At our morning meetup in February, we talked about what we can be doing to celebrate Lent and Easter well with our children and young people. Have a look at the list below for a range of ideas of resources that we talked through.
As you’re planning what to do with those in your community, we want to encourage you to alleviate any pressure you might be feeling for this season to have all the bells and whistles. Lockdown is hard on all of us in different ways so be kind to yourself as you plan. There are a lot of great ideas and resources here which could be a bit overwhelming to take in as you decided what to do. Before you look, why not take a minute to work out the 2 or 3 values you want to overarch what you do. For example, screen free, family focused and flexible. Or story focused, interactive and daily. You can’t do it all so having these 2 or 3 things will help you sift through the good idea to find what’s going to be great for you in your context.
Lent Prayer Garden – Hope and Ginger – A calendar aimed at slightly older children than the one from Godventure, who already know the Easter story. There are still stickers(!) and an opportunity to pray each day. Costs £12.50
adventureswithgod.life – Includes resources for home, collective worship, services/small groups and a community trail.
Broken Bits & Weirdness (Find it on Amazon for £8.99) – Meet nine of the Bible’s most dismal failures and find out how God still loves them. Explore their stories through Bible notes, craft, cooking, outdoors activities, mindfulness colouring, and lots of other imaginative resources.
Katie is the Children’s Ministry Support worker and BLMF Apprenticeship Scheme Coordinator for the Diocese of London. She has been involved in Children and families ministry for most of the last 15 years in various forms, from volunteer to intern and degree placement student to full time children and families minister. She loves connecting with children’s minsters across London and helping the diocese think more about how we can best support children and families ministry across the diocese.
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