Godly Play® was created by Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman and his wife Thea Berryman. Its origins are in the Episcopal Church, although its reach today is ecumenical. Friends use this resource and method to teach stories from the Bible. Bible material is presented in a way that invites children to experientially find themselves in the stories and makes space for continuous revealing of Truth. While we might not use all these stories in a Quaker First Day School program, this helps many Friends to see this as a welcoming and Quaker-friendly way to approach the Bible and the Judeo-Christian heritage.
Godly Play has also been adapted by Quakers in the resource Faith and Play with stories about Quakers or with Quaker themes.
Welcome to The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Volume 4.In this volume Jerome Berryman has gathered together the presentations that form the suggested cycle of lessons for Spring.
If we leave out the respectful experiences of scripture, we risk trivializing the Christian way of life. We also miss out on the profound fun of existential discovery, a kind of "fun" that keeps us truly alive. In this volume you'll find all the information you need to present the spring lessons of Godly Play.
The simple format of the lessons presented in The Complete Guide to Godly Play will enable all teachers, whether new or experienced, to find the information they need to enter fully into the most rewarding play we share: Godly Play.
What's inside Volume 4:
20 Presentations for Spring
All the information you need to present the lessons of Spring to the children in your Godly Play Room.
Enrichment Lesson: The Holy Family
Lesson 1: The Mystery of Easter
Lesson 2: The Faces of Easter I
Lesson 3: The Faces of Easter II
Lesson 4: The Faces of Easter III
Lesson 5: The Faces of Easter IV
Lesson 6: The Faces of Easter V
Lesson 7: The Faces of Easter VI
Lesson 8: The Faces of Easter VII Enrichment Lesson: The Crosses Enrichment Lesson: Easter Eggs
Lesson 9: Jesus and the Twelve
Lesson 10: The Good Shepherd and World Communion
Lesson 11: The Synagogue and the Upper Room
Lesson 12: Circle of the Holy Eucharist Enrichment Lesson: Symbols of the Holy Eucharist
Lesson 13: The Mystery of Pentecost
Lesson 14: Paul's Discovery
Lesson 15: The Holy Trinity
Enrichment Lesson: The Part That Hasn't Been Written Yet