With half term and summer holidays heading our way, this book offers 30 activities around Biblical themes to help families enjoy spending time together (without needing to spend a fortune). Treasure hunts, picnics, puzzles and activities are all in here. An ideal gift for a family or to have on your bookshelf if you have children or families coming to visit.
Family Fun for Summer
pub. BRF £4.99
This short book offers practical help to churches that want to explore the possibility of worshipping with under 5s. It looks at the Bible base, principles to keep in mind, and possible times and places when worship might happen.
Worshipping with under-5s
pub. SU, £3.50
The Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals has produced resources for talking to children about animal welfare from a Christian perspective. These are available to download free from the ASWA website www.aswa.org.uk/page/youth_and_children/
There is also an interactive facility on the website for young (or older) people to email questions about animals and God to Ollie the Octopus.
This book blends theory and research with practical ideas and strategies for teaching children with special needs and places it in a spiritual and Christ-centered context. It is said that everyone has a story to tell, a voice that deserves to be heard. There are many thousands of children with special needs who have long been ignored, rejected and excluded from our schools, our communities and sadly from our Bible classes. We believe that these children are loved deeply and completely. Read more here.
Dave Roberts, from Children Matter! write:
“This term we are looking at ‘Your Kingdom Come’ with our 5-11s and encouraging the children to think beyond themselves and pray for the world. We’ve put together some prayer activities that the children have really enjoyed when we tried them out: Inflatable globe prayers, praying for peace with zips, Hunger prayers, poverty prayers, praying for a better world and praying for specific countries. We’re going to keep them going as prayer stations all term, letting the children suggest different countries they’d like to pray specifically for.”
Click here to go to instructions for all the activities! or go to http://flamecreativekids.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/world
If you are doing a lesson on the Beatitudes here is a free hand-out to give to parents. It is a game they can play during Family Time.
The countdown to the London Olympics is on! If you’re looking for ideas and resources for your youth group, mid-week group or holiday club that will tie in with the sporting theme, head to the Olympic and Sporty ideas pages on the Going for Growth website.