In Order (Children)

In Order Photo

Page Summary

This activity provides children with an opportunity to order what is most important to them.

Good For...

Helping groups prioritise ideas or suggestions

You Will Require

  • A set of 'Ideas' cards for each individual or small group (a downloadable set about church is provided here and here, but you could create your own to cover the topic you wish to discuss)
  • Include at least one ? card


In Order Children Set

Question Mark Card

What To Do

  • Give each child or small group a set of cards
  • Ask them to put the cards in order of what is most important. Stress that there are no 'right' answers
  • The ? card can be used to if the children think something else needs to be added
  • Invite them to share their cards and say something about why they chose to put things in that order
  • Continue the conversation by asking the children if they think adults would put things in the same order (suggest they re-order the cards to show this)
  • Take a photo of each set of cards to record the discussion
  • Reflect - what have you learned? How might that feed in to what you (or the church) do? Who can help things to change?

Suggestions for the Ideas cards

  • Things being considered in a church building project
  • Organisations to be recipients of the church's mission/fund raising money
  • Ways that the church could engage with the local school