Faith & Play
Faith & Play™ is a Montessori-inspired storytelling resource that helps children find words and images for expressing their experiences of holy mystery and wonder in their lives. Play is children’s practice, hence the name Faith & Play, deriving from Faith and Practice.
Faith & Play includes stories of Quaker faith, practice and witness, told in the manner of Godly Play® (a resource to teach stories from the Bible in an open-ended way that invites children to experientially find themselves in the stories). Godly Play and Faith & Play acknowledge that God is active in children’s lives long before they enter the religious education classroom, and at the core of this method is a deep respect for children’s spiritual lives. Participants hear and respond to the stories in age appropriate ways, making the method ideal for meetings with grade-level classrooms as well as for small meetings where few children are in diverse places developmentally.
Faith & Play was created by Friends as a Quaker supplement to Godly Play and is intended for the teacher trained in the Godly Play method. Trainings are available for Friends through Friends General Conference.
2015 Flyer from Faith & Play Working Group provides an overview of the program ►PDF F&P 2015 Flyer
For current updates on the Faith & Play program, check out the active Faith & Play community on Facebook.
Find out more about the Downloadable PDF of Faith & Play™ here.
The Faith & Play Working Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is pleased to make available at no cost to Friends a new story, An Easter Story for Friends: A story about the power of God’s love. We hope that the words and images in this story will resonate with Fr