The Church of Ireland is keen to support families in growing their faith at this time. We hope that some of the following resources will be helpful for you in some way.
Resources from the Children’s Ministry Network
Family Time is a book full of devotional ideas to help parents encourage their primary school–aged children in the Christian faith. The ‘Play, Say and Pray’ format takes a Bible verse and teaches it with a simple illustration, a game, a short explanation and a prayer. It’s accessible and it’s fun! You can download it for free here.
JIGSAW is a Facebook page designed, to help you, the families of children and the whole Church, work together to encourage and grow children in their faith. Full of ideas, resources, videos, crafts and much much more to help direct and guide teaching of the Christian faith in an easy, fun and Bible–centred way. Click here to check it out.
Lent & Easter
The Children’s Ministry Network is currently highlighting the following ideas (amongst others) which can help us prepare for Easter, and celebrate all that Jesus has done for us through the cross and His resurrection.
Walk through Holy Week (all–age talk)
A Lent Countdown (craft)
Lent Cross Challenge (includes craft and baking)
The Gospel in an Egg Shell (craft)
CBeebies: Let’s Celebrate Easter (videos)
With thanks to Kirsty Lynch, Andrew Brannigan and Julie Currie for permission to share resources more widely.