Sand art response
I love having opportunities for an open-ended, self-chosen response to a Bible passage or story.
It’s a great way to give each other space to develop our own relationship with God in line with the type of person he’s made us.
If you spend time at a beach or play park with sand, you could try gathering everyone for a 3 minute reading or story, a moment of quiet pause then invite everyone to go and making something using the sand to respond to what they’ve heard.
It really can be anything at all, and it’s not necessary to explain to each other what you’ve made, although some people might want to, which is fine. It’s about ‘holding space’ for each other to connect with God and go at our own pace.
And of course, this is something which people of any age can do! It’s a great way to experience something together while all doing something which is meaningful to you.
I’d love to hear how you get on!