Lent Book I’m delighted to report that my new Lent book shot straight to the #1 slot in Bible Meditations. Woo Hoo! Boogie boogie! (That’s me doing a little dance around the study floor.) Thank you for all the lovely comments I’ve received from readers. I trust this book will be a blessing to you … More Holy Smoke! New Science Experiment, Plus Bonus Resources
Genesis 32:22-31 – I have seen God (plus link for Matt 14) Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of us in God’s family. Ten jam-packed pages of great ideas that you can print off and use for free. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas … More Together Apart – Gen 32 – I Have Seen God / Matt 14 – Five Loaves and Two Fish
A Science Experiment
How can salt lose its saltiness? I mean, Sodium Chloride is Sodium Chloride, right?
In this experiment, we will make some gritty grotty salt and think about what it might be useful for. (Spoiler, it’s not chip butties!) … More Unsalty Salt – Isaiah 58:1-12 & Matthew 5:13-20
This is a brilliant activity for Harvest celebrations – an up-front demo for All Age Worship or school assemblies, or a try-it-yourself for youth groups, Messy Church, Light Party or classrooms. We’re going to think about the wonder we can find when we look a little deeper into the world around us – by using … More Spud-Power! Extraordinary hidden in the ordinary
Linked Activities Make your own star projector with a Pringles tube. Also, check out how to make your own umbrella planetarium in this previous post, or you can buy a ready-made one. You will need Pringles tube with a transparent lid Thick black paper or card Pencil White pen (optional) Scissors Drawing pin Constellation images (click … More Counting the Stars – Genesis 15:1-6, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Great faith and great science often stand together: if they seem opposed, it is only in the same sense that our thumb “opposes” our fingers- so we can better grasp reality. … More The Giant Leap… Look, See, Pray
Make someone feel special with this simple but magical craft – perfect for a Father’s (or Mother’s) Day, end-of-term celebrations for a special teacher or for children moving schools. You will need: coloured paper pencil ruler scissors gel pens What to do: Draw a large circle filling the paper. You can draw around a plate … More You’re a Star! A magical craft for someone special – Father’s Day / End of Term
Add some fun science to your Pentecost celebrations with these awesome gyrocopters! Great for all-age and Messy church, collective worship and youth groups, these paper spinners are simple to make and serve as a take-home reminder of the birthday of the church. You Will Need Paper – you can make three gyrocopters from a sheet … More Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9 – Pentecost Gyrocopters!
Different people have different reations to the resurrection of Jesus – ranging from “Wow!” through “Yeah, right” to “So what?” and everything inbetween. It was the same in Jesus’ day. Some people believed immediately, some took more convincing. Some saw the miracles, ate the bread and went back to their day jobs, some people were … More Resurrection? So what? – John 20:19-31
This would make a great assembly on themes of teamwork, tolerance, valuing others etc. Or get the youth group to do it just before the reading on Sunday. Team Spirit The parts of the body are squabbling over who is the most important part. So when Wanda the White Blood Cell arrives, no-one thinks she … More 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 – Team Spirit