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Related Bible reading(s): Mark 10.17-31


Activities marked with an asterisk  next to the activity title are in addition to the resources in the Ready-to-go sessions. Suggested timings for these activities are also shown. NB The inclusion of additional activities varies from week to week.



Childrens Session
Very young childrens Session

 Gathering song

Sing to the tune: Hickory dickory dock

We have a friend we can trust,
who shows us that faith is a must.
When things get tough, and life feels rough,
walk even closer to God.


Childrens Session

Wants/needs game                                                    E A

You will need: wants and needs template cards.

  • Give a set of cards to the children to sort into a ‘wants’ pile and a ‘needs’ pile. You can do this in small groups, or as a whole group, depending on the number of children.
  • Discuss the decisions they have made.



Can it fit?                                         10 minsW E S A

You will need: a measuring cup, clear containers of different shapes and sizes (some smaller and some larger than the measuring cup), water.

  • Fill your clear containers with water. Use the measuring cup so you know that some have too much, some have too little, and some have the right amount of water to fit in the measuring cup. Place the containers on a table so everyone can see. Display the measuring cup.
  • Then, choose one container of water and a volunteer. Ask the volunteer whether or not they think a certain container’s water will fit in the measuring cup, or if it will be too much/too little. Then, ask the volunteer to slowly pour the water into the measuring cup. Continue until you have used each container of water.



Young people Session

Love it or list it!5 minsW E

You will need: list of what we might value (see below), paper and pens.

  • Print out the list for every young person.
  • Ask them to spend 2-3 minutes going through the list and ranking things in order of importance to them. Discuss what choices they made and why.

Love it or list it! 

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First impressions

You could also use the image and following questions to help introduce the theme.

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  • What do you make of this image – its title is ‘With God all things are possible’?
  • What is the difference between what is possible and what is wise?
  • How might we encourage ourselves and others to develop a wise heart?


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