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Nurturing faith at home – How to make the most of the summer holidays

What word would you choose to describe summer holidays? Wonderful? Relaxing? Memory-making? Long? Stressful? Childcare? Expensive? Exhausting? Whatever the age of our children and our unique blend of work and childcare, summer holidays change our daily lives. Our routines are different, our goals are different, and we face challenges which don’t exist during term time. […]

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Tell it where it happened Easter story

Have fun seeing if you can re-tell parts of the Easter story you know in similar places to those the events took place in. Now, I’m not suggesting going to Israel, although that would be a pretty cool field trip! No, I’m meaning the types of places in which different parts of the Easter story […]

Godly Play dough Easter garden

Easter gardens

Making an Easter garden is a great way to share the Easter story together. We made ours after my daughter decided to collect a selection of things from the garden when we were outside on a sunny Spring day. I add a biscuit tin lid, lemon and cumin glitter playdough and some play people and […]

snowdrops

Snowdrop prayers

What fragile things could you pray for? If you can find some snowdrops, take some photos and use them to inspire your prayers. Every year I love it when I see snowdrops appear. I love their fragile beauty, intricate petals and flimsy stems buffeted by Winter winds. I love their tenacity at arriving while snow still threatens. While other bulbs […]

frosty prayers

Frosty prayers

When you see something looking beautiful because it’s covered in frost, praise God for it: “Wow, God, that’s just SO beautiful.” If you’re out somewhere as a family in the frost, even for a few minutes, get everyone to look around and find the thing they think is most amazing / beautiful / cool covered […]

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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 […]