I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand!
A Showcase of Interactive Materials
Games are a great way to introduce or deliver a teaching point. Using them just for fun builds relationships and helps them to relax in a very stressful world.
Quizzes: A quiz can be a very effective teaching method enabling you to deliver knowledge on a topic in an engaging way. They enjoy working together to guess the answers and then listen to see which they got right. It is helpful for those who do not concentrate on listening for long! Take a look at the ‘Angels’ quiz and the 'Is the Bible True' quiz and then have a go at writing your own.
Treasure hunts are good in summer, particularly in exam season when they are too tired for anything serious but still need some positive input and encouragement.
These activities are from sessions on these themes on other pages on this site.
This is a good set of ice breaker games for discussion with any type of group. It was compiled by the Charity 'Just Around the Corner' for use in Emotional Literacy courses and is suitable for pastoral work in state schools.
Celebrity jungle eating game
What would you put in your stomach and what would you not? What would you put in your mind and what would you not? Introduction to 'Healthy Minds'.
Ian's Amazing Scavenger Hunt
A modern scavenger hunt using mobile phones. Jut fun for weekenders or summer evenings.
Written for the 2012 Olympic games, this gets them hunting for verses that give a perspective on what is most precious.
Image: Steve Millard
Art & Spirituality
Look at the role and use of art within Christian spirituality at different times in history and see how some people use art as part of worship today. This session could be used in either schools or churches. It would need a little adapting if leaders are unable to use the PowerPoint.
To Make Praise Ribbons
A ribbon to wear around the wrist for praise and dance. Suitable for younger dancers or where space is limited. All age!