Children's Ministry Resources
Articles to Encourage and Realign our Hearts:
Activities to Enjoy -
Cincinnati Zoo will be live each day on their Facebook page at 3pm. They will feature a new animal every day and share about their traits, habitats, and answer questions. Lasts about 20-30 minutes. They have featured their hippo, porcupine, ocelot, and sloth so far. The link is the zoo website which has the previous videos uploaded, so, you don’t have to be on Facebook at 3pm to see them. You can watch them any time.
NC Zoo – Will have a Facebook Live event each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10am. Today was about Alligators. Link is to their Facebook page.
Slugs & Bugs (Gospel-centered, faith-filled, fun songs for the family) had a live sing-a-long session this past week the video is found here via Facebook. They are planning on doing more concerts for a small fee (they usually attend Homeschool Conferences that have been canceled). Great way to support a small business.
Andrew Peterson – Author and song writer (the song “Is He Worthy” was written by him) will be reading the first book in his Wingfeather Saga starting this Friday at 7pm central time (8pm here). He will be doing this live via his Facebook page (click on his name above). He stated he will have the videos available for a few days after so, again you could make this work on your schedule. If you have kids that love to read (recommended age is 8-12 but I know adults that love these books too) than this would be a good series to use for reading time during our extended time at home.
Sally Lloyd-Jones – is personally reading one her books each Wednesday via Instagram. The link is to her website/blog post that discusses in greater detail and also has a list of free ideas/links for things to do with kids at home.
Lunch doodles with Mo Willems – author Mo Willems has been having doodle sessions at 1pm each day this week. They seem fun and last about 30 minutes.
Free Coloring Pages from Catechesis Books
New City Catechism App – Start from the beginning to review what has been done in the Catechism class. Brush up on memorization and be ready to jump back in when we start back up.
Scholastic Learn at Home – Scholastic is offering free daily activity ideas, videos, articles, etc. for different age groups (prek and up).
Virtual Tours :
Many history and art museums around the globe after some version of a virtual tour. British Muesum in London, the Louve in Paris, and the Met in New York City are just a few examples. Several National Parks in the United States offer virtual tours as well. So, you can still travel and explore within your home to see these different places and exhibits.
For Older Kids and Adults:
The Riot and the Dance – Creation based animal documentary. Part 1: Earth is currently available on Amazon Prime.
Ligonier Ministries – all their teaching series are now streaming for free. You can watch via their website or mobile App. This may be good for family devotion times with older kids, bible learning for school time (i.e. church history), or enrichment for the parents heart and soul as well.
Look at the Book – John Piper has been doing “labs” where he looks very closely at a text of scripture and digs into the details. These have been going on for several years, but are a great resource for older kids or adults to spend time in God’s Word.
The Final Days of Jesus – Free e-book available through Crossway.org.
Focus on the Family has several articles, activities, downloads for kids and parents ranging in different topics here. One good article is 50 Questions to Ask your Kids at the Dinner Table.
Paul Tripp Podcast
Ask John Piper Podcast – a recent one he did was How Do We Make Sense of the Coronavirus?
Help Me Teach the Bible Podcast
Contact Jessie Besser.