Good for...

  • Gauging the reaction of children/young people to a particular situation/subject
  • Starting a discussion
  • Getting a sense of how participants are feeling during a discussion

You will require 

  • A set of three face cards for each person/small group (similar to those on the right) representing Happy, Neutral/Not sure and Sad
  • A method of recording the children / young peoples responses 


Prepare the sets of cards - either download from the internet, or draw and photocopy

What to do

  • Ask the participants questions to which respond by holding up the appropriate card.
  • Invite them to say why they chose that particular card.
  • If a neutral or sad card has been helpd up, ask for ideas which might help things to change.
  • Keep a note of what is being said.
  • Reflect - what have you learned? How might that feed in to what you (or the church) do? Who can help things to change?

Suggested questions

  • How do you see yourself at church?
  • How do you feel about the adults in church?
  • How do you feel about God when you are in church?
  • How do you feel about showing the rest of the church what you have been doing in your group? 
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