Dwell Digital is an online, subscription Sunday school curriculum which offers teachers and coordinators online access – via any device – to all 360 lessons plans. You can also share lesson summaries with parents (here’s an example). Learn more at DwellCurriculum.org/Digital.
PC (USA) Store invites you to take a look inside the upcoming new children’s curriculum, Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum in a webinar you can share with Sunday school teachers, Christian education or faith formation committee or team members. Sign up to attend the new curriculum webinar, which will be on May 12 at 7 p.m. EST.
Teaching Children About Food
MennoMedia offers weekly free excerpts. This week it is from Hope’s Table: Everyday Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen by Hope Helmuth. In the excerpt, Hope talks about how food is a heritage that we pass along to our children, and what that looks like in the day-to-day. There’s also a recipe for tasty Protein Balls, which make a great snack!
Cokesbury is offering free downloadable activity sheets for children and adults. See them all!
This just in from Rev. Eliot Howard at Linden Hills UCC: an Earth Day Creation At-Home Altar. Super fun for the kids and a great learning opportunity for all!
UMC Ministry with Children (fb) includes tips on empowering and listening to children in this time of pandemic and a list of resources for further mental and spiritual health and formation, including free access to their Deep Blue Connects Adventure Spring series on Amplify Media
Illustrated Ministry has free weekly resources for all ages including children’s activities, devotionals, and coloring pages.
Dwell Sunday School curricula offers free downloads and sharing during social distancing. Whether you use Dwell curricula or not, they have some fun ideas.
Hope4CE shares a really basic but helpful outline for creating community on zoom between elders, caring individuals, and kids and families.
The Association of United Church Educators shares a giant list of at-home faith formation activities and ideas.
MennoMedia’s Shine curriculum is available with free resources for use by churches for online learning or to send to parents for use at home.
Chalice Press has Faithful at Home: 15 Easy Family-Friendly Prayers and Activities and offer 30% off books that help with parenting in challenging times, like Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, When Kids Ask Hard Questions, Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time, and Ash and Starlight: Prayers for the Chaos and Grace of Daily Life.
Sparkhouse is sharing eight free downloadable family Sunday school lessons.
Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum is relationally focused, which makes it easy to adapt to online ministry, use at home, and in a traditional church setting. Download a sample session and learn about discounts from The Thoughtful Christian, which is releasing six units this July and six more this October. (More in 2021 and 2022.) There is a complete list of each unit broken down into the stories they feature from the story Bible and their biblical references.