Easy to follow Church Sunday School resources for ages 2-11. Lesson plans for Pre-School and Primary School aged children. Story ideas for younger children make great Bible time slots at toddler groups.
A series of Sunday School lessons based on Psalms
OUT ON THE 14th JULY 2021
Life can feel overwhelming.
Our children are handling some big emotions. They may be small but the pressures on them can still
be huge. Children are developmentally different to adults and each child is different, but the struggles
and temptations of the human heart remain the same, irrespective of age or stage. The critical difference
of youth is that they are still developing their coping strategies. Let us teach our children to turn to God with
their emotions, so that he can tend to their troubled hearts.
In the Psalms, our children can hear every cry of their hearts echoed, raw and unvarnished. They can
hear their own emotions expressed. They can see their feelings of anxiety, loneliness, doubt or despair
painted in full colour.
In this series those overwhelming emotions are named, described and acknowledged. These are the
monsters that lurk in the darkness for our children, but they do not need to fight them alone and they do not
need to be crushed by them. God is for our children.
In his care, they find their shelter, their companion and their reassurance. His love, faithfulness and
protection are big enough to enfold whatever they are experiencing. Through the Psalms, we can teach our
children to run to God when the monsters loom large in their lives.
The Psalms are corporate. We sing of our God together, reminding one another of truths we are
prone to forget. We want our children to know that relying on God is not something they have to do
alone. We pray that they will treasure their church family as the place where we come together to point
one another back to our loving, rescuing, protecting Heavenly Father. The place where we find help for
our struggles and reassurance that we are right to keep trusting God when life is tough. As they grow, our
children won’t always want to listen to their parents and their parents won’t always be in the next room.
But our children can always be part of a church family that will speak the truth to them in love.
When life overwhelms us, our children can know there is love, safety and victory… with God - together.
Gather the family for a 25-minute online adventure! Aimed at families with 8-12 year olds, but enough to keep toddlers and teens engaged. Enjoy this series of challenges that will have you laughing, problem-solving, and working together. No prior biblical knowledge needed, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbours. Team up with others via Zoom and embark on the journey together, or challenge another family to see who can complete the tasks the fastest.
An Easter weekend resource for families
WEEKEND OF WONDER -This resource aims to encourage families to experience and enjoy the good news of Easter - at home, outdoors and with others - and give them confidence that they can open the Bible together at home.
The activities and conversation starters are designed as a taster to help families see that it is possible to talk about faith as part of everyday life. Perhaps this will be a stepping stone to encourage them to try out more resources.
Churches could use this booklet as the basis for an Easter gift bag for families. The bag could include a copy of the booklet, ingredients for the pizza bread, a luggage label and wool, letters for the hunt and a chocolate egg with ‘He has risen! Luke 24:6’ attached. You could include your own Easter card, with details of the church’s Easter services, or stick your own Easter greeting onto the front cover of the booklet.
An Easter trail
AN EASTER TRAIL: HOMES OF HOPE - As the first buds and flowers are bursting through, this is the moment for an Easter trail in your community. Get families walking around their local streets, following the Easter story - the only source of certain hope.
An Easter script
ZOOM EASTER SCRIPT: THERE IS HOPE - This script is a series of short scenes designed to be easily adapted for your setting. You could use adults, children or family groups. Make it your own, and have fun! Zoom backgrounds for each scene are included.