Children’s Resources during COVID-19 pandemic

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Children's Resources

Moore College resources - from Moore College Mission Re-imagined

Family Devotions here

Children's resources here

Bible storytelling here

Other Resources  

It’s Music Time is a music class for 0-5 year olds that is offered in some churches around Sydney. As churches have been unable to offer the weekly class, the creator, Beth Braga, has created an online version for preschoolers with nursery rhymes, Christian songs, simple musical instruments, stories from the Bible, as well as basic musical concepts and the fun of movement to music.

Episode 1 is available now with more episodes to come!

Crossway Publishers is offering a range of resources for free during this time of quarantine. The resources include the Big Picture Bible Crafts, suitable for kids ages 3-10, as well as printable Bible memory verse cards (ESV), ebooks, podcasts and Bible reading plans and devotionals.

 Kids’ Talks and songs with Colin Buchanan (and some colouring in pages)

Sweet Honeycomb (run by Lara Beeston) offers a range of beautiful colouring-in pages featuring Scripture verses (all for free for the next three months)

The Lord’s Prayer paraphrase from the Jesus Storybook Bible, read by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Talking with children about scary news: This post from Sally Lloyd-Jones gives some helpful guidance for parents and carers of kids as they discuss unsettling things.   

Quiz Worx has a brand new project, 'Quiz Worx Home Delivery'! Each week they will be releasing a new Kids' Talk video, along with discussion questions, family devotions, activity sheets, games and craft ideas. Quiz Worx prays this FREE resource will be a great blessing to many Churches and families as they seek to share Jesus with kids at this time.

Resources for parents and kids ministers from Youthworks

The Youthworks Ministry Support Team also offers a number of articles in their resources that are very helpful for ministers of youth and children as well as parents.

Youthworks Resources

A veritable treasure-trove of short, practical, biblically-faithful articles full of wisdom and tips for an effective ministry to youth and children, this site already has 10 articles specifically for parenting through COVID-19, with more resources coming. Includes: 
9 ideas for ‘long-distance’ children’s ministry
Take one more step: how to parent in a crisis
How to adapt your family ministry in the age of social distancing
Finding security and comfort in the good news amidst anxiety
Helping children understand grief and change

Easter gift from CEP

SRE Easter lesson for 3 age groups

This Easter, CEP has created a fabulous and free Easter lesson for each of our three primary school age groups based on the approved Connect A1 curriculum for students and parents to enjoy at home. This lesson focuses on Jesus’ resurrection If your children have friends from their school SRE class, you might like to share this link with those parents) 

Prayers for Parents and Kids at this time of uncertainty

God is in control
Dear God, thank you that you have the whole world in your hands and you care for each one of us here today. Please grow us to be more like the Lord Jesus. Amen.

From the Common Prayer for Homes, Household Worship with Children  

Prayer for peace
Dear God, you love peace, and you give us peace in life, now and forever. Help us to trust you, and live without being scared, because we know the power of Jesus our Lord. Amen.   

From the Common Prayer for Homes, Collects Taken from Morning and Evening Prayer