Sunday school programmes

Tried and tested resources which are ideal to use regularly in Sunday Schools, or in mid-week or special occasions.

Visit the Barnabas in Churches website for free-to-use ideas and resources.

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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God's Story for 7-11s

God's Story for 7-11s

36 Bible-based sessions for midweek and Sunday groups Becky May £12.99

Let's share God's big story! Use as a year-long weekly programme or dip in and out to highlight individual stories at key times of year and supplement other activities. Varied storytelling methods enable children to engage with God's big story in different ways, with a range of activities to illustrate and explore the story, catering for different learning preferences and play styles and using materials that most children's groups will already have to hand.

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God's Story for 5-7s

God's Story for 5-7s

36 Bible-based sessions for midweek and Sunday groups Becky May £12.99

Let's share God's big story! Use as a year-long weekly programme or dip in and out to highlight individual stories at key times of year and supplement other activities. Varied storytelling methods enable children to engage with God's big story in different ways, with a range of activities to illustrate and explore the story, catering for different learning preferences and play styles and using materials that most children's groups will already have to hand.

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God's Story for Under 5s

God's Story for Under 5s

36 Bible-based sessions for midweek and Sunday groups Becky May £12.99

Let's share God's big story! Use as a year-long weekly programme or dip in and out to highlight individual stories at key times of year and supplement other activities. Varied storytelling methods enable children to engage with God's big story in different ways, with a range of activities to illustrate and explore the story, catering for different learning preferences and play styles and using materials that most children's groups will already have to hand.

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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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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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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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Not Sunday, Not School Bible Heroes!

Not Sunday, Not School Bible Heroes!

A once-a-month children's programme for small churches Eleanor Zuercher £9.99

Not Sunday, Not School Bible Heroes! contains eleven off-the-peg themed activity programmes and a five-session holiday club based around the lives of Old and New Testament Bible heroes, both well-known and less familiar. The material builds on the success of Not Sunday, Not School! and Through the Year with Jesus! by offering a further year's worth of programme ideas to facilitate children's work in small churches and rural communities. Ideal for church-based children's leaders working with 3-11s.

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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 Currently out of stock £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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Few Children Great Opportunities

Few Children Great Opportunities

12 stand-alone sessions for mixed-age church-based groups Sue Price, Ruth Alliston £8.99

Few Children, Great Opportunities contains 12 ready-to-use thematic sessions exploring the character of God through the model we see in Jesus. The programme is ideal for church-based children's work where there are small numbers of children and an age range from 3 to 11 years. It can also be adapted for home use by families who want to spend time growing in faith together.

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Seasonal Activities for Christmas Festivities

Seasonal Activities for Christmas Festivities

Three five-week teaching programmes exploring the true meaning of Christmas with 7-11s Vicki Howie £8.99

Seasonal Activities for Christmas Festivities is ideal for children's leaders looking for lively, thought-provoking session material in the run-up to Christmas. The resource provides three years' worth of exciting programme ideas designed to unpack the true meaning of Christmas with 7-11s. Each programme contains five sessions that fit readily into the autumn half-term leading up to Christmas, and includes an optional short presentation for a Christmas service or related event.

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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 £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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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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