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Angel bunting

Create angel bunting by cutting out multiple sheets of concertina angels. We used A3 paper, as it gives you bigger angels, but you could use A4. Start by folding the paper in half so you have a long rectangle (folding long edge to long edge). Then fold the long rectangle in half, short edge to […]

Hand washing prayer

I love active sorry prayers which use a forgiveness metaphor from the Bible. This one takes the metaphor of forgiveness being like being washed clean. When I did this the other day with a family, one girl said, “That’s like what Mummy did when she went completely under the water”, referring to her Mum’s recent […]

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Mini home rituals to celebrate Bible feast days

updated for 2019 In our family, we celebrate Shabbat each week and Passover each year so I wanted to look at the Jewish ‘High Holy Days’ as they are known, to find some rituals we could use to enrich our faith at home. I’m not going to give an exhaustive overview here, (because you have […]

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How can I give my children spiritual play opportunities at home?

A little post in response to Kate Mitchell’s question on Facebook Offering spiritual play opportunities is something a little different from our usual tell a Bible story and do Thanks / Sorry / Please prayers. It involves more trust – trust in the methodology, in our children and, of course, in God! An easy way […]

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Open-ended response activity for the Easter story

I wonder what part of the Easter story you like best? Which part have you particularly noticed this year? I wonder what you might make out of these shapes? I love open end activities. We have creative materials out all the time for my daughters to create something whenever the mood takes them. And they do! Often before breakfast […]

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Advent Candle Idea: 25 Ways to be Thankful

I love Advent and candles. Here’s a really simple idea for using them to develop thankfulness in the run up to Christmas. It doesn’t take long, but a few moments each day will help develop a habit of thankfulness in a month when so much is trying to pull us away from it. You might […]

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My favourite nativity scenes

My name is Victoria and I’m a nativity scene addict. There. I’ve said it. I just love nativity sets, especially ones which everyone can touch, play with and enjoy. There’s some lovely ones about, and although it may seem like quite a bit of money, I’ve found this is one of the best ways to engage my […]