Worship at home ideas for children and families
Ideas and resources to help you share your faith with your family at home
A resource enabling families to explore faith through secular children's books. These are released monthly. More information
The team have produced a special resource sheet to help children who might be anxious on this time based on the book I’m not scared by Jonathan Allen
Pilgrimage at Home
Tony Cook from the Diocese of Bath and Wells has produced a pilgrimage which families can do together around the home. Download the pdf pilgrimage
Church@Home weekly sheets
The Youth and Children's Adviser from the Diocese of Bristol will be writing, distributing and using a thirty minute family worship and prayer time - for children aged from toddler to teenager. Find out more. See the first week (29 March)
The Diocese of St Albans has a series of videos for children following the lectionary on their YouTube channel
Going For Growth from the Church of England
Faith isn't something to be learned in church - it's to be lived out at home. But it isn't always easy for families to know how to pray together or tell the stories of Jesus together. This page offers links and ideas to help families be Christian in their whole lives, not just the Sunday bit! Visit the website.
Illustrated ministry is currently offering free resources to all households that want to continue to worship within their own homes. Once you register with them, they send you a free colouring page and then every Friday will send you some new resources. Visit their website
They have also put together this series of colouring pages to use when you feel anxious. Download pdf
Worship for Everyone
Nick & Becky Drake (kids worship leaders) are using Facebook to give families something to do together with action songs, all age bible teaching, and lots of fun so at 4pm @ Worship For Everyone Wednesday and Saturday.
Each evening at 6.46pm , Compline is being said/sung live on Facebook by "Diddy Disciples" author Rev Sharon Moughtin-Mumby and her family in South London. Her children lead the prayers. It's at a good time for families to join in just before children's bedtime, but it can be replayed at any time. Visit the Diddy Disciples Facebook page
Perfect for preschoolers and their parents - See YouTube for their first story featuring Noah
Pinterest has lots of amazing and different ideas to use. Margaret Pritchard from St Alban's Diocese has put up a page to help with 'home, worship and pastoral care during the coronavirus' she also has videos of worship have a look. You can also check out my page Emma Pettifer and also one from Mary Hawes where you will also find many ideas to help you and your church families.
Bible Chat Mat
An amazing free resource from the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Bible Chat Mat allows people of all ages to read the Bible and have conversation together, whether around a meal table, sitting on the sofa or wherever works best. This activity can be done as a household, friends together, home group, Sunday group or even in a school club. The sheets can be coloured and doodled on, allowing you to respond to the Bible story in your own unique way. Find out more and download the resources.
The Diocese of Blackburn has just released a series of Bible Study Podcasts for adults and primary school age children called Bible Podlets. There are currently three episodes available and there’s another seven on the way – they’re released every Friday. Listen and download the podcasts and resources.
Roots is offering resources for worship at home linked to the weekly lectionary for free at the moment. Visit the website.
Netflix party is a new way to watch films with friends. Netflix has a host of Christian films such as Veggie tales, storykeepers etc.. you could watch with your children’s groups and families altogether online. Find out more
One Way UK online resource centre
Lots of resources are being compiled on this website suggested by a range of people. Visit the site
Additional Needs Alliance
This organisation provides resources, help & guidance for families who have children with additional needs & disabilities and for those who work in churches with them. There are currently extra resources to help these children understand Covid-19 and what's happening, which could be useful for youth/children's workers as well as parents/carers. Join the Facebook group
Together at Home Facebook group
Jesus calms the Storm and includes a Bible reading, prayers, discussion starter and activities. Join the group
Ideas: Resources for home worship
This website is currently offering free of charge worship resources for folk to worship at home. Visit the site
Oddments Theatre Company
Oddments Theatre Company is launching 'drama church', which will be available from 6pm every Friday on their YouTube Channel.
Films on YouTube specifically aimed at pre-school children.
The Diocese of Durham have produced a range of accessible cards with activities on an Easter theme.
Mary Hawes, National Going for Growth (Children and Youth) Adviser, has written a number of prayers for children and their families.
Lego / Playdoh Challenges
Here are a couple of sites/playlists with contemporary kids songs with lyrics: