bringing fun and faith together
We put on lots of events and workshops during the holidays, from craft mornings and a Halloween ‘light party’ (full of games running around in the dark with glow-sticks) to active summer camps, which are a mixture of all sorts of activities. Our most recent summer camp was ‘Kings, Queens and Giants!’
The workshops are aimed at children of 4 years and up and are open to all, whether or not you’re a church-goer, so everyone is welcome. We aim to serve both kids and their parents, letting the kids have masses of fun in a safe environment and giving mums and dads a breather at the same time.
The activities normally focus on one or two stories or topics from the Bible, which we explore over the course of plenty of fun activities, games, crafts and action songs.
We looked at Moses, Jesus, and Noah, and how they all talk about baptism. We also painted pictures; threw water bombs at the leaders; learnt a dance to ‘Shackles’; raced our homemade rafts; acted out stories; made a dove mobile; played games; sang songs … and much, much more! Some of the art work was put on display in the children’s corner of St Johns Church for everyone to come in and admire it!
We learnt through all the stories that God promised to look after us, and that God keeps His promises.
And before that…. we have quite a list of workshops:
The children unearthed how God gave us the greatest gift of all in His Son, as well as enjoying a treasure hunt and exploring the parables of the lost sheep and prodigal son.
At the Halloween light party we explored the theme of light and told the story of creation, as well as making lanterns and playing a great game of glow-in-the-dark crawling handball.
Over Christmas we explored the real story of the Nativity. We acted it out, made it with recycled materials and sang Christmas carols and some songs that the children had learnt at school.