Primary School Transition Video Making Project

Primary School Transition Video Making Project

Primary School Transition Video Making Project This was a project I led recently with a group of Primary children ahead of their transition to high school. Pupils needing a little extra support ahead of the move were identified by staff at their primaries, and...

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Youth Bible Study – Matthew 18

Youth Bible Study – Matthew 18

Icebreaker Games Set up with a goodvpn the following games as an 'us versus them' between the young people and the adults/leaders. Have some fun reminding the group how the adults are going to win!  Colour Challenge When the game starts, show each team the completed...

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Children’s Talk: Practising the Basics

Children’s Talk: Practising the Basics

I was reading this week about a minister in the States who was promoting an event at his church called ‘Big Surprise Sunday’. He kept the congregation in suspense for four weeks. One member of the church asked if they were having a guest speaker. Another asked if they...

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Teaching Leadership (School Session)

Teaching Leadership (School Session)

A classroom based session exploring the theme of leadership unpacking the Old Testament stories of David and Samuel, while touching on some modern day examples of young people making a difference around the world. Led this recently with 2 classes of 10-11 year olds. #Bible #OldTestament #Jesus #Leadership #Changemakers

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Another Stress Free Nativity Script

Another Stress Free Nativity Script

*Introit O Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold him, born the king of angels; O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord. Opening Hymn – #164, Tell Out My...

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Children’s Talk: What’s in a label?!

Children’s Talk: What’s in a label?!

Children's Talk: What's in a label?! (Sunday 2nd September)Readings Song of Solomon 2: 8-13 Deuteronomy 4: 2-3, 6-9 James 1: 17-27 Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Children's Talk Before the service use a craft knife to delicately take off the labels from the tins and swap....

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How to play Hoop Hop Showdown

How to play Hoop Hop Showdown

A video of 4th graders playing a game called Hoop Hop Showdown has gone viral in recent days amassing over 8 million views. What a great twist on the game of rock, paper, scissors. I couldn't find the rules anywhere online so here they are. Set up a game board using...

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A Collection of Children’s Party Games

Traditional children's party games are a great way to get everyone in the party spirit. Musical bumps Get the children to dance to the music. When the music stops, all the children have to sit down as quickly as possible. The last one to sit is out. The last child...

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Children’s Session: Matters of the Heart

Children’s Session: Matters of the Heart

Children's Session: Matters of the Heart Before the Service Reflecting God's Love Gather a collection of mirrors that the children can use to look at themselves with. The idea ois to encourage the children look at themselves and ask God to show them what He loves...

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Children’s Sermon: Walking on Eggs

Children’s Sermon: Walking on Eggs

Children's Talk: Walking on Eggs Readings 1 Kings 8: (1-6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18 Psalm 34: 15-22 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 Idea: The children's talk focuses in on the Ephesians reading about the armour of God but teases out themes...

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Children’s Session – Noah #SuperSunday

Children’s Session – Noah #SuperSunday

This is the second post in a series of children’s sessions journeying through the Bible called SuperSunday. It’s ideal for children’s clubs or Sunday School and it’s designed to be quite fast-paced with an element of choice built into the session. Before the Servic...

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Children’s Sermon: What’s on the inside

Children’s Sermon: What’s on the inside

Children's Talk (19th August 2018) What's on the inside Readings 1 Kings 2:10–12; 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 Thought God is not external to us but is ‘seen’ and ‘felt’ within us. Often the spiritual part of our lives is hard to identify and...

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Children’s Session: Peace

Children’s Session: Peace

Exploring Peace: Below are some ideas, activities and discussion starters to help children and young people explore the theme of peace.   Inspirational Quotes Print off the inspirational quotes about peace and display around your meeting space....

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Children’s Sermon – Living in Harmony

Children’s Sermon – Living in Harmony

Children's Talk (12th August 2018) - Living in Harmony Readings 2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33 4 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4: 25- 5: 2 John 6: 35, 41-51 Thought Often conflict arises from creating labels of them and us - establish ways of determining who is in and who is out....

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The Cost of Children

The Cost of Children

The Cost of Children I read an article this week showing the real cost of raising  children. What was interesting was that it also listed what you got for your money. The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with...

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Children’s Sermon: The Cake Mix

Children’s Sermon: The Cake Mix

Below is a short script I used for a recently children's talk during the church service. How do we live life in all its fullness? What might guide us? Whose advice might we listen to? Does anyone here like cake? What is your favourite kind of cake? I love cake and I...

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Children’s Session: Creation

Children’s Session: Creation

This is the first post in a series of children's sessions journeying through the Bible that I have called SuperSunday. It's ideal for children's clubs or Sunday School and it's designed to be quite fast paced with an element of choice built into the session. ...

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Trinity Activities for Children

Trinity Activities for Children

Explaining the Trinity – how God can be both one and three – is difficult at the best of times never mind explaining it to children in our groups and churches. It’s good to teach children what Christians believe about God but equally it’s important to maintain the...

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Privilege Object Lesson

Privilege Object Lesson

This is a simple, powerful exercise to teach your group about privilege and how God wants us to use our talents, gifts and energy to help those who don’t have the same opportunities as we do. Set up chairs in rows and give each member of your group a scrap piece of...

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Training: Recipe for Success

Training: Recipe for Success

Children's Work Training Session A recipe for success Learn a new song After our summer break we plan on introducing Fischy Music to our Sunday morning programme. We took the opportunity to learn one of the new songs as a team....

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Activities for Summer

Activities for Summer

Below is a collection of summer crafts and activities suitable for children's clubs and Sunday Schools. Craft: CD Weaving What You Need: Old CDs, scrap yarn, scissors, and if you want