“God is like the potter”

This is a brilliant activity to use when covering themes such as “making mistakes”, “God’s plan for my life”, “Starting again”, “Being shaped in God’s image”. You’ll need enough Play Dough (or similar) for each child to have a blob.




The Battle is the Lord’s

From the @childrensworker Instagram account: a couple of hands-on ways to talk about fears and sins with children, and to reassure them that God, through Jesus is bigger than them all and is our ever-present help.
The Battle is the Lord’s

Prayer Tree

From the @childrensworker Instagram account: a way to tie the Fall and the Cross together. 

Praying for someone who is sick

Posted today on the Instagram account – a straightforward way to talk about and pray for those in our lives who aren’t well.

Sweet Prayers

Experience the Bible with a box of (wrapped) sweets!


LOOK: Look at the shiny wrapper of the sweet. It is bright and colourful – this sometimes reminds me of a King or Queen’s robes: colourful, grand and interesting.

The Bible says that God is “robed in majesty” (Psalm 93:1) – as you look at the sweet, give thanks that God is the King of all kings.

SMELL: Smell the sweet – do you like the smell?

The Bible says that Christians smell too! “For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” (2 Corinthians 2:15) – this means that when we are in a situation, we should be helping people think about Jesus by what we say and do, the way a Yankee Candle will help people to think about whatever it’s meant to smell like, without that thing actually being there.

As you smell your sweet, ask God to help you to make people think about Jesus.

TASTE: Eat your sweet! It (hopefully) tastes good!

The Bible says that “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father…” (James 1:17). As you eat your sweet, give thanks to God for all the good things He has given you.

SOUND / TOUCH: Take the wrapper and crumple it up. As you look at the wrapper and feel the paper and hear the noise it makes, think about all the things you’ve done with your hands and said and seen and listened to that have been wrong. Tell God about these things and ask Him to forgive you.

The Bible says that “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12). Know that God has forgiven you and, as you put your wrapper in the bin, know that that’s what God has done as well.