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Mosaic – God Is With Us
For Small Groups of Children With a Wide Age Range
Compiled and edited by Christine Wright
Stapled A4 Paperback.
Publisher:Scripture Union (SU)
12 Bible based sessions plus a bonus all age service. For small groups of children with a wide age range.
As the book states ‘It is hard now for Churches to compete with all the opportunities and activities that fill the 21st century child’s life.’ This is a flexible printed product which enables you to choose suitable activities for use across the age ranges.
The book is linked with the website which provides extra activities for the different age groups. There are 3 series which each have 4 sessions, Paul’s letters to the Churches, Peter and Jesus, and Elisha.
Each of the sessions is clearly laid out with a preparation section, which states the materials needed, (which is minimal and most groups would already have), what needs to be photocopied, the optional materials seem to be resources which need to be bought, for example the SU Timeline, however this is used in most of the sessions, though there are some props needed in some of the sessions, optional items may be worth the effort and expense.
The sessions include, prayer, thinking and games, activities can be selected to suit your group, not losing the overall theme of the session. There are also some songs with words and music included.
The sessions are easy to follow with minimal preparation, I would read the session, decide which activities to use, collect the materials, re-read and go!
Reviewer: Sue Jones (02/10/12)