Online “Godly Play” Activities


Seek a quiet time and place where you will be uninterrupted with your child. Begin with the opening prayer and play THE STORY video (found below). Pause for a moment, and then play the “WONDERING QUESTIONS” video (also below) — pausing to interact with your child. Conclude with the closing prayer and a few moments of silence. An ideal time to use this resource is just before bedtime.

Opening Prayer

Loving and gracious God, we come together to spend some special time with you. Please draw near to us, and help us to learn more about your love for us and your purpose for the incredible world that you have made and watch over. In the presence and Name of Jesus Christ we now pray. AMEN


The video on the left is the most recent lesson on the Saint Mark’s Children Formation playlist. Other lessons in the series may be found here.


The video on the right takes you to the open ended “wondering questions” about the story presented above. Pausing the video after each question allows for a time of dialogue between parent and children. Questions from other stories in this series may be found here.

Closing Prayer

Loving and gracious God, we thank you for this time together with you learning about all that you have made and love. Let us now lie down in your presence as we ask you to watch over us this night. Bring us to the morning hours when we may rise and begin a bright new day. In the presence and Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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From the Godly Play Foundation

“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.”

“Godly Play” is presented by permission of Morehouse Education Resources a division of Church Publishing located in NY, NY 10016.

Learn more about the Godly Play Foundation here.
Read the Episcopal Church’s Charter for Life-long Christian Formation here.

Saint Mark’s is a subscriber of the Godly Play Foundation, and often offers lessons based on this interpretation of the Montessori educational method. Learn more about the “Godly Play” at Saint Mark’s here.