A range of ways of encouraging children to learn and celebrate the Christian meaning of each festival.
Six activities which ask questions about the Nativity Story. Each one is practical and enables conversations about why God sent his son to earth.
2. GET READY FOR ADVENT
Ideas for inviting those who come to church over Christmas to come and enjoy more of what Advent and Christmas is all about.
3. CHRISTMAS CONSTRUCTIONS
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.
EASTER AND LENT RESOURCES
HELPING CHILDREN TO LEARN ABOUT EASTER
EASTER FESTIVAL RESOURCES – Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Day
2. THE HOLY WEEK RIBBON – Download here
3. “LOOK AT THE CROSS” – free to Download here.
A number of ideas which focus on the cross. Select those which work for your congregation/group.
This is an 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.
4. EASTER – IN AND OUT OF DOORS
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…
5. A WEEK WITH JESUS
A resource to use for Good Friday or over the Easter period for All Age Events, Messy Church or After School clubs,
The Diocese has packs of instructions for sale (£16 per pack)
We can loan you a most of the resources you will need for each event. Please book early and check with Sarah Brown that the resources are available at the time you need them.
These are available to borrow:
EDUCATION SUNDAY RESOURCES