NEW FOR CHRISTMAS 2017
Six activities which ask questions about the Nativity Story. Each one is practical and enables conversations about why God sent his son to earth.
EDUCATION SUNDAY RESOURCES
HOLY WEEK/GOOD FRIDAY ACTIVITIES
1.HELPING CHILDREN TO LEARN ABOUT EASTER
NEW EASTER FESTIVAL RESOURCES – Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Day
2. THE HOLY WEEK RIBBON – Download here
The Holy Week Ribbon GOOD FRIDAY 5 GOOD FRIDAY 1 illustration GOOD FRIDAY 1 instructions GOOD FRIDAY 2 instructions GOOD FRIDAY 3 Cards GOOD FRIDAY 3 illustration GOOD FRIDAY 3 instructions GOOD FRIDAY 4 Instructions final
3. “LOOK AT THE CROSS” – free to Download here.
A number of churches used this resource last year, there are lots of ideas – just pick out those that work for your setting and congregation.
This is an exciting, All Age activity and meditation pack which is designed to focus on Good Friday and the events of Easter. Everything you need to know is in the pack and it is flexible so that you can use just one or two activities or the whole pack.
You will need some resources to make the crosses, but these should be obtainable fairly easily and without great expense. The resource also gives space for those who would prefer to sit, think and pray quietly on Good Friday.
Here is an alternate activity for you to use on Good Friday.
This uses some indoor stations from Experience Easter and some outdoor ones from Experience Easter Outdoors. There is a “weather risk” factor with the outside events, but I know of several churches that have persevered, even in snow, and found it a moving thing to do.
You will need the Experience Easter pack and the Experience Easter Outside pack. I have some copies of these for sale or you can go to the Gloucester website to buy them.
Download the pack here:
If you run this event please send some photos if you can!
Finally, another Easter event…
4. A WEEK WITH JESUS – free to Download here
A resource to use for Good Friday or over the Easter period for All Age Events, Messy Church or After School clubs,
END HUNGER This short project fits with the Big Conversation about Hunger. It is designed for use in a school, but could be adapted for other groups of around age 9, 10 and 11.
A new resource with six Christmas making activities. Suitable for old and young, male and female, I hope that you could use these activities for your congregation, children, young people and community during the Advent season.
NEW! BIBLE BAGS
If you have no groups or teaching set up for children it’s good to be able to welcome them to the service and give them some interesting and thought provoking things to do alongside a parent or carer.
I have put together seven bags that are for a range of ages and interests. Each bag has a Bible or Bible storybook in it and then three or four ideas for stories to read and activities to do.
The plans, details, books and suppliers can all be downloaded from below. I have used all new toys to ensure that Health and Safety regulations are followed and that children don’t get frustrated when things are lost or damaged. If you have used toys which are clean and in good condition you could use these instead of buying new.
You are welcome to borrow or just view the bags. As there are a number of people keen to start using them I am going to limit the borrowing to two bags for a two week period so that you can assess how visiting children respond to them (in a couple of months I will probably relax this a little!) If you borrow any bags please ensure:
- That you give plastic toys a wipe over with an antibacterial wipe and let them dry.
- All the pieces and activities go back into the bag (the tag has a list and plastic boxes indicate how many pieces there are.)
- If you have any comments about the bag, please feed these back to Sarah.
Pictures of each bag
Bag 4 For Minecraft fans
Bag 5 Those who enjoy puzzles
The Plans and resources are listed in the document if you’d like to make your own bags.
2. EXPERIENCE EVENTS
We have kits for Easter, Christmas, Pentecost and Harvest which you can borrow. Contact us (01332 388660 or email@example.com) in good time if you’d like to have one of these. we are currently working on an Experience Church pack too.
3. GODLY PLAY sets
We have about 19 sets which you are welcome to borrow. The titles can be seen below. Each box contains the necessary pieces and a script. Please contact Sarah if you would like to borrow a set.