36 of the best Faith at home ideas for Lent and Easter

Lent can be intimidating. What can I do? Where do I start? Some people seem to get it together and use it as a time to grow in their faith. But if you’re more like me, excited by all the lovely ideas, but aware I may not get past day 2 on any of them, … Read more

Snowdrop prayers

What fragile things could you pray for? If you can find some snowdrops, take some photos and use them to inspire your prayers. Every year I love it when I see snowdrops appear. I love their fragile beauty, intricate petals and flimsy stems buffeted by Winter winds. I love their tenacity at arriving while snow still threatens. While other bulbs … Read more

Seed prayers

Do you love watching seeds grow? Why not link this with praying for something to grow? A fun and satisfying seedling to watch is a sunflower. Fill a toilet tube inner with compost or soil then place one seed on the top. Sprinkle about 5mm soil on top of the seeds and water it. Place … Read more

Seed inspired Bible stories!

Grow some simple seeds and read some Bible stories about seeds. What do you notice (about your seeds and the stories!)? We like growing and eating pea shoots because a) you can grow them very cheaply from dried peas from the cupboard b) they sprout and grow very quickly c) they are packed full of … Read more

Valentine cards

Each year, we explore the story of Saint Valentine a little bit, and then we make cards and sometimes edible gifts to let our friends know they are loved. The story of Saint Valentine is a bit gory and something a little x-rated, so if you plan on sharing a short youtube video, be sure … Read more

Holy Week Boxes

I don’t know about your children, but mine love things in boxes. So here’s an Easter activity in a box. I’ve used it with my children since they were toddlers, but the simplicity of it lends itself to use with all ages, including adults. And the repetition of using it each year, gives a depth … Read more

Why Pancake Day?

“What’s pancake day all about?” I ask my 7 and 8 year olds over breakfast. “Pancakes!” my 7 year old replies gleefully. O-Oh. I have work to do here! “What else?” I ask. No response. “It begins with L and rhymes with Bent.”“Lent!” *phew! * “Why do we eat pancakes?”“To use up the eggs.” “Why … Read more

Easter egg hunt prayers

Easter egg hunt prayers

Here is a quick and easy way to incorporate faith into your Easter egg hunt! Hide wrapped Easter eggs or other sweets, making sure you have at least four different colours or types. When everyone has collected some, have a time of prayer where you use the different sweets or eggs as a ‘code’ for … Read more

Easter activities

Easter is a fab time to do faith at home, but sometimes it’s tricky to work out what to do, and what will work best for our family. Here’s a list of things I love to do, not all of them every year, but as we have space and time. Read or listen to the … Read more

Easter remembering

Easter remembering

Make a plan to remember Jesus and what he means to you together as a family. When Jesus had his last Passover meal with his friends, He broke bread and asked them to remember Him “whenever they did this”. The text isn’t clear whether He meant whenever you break a piece of bread, whenever you … Read more

Tell it where it happened Easter story

Easter geographical re-telling

Have fun seeing if you can re-tell parts of the Easter story in similar locations to where the Biblical events took place. Now, I’m not suggesting going to Israel, although that would be a pretty cool field trip!  No, I’m meaning the types of places in which different parts of the Easter story occur, such … Read more