Smuggler’s Suitcase

A free, ready-to-use holiday club outline for 7-11 year olds.

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Is your church planning a children’s holiday club this year? Why not inspire the children with the story of Brother Andrew, and the courage and boldness of our brothers and sisters in the persecuted church.

The Smuggler’s Suitcase is a free, ready-to-use holiday club outline for 7-11 year olds.

Over the course of five days, the children will ‘travel’ around the world, learning about different countries, and finding out about the adventures of brave persecuted Christians from Iran, North Korea, the countries of Central Asia, and China.

The week begins by introducing Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors. Then, each day, he will send a letter and an item in his suitcase to the group, introducing the country for the day and telling a story of someone from that country.

The Smuggler’s Suitcase is a great way to introduce children – both Christians and those who are not from a church background – to the issue of Christian persecution in an appropriate and even fun way.

  • Free, ready-to-use holiday club outline for 7-11 year olds.
  • Meet brave persecuted Christians from Iran, North Korea, Central Asia, and China.
  • Five 2.5 hour session plans with games, activities, crafts, teaching points and much more – everything you need for an exciting, engaging, inspiring holiday club

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What’s in the resource?

  • Complete ready-to-use session outlines and activity ideas for five 2.5 hour holiday club sessions
  • Family-friendly stories from persecuted Christians around the world
  • Full leaders ‘scripts’ to help you run the sessions
  • Ideas for games, activities, songs and even snacks!
  • Detailed lists of all additional materials you need to run the sessions

Who is it for?

The material is most suitable for 7-11 year olds. It has been specifically designed to be suitable for both Christian children and children who may not be from a church background. For children who are already following Jesus, we hope these stories and activities will encourage them in their faith. For children who don’t know Jesus yet, these materials will help them think about why people would be willing to take such big risks for Jesus, and maybe even inspire them to follow Him themselves.

How many children do we need?

Ideally, you need a group of at least 12 children, split into teams of six to eight children with one or two leaders for each team.

What’s the format?

Each day’s activities are designed to last for approximately 2.5 hours. But all timings can be adjusted to suit your group.

What else will we need?

Naturally, you will need to provide materials for craft session, games, etc. But The Smuggler’s Suitcase resource has detailed lists for everything you need.

Also, at the end of the week we suggest giving a copy of Secret Smuggler to each child. You can order free copies in advance of your club.

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