take 5 Logo Welcome to October's take 5
Small maybe not so Small

How many small items can you think of in Bible stories? There are lots.

The prophets and later Jesus used everyday things to tell about God and God's kingdom, from bowls of fruit and coins to locusts and bread.

And sometimes a tiny, tiny thing could lead to a big change.

Yeast Think about what a tiny seed, a grain of salt or piece of yeast can do? You can read about them in Matthew's gospel.

Isn't it amazing that something so small can have a big impact?

Black History Month

From wayback in Roman times, there have been black people in Britain. Their stories are an important part of British history.

Blue Plaques on building celebrate people and places. Look out for

Mary Seacole Mary Seacole, a nurse, who lived in Soho Square.

John Richard Archer who became mayor of Battersea

Bob Marley the world famous singer/songwriter who worked on his music in Chelsea

Elisabeth Welch a singer who lived near Brompton Road

Laurie Cunningham, the England footballer who lived in Stroud Green

In Black History month, who would you want to remember with a plaque?

Knock, Knock

Bike bell Who's there?


Isabel who?

Isabel necessary on a bike?

All We Can

Do you have a bike? Do you go to school on it?

Nawalat found it tough doing her chores to help the family before walking 2 hours to get to school. She felt like giving up.

Nawalat on her bike © All We Can

But with a bike she can do the chores and get to school before they close the gates. Now she has hopes of being a nurse.

Small ordinary things like a bike can make a big difference. All We Can together with local charities is supporting poor communities by providing bikes.

What can you do to help?

Why can't a bike stand on its own?

Because it's too tired! (two tyred)

Bike changes

Can you find five changes to this bike?

Cycle picture 1


Cycle picture 2

Answers below.

Leaf creatures

In October leaves start to slowly change colour. Small changes make a brilliant impact! Celebrate the change of season with some silly leaf creatures.

What you need

What you need for Leaf creatures
  • selection of autumn leaves
  • large sheet of paper
  • glue
  • white paper
  • felt pens
  • scissors

What you do


Leaf creatures step 1

Take the large sheet of paper and arrange the leaves.

Glue and leave to dry.


Leaf creatures step 2

On the white paper, draw a selection of small eyes, noses, mouths, beaks and snouts.

Colour and cut out.


Leaf creatures step 3

Look carefully at the leaf shape and see what kind of face it reminds you of.

Glue eyes, nose and mouth to the leaves to make faces. It could be anything from cats to caterpillars.


Leaf creatures step 4

Share it to a friend and have a giggle.

Bike changes

Bike changes - differences

The five differences are: front wheel has turned (reflector and valve at different positions), front lamp is missing; pedals have moved, pannier is fitted, saddle has turned blue.

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