Tag Archives: story

Imagining our ‘place’ in God’s house

When I put together the Held in Hope series, we included activities in the books to help families dealing with issues of illness and death. I’m putting together some activities for a funeral next week, so I’m doing an activity from Sam’s Special Book.  In the book the children remember being told that Jesus said […]

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The GodVenture Lazarus Book – a slow, prayerful read of his story

I’m so excited about the new family activity sticker book: GodVenture through the story of Lazarus It’s a collaboration with Yvonne Morris from the Diocese of Oxford, and perfect for using during Lent due to the poster in the middle with 40 days of Bible verses and activities. Don’t worry! It’s designed to be easy […]

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Review: Story Stacks

Title: Story Stacks Author: Becca Stileman Useful for: parents of children age 3-10 wanting to do faith together at home, childrens groups where Bible stories are shared Best bit: large sturdy, bold character cones Worst bit: the cardboard box they arrived in was a bit worse for wear to use to keep them in Price: RRP £34.99 for 25 […]

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Write-your-own ‘magnetic’ poetry

This activity provides an open-ended opportunity to respond to a story using words. I’d probably use it for children age 7+ after sharing a Bible story with them as I don’t want negotiating the words to become the focus for early readers. For them I’d use something similar but picture based like this. This set […]

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Explore the story with old Christmas cards

Have you got some old Christmas cards stashed? Here’s some ideas of ways you can use them to explore the Christmas story together: 1. Sort them Go through your cards and split them into two piles: ones which feature something in the Christmas story and those which don’t. You might need to do a quick […]

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DIY Christmas Story Photobook

I love making books (being a publisher, that helps!) so here’s a way to make your own Christmas story photobook. We often make photobooks with FreePrints who print 20 page photobooks for £6 including P&P! All you need to do is download their phone app, upload the photos and wait for your luscious new book! […]

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Buttons and lollysticks – exploring the crowd

One of the things I like doing when reading the Bible is considering the crowd. Who are the non-speaking people in this story? Which people from other Bible stories might have also been in this one as part of ‘the crowd’. This is especially interesting when looking at stories about Jesus as the Bible often […]