I'm not unaware that the Christian Easter story is a difficult one for children. Even aside from a gory crucifixion (arguably the worst form of punishment the human race has ever known), you have betrayal, denial, skies going black, Jesus in agony - oh yeah, and don't forget the disciple who … [Read more...] about 30+ Best Christian Easter Books for Children
Easter & Lent
Easter is such an important festival in the Christian calendar - arguably the MOST important - but it can be a hard one to know how to celebrate with children, especially younger ones for whom the story is, let's face it, pretty gruesome and sad.
Here are some creative ways you can enjoy celebrating Easter with your family.
When my eldest was very small, my sister-in-law made us a set of resurrection eggs. For the last decade, it has been a much-enjoyed way of telling the Easter story to my children. I say "to" my children - which was true when they were very small - but as they've got older, they've wanted to tell … [Read more...] about DIY Resurrection Eggs (with free Story Book PDF!)
When it comes to celebrating the seasons with your family, Lent is a challenging one. For one, it's pretty long - 40 days plus Sundays - which is a heck of a long time, especially for very young children. And, for another, it's not exactly a fun-filled fiesta is it? I mean, it's not meant to … [Read more...] about 12 Fabulously Varied Lent Devotions for Families
It's customary to spend the period of Lent in some kind of fast, so if you're looking for things to give up for Lent, you're in the right place! While it's tempting to want to use Lent as an excuse to lose weight or improve our lives in some way, actually the real focus should ideally be … [Read more...] about 50 Things to Give Up for Lent (and 10 Things to Take Up)
Holy Week can be a tricky season to celebrate with children. On the one hand, there is so much joy - Holy Week ends with Easter Day, the ultimate pivot point of all of history! Easter gives us hope that one day there will be an end to all suffering. Easter reminds us that Jesus - and only … [Read more...] about Holy Week Activities for Kids
I'm absolutely over the moon today to be welcoming one of my long-time heroes here on the blog! Victoria Beech (aka Mrs Godventure) is a mum, and highly experienced children's worker, writer and speaker. She runs the Godventure website and writes the awesome Godventure resources, which I've … [Read more...] about HOW TO HAVE A FAMILY PASSOVER MEAL
Want some creative Lent activities for families and children this year? Nope, thought you didn't. Because, if I know you well (and I'm starting to think I might), I know that you show up to this blog exhausted by parenting and life and everything in between. You really don't need anything … [Read more...] about 30 SIMPLE LENT ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES
After the long Autumn term - which feels like it'll never end - this term, by comparison, goes in a flash. Linger in January for a moment too long, and suddenly it's Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and BANG! We're into Lent. I love using the seasons and festivals to make some family traditions and … [Read more...] about 5 FABULOUS THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR FAMILY THIS LENT
It's a sad irony that the years when storyteller Amy Robinson and I lived in the same city never overlapped with the years of me being a parent, as I think our family would have loved her storytelling performances. The next best thing to being able to watch Amy, though, is surely to immerse … [Read more...] about FOLLOW ME! LENT DEVOTIONAL FOR FAMILIES