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[22 Nov 2013 | One Comment | ]
Messy Church Christmas ideas

Christmas is such a busy time for families and it is good to encourage them to stop and reflect even for a few moments on the Christmas message of love, peace, hope and joy to the world. As a quiet space in a Messy Church experience, or as an option for parents at playgroup, this invitation to light a candle and say a prayer helps people to feel more peaceful. Feel free to adapt this to your… Continue reading

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[9 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Book Week theme: God’s Big Book

For a mid-week or Sunday program with children, use the opportunity of Book Week 17 – 23 August 2013 to celebrate God’s Big Book – the Bible! The theme this year is ‘Read Across the Universe’ which certainly applies to God’s word! Help children identify their favourite parts of the Bible through Bible games, puzzles, crafts and stories. Children love to make their own books and… Continue reading

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[2 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Last minute Mother’s Day ideas!

Something yummy to eat If you can make some simple biscuits or know someone who can, this is a great idea. Prepare a batch of heart shaped plain biscuits (eg shortbreads) for children to decorate. They will love to ice them and sprinkle them and give them to their mothers as a gift. Older children love ‘writing icing’, coloured icing in tubes that can be squeezed out, and it… Continue reading

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[5 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
Family advent ideas

Advent Treasure Hunt If you have a nativity scene, this is easy but you can make your own figures from cardboard tubes.  Wrap the pieces in tissue paper and hide them around the house.  Create a treasure map either by drawing a map or creating clues (for example: This animal was surprised to find a baby where its breakfast should have been.  Now it is to be found where you get breakfast. … Continue reading

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[10 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
TOP 20 BOOKS….

Here are my ‘Top 20’ selection of books to get you started thinking about topics like child theology, ministry to children and families and inclusive worship. How do we as a church prepare children and young people to be involved in the ongoing life of the church?   Are we countering the negative messages of our culture?  Do children have opportunities to develop an inner working model of … Continue reading

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[26 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Footy Cards with Bible Characters

Print off on to everyday A4 photopaper . Photo on image side and words on the back. Ruth Bible card Naomi Bible card Boaz Bible… Continue reading