different ages being able to grow in faith together, and one way to do this is to have all-age or inter-generational services, or groups where people […]

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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 […]

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Guest post: A different Holy Week Box

Naomi Elliott is helping children play as a way of learning and growing in their faith. She’s passionate about open-ended play (where children are free to create their own rules and meaning) and using natural and easy-to-come-by items rather than expensive, bought items. Naomi is married to a vicar and has two boys, ages 5 and […]