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Crafternoon Stories

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Suitable for: Any or All Locations
Estimated costs: £20 for consumables.
Suggested frequency: Weekly
Hosted by: You.
Activity: Literature
Author: uglyducklingcompany
Published: 16/06/2015

Description

Hold a series of ‘Crafternoons’ during the summer months at your home. Buy craft equipment, invite families and produce engaging creations based around different stories. Tell the stories using the crafts, and then talk about what the stories mean.

You could:


  • Focus on a range of children’s stories and then in preparation think about how they communicate the truths of the Christian faith. The Hungry Caterpillar for example has simple messages about rebirth and new life. The idea is not to embed that in the conversation but to be prepared that there may be natural opportunities that God provides. 

  • Use a mixture of biblical and non biblical stories, with agreement from your friends.

  • Provide refreshments, and ensure that the crafts are tricky enough for the parents and children to need to work together.

Rationale

Have a fun and educational time with other families during the long summer holidays.

Pray for opportunities to explain your faith naturally during discussions. This is not about trying to ‘shoe horn’ the Christians faith into conversations, but praying and trusting God to provide natural opportunities.

Outcome

Families engage with fun activities, and conversations about faith may develop.

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