Resources for children and families
We are so thankful that in times like this we can lean on Jesus, and staff here at Global Connections are continually praying for our members and the Covid-19 crisis that has hit our world. We are also thankful for the abundance of useful advice, resources and thought-provoking articles that have cropped up since coronavirus hit our shores. We have collated some of this information below and we hope that you find this page useful. Do remember to check back periodically as we will be adding to this page as and when we come across new useful content.
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Banstead Community Church have been creating Bible story videos using the Very Best Bible Stories series of books from The Good Book Company.
A list of 8 games you can play over video conferencing.
A How to Help Guide from SIL featuring care resources for families.
GC members Scripture Union have produced some useful Mental Health and Wellbeing resources, intended to help you engage children and young people in supportive and helpful conversation around the challenges that a child or young person may be facing.
Family.fit has been created collaboratively by many global movements that love to see families flourish through fitness, fun and faith! This tool 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.
In a world gripped with fear, Hope 15:13 – a movement inspired by Romans 15:13 – offers a message of hope, joy and peace. This site also shares useful resources including lockdown ideas and kid's activities.
Our members Thrive Worldwide share some parenting tips for the season.
Spring Harvest is moving online during this time and have all-age videos on their YouTube channel with the theme ‘Unleashed - The Acts Church Today’. This link explains how to join and engage with the events.
Our members Youth For Christ are continuing to create content and engage with young people during this time.
Resources which can help you and your loved ones stay in close relationship with God. These resources also equip all who are engaging in virtual community to stay close to one another.
Faith in Kids exists to support churches and parents in raising children to trust in Jesus Christ eternally.
Navigate the lockdown situation alongside parents Jo and Andy Frost.
It's important for children to socialise with their friends during this time too. Here are some tips to help you do it well.
A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.
Our members CEF Ireland have prepared some fun resources for kids.
Tools to help families thrive wherever they are.
A simple but effective prayer guide for children and families.
Home learning resources for primary-aged children.
Primary and secondary resources
Daily lessons for primary- and secondary-aged children
Free downloadable resources just for fun.
Meet Hami* from Iran. His parents are secret Christians, why? Watch the film and explore Hami’s story further with the children in your family and in your church with a free session plan
A collection of resources from the World Evangelical Alliance
A podcast from Parenting for Faith, featuring wise advice on how to help children and young people find solid truth and wisdom in the Bible to help them navigate the coronavirus pandemic well, whatever they are feeling.
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