The children's work edition of Journeys in the Spirit is a resource providing materials for adult Quakers working with children aged 5 to 12 in Quaker Meetings, all age events, residential gatherings and camps.

It offers thought out activities and approaches as a springboard for ideas that will stimulate the children and the adults working with them. It is published in two formats: a themed based issue and a topical activity – each on alternate months.

The theme based issue has enough ideas and activities for several sessions. It is set out in a four page booklet that always includes the same elements: getting ready, gathering, engaging, responding and reflecting. There is additional online material including: additional resources sheets, links to more resources, an easy to use plan and an all age worship outline.

An index of topics covered within previous issues has been compiled. This can be found at Being Friends Together website (external link).

The topical activity issue is a four page booklet with enough activities for at least two sessions with children. This is about something in the news or of seasonal interest and includes activities and ideas about ways to help children think about and respond to the issues raised.

It comes out every month and is free by subscription, you can choose to receive a paper copy or be emailed a link to an online version.


    Resource

    How to use guide

    Guide on how to use the children's work edition of Journeys in the Spirit

    Receive the latest issue

    To receive the latest issue you need to subscribe. Subscribers are also sent a Quaker children's work news update with each issue.

    Resources for current issue

    Topical Activity May: Special issue

    There are no resources for this issue.

    To receive the main booklet for the current issue you will need to subscribe.

    Resources for recent issues

    Topical Activity April: VE Day

    There are no resources for this issue.

    Issue 126: Climate Activism

    Game Supplement

    This easy to use , free resource has name games, ice breakers, energisers and reflective games that can be used when working with children & young people aged 5- 18 and it is available in PDF version to download.

    Sing me on a Journey

    This is a resource for adult Quakers working with children in Quaker Meetings, and at all age events, residential gatherings and camps. This song supplement has been created to add further enjoyment to your use of Journeys in the Spirit, as well as enhance the ideas and suggestions already there. Sing me on a Journey is available in PDF version to download.

    Catalogue

    The Journeys in the Spirit edition back issues are available to download from Being Friends Together website. (apart from the most recent two issues, which are available only to subscribers). If you would like to be emailed a pdf for a particular issue or to be posted a paper copy, email cypadmin@quaker.org.uk.

    Contact us

    CYP Administrator
    cypadmin@quaker.org.uk
    020 7663 1013