We’re really glad that so many folks have signed up for this latest craft box – we hope you have a lot of fun with them! And we hope that you will all be able to join in with the treasure hunt on 24th July. We’ll be starting you off from the Village Hall field, so come along between 10am and 2pm (we suggest you start the hunt by 1pm to make sure you’re finished in time) There will be a prize for everyone who manages to solve the mystery – and plenty of help available if you’re struggling! And if you haven’t had a box, but would like to join in with the treasure hunt, then do come along and we can give you a pack with everything you need (although you won’t be able to make the crafts on the day, I’m afraid)
If you’ve found your way to this page without having heard about the craft boxes, then welcome too! We have been putting together free craft boxes every so often over the last 8 months or so, for families to have something fun to do together while we haven’t been able to have our usual Soggy Saturday fun afternoons, and while our Discoverers and Little Angels groups have been unable to meet (we’re really glad that Discoverers have at last been able to meet again the last few weeks, and look forward to running more sessions in the autumn term!) We truly hope that by the time Soggy Saturday season starts again in the autumn, we’ll be able to gather for our afternoons of fun and chaos, but in the meantime, we’ve put together a few resources. And if, in the autumn, we are still unable to meet, then we will not doubt be back making boxes up!
This box is, again a collaboration between Little Angels Tots’ Group, St Michael’s Discoverers after school club and Soggy Saturday. And we’re very much open to everyone! If you would like to receive a craft box for your little one (aged up to 11ish) when we next do one, then the easiest way is for you to join our Soggy Saturday Facebook group, so that you hear about our next box as soon as we announce it!
This time we’ve had a rather exciting spycraft/secret agent theme, which got me thinking about how the Bible is full of clues about who God is, and how to be friends with him. If that sounds interesting, we have an audio story below; why not have a listen – you can download the story to listen to later, as well, if you’d like (just click on the three little dots).
There are loads of other resources available on the internet if you want to explore these stories further. Some of our favourite resources are produced by Trueway Kids – there are LOADS more stories and activities, on all sorts of bits of the Bible, at https://truewaykids.com/. And if, as an adult, you are interested in finding out more about what the Bible talks about (whether or not you would consider yourself a Christian), then do get in touch on freedomchurchwaddington [at] gmail.com – we are big fans of ‘The Bible Course’, which explores all these things, and would love to share it with you.
We mentioned in our letter about some other activities and groups which your little ones might be interested in;
- If your little one is under school age (or thereabouts), you would be very welcome to join Little Angels Tots’ Group. We are not running weekly activities at the moment, but we hope to be able to meet again in person in due course. You can email us for more information on freedomchurchwaddington [at] gmail.com, or take a look at the information here, or on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LittleAngelsTotsGroup.
- If your little one is a bit older (5+), our friends at St Michael’s Church are back up and running with Discoverers, although their last session of the summer term is on 20th July. They will be back in the autumn, and you can find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/339137400634070 or contact Sue Kenyon on email@example.com.
And, as we say, we haven’t forgotten Soggy Saturday either – we miss meeting for afternoons of fun and mayhem at the Village Hall, and we hope these boxes are going some little way to being a replacement. We are always looking for ways to keep blessing folks in Waddington and the surrounding area, so if you have any great ideas, do get in touch – we’d love to hear them!