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.
A simple worksheet looking at quotes from the Queen over the years about her Christian faith. If you were giving a message to our country, what would you say? Click on the picture of the Queen 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.
Youthscape sells removable labels that can be attached to Jenga bricks to create a fun game that sparks big conversations about life, faith, values, hopes and priorities. which can be transformative in the lives of young people.
There are 54 questions, split into three general categories – faith, values, and friendships/relationships – supporting the overall theme of 'foundations'. You play the game as normal but as each brick (and question) is removed, the individual playing follows the instruction on the sticker – either answering the question themselves, choosing someone else to answer, or discussing the question with the whole group. The game continues until the tower is knocked down.
Youthscape Bricks is designed to work in church and community youth groups or schools. You can use the game in 1-2-1 mentoring sessions and in both small or large groups. Click on the logo to visit the Youthscape store.