Godly Play

Godly Play
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Paul's discovery Images

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Mustard seed images

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Jerusalem Images

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Parable of the Leaven

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The Lost Sheep Images

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The Prodigal Son images

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Creation story images

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What is Godly Play?

Godly play is designed to engage the hands, the heart, the mind and the senses.  It involves the telling of scared stories, parables and liturgical actions.  Godly play is invitational (Rymarz & Hyde, 2013).

Godly Play invites students to:

–  Wonder

–  Experience and use Christian language

–  Depth their understandings

According to Hyde (2019) Godly Play comprises three elements—

(1) making connections between stories and lived experiences.

(2) placing one’s self in the shoes of the Other.

(3) considering one’s own story within a Universal Story (p. 1).

“Through conversations, learning stimuli, inspirations and other interpretive acts, students are able to assign meaning to the phenomena of lived life.  For Berryman, the notion of lived experience is important since it is through lived experience that a person encounters and confronts existential mysteries” (Hyde, 2019, p. 5).

Reference List:

Hyde, B.  (2019).  Connecting to Life: a new, emerging learning disposition within a Godly Play educational framework.  Journal of Religious Education.  Online:   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40839-019-00080-8

Rymarz, R. & Hyde, B. (2013). Taking the next step: Teaching religious education in Catholic schools. Australia: David Barlow Publishing.

Some Godly Play scripts from the Catholic Education Office Ballarat

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

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The Prodigal Son

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The Coming of the Holy Spirit

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The Prodigal Son

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Feeding the Five Thousand

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Jesus is Baptised

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Jesus calls his first disciples

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The Ten Lepers

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Baptism Liturgical Action

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The Anointing at Bethany

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Jesus prays alone
CEO - Rockhampton

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