Duplo prayer

I love finding ways to pray with young children. This works from the age where a child can point, and works well for any age above that! All you need to do is build two things, buildings, trains, whatever your children enjoy. Chat at your build them, and give them each a name of a … Read more

Review: The Nativity

Title: The Nativity By: Bethan Lycett and Hannah Stout Price: £3.50 for 1, in a pack as low as £1 each Published by: 10 of those Useful for: children age 2-7 Best bit: the lovely artwork and simply, easy-to-read Christmas story including Simeon and Anna Worst bit: The rhyme isn’t always a smooth as it … Read more

Review: Love came down

Title: Love came down By: Bethan Lycett and Hannah Stout Price: £3.99 for 1, in a pack as low as £1 each Published by: 10 of those Useful for: children age 2-7 Best bit: It tells the whole story of Jesus, including why he was born. My favourite page is the picture of the boy … Read more

Ways to use the GodVenture Nativity Colouring Poster

I love colouring and I love Christmas, so this GodVenture Nativity Colouring Poster is a perfect combination. I’m also a big fan of using the activities we do around Christmas to celebrate Jesus in some way, so here’s some ideas on how you can use this colouring poster: 1 Just colour it. Use it as … Read more

How to run a fun Online Advent Party

I ran a couple of really fun parties during Lock Down and it’s definitely possible to keep it simple and therefore easy to run! Here are some keys to keeping it fun: Be intentional Before you start to plan your party, as with a face to face event, it’s crucial that you clarify what you’re … Read more

Review: The Gift of Christmas

Title: The Gift of Christmas – The boy who blessed the world By: Mary Joslin and Kristina Swarner Price: £7.94 Published by: Lion Good for: children age 5-10 years Best bit: Lovely, whimsical artwork and a re-telling of the story which is very close to the Bible version told in Luke and Matthew. It also … Read more

Seven ways to use Baker Ross Nativity Mini Wooden Shapes

I’m sure, like me, you occasionally visit the Baker Ross website. I usually go looking for one thing, and am quickly overwhelmed by the sheer variety of wonderful crafty things! What I find tricky, is buying craft items which can only be used in one way, so here’s seven ways you could use the Baker … Read more

Lego nativity

This year my children are really in to Lego, so I’m planning a way to explore the Christmas story using Lego. You can buy a set online but, like this one, they’re not cheap and only feature a small number of the characters actually mentioned in the Bible story. So I’m planning a combination of … Read more

A new type of Christmas?

This year we may well have to change how we celebrate Christmas. Large gatherings and community singing won’t be easy, so let’s be creative and start thinking about what we want to achieve in our Christmas celebrations, and start thinking of new ways to celebrate. One of the things I love most about Christmas is … Read more

Advent Colouring Meditation

A simple activity for Advent is to do some colouring meditation. Download this beautiful nativity colouring poster for only £1 and print it at whatever size suits you. Spend time together colouring and listening to Christmas carols or worship music or the Christmas story from an audio Bible. Chat and think and chew over the … Read more

Lollystick Stable

Make your own nativity scene using lollysticks, paper, glue and pencils Glue 4 or 5 lolly sticks together to create a house. If you use 5, you can make a pointed roof. To make this fast, you could use a glue gun (You can get cool ones for children to use too).Next glue a piece … Read more

Angel Bunting

I love paper decorations. I can recycle them after the season instead of storing them and it gives my family a chance to have fun making them each year. Discuss: What do angels look like? Do they have wings? Are they male or female? Can angels be children? Do they have swords? Discussing these questions … Read more