Treasure Tots is postponed until further notice. Here are some links you may find useful
There are a number of boards to support you in your children’s ministry on this Pinterest page including ideas for Mother’s Day, worshipping together, "Lectio Divina" with children, Lent and Easter, prayer spaces and lots more here: It is regularly updated.
have created a whole suite dedicated to Lockdown content! There are daily activities, videos, tips and advice to help you engage children and young people in the Bible and prayer, along with regular content to support you as a practitioner. We hope you find this a real blessing in these difficult times. Download it here:
have lots of great resources for Pentecost. For an all-age service where you want the viewers to interact with you, try Bob Hartmans' Peter's Sermon. Find it here:
Sam and Bob's Pentecost song "Blowing Wind and Tongues of Flame" from the Rhyming Bible album is a fun way to communicate the story with children. Download here:
The outdoors lends itself to worship, with God's creation all around. The Bible is also full nature references and metaphors. The seven prayer stations in this set are based on things you may find in a garden; trees, flowers, water, hills, thorns, fruit and earth. Engage Worship have a section here specifically for outdoor worship:
Faith at Home
is the Church of England's campaign to support finding and following God in everyday life - at work or school; connecting with friends and family; in the tasks we do around the house and the ways we relax and recharge. There will be a growing number of resources and links posted in the coming weeks.
Enjoy the poem 'Thank you- you're enough' and the Faith at Home animation as well as resources here:
Thy Kingdom Come
is a prayer season between Ascension and Pentecost. We have produced a number of resources to help children and families engage with this, all of which are ideal in lockdown.
The Family Prayer Adventure Journal is a beautifully illustrated journey through the themes of TKC. It features Bible stories, activities and prayer ideas to help you pray at home. As well as bulk discounts on the physical books, we're also offering PDF versions for the first time. You can buy a licence to legally share these via email with large groups such as school classes, toddler groups or your Sunday School.
Alongside the journal is an 11-session Podcast. This has songs, games, interactive Bible stories and an engaging prayer moment. It is free to download from all your favourite podcast apps, or stream from Engage Worship here:
Don’t forget to keep checking our brilliant Diocesan Growing Faith website for resources, updates and ideas on sharing faith at home:
Illustrated Childrens Ministry
Free activities and colouring pages:
Bible Stories for Kids
Take a look at the Bible Stories for kids, sing a song together and be inspired by the easy craft ideas from Little Worship Company
Here’s a couple of sites/playlists with contemporary kids songs with lyrics
Easter stories and free download activities with Dave the donkey and friends here:
- a growing movement of mums and dads supporting each other, sharing ideas and encouragement so we can all succeed in inspiring faith in our children.