A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA
We are big proponets of Godly Play. Initially a children’s curriculm created by Jerome Berryman it has become a global tool for helping honor the innate spirituality of children and guide them through the stories of Scripture in a way that allows them to experience the wonder and awe of God’s words.
Here is how the Godly Play foundation puts it:
Godly Play is based upon the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. All they lack is the appropriate language to help them identify and express it so it can be explored and strengthened. The Godly Play approach teaches classical Christian language in a way that enhances the child’s authentic experience of God so it can contribute to the creative life of the child and the world.
You can learn more about Godly Play here.
We teach Godly Play every Sunday during the second half of our worship service (usually around 11:30 we dismiss the children for Godly Play).
Because our Quaker history is so important to us at Camas Friends we also use the Faith and Play curriculum which is a Godly Play based supplement to help teach children the stories and practices of the Quaker tradition.