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Downloadable Worksheet | Good Advice

You can download and print this week’s worksheet here: Good advice It has been created to accompany our fourth online assembly in the Daniel series: Kings, Dreams and Visions.    Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your...

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Downloadable Worksheet | Stand Up and Out

This Downloadable worksheet accompanies our Daniel Assembly series, you can find the videos here. The worksheet can be downloaded here. In this weeks part of the story we saw how Shadrach, Mesach and Abednego refused to melt under pressure and stood up for what they...

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Downloadable Worksheet | Daniel’s Choices

This week's Downloadable Worksheet can be found here: Daniel's Choices This is an accompaniment to our online ICE Assembly which can be found here: The story of Daniel - Part One This worksheet will help you think about the choices that you're making every day. What...

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Reflection Sheet | Changing Seasons

Reflection sheet: Changing Seasons   This week's downloadable worksheet gives you some space to reflect on the changes ahead this new school year. Take a moment to think about last year and answer the questions on the sheet. You can write, or draw or just think...

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How should I spend my summer?

The summer holidays are great! The weather is hot (at least for Britain) and it really mark the end of the school year. There are many things you can do this summer. When I think of summer I think of sunshine and ice lollies so a great thing to do is to make your own....

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We Recommend | The Prince of Egypt

What is it? Our resource recommendation this week is the Dreamworks film The Prince of Egypt. You can find it on DVD available at most DVD retailers (HMV, Amazon etc.) You may also find a copy at your local Christian bookstore.  Who is it for? This movie is suitable...

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Thought for the Week | Lost and Found

This week I experienced a scary five minutes - I thought I had lost my engagement ring! I had dropped it and but when I glanced down, I realised I couldn’t see it. It was gone. My ring is very special to me (for obvious reasons) and so my heart sank in my chest as the...

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We Recommend | Guardians of Ancora

Our resource recommendation this week is for: The Guardians of Ancora app You can find it in the Google Play store and the Apple app store. What is it? Guardians of Ancora has been created by Scripture Union. It is a high quality, free app that gives children the...

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Make Space | Weather Forecast Prayers

What you need: Some coloured paper, felt or card (if you don’t have coloured paper, don’t worry, you can just colour in plain paper!), scissors, blue tack or something else to stick these up with.   Seeing as we’ve had such a strange variety of weather recently,...

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We Recommend | Superbook

Our resource recommendation this week is: Superbook Bible App You can find it in the Google Play store and the Apple app store What is it? It’s a free app that helps explore the Bible in fun and interesting ways. Who is it for? It’s designed for primary school aged...

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Thought for the Week | Bits and Pieces

Being the restless sort, I like to always have stuff to do with my hands, whether I’m watching a TV show or talking on the phone. This has led to quite a few hobbies coming and going throughout the years but one I always return to is sewing. I love to take a needle...

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Make Space | Origami Hearts

What you will need: Paper squares of any size. (If you only have A4 paper, you can easily transform the paper into a square by folding one short edge corner towards one of the long slides. You can trim off the additional strip and save it for another craft project!)...

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We Recommend | Lightkeepers

We Recommend… Our resource recommendation this week is for the Lightkeepers book series You can find them at any Christian book store or online here: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/children/lightkeepers/      What is it? Easy to read books that tell the life stories of...

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Thought for the Week | What’s in my Bag?

Anne-Marie here! I’ve made a post before on this blog about how much I enjoy and miss figure skating. The rinks are still closed and I’m still working on doing what I can off ice to stay in good condition. But today I thought it would be fun to show you what I keep in...

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Make Space | Fingerprint Thank you’s

Take a moment to look at the tip of one of your fingers – did you know that the swirls and whorls you can see there are completely unique to you? No one else has ever had the same fingerprint as you and no one ever will! Christians believe that God made us with great...

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Downloadable Worksheet | Peace Bringers

You can find today's worksheet here: http://icetrust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/peacebringers.pdf   ‘God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.’ Matthew 5:9 When Jesus taught what we call the sermon on the mount, he...

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Make Space | Music Shuffle Prayers

Anne-Marie here, today I want to introduce to you a fun way of praying using a music playlist. What you will need: A music playlist. I personally use Spotify most of the time, though I also like to findplaylists or radio stations on Youtube as well. You can use a CD...

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We Recommend | The Bible Project

We Recommend… Our resource recommendation this week is for the Bible Project. You can find their Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/jointhebibleproject     What is it? Animated videos explaining the Bible – from the books, to the themes, to how the...

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Thought for the Week | He made me too

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!     Your workmanship is marvellous, how well I know it. Psalm 139:14 (NLT) Psalm 139 is one of the most well known Psalms in the Bible. Written by King David, this song expresses his wonder and amazement at how well God...

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Make Space | Dice Prayers

                                                                                                                               Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash   Have you ever been unsure about what to pray for? Sometimes it can be helpful to have a starting...

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Downloadable Worksheet | How our Bodies Work

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!Your workmanship is marvellous, how well I know it.Psalm 139:14Worksheet PDF: How our Bodies Work  In Psalm 139, King David talks about how amazing God is for having created people so lovingly and carefully…we’re going to...

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We Recommend | Veggie Tales

We Recommend… Our resource recommendation this week is: Veggie Tales What is it? Veggie Tales is a well known and loved animated series, featuring talking fruits and vegetables retelling Bible stories. You can find a lot of Veggie Tales content on YouTube:...

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Thought for the Week | A Dawn Reflection

Sally from the ICE team here! Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a night owl. I can stay up all night without too much trouble but I find mornings very difficult. I wonder about you? Do you find mornings or evenings easier? But, despite my bat-like tendencies,...

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Make Space | P.R.A.Y

This week’s prayer activity is going to be a nice simple one. All you need to do is remember how to spell the word, ‘pray’! Earlier on in the year, when we were still going into schools to do our regular assemblies and clubs, we explored a way of prayer using a...

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Think Big Thursday | Questions!

Since we started to make our regular online content, we’ve been tackling some big questions on Thursdays. We hope that our answers and thoughts around some of those questions have been helpful so far! We’ve always found that our Q+A times have been really special...

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We Recommend | Thy Kingdom Come

Our resource recommendation for this week is: the Thy Kingdom Come family resources pack. You can find it here: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/digital-family-prayer-adventure-map What is it? Lots of resources to help encourage families to pray together....

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Make Space | Joy Bunting

Activity: Making bunting full of ‘thank you’ prayers. Resources: Some paper, some scissors (ask an adult for help), some string, a stapler or hole punch, pens.   I wonder what kind of things make you happy? How many can you count? One thing that can make us happy...

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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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Make Space | Thankful Alphabets

I wonder what you’re thankful for? In difficult times it can be hard to think about what makes us say ‘thank you’ but it is important to keep on looking out for those things. They remind us of the good still all around us, they remind us that God provides for us every...

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Easter Prayer Spaces

This Easter we'll be running a series of prayer spaces in schools. ICE prayer spaces are creative, atmospheric, reflective spaces where both students and teachers step out of their ordinary school day and into a sacred space. By transforming a...

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Exeter College CU Update (January 2019)

We’ve begun a brand new season at Exeter College with two new leaders running the ECCU. It’s been an amazing term so far and we’ve seen so many young people come along on Wednesday lunchtimes and it’s been a great opportunity to unite youth from different...

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Narnia

In November 2018 the Primary team enjoyed working with the London City Mission once again to bring Narnia to Exeter!It was our second year taking over St. Thomas Baptist church for a week, armed with snow, fur coats, a lamppost and a lion (kindly lent by...

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New look, same amazing vision…

We’re excited to bring you the new look of ICE, but why the change?   ICE has existed for nearly 30 years and we’re at the forefront of schoolswork projects in the South West. We wanted to make sure our visual identity reflects our mission and purpose in...

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