Resources on the Internet
for colouring pages, puzzle sheets etc
Coloring Pages and Activity Sheets - BlueBonkers: Free Printable Coloring Sheets, Math Sheets, nursery rhymes, children's stories, christmas lyrics
for Messy Church
This website has all sorts of recipes, see below, ideas, support, publicity etc. Here's just one:
Anne - South Queensferry - 18 November 2009This is my favourite playdough recipe. I got it from my Mum.
You get a biggish pot and add: 2 cups (half-pint mugs) of plain flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, 2 cups water, 4 teaspoons cream of tartar and a very few drops of food colouring. Cook and stir until the lumps are gone.
When it starts to dry and come away from the pan, tip it onto a flat surface and knead it for a while until you get a nice, smooth non-sticky ball of dough. (I like to use grease-proof paper and maybe scatter a bit of flour, to stop it sticking to the table). Try not to burn yourself, but it should only be pleasantly warm.
This stuff is cheap and cheerful, keeps for days in an airtight tub, and definitely not for eating - but the cup of salt guarantees that!
I am about to go and make this dough ready for next week.
For Story telling
for ideas for talks/sermons and related activities
This website has an amazing collection of story ideas, puzzle sheets, colouring sheets, games, activities etc updated weekly and with an archive going back several years!
Scripture Union website:
Loads of stuff!
There are many more including: