Tag Archives: intergenerational

thanktober for website article

#Thanktober

#Thanktober is a simple idea: Let’s be thankful for something every day and grow our ‘thanks muscles’. Get your FREE thanks resources here. Did you know that there’s science showing that people who practice daily gratitude are more joyful? Watch this short clip of Brene Brown’s research here. I found this to be true when […]

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 […]

fridge magnets

Fridge magnets thanks

Write things you are thankful for with fridge magnets. You could use the words in a spoken time of prayer, for example before a meal once a week. I find this allows us to pray for things which we might not think are ‘important enough’ in a spoken prayer time, for example, I would thank […]

loose parts

Using loose parts to play Bible stories

I was recently looking at the Benedictus, otherwise known as the words Zechariah says on the birth of his son, John the Baptist in Luke 1:67-79. It’s a powerful passage, although not as well-known as Mary’s song a few verses earlier in the chapter. As I looked at it, I started to see connections with […]

rootsathome

Review: Roots at home

Title: Roots at home Price: free until July 2021, then £3/m Published by: ROOTS | Worship and learning for the whole Church (rootsontheweb.com) Perfect for: families looking a weekly Bible focus with activities in step with the Lectionary Best bit: Good variety of activities, with QR codes to link to online videos Worst bit: the design is a […]

Breaking Through

A picture meditation for Pentecost

This picture was created by Peter Privett, part of Godly Play UK – you can find his full resource here. I’ve just shared this picture meditation. You might like to print the picture out and display it somewhere in your home. This way you can think about it over the week. This is an activity […]