We’ve finally come to the end of a busy Summer of camps and conferences, so hopefully I should be writing a few more blogs in the coming months!
As you will know from previous blogs, we did the Beatitudes with two of the groups we worked with - quite an ambitious teaching programme!
I thought I’d let you know how the prayer activities worked.
The two groups were very different, and the selection of children within these groups was quite diverse as well! But all the activities seemed to work well in different ways.
The first group was a camp for 9 - 11 year olds (Our church camp, “Activate” at Hungarton), The children were from different backgrounds, with different abilities and many from totally unchurched backgrounds. We also had a couple of children on the autistic spectrum - so the challenge to explain everything clearly in a way they could connect with needed to be met.
The next was a group of well taught children from families who are involved in full time ministry. They were aged 5 - 13(!) Their ability was wide ranging, from a 5 year old who listened best when ‘sitting’ upside down on a chair with her legs in the air and head hanging, to a 13 year old who spoke English as her third language! Challenging in a lovely way.
Below are the links to each activity, and the update will be at the bottom of each of those pages.