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  1. Annette W.
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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Stephanie
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    Very Cool! I love how you used what you had! It looks like Jo Jo really connected with the story!

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  3. Kim
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    Looks great! Just a quick question…what bible are you using that says God said they couldn't eat from the 'tree of forever'? Reading that caught me off guard…I doubled checked my NIV and Genesis 2:16-17 says [16] And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; [17] but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”

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  4. The girl who painted
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    @Kim, like I said in the post, that was how it was worded in the script. The tree of forever is the tree of of life in Genesis 2:9 and the tree of differences is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. You are right though. God only said they couldn't eat from the tree of good and evil (Genesis 2:17) so I better go re-word that:) Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  5. Sam
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    This is great! It just so happens I'm preparing Sunday School lessons for toddlers and this will be so much fun!! Thanks for posting!

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  6. My Boys' Teache
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    Thanks 🙂 It is inspiring as Stephanie mentioned that you used things that you had available (and Montessori moms have A LOT available, don't we). I tend to not do as much Godly Play as I wish because I am intimidated by having to produce yet ANOTHER set of materials. I have everything you used just lying around and I am good at throwing a collection together. I need to change my approach. This is great.Do you let your Godly Play materials accumulate on the shelf or are you pulling them off and replacing them?

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  7. The girl who painted
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    @ MBT – I only have one shelf in the family room available for the Godly Play materials, so I will be rotating out. I think I will leave up to four things available. Right now I have the tomb from Easter, the Stations of the Cross, Creation and Adam and Eve. I like the look of it in baskets or trays on the shelf, but I think for storage, I will keep them in pencil boxes (planning on stocking up during school supply season) in the "school" closet and if they want a specific story, they can ask me for it. I'm still working toward my ideal and finding the structure that is going to work best for us. As soon as we are more settled into our Godly Play routine, I will post about how we do it.

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  8. MaryAnne
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    I love the simplicity of this play set!

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  9. Sheryll
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    Where do you get the script for this? Is it in the Young Children and Worship book? I love this. I always thought of Godly Play as this really expensive thing. But this I can do!

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  10. Our Country Road
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    I love the trees that you used!! I might actually switch mine out, as they are very cheap. I dont think you have to paint the people-less to rub off!

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  11. Deb Chitwood
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    Thanks for making Godly Play so accessible for homeschoolers! I love that you're so creative in putting together your sets. I featured your post and photo at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/07/26/fitting

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  12. Deb Chitwood
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    Thanks again for your creative Godly Play ideas, Julie! I featured your post and one of your photos at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/09/27/creativ

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  13. Love and Lollipops
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    I really find this post very inspirational. I have, since seeing this, ordered some of the wooden dolls. I will sadly only get it after Christmas. It would have been awesome to do the Christmas story with them. Thank you for sharing this 🙂 Georgia

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