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St Patrick’s Day Playdough Mats

Ideal for Children’s clubs, toddler groups or use at home, we have two different mats to print – one can be used to help explain the trinity to older children – or parents, the other is just for fun but can also be used to talk about rainbows, God’s promises as well as St Patricks Day.

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Hand on Heart – you are loved

This super simple download can be used either for Easter or Valentines day. The heart picture can be used as a take home Easter / Valentines card or you could even go one step further and frame them as mementos to give as a gift to parents.

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Type: • Crafts • Resources
Themes: • Easter • Valentines

Easter Tiers

This is an intergenerational activity that can be used either in your home or at church as part of an intergenerational service. Together you create each tier and read a section of the Easter story. Templates & instructions in a downloadable pdf

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Type: • All age service • Crafts • Prayers • Resources
Themes: • Easter

Hearts of truth

This is a printable craft of love that can be used in a multitude of ways. The hearts of truth each contain a line from 1 Corinthians 13 “love is patient…” as well as some blank hearts for your own words / drawings.

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Themes: • Love • Valentines

John 3:16 Valentine

This can either be used for Valentines Day or Easter. Sometimes the old ones are the best – this has been around quite a number of years but it’s still effective. This version comes from Ministry Ark. You can either use it as a simple A4 colouring page while you talk about God’s love, about…

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Themes: • Easter • Valentines

Steps through Lent

You are invited to take Steps through Lent together. There are two parts to the resource: Steps…A printer friendly resource that you can use at home, in church or even at school. For each day of Lent there are footprints to choose and a prompt to talk together – children and adults – about how…

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Type: • All age service • Assemblies • Crafts • Resources
Themes: • Lent

Reindeer gift

A simple and easy gift you can make for your children’s club or as a thank you to your volunteers. Use either a wrapped lolly or a Lindor red truffle – selotape behind the face to secure. Click the template below to download a printable pdf version.

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Themes: • Christmas

Plastic Pot Snow Globe

This is a nice craft to use with either your own family or with a small Children’s group – ensure you gain parent / guardian permission to take and print photos of Children. You will need: Clear recycled plastic yoghurt pots, cups or similar. Tissue paper Glitter (environmentally friendly of course 🙂 ) Glue (ideally…

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Themes: • Christmas

Pringles Projector

This is a simple and fun way to use up old Pringles pots (or indeed a good excuse to eats lots of crisps!!). It can be used any time of year – for Easter, any Bible story, and we’ve used ours for Christmas angels. Follow these simple steps: Take your Pringles pot and cover it…

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Themes: • Advent • Christmas • Easter

Concertina Nativity Card

A super simple and effective little craft for even small fingers. Print out our nativity character set which you can download by clicking here.  Step 1: Fold card and concertina paper Step 2: Bring the middle of the concertina together and glue the touching pieces together to form a fan. Step 3: Glue the outer…

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Themes: • Christmas

Nature Story Boards

Using nature as part of loose parts play has really caught on over recent years and it can be a fantastic – not to mention very cheap! – way to engage children as you talk about Bible stories. Muddy Church, GodVenture. Messy Church and many others have ways in which you can use nature to…

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Themes: • Advent • Christmas • Easter • Lent

Who’s Missing – Nativity Guessing Game

Taking a simple old game and making it new! This game requires little prep and can be done even with just one child. Having read the nativity story, place a variety of characters from the nativity either ornaments or printed, place them on a tray and allow the children to view them, touch them and…

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Type: • Games • Resources
Themes: • Advent • Christmas

All Age Talk – Candy Canes

The minty way to deliver your all age talk this Christmas! Grab some candy canes and give them out at the end of your service or assembly and it will be sure to “stick” in their minds! 😉 Download the talk from Sermins4kids by clicking on the picture:

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Type: • All age service • Assemblies • Resources
Themes: • Christmas

Christmas Giant Mural

Gathering around as a group to complete this giant Christmas mosaic with colouring pens, crayons or even paint (if you’re feeling brave!) is a wonderful way to create a sense of community, to chat without pressure and when all is done it creates a great united sense of ownership as each person sees their page…

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Themes: • Christmas

Minute to win it!

These games are so much fun – great as ice-breakers and ways to build excitement and energy in your group, can be played by all ages. Click the image to download the pdf.

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Themes: • Christmas

Family Faith Habits

This is a really useful leaflet which can be given out to families in your church / school and wider community to help them to consider simple ways that they can build faith habits into their families every day life. Compiled by Andrew Brannigan, it covers habits of prayer, bible reading, worship generosity, respect and…

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Type: • All age service • Resources
Themes: • Faith at home

Advent & Christmas Newsletter 2022

Welcome to our Advent and Christmas Newsletter 2022 – packed full of resources, ideas and not a flake of glitter in sight! Click the image to download:

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Type: • Newsletter • Resources
Themes: • Advent • Christmas

Interactive Video Nativity Trail

      Welcome to the Church of Ireland Children & Families Ministry interactive video trail. The trail and accompanying video takes families deeper into each character’s experience as we journey together through the story of Jesus’ birth. This trail can be used in a variety of ways: Participants complete the trail as individuals or…

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Type: • Resources • Trail
Themes: • Christmas

Lolly Stick Nativity

Another simple and non expensive craft for all ages. Using the larger lolly sticks that you can buy in craft shops simply make the shape of the stable and add Mary Joseph and the angel on top 🙂 Full details can be found on Red Ted Art. 

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Type: • Crafts
Themes: • Christmas

Toilet roll nativity

This is a super simple Christmas craft that uses up left over toilet rolls. You can either cover with white paper and decorate with sparkly pipe cleaners, cloth and feathers or use paint – just be careful the toilet rolls don’t collapse when wet with paint. Full details can be found by clicking here on…

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Type: • Crafts
Themes: • Christmas