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Mid-week ideas - downloads

The Gingerbread Nativity (PDF Download)

The Gingerbread Nativity (PDF Download)

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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Let's Get Together! (PDF Download)

Let's Get Together! (PDF Download)

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. PDF download.

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The Lord's Prayer Unplugged (PDF Download)

The Lord's Prayer Unplugged (PDF Download)

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

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

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Family Fun for Christmas (PDF Download)

Family Fun for Christmas (PDF Download)

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 (PDF Download)

Drama out of a Crisis (PDF Download)

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? (PDF Download)

Who Let The Dads Out? (PDF Download)

Inspiring ideas for churches to engage with dads and their pre-school children Mark Chester Currently out of print £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. PDF Download.

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School's Out, Dad's About (PDF Download)

School's Out, Dad's About (PDF Download)

... 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? PDF Download.

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Family Fun for Summer (PDF Download)

Family Fun for Summer (PDF Download)

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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Family Fun for Easter (PDF Download)

Family Fun for Easter (PDF Download)

30 Lent and Easter activities for families to share Jane Butcher £4.99

Word searches... Treasure hunts... Obstacle courses... Cooking... Crafts Family Fun for Easter will help you to share the meaning of Lent and Easter 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 Lent from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Day, including Mothering Sunday. PDF Download.

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Story Box Bible Tales (PDF Download)

Story Box Bible Tales (PDF Download)

25 stories from the Bible for sharing, making and living Eve Lockett £7.99

Story Box Bible Tales uses simple everyday objects and a variety of helpful prompts to encourage children to tell and share stories from the Bible, and interweave these stories with their experience of everyday life. The aim is to enable children to own Bible stories in a meaningful and lasting way, and to engage both children and adults on a journey where the story is told and shared together. PDF Download.

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Creative Ideas for Advent & Christmas (PDF Download)

Creative Ideas for Advent & Christmas (PDF Download)

80 seasonal activities for use with children Jane Tibbs Currently out of print £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. PDF Download.

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The Big Story (PDF Download)

The Big Story (PDF Download)

36 session outlines and reflective stories exploring six big themes of God's love Martyn Payne £10.99

The Big Story contains a treasure bank of creative, visual storytelling sessions designed to unpack six big Bible themes. The approach connects up the whole story of the Bible and attempts to give an overview of God's purposes by seeing the Bible not as a collection of unrelated events but as an amazing and ordered revelation of God's love. Each of the 36 sessions contains a wealth of thought-provoking activities and reflective ideas to accompany the storytelling.

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The Gospels Unplugged (PDF download)

The Gospels Unplugged (PDF download)

Fifty-two poems and stories for creative writing, RE, drama and collective worship Lucy Moore £12.99

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A-cross the World (PDF Download)

A-cross the World (PDF Download)

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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