This activity works best with small groups of children aged 7+ and with teenagers. The idea is to create a tree full of leaves using the Post-it notes, that will contain their ideas and suggestions.
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Life In Order (Youth)
This activity provides a set of 15 Life In Order cards, where the idea is for youth to place the cards in an order that they think is the most important to the least important.View
Life In Order (Children)
This activity provides a set of 10 Life In Order cards, where the idea is for the children to place the cards in an order that they think is the most important to the least important.View
In Order (Youth)
This activity provides youth with an opportunity to order what is most important to them.View
In Order (Children)
This activity provides children with an opportunity to order what is most important to them.View
Pick a Card
This activity includes a set of playing cards with a question on each to provoke discussions amongst a group.View
Roll of the Dice
This activity includes dice and 6 numbered cards, with a question on each to provoke discussions amongst a group.View
Paper Chains * adapted from Children’s Society
This activity uses a paper chain to explore main themes on a chosen subject through discussions.
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This activity uses a tin of Celebrations Chocolates to discuss the things children / young people most like about church.View
Beach Ball Net Ball Say
This activity includes a beach ball / net ball, with every time a child / young person scores a net/goal the game stops for two minutes for them to discuss a question.View
This activity includes discussing a few questions on a particular subject by using a parachute and making a parachute mushroom.
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This activity includes getting the children / young people to produce a play so that they can act out their ideas and views about something.View
Pick a Picture
This activity includes using pictures to ask individuals for their views on what happens at church during a service.View
This activity includes asking individuals (or pairs) in an interview style on camera to comment on what they think about a subject.
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This activity includes getting children / young people to make a three-minute advert to share their ideas and views about somethingView
Why? Where? What? When? Who? How?
This activity includes dice and 6 cards, to facilitate a conversation with children / young people in order to share their views about particular subjects.
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Rock and Sand
This activity includes using the two cards of Rock and Sand to say what the children / young people like and don’t like about something by holding up the appropriate card after each question.View
Top and Pants
This activity includes using the two cards of Tops and Pants to say what the children / young people like and don’t like about something by holding up the appropriate card after each question.View
This activity includes using angel cards and getting children / young people to write or draw their ideas on some questions.View
A T-shirt or Wellie Say
This activity includes decorating a T-shirt or wellie boot using words, statements, pictures, or cut out text to share their views and ideas.View
Junk Model Say
This activity includes offering a question based on a particular subject and then inviting the children / young people to respond by making a junk sculpture model.View
This activity includes allowing children to free-play whilst making a model of church, or their children's group - hoping that they will include some of the things they like or don’t like about it.
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Table Top Activity
This activity includes placing paper on a table / floor and ask a series of questions. Inviting the children / young people to write their responses on to the sheets of paper.View
Traffic Lights Activity
This activity includes placing discs on the wall around the room that has a number of relevant questions / statements to read and getting the children / young people to respond using a traffic colour system to respond.View
This activity includes using a “talking stick” that can be passed around the group as an aid for sharing ideas and opinions.View
The Secret Suggestion Box
This activity includes offering a way of encouraging children / young people to share comments, thoughts, suggestions and ideas anonymously into a "suggestion box".View
This activity includes offering survey / questionnaire collating responses to questions about the church.View
Post-its Ideas Storm
This activity includes dividing children / young people into groups and giving each group some post-it notes and a pen to write some questions or statements on some sheets of paper.View
This activity includes asking each child / young person to fill in speech bubbles to complete prepared sentences.View
This activity includes getting the children / young people to write a # ….. in no more than 140 characters in order to start a conversation.View
This activity includes asking young people what are the 'headlines' they would want people to know about their group/club.View
This activity includes inviting the children / young people to create a mind map on a particular theme to show their ideas and suggestions.
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This activity includes giving groups a certain amount of time to write as many comments down on their sheet that relate to the question at the top, moving the sheet on to the next group once the time has finished.View
This activity captures a snapshot of opinions before going into a discussion allowing less vocal members of a group to express an opinion without needing to use words.View
This activity includes using a set of three face cards for each person/small group, getting a sense of how participants are feeling during a discussionView
Hit or Miss
This activity includes using a target system to evaluate how children/young people feel about aspects of an activity.View
This activity includes using coloured dots to vote on a chosen subject.
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This activity includes writing ideas on Post-it's and placing them in a diamond shape to rank the importance of each.View
This activity allows children/young people who don't usually express an opinion have a voice through their puppet.View
This activity allows children/young people who don't usually express an opinion have a voice through their teddy.View
This activity includes getting a snapshot of a child/young person's view of church.View
Lights, Camera, Action
This activity includes using video cameras to capture the children / young people's opinions about the church.View
This activity includes asking questions and instead of saying the answer, the children / young people move to the answer.
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This activity includes passing round a stone from person to person with whoever is holding the stone being the sole individual being allowed to speak.View
This activity includes using matchsticks to ensure everyone has a say in group discussions.
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Beans In Jars
This activity includes using beans and a jar to indicate their thoughts on a topic.View
This activity includes exploring a theme and expressing thoughts and ideas through art.
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This activity includes using an alien to discuss how the children / young people would explain church/church group to others.View
This activity includes using a Twister mat to gauge views using the colours to answer.View
This activity includes saying statements which the children / young people need to decide if they 'Agree', 'Agree strongly', 'Disagree', or 'Disagree strongly' with.View