Finally! And with much rejoicing! The Jesus Rescues series for preschool groups is completed! It's been a month since I posted last saying that uploading this series was slow - so at least I'm consistant. You can now find the stories, craft and songs all uploaded! I've been busy writing new Sunday School lessons for … Continue reading At last!
Slowly but surely (That slowness is my uploading speed) Getting the God rescues New Testament series uploaded is taking it's time - sorry about that! There's about half of it up at the moment if you haven't seen it yet. I am somewhat reassured by the fact that the Spirit is making me more and … Continue reading Jesus Rescues!
With Lootro Games Teaching Biblical literacy through card games Here's a recommendation for families and Sunday Schools alike. I found Lootro Games while looking for pictures to illustrate the God's Rescue Stories for preschoolers. What I found was a series of card games to play using biblical people, objects, animals and even numbers. They look … Continue reading Fun and Games
No, this is not becoming the Organised Sunday School Blog I guess you weren't expecting that though Just to let you know there's a new menu option ~Pre-school~ since I'm going to be writing a lot of material for 0-4 year olds I figured they deserved their own section. Have a click and see what's … Continue reading A couple of tiny changes
Resources for making the most of your summer Whether your regular scheduling continues or Sunday School is taking a break Summer is already here in Chicago: with a vengeance! Kids break up for vacation much earlier here than we do in the UK (If you're in a school there: keep going - you're really close!) … Continue reading Summer days, drifting away…
The New City Catechism for Kids Cat-eh-kism: difficult to say, difficult to spell A catechism is a method of learning Biblical truth in the manner of question and answer. When I first learned about this I was somewhat sceptical: I didn't think it was particularly bad but it seemed somewhat like teaching things without explaining … Continue reading Catch it if you can!
We're not playing around They're a lot of hard work and totally worth it I've just written How to Start a Playgroup: it's not comprehensive because context will change a lot of things but it's a great starting point if you're wanting to set one up and a good checklist if you're already running one. … Continue reading Playgroups:
Kids in Sunday School Firstly check out Tuesday's post: Why I'm pro kids in Church for the other side of this argument. Then read through this blog right to the end for what my ideal scenario would be. Sunday School can reach kids in a way church for all cannot Imagine giving a sermon,you've explained … Continue reading Why I’m pro
Kids in Church All through the service; every service On reading that title you're probably either thinking: "Yes, obvs" or "What?! Are you crazy?!" I'm super interested in knowing which category you fall into - leave a comment and let me know!Whichever camp you fall into keep reading long enough to let me explain my … Continue reading Why I’m pro
Safeguarding Tips from a parent and youthworker There is middle ground in the world of safeguarding: it lies somewhere between let-everyone-work-with-young-people-and-don't-bother-checking to the-bureaucracy-trap-where-no-one-is-allowed-in-the-church. A church needs a safeguarding policy and all church leaders and helpers need training to protect themselves and the kids - not negotiable. If you're not sure you're doing it right checkout … Continue reading I know I said I wasn’t posting but…