RE Lesson Ideas
Diary of a Disciple - Luke's Story by Gemma Willis is available at the CLC Bookshop. It is written in the style of the popular Tom Gates books. Try reading the Christmas story with a class. They would need to be able to see the book. The story of the wise men is not in Luke's gospel and so is not in this book, so get the class to write the story of the wise men in Tom Gates' style. Visit CLC or click on the picture above to be taken to the CLC website to purchase online.
Can you think of 12 gifts you could give to family and friends without spending any money? This worksheet could be used at Christmas or Epiphany when the wise men gave gifts. Equally it could be used alongside a Biblical story where Jesus gives something to someone e.g. healing, forgiveness. Ideas include love, saying thank you, giving a hug, offering help, sharing, not moaning, friendship, forgiveness etc. Click on the picture above to get the pdf.
Angel Gabriel brought Mary good news. Christians believe that the message of Christmas is good news for all people – God has sent Jesus to rescue people from sin. The word ‘gospel’ means good news. Click on the picture above to download this activity to encourage children to think about some good news they have received.
How many superheroes can you name? Can you think of a real life hero? Was/is Jesus Christ a hero and why? This idea can be used as a starting point to discussing the life of any Christian. Click on the picture above to get the pdf.
During WW1 many millions of copies of the Active Service St. John's Gospels were given out to soldiers. Replica copies are available for a donation from SGM Lifewords.
This lesson plan for KS2 / KS3 looks at stories from soldiers during the WW1 who were given copies of St John's Gospels. Click on the picture above to get a lesson plan for using the booklets.
Mission Impossible? Some ideas for using the story of Moses who was commissioned to 'Let my People Go' as a basis to explore courage and faith. Click on the picture above to get the pdf.
As part of the One Friday project to tell the story of Jesus on Good Friday, this set of 14 posters has been produced that follow the stations of the Cross. Available to buy as posters (£35 for A4 posters) or postcards (£5.95 for A6 cards) from CPO.
They would be a good starting point for an Easter-themed lesson, looking at questions such as:
What makes you feel sad?
Who do you want to remember?
What do you want to say sorry for?
What would you like forgiveness for?
How can you help or look after your mum?
Click on the picture above to find out more about the One Friday project.
A simple worksheet looking at excerpts from some of the Queen's Christmas messages. If you were giving a message to our country, what would you say? Click on the picture above to get the pdf.
The Salvation Army website has RE resources for Primary, Secondary and post 16 levels. Subjects include: Salvation Army, Cyber bullying, Faith Hope Love, Jesus, Resolving Conflict, Christmas, Relevance of the Bible and Women. Click on the picture above to access these resources.