Art, craft, drama & games

A selection of titles to resource art and craft, drama and games within both Sunday and mid-week meetings of children.

Seasonal Specials for Children's Ministry

Seasonal Specials for Children's Ministry

children's group activities for ten key occasions through the year Ann Diaz £11.99

Seasonal Specials for Children's Ministry provides engaging material for ten special events through the year. Each section offers a reflective time, craft, game, snack, drama and community outreach idea, and Easter and Christmas include extra activities to inspire, inform and celebrate. Whatever your form of children's ministry, Seasonal Specials is an essential all-purpose, year-round resource to help children develop in their faith.

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The Big Book of Bible Crafts

The Big Book of Bible Crafts

Laurie Copley £11.99

If only you knew that every craft you planned for your children's ministry would be a winner... Now you can be certain of success with over 100 tried-and-tested crafts, submitted by children's workers like you, and used with real kids in real churches. Structured into three sections of crafts for younger and older primary ages and for all ages together, The Big Book of Bible Crafts is a lifesaver for Sunday school, midweek groups and holiday clubs.

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The Whoosh Bible

The Whoosh Bible

50 interactive Bible stories for children's groups Gill Robins £12.99

The Whoosh Bible presents an exciting new approach to teaching Bible stories with children, using a drama strategy developed by the Royal Shakespeare Company's education unit and popularised in schools. Involving every child in physical interaction with the story, 'whooshing' enables children to retain details of the narrative more effectively and to discuss the meaning of a story with greater understanding and insight.

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Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches

Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches

50 activity ideas for the adventurous Peter Maidment £7.99

Explosive fun for everyone! Pete Maidment and Barry Brand offer 50 new activities for Messy Church sessions. Featuring Big stuff, Construction, Science, Arty and Edible crafts, this book provides inspiration for creating a Messy Church that everyone will love to be part of.

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50 Praise, Pray and Play Sessions

50 Praise, Pray and Play Sessions

Easy-to-run all-age outlines for use throughout the week Rona Orme £9.99

This book provides 40 one-hour session outlines to be used in a midweek setting with families who would not normally attend Sunday church. The outlines explore a biblical theme or story through a variety of inclusive elements, including gathering activities, interactive ice-breakers, craft activities, different approaches to storytelling, simple forms of visual prayer, reflective discussions and a challenge to take into the week ahead.

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Messy Easter

Messy Easter

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Lent, Easter and Pentecost Jane Leadbetter Currently out of stock £6.99

Three complete sessions for Lent, Holy Week and Easter, together with a wealth of activities to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church - creative prayers, games, food crafts, and ideas for organising an Easter trail. Craft templates and a session planning grid are included.

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Creative Ideas for Lent & Easter

Creative Ideas for Lent & Easter

80 seasonal activities for use with children Jane Tibbs £8.99

Ideal for 4-11s. Creative Ideas for Lent and Easter contains a wealth of inspirational ideas and activities for Lent and the Easter season. All the ideas use readily available materials and have instant appeal. From the traditional Simnel cake through a living Easter tree to a 3D action ascension scene, this book will inspire church leaders and families to deepen their experience of Lent, Easter and the Easter season.

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Edible Bible Crafts

Edible Bible Crafts

64 delicious story-based craft ideas for children Sally Welch £11.99

If you're looking for child-friendly Bible-themed cooking activities, this is the book for you! Sally Welch brings the Bible to life for 3-11s with her range of edible crafts, covering twelve Old Testament stories, twelve New Testament stories and eight key festivals from the church year. Each unit gives the Bible story in a children's version, a short reflection on the passage, and a sweet and a savoury recipe idea.

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Let's Get Together!

Let's Get Together!

Flexible fun-filled activity ideas for the whole church family Sue Langwade £8.99

Let's Get Together! is an exciting mix of creative ideas designed to encourage the whole church family to relax and have fun together in a variety of situations. The resource includes themed starter activities, Bible-based storytelling, action-packed drama, punchy puppetry, instant crafts, team games, reflective prayers and take-home Bible bloodhound challenges. Ideal for One-off specials, Midweek events, Holiday programmes, Away days, Sunday worship and Churches Together initiatives.

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Fill the Gap!

Fill the Gap!

120 instant Bible games for Sunday schools and midweek groups Rebecca Parkinson £8.99

Fill the Gap! contains 120 easy-to-play Bible-based games with little or no preparation needed - perfect for picking straight off the shelf! The ideas are designed to help local churches fill up those awkward gaps of time in Sunday schools, midweek clubs, holiday clubs, after school clubs and children's camps.

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Family Fun for Christmas

Family Fun for Christmas

30 Advent and Christmas activities for families to share Jane Butcher £4.99

Family Fun for Christmas will help you to share the meaning of Advent and Christmas with your children in thirty 'family moments', to explore faith in the home, and to have lots of fun together in the process! The activities are structured to take the family through the season of Advent to Christmas Day and on into the New Year.

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Messy Christmas

Messy Christmas

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter £6.99

Three complete Messy Church sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church. Sections include creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions, Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year.

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Drama out of a Crisis

Drama out of a Crisis

20 challenging, fun and inspirational sketches about poverty and justice Peter Shaw £7.99

Drama out of a Crisis comprises 20 short, easy-to-perform sketches providing a fresh perspective on some of the world's most pressing issues. The material is ideal for church services, one-off all-age specials and youth events. Designed to engage and explore the issues without being didactic or guilt-inducing, the sketches are organised under specific themes and accompanied by real-life background information, a biblical context, sermon prompts and suggestions for follow-up

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Paper Plate Bible Crafts

Paper Plate Bible Crafts

58 easy-to-do ideas for 5-7s Anita Reith Stohs £7.99

Paper Plate Bible Crafts is a great resource for fun crafts that teach favourite Bible stories in any setting. Fast, inexpensive and readily available, paper plates easily become masks, mobiles, puppets and plaques. The finished crafts are an ingenious way to reinforce Bible stories and themes. Ideal for Sunday school, junior church, midweek clubs, activity days and holiday clubs.

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The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts

The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts

187 fun-filled, easy-to-do craft activities for children Edited by Laurie Castaneda £12.99

An essential tool for all children's workers interested in helping children explore and understand the Bible.

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Creative Ideas for Advent & Christmas

Creative Ideas for Advent & Christmas

80 seasonal activities for use with children Jane Tibbs £8.99

Creative Ideas for Advent and Christmas contains a wealth of inspirational easy-to-do ideas for the busy weeks in the lead-up to Christmas. All the ideas use readily available materials and have instant appeal. Many can be slotted in to any situation, used to illustrate the story of Christmas, or just done for pure enjoyment as part of the exciting 'getting ready' time. Some use seasonal objects that are easy to find in the shops, such as paper chains, or things that many people will have in their Christmas box, such as last year's Christmas cards. Ideal for 4-11s.

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Easy Ways to Christmas Plays

Easy Ways to Christmas Plays

Vicki Howie Currently out of print £11.99

Three complete nativity plays for 3-7s with photocopy permission.

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Nursery Rhyme Nativities

Nursery Rhyme Nativities

Three easy to perform plays for pre-school and early years learning Brian Ogden Currently out of stock £7.99

Three plays that tell the Christmas story from different perspectives, using well-known nursery rhymes to bring the storyline to life.

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Parable Fun For Little Ones

Parable Fun For Little Ones

10 sessions of pick-and-mix stories and activities for under-fives Renita Boyle Currently out of stock £11.99

Explore Jesus' parables with under 5s, using these 10 sessions of pick-and-mix stories and activities.

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Story Plays for Christmas

Story Plays for Christmas

Three plays complete with stories and interactive activities Vicki Howie Currently out of stock £9.99

Here are three easy-to-stage Christmas plays to use with your lively group of 7-11 year olds. Each play is introduced with a story version, followed by suggestions for drama games and activities to explore the storyline. Read the story, have fun playing some drama games and then perform the play.

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Easy Ways to Seasonal Plays

Easy Ways to Seasonal Plays

Three complete plays with photocopy permission Vicki Howie Currently out of print £8.99

Three complete seasonal plays in one book - Easter, Harvest and Christmas - to use with 3-7 year olds

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