A pink platypus puppet with a yellow beak
Praying & pondering with Theo the platypus (& other friends)
With fun activities the whole family can do, whatever age or ability
Using all sorts of things you may have or find ‘reasonably’ easily
A bubble lamp made from a lacquered metal in rainbow colours
Plus many ideas that can be used in church or children’s work

We Are currently transferring things over from our old Wix site, so please bear with us. We will have even more things to upload after that!

If you use any of the materials here, please attribute to:
Pondering Platypus Resources.com

  • Creating Accessible Prayer Activities
    [This article is aimed at children and family workers and volunteers, but may also be useful for grownups who want to do creative prayer with their own children] Do you want to create your own prayer resources? Or how about adapting resources you’ve found so they work for all abilities? Do it – you won’t […]
  • My Child Doesn’t Want To Join In
    There Are Many Reasons Why You are not alone in this, and there could be one (or two) reasons why a child won’t want to join in.They will rarely be doing this on purpose, and sometimes we may need to be subtle detectives to find out why. The most important advice I can give is […]
  • A Pondering Place
    Depending on whether you went to church or not as a child, and if you did -the ‘flavour’ of church you grew up in, you will view the idea of spending time with God in different ways. Many people call it a ‘quiet time’, others call it their ‘daily devotions’. I was brought up with […]
  • A Message from Theo Platypus
    Update! Theo has arrived!We need to get used to each other, and Theo needs to find his voice – but we hope he will be ‘helping’ us very soon. Exciting News! There’s going to be a new Platypus arriving sometime next year! And it’s very exciting. I’m supposed to be a puppet, but I was […]
  • What was I Praying?
    Let’s be honest – we all find prayer difficult at some point in our lives, and for many different reasons. If you were like me, you were brought up in a church where great value was placed on how long you prayed for in a morning – to rise early and spend at least 30 […]