2. Seasonal resources

A range of ways of encouraging children to learn and celebrate the Christian meaning of each festival.

CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

  1. A QUESTION OF CHRISTMAS

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.

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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.

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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

Download here.

  1. HELPING CHILDREN LEARN ABOUT EASTER

Cards for who God loves – Mothering Sun

Maundy Thursday illustrations

Jesus death cards

 

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 ideas which focus on the cross. Select those which work for your congregation/group.

 

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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.

Download below…

LOOK AT THE CROSS 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.

http://www.gloucester.anglican.org/church-outreach/experience-easter/

Download the pack here:

GOOD FRIDAY EVENT

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,

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EXPERIENCE EVENTS

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:

EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS

EXPERIENCE EASTER

EXPERIENCE PENTECOST

EXPERIENCE HARVEST

 

 

 

EDUCATION SUNDAY RESOURCES

Education Sunday 2017