Tag Archives: under 5s

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Easter Story Puppets

Tell, re-tell and explore the Easter story using simple paper-people-glued-onto-lolly-stick-puppets. This is something I made using The Easter Story book which is about £5 but available in a pack of 12 Bible story books from The Book People for under £12. I wanted a way to play the story, although I could have photocopies the […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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Tell the story with your Nativity set

Re-tell and play with the Christmas story using a child-friendly nativity set. The Christmas my daughter was 18 months old, I thought it time to invest in a(nother) child friendly nativity set. I wanted one which she could play with and that we can use to tell the Christmas story together. She already loved having […]

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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 […]