Building Faith Brick by Brick

Building Faith Brick by Brick

Over a decade ago, Emily Slichter Given began experimenting with Lego to explore Bible stories with children. As former Director of Children and Family Ministry in an Episcopal church in the US, Emily developed these programs developed several years. They are...
Interactive Christmas

Interactive Christmas

I’ve just led a workshop on Interactive Christmas, an annual event that I directed at Rosefield Uniting Church in Adelaide for five years in the 2010s. Here’s an outline with links. Interactive Easter was the first event in a seqeunce, both a community...
Saying Sorry Game

Saying Sorry Game

Here’s a game that I made up for Alive@5 on the theme of saying sorry and forgiveness. It’s designed for a mixed group of parents and primary school age children. Sit in a circle. A volunteer stands in the middle – they are the spinning pointer. This...
Childrens Spirituality – Discussion Cards

Childrens Spirituality – Discussion Cards

“A very simple definition of children’s spirituality might be God’s ways of being with children and children’s ways of being with God.” Rebecca Nye’s book Children’s Spirituality (London: Church House Publishing, 2009) is a brief but excellent introduction. She begins...