In case you have not seen them in, here is a reissue of some of my most popular Advent resources. Some have been very slightly updated, with the links here being to most recent, but the original posts having all the helpful make-along photos and videos to help you. Also, check out all my Advent … More Advent Makeables and Meditations
This is the second round up of Advent devotionals, this time focussing families, children and all-age. The books come from a post on The Hope Filled Family by my friend and fellow ACW (Association of Christian Writers) member, Lucy Rycroft. She goes into much more detail than I have space for here, so I recommend … More Advent Devotionals – 2 – Children / Families
Print and fold this amazing Advent calendar then flex to find each day’s reading. It’s a perfect for Messy Advent or as a giveaway for your youth and families ministry. For schools this makes a fun Christmas craft, with some mathemagic thrown in for good measure – what more could one want? So what is … More Flexagon Advent Calendar!
Always exciting, getting a parcel! And even more exciting when it’s a loads of brand-new books. Mmmn, that new-book smell! (Sadly, probably solvents that melt your brain.) Get your sticky mitts on one today in paperback or Kindle and rememebr that there’s a free book up for grabs if you buy a copy and send … More New Books! Plus ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ Drama Script
Epiphany is out of the way, and Christmas but a distant memory. Now we settle down to the rest of the year. What a great time for a Nooz Tart. ‘What is a Nooz?’, I hear you ask? I think it’s like a giant purple glow-in-the-dark bananana, but with bigger stripes. I expect they’ll have some … More How to Make a Nooz Tart
Apologies for the slightly late arrival of this week’s blog post, but when you see what a bumper post it is, I’m sure you’ll understand. This week, for one week only, a sackful of Christmas crafts, games and activities perfect for your school, Sunday school or yoof group Christmas party, for Messy Christmas, for your … More That’s Christmas sorted, then! Free 25-page PDF
Yes, it’s that time of year. Here is a brand-new Nativity play, Away in a Suitcase (originally called called ‘If Christmas Happened Today’). It is set in modern day and has charming transformation into a traditional crib scene with a short but thoughtful message at the end. It is designed to work with a range … More Away in a Suitcase – A Nativity Play
Our culture is dominated by the Big Names. Some celebrity blows their nose and it hits the headlines. (I mean the news hits the headlines not the … sorry). A Famous Name says, ‘buy this shampoo’ and we all buy it. So it’s a welcome antidote to such idle worship (did I spell that wrong?) that 75% of the … More Betty and The Huge Pimple – 2 Kings 5:1-14
Who doesn’t love a beautiful book? Here are some that you might like to consider from my own bookshelves and from the suggestions of friends. Big Mama Makes the World Phyllis Root Illus. Helen Oxenbury My children are all in double figures now, but when I was clearing out some of their baby books, this … More Book Reviews – for Children and Young People (and for us not-so-young, too!)
Engaging Let’s Science! This psalm talks about us being like well-watered trees, “bearing luscious fruit each season without fail”. They bear the fruit because they have good water and good soil. What you get out depends on what you put in. There are several ways to explore this with science; some are quick and easy, … More Psalm 1 – Let’s Science!