Mid-week ideas

Resources that you can use both in mid-week settings or in the home.

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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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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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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Celebrating Festivals

Celebrating Festivals

Readings, reflections, crafts and prayer activities for 20 major church festivals Sally Welch £8.99

Ideal for use in all-age worship, Sunday school, activity mornings or Messy Church events, this resource provides material for 20 major festivals throughout the church year. Each section has a unifying theme and includes suggested Bible passages, a reflection for adults, a children's story and questions, a prayer activity, 'messy' craft activities and edible craft activities. An additional dimension links each festival to a part of the church building, helping children to understand the idea of sacred space and explore the relationship between the physical and the spiritual.

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What Price Peace?

What Price Peace?

A teaching resource for primary schools exploring issues of war and peace Chris Hudson £8.99

How do we help children mark the centenary of the First World War? Our modern world certainly seems to be just as turbulent a place as it was 100 years ago, so what's to be gained from discussing it now? The centenary raises interesting questions about how faith and belief connect with the real world. For many people of that time, faith played a powerful part in holding oneself together. Faith also informed the courage of many who protested against the war. Their individual stories can give us cause to reflect on what we would do today in similar situations - and may even inspire us. 'What price peace?' is a project from Barnabas for Children which, although aimed at helping primary schools make sense of the war, has much that could be used in a church context too. What Price Peace? can help encourage children and young people to ask difficult questions and connect the Jesus of the Bible to our modern world, as well as providing a number of surprising stories that you can use as the basis of open discussion.

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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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The Cops and Robbers Holiday Club!

The Cops and Robbers Holiday Club!

A five-day holiday club plan, complete and ready-to-run John Hardwick £11.99

The Cops and Robbers Holiday Club is based on the Old Testament story of Joseph and uses all the key ingredients of John Hardwick's tried and tested holiday club material to explore how Joseph was able to turn bad circumstances to good because of his trust in God.

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The Gingerbread Nativity

The Gingerbread Nativity

A four-week exploration of Advent Renita Boyle £6.99

The perfect recipe for a memorable and tasty exploration of Advent and Christmas! The Gingerbread Nativity uses the popular tradition of making and decorating gingerbread houses and biscuits to explore the themes of Advent and the story of the first Christmas. It includes instructions, diagrammatic illustrations, recipes and top tips for making, baking and decorating, as well as fake or no bake and allergy-free alternatives. It also includes Advent reflection and discussion starters for each session; 25 'taste-a-day' family activities; ideas for a gingerbread themed family service and 'choose and use' ideas for adapting the material for use in other settings.

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More Creative Mission

More Creative Mission

Over 40 further ideas to help church and community celebrate special days and events throughout the year Rona Orme £8.99

More Creative Mission contains an exciting mix of easy-to-run outreach ideas for community-minded churches to use, whatever the season or celebration and with groups of any size. Some of the ideas follow the liturgical and seasonal calendar, whilst others can be used at any time.

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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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The Adventure Cruise Midweek and Holiday Club Programme

The Adventure Cruise Midweek and Holiday Club Programme

A ready to roll five-day holiday club or 12-week midweek club plan John Hardwick £11.99

Pull up the anchor and get ready to sail as The Adventure Cruise launches into a programme of fun-filled activities for 5-11s. Cruise six 'C's and meet people along the way whose lives changed course when they met Jesus. Discover their stories through the six 'C's of choice, courage, call, change, commitment and challenge, and find out how we too can get on board with Jesus. Each of the six themes is unpacked through an exciting mix of songs; up-front talks and theme illustrations; team challenges; daily dramas with the ever-popular Watt family; crafts; games; puppet sketches; dramatised Bible stories; quizzes and funsheets, all provided off-the-peg and ready to roll.

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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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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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Who Let The Dads Out?

Who Let The Dads Out?

Inspiring ideas for churches to engage with dads and their pre-school children Mark Chester £6.99

Parent and toddler work can transform relationships and strengthen families, yet sometimes men may have very limited access to the parent and toddler world. This book tells the story of how Who Let The Dads Out? came into being. It gives a practical guide for setting up and running the monthly sessions, complete with theological background, real-life case studies, helpful hints and tips, and twelve easy craft ideas.

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School's Out, Dad's About

School's Out, Dad's About

... and other Who Let the Dads Out? follow-on ideas Mark Chester £6.99

From the founder of Who Let The Dads Out?, this book gives you all the information you need to run a range of activites for dads and other male carers, including School's Out, Dad's About!, Daddy Cool! and Soul Man?

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Family Fun for Summer

Family Fun for Summer

30 holiday activities for families to share Jane Butcher £4.99

Summer time, the longer days and school holidays offer more time for families to spend time together to talk, play and reconnect with one another in the midst of busy family life. Family Fun for Summer provides thirty 'fun on a budget' activities to help you to spend quality time with your children over the summer, to explore faith in the home, and to have lots of fun together in the process!

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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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A-cross the World

A-cross the World

An exploration of forty representations of the cross from the worldwide Christian Church Martyn Payne and Betty Pedley Currently out of stock £15.99

Tells the stories behind 40 crosses from different parts of the world, with extension material for use in both schools and churches.

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Stories of Everyday Saints

Stories of Everyday Saints

40 stories with Bible links and related activities Veronica Heley £9.99

Forty five-minute read-aloud stories of people who have lived their lives for God.

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The Gospels Unplugged

The Gospels Unplugged

52 poems and stories for creative writing, RE, drama and collective worship Lucy Moore £12.99

A resource for busy church leaders to help them bring the Gospels to life and get to the heart of the biblical text.

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The Lord's Prayer Unplugged

The Lord's Prayer Unplugged

A wealth of ideas opening up the prayer in ten sessions Lucy Moore £12.99

This book will enable church leaders and teachers to teach this wonderful prayer in a creative way.

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Tales for the Prayer Journey

Tales for the Prayer Journey

30 five-minute stories for all-age reflection and discussion, with Bible links Eve Lockett Currently out of stock £7.99

30 five-minute stories for all-age reflection and discussion, with Bible links

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Tales Of Grace

Tales Of Grace

50 five-minute stories for all-age talks, sermons and assemblies Eve Lockett Currently out of stock £7.99

This book contains a wealth of imaginative five-minute stories written with both children and adults in mind. They can be used with only children present, only adults present, or with a mixed-age group and are suitable for use in church worship, family services, children's talks, Sunday clubs, school assemblies, after-school clubs, bedtime or family reading and group reflection.

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Footsteps to the Feast

Footsteps to the Feast

12 two-hour children's programmes for Christian festivals and special times of the year Martyn Payne Currently out of stock £8.99

12 two-hour children's programmes for Christian festivals and special times of the year.

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