Resources for Children, Families and Young People
There are so many ways to get children involved in worship at home no matter their age. Below we have complied some of the best resources for you and your family.
Virtual Sunday School is a great way to help youngsters (and the young at heart) have some time thinking about God on Sunday mornings. The services are really fun and leave some crafts and ideas for families to carry on with afterwards.
‘Bears and Prayers’ sessions, Bible time and Toddler Services is perfect for little ones.
Join Jess for lots of crafty activities.
Or why not check out Rev Philip Hawthorn’s Scruffy TV? It includes incredible retelling of bible stories, worship songs and fantastic prayers.
Or what about these school assemblies for children, presented by Robin:
Budding Bishops (bump to school age child) has nursery rhymes to be shared and online toddler group sessions.
Playvan features lovely animated bible stories.
Little Worship Company have fun and lively clips for little ones.
Have a look at this Pinterest board for creative activities to do with babies and young children.
Together at Home are providing free resources for families to help them explore the Bible and learn about God together whilst in their own homes.
Bible Chat Mat is a brilliant resource which prompts conversation around a specific Bible passage in a relaxed and creative way. The sheets can be coloured and doodled on, allowing you to respond to the Bible story in your own unique way. This resource is far more than a colouring sheet, but rather something that encourages households to read the Bible, have a conversation, pray together and explore together.
Family.Fit is a mobile phone tool that will help a family at home connect in fun ways and exercise regularly in their house, apartment or local park. With a little creativity, everyone can be fit and healthy, stay connected, and grow in character and faith. This tool helps families to talk and grow together.
Go on a pilgrimage around your home. As you physically move about your home as a family you will learn more about God and the faith in your family through activities, Bible verses, reflections and prayers.
Messy Church have produced some great resources to do at home.
Care for the Family have produced plenty of craft ideas with videos to help.
Jesus without Language produce fun and downloadable home packs to aid faith discussions at home.
Diddy Disciples offer worship and Bible storytelling by Sharon Moughtin-Mumby- Anglican priest, Bible scholar, writer, and mother. They are streaming Bedtime Prayers, led by children, every evening.
The Kitchen Table Project seeks to support parents as they raise children in a Christian household.
Prayer Spaces have great ideas for prayer stations and activities at home.
Engage worship are posting a simple prayer or worship activity which families can engage with together, using movement, interaction, craft, play and more.
Church @ Home
A fun, engaging and easy-to-follow session using a Bible reading selected from the Church of England Lectionary. Each session lasts approximately twenty minutes and provides age-related material for toddlers to teenagers.
Discover Church@Home to download these resources.
Here are some interactive challenges for children and their families. They encourage people to read a passage of the Bible and then reflect on it by creating something to respond.
Check out our Facebook Group for ideas and resources for children, young people and families.
How to explain the virus to children
These excellent posters explain to young people about coronavirus in an interesting and calm way
Lots more resources for all ages
For nature resources click here
Or check out the weekly resource from Bethan Fogell from the Diocese of Portsmouth
Guidelines for video conferencing with children
Help with reaching out to adults with learning difficulties