“In most religious education children are told who God is. In Godly Play children discover who God is.” www.godlyplay.uk
Godly Play is a creative approach to Christian nurture. It is based on Montessori principles and aims to make religion come alive for children. The teacher acts as a spiritual guide, while the children learn by “doing it themselves”.
A Godly Play session includes:
- getting ready
- telling a Bible story using objects and artefacts
- exploring the story with questions and discussion introduced by saying, “I wonder…”
- allowing the children to respond to the story as each one chooses, using a variety of materials: art, silence, play, writing…
- enjoying a simple feast and sharing.
The first session of Godly Play at St. Catherine’s will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 7. For more information or to book your child's place call St Catherine's on 604 942 9812.
Note: Our ongoing program for children and families, Messy Church, will continue on the third Saturday of each month.