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Covid–19: Resources for Family Activities

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

Bible stories / Music / Prayers / Crafts / Games

Family Time

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.

More tips, ideas and suggestions are available in the Lent & Easter Children’s Ministry Newsletter and on the Children’s Ministry Network Facebook page here.

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.