Schools Blog

Downloadable Worksheet | Letters from God

This is one of the activities we found on the incredibly useful blog: https://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/resources/50  You can download our reflection sheet here: http://icetrust.co.uk/lettersfromgod/ One of the nicest things is to receive a letter from a friend...

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We Recommend | Sporcle

We Recommend… This week we would like to recommend: Sporcle https://www.sporcle.com/ What is it? A website dedicated to quizzes and puzzles Who is it for? Anyone who likes quizzes will enjoy Sporcle! We recommend this as a family activity or playing with adult...

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Thought for the Week | Sunshine Walks

Sally here from the ICE Primary Team. Having spent so much time inside lately (for obvious reasons) I’ve been treasuring my daily exercise. I’m not a jogger or a cyclist, so most of my normal exercise comes from walking which is what I’ve decided to keep up under...

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Make Space | Exploration Prayers

This week we’re going to set aside some time to pray for our world.  What do you need: Go to this website MapCrunch. https://www.mapcrunch.com/ You can also use an atlas or world map if you have one at home. You might also like to have a separate web page open to do...

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Downloadable Worksheet | Refuge

Here is the link to today's downloadable worksheet: http://icetrust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/fortress.pdf Today’s activity is a colouring page for you to enjoy making as bright and colourful as you would like. As you colour it in, take some time to read the...

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Think Big Thursday | Does God Speak to Us?

For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognise it. (Job 33:14) The Bible tells us that God does speak to people, in lots of different ways, but sometimes we miss it. We have to be ready to listen in lots of different ways. Christians believe that God...

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We Recommend | Saddleback Kids

We Recommend… Our resource recommendation this week is for the Animated Bible Stories playlist created by Saddleback kids. You can find their Youtube playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5aPdmniG3y_n7hXEKTV4qQnIeCe-p6Ws What is it? Stories from the...

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Thought for the Week | Learning at Home

Anne-Marie here this time! I know a lot of workers and students will be struggling to get along with working at home. It’s a lot harder, isn’t it? There are so many other distractions, such good weather to tempt us into the garden and a thousand other things we might...

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Make Space | Light and Shadows

Today we’re going to use our shadows to help us to reflect and pray. Have you ever noticed your shadow before, how it grows and shrinks during the day? Sometimes when you’re in-between two lights you might have multiple shadows and end up looking like a three headed...

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We Recommend | Story Keepers

Our resource recommendation this week is: Story Keepers    What is it? An animated series set in the early days of the Christian faith during Roman times. Who is it for? Children and families. What can I find there? You can find the Story Keepers YouTube channel...

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Make Space | Chalk Prayers

Activity: Using chalk to draw prayers Resources: Some chalk, a place outside to draw on (like the pavement or driveway)You don’t need very much for today’s prayer activity! Once you have some chalk and an idea of what, or who, you’d like to pray for, head outside and...

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Downloadable Worksheet | Contemplation

This Reflection Friday sheet is all about learning a way of praying called contemplative prayer. Contemplation means to think about something deeply. To take time to think, to notice and to consider carefully. When we pray like this it means slowing down, taking our...

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Thought for the Week | Missing the Ice Rink

Anne-Marie from the Primary team here. One of my favourite things to do is go ice skating. Nearly three years ago I started taking lessons, and now I can do all sorts of things I never imagined I would be able to do! I love skating backwards and spinning, and I’m...

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Make space | Sorry coins

Activity: Saying ‘sorry’ using coins to help. Resources: Some old 1p or 2p coins, a dish, some vinegar, some kitchen roll.In today’s prayer space activity, we’re going to think about saying sorry. I wonder if you can think of something that you have ever needed to say...

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We Recommend | NewWorldSon

We Recommend…Our resource recommendation this week is a band:  NewWorldSon You can find them on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud and Amazon Music. What is it?NewWorldSon are a Christian Soul/Pop group originally from Canada. Who is it for? Anyone looking for...

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Make Space | DIY Prayer Spaces

One of our favourite projects to run in Primary Schools is our prayer spaces. For a day the Primary team take over a school hall or classroom and transform it into a place filled with blankets, cushions, fairy lights and activities to help us pray in lots of different...

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We Recommend | The Flame Creative Kids blog

We recommend... This week’s recommendation is for the Flame Creative Kids blog. You can find it here: http://flamecreativekids.blogspot.com/ What is it? This blog is full of resources to inspire creative reflection, crafts and prayer at home or at church. It has pages...

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Make Space | Prayer Collages

I’ve been inspired by this blog to try a prayer activity: flamecreativekids.blogspot.com. Why don’t you join me? There are lots of other great activities on her blog too so why not give it a look! Activity: Creating prayer collages with random objects. Resources: A...

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Downloadable Worksheet | 3 things…

Worksheet Download - 3things Not so long ago, the ICE Primary team did an assembly focusing on part of the life of Corrie Ten Boom. Many readers will know of her incredible and inspirational faith and the dire circumstances she often found herself in. During the...

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Make Space | Prayer Cairns

Activity: Carefully stacking stones to make a balanced tower. Resources: Some stones or pebbles of various sizes, or any collection of small to medium objects you can stack together to form a tower. In the Bible, people often setup stones as reminders of the things...

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