Below you will find a growing list of recommended resources for children and families during this time. Any updates will be posted at the top of this page as the weeks go on:
Update – 16 April
Watch-The Pilgrim’s Progress
RevelationMedia has made The Pilgrim’s Progress movie available online for FREE!
Younger children may find some scenes scary; but worth watching as a family!
Sally Lloyd-Jones is doing free story times for children. She is the author of the Jesus Storybook Bible and will be reading from this and her other books.
Colin Buchanan has several kids talks videos on the Compassion page.
Kids Alive have been learning the books of the Bible. Randall Goodgame from Slugs and Bugs has a song about the Old Testament Books here.
There are also regular resources signposted from the Growing Young Disciples Facebook page.
Bible Reading Notes
Of course the best way to grow is to get into the scriptures as a family. If you haven’t got any already, it may be a good time to get hold of some bible reading notes so that you have some focussed time on a particular passage with some suggested questions and things to pray.
- ‘XTB’ bible reading notes are written for 7-10 year-olds
- ‘Table Talk’ bible reading notes are designed for family bible times
- Awesome Cutlery family devotionals are 24 short family-friendly sessions to help you get into God’s word together
- The Wonder of Easter has been designed as a Lent devotional for the whole family (it’s not too late to start!)
- Jesus Story book bible
- The Big Picture Bible
- The Beginners Bible
Luke’s First Easter
This is the series we had just started at Treasure Seekers and Kids Alive, and Mustard Seeds have made the four lessons available free for use:
Lesson 1: https://t.co/KzJuJSkURk?amp=1
Lesson 2: https://t.co/vXhvss84Oq?amp=1
Lesson 3: https://t.co/OjIwhCuksr?amp=1
Lesson 4: https://t.co/CNqIgFHVzT?amp=1
Videos, DVD’s and Apps
If you go to the following link (https://www.clayton.tv/find/explore/1331/0i0/3295/) and search under Browse: Kids, then you will find a number of video based resources including bible stories, songs fun stuff and more!
Live family devotions from Seeds Family Worship https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/twenty-verses-in-2020/
DVD resources are:
- What’s in the Bible?
- Veggie Tales
- Jesus Storybook Bible
New City Catechism
The New City Catechism is resource to help families learn the core beliefs of the Christian faith via questions and answers. You can access the questions and the answers online at: http://newcitycatechism.com/. Why not see how many you can learn with you children at home?
Songs are great at putting truths into our hearts and minds. They also help us to remain joyful in this time of uncertainty. Why not subscribe to the CCB Spotify playlist?
Other great sites to visit are:
You can find podcasts to accompany the Lent devotional The Wonder of Easter here https://faithinkids.org/podcast in the section Faith in Kids 4 Kids.