Working Together Children’s Illustration

Working Together Children’s Illustration

Choose two volunteers who are about the same weight and similar strength. (For the purpose of explaining the illustarion, we’ll call them Jack and Gill.) Jack and Jill stand facing each other, with a rubber ring between them – they each hold on to the ring...
Youth and Alcohol Workshop

Youth and Alcohol Workshop

Below are some activities that could be used for exploring the issues around alcohol with young people. It would work well as an introductory session. Agree or Disagree This exercise looks at ideas and attitudes towards why people drink alcohol. Explain to the group...
Self-Esteem Session

Self-Esteem Session

Below are some ideas for leading a session with young people around the theme of self-esteem. Media Collage  On two sheets of flip chart paper draw the outlines of a man and a woman. Using magazines and/or the internet, have participants glue down images, slogans,...
Kid’s Sermon: Giant Jenga

Kid’s Sermon: Giant Jenga

Like many churches the congregation I work for follows the Lectionary each week. From time to time it can through up a difficult passage or two. The first Sunday that I was there I had a passage about divorce. I found it difficult to know where to begin and how to...
The Apprentice: Bible Class Session

The Apprentice: Bible Class Session

Television Quiz Split young people into teams and see if they can guess which TV programmes these theme tunes are from. The Apprentice – Characteristics Watch he video with the group and ask them what qualities they think you would need to succeed as Alan...
Edible Paint

Edible Paint

This is a really simple but effective craft idea that I can see children’ absolutely loving. All you need for making edible paint is: Condensed Milk Food Colouring Toothpicks Paintbrushes Marshmallows Just pour the Condensed Milk into small containers (ice cube...
Lipstick Assembly

Lipstick Assembly

This story from Rob Bell’s book Sex God formed the basis of a Remembrance assembly last year at the high school I am chaplain to. It’s a story about how a consignment of lipstick brought dignity back to prisoners the Bergen Belsen concentration camp....
Getting to know you game

Getting to know you game

Getting to know you Game This is a good introductory game that I’ve used with my school behaviour groups in the opening weeks. I’ve also used it with various youth groups as a good way for everyone to get to know each other. I also turn it into a game to...
The Raft Communication Session

The Raft Communication Session

The Raft Session This session is used to facilitate communication, to increase team-building skills and to bring out to the forefront people’s attitudes and values Give one worksheet to each participant and get them to read the instructions. They have to decide who...