Tag Archives: intergenerational

thanks jar

Thanks jar

Thankfulness is so powerful! It really does change how we see our lives, and encourages us when things are tricky. This activity is a way of identifying, focusing on and being thankful for the good things in our lives. You could make a thanks jar at any time of year, but I especially like starting ours on January 1st and reading […]

Exploring generosity in an all-age service or intergenerational group

Exploring Generosity is the new book from GodVenture in partnership with 40acts. It’s a fab way for families to explore the Bible and let God speak with them about generosity. Here’s some suggestions of ways you could use the material with people of all ages when they meet together. This could work in small groups or service settings using the […]

bubble pots

Bubbles blessing

updated for 2019 This is a a great way to pray with people of all ages, including very young children. Get out the bubbles and say that they represent the blessings of God, that is, all the good things in our lives, as the Bible says that every good and perfect gift comes from God […]

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 […]

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Simple Advent prayer

You may like having a wreath and doing a prayer which you add to each week of Advent. If so, here’s an idea of a family-friendly prayer you could use at home. Here’s a prayer which I love using during Advent. I light a candle and say this prayer. I found it’s simplicity meant I […]