Many children respond to story as a way of encountering God.

You could build up a collection of children's Bibles and stories and gather them together on a shelf or in a basket.

You could also include secular story books that aid spiritual development or help children cope with difficult issues.

You could sit somewhere comfortable and read a story together, taking time to look at the pictures, discuss what is happening and anticipate what might happen next.

You could then go on to tell the story using a sack or box of related objects. This could include basic household objects, secular toys and symbolic artefacts.

This picture shows a creation story sack, with plastic and soft animals, a torch to represent light, a wooden rainbow and wave, plastic and glass stars, a resin hand (for the hand of the creator), cotton wool clouds and a drum to represent thunder.