Children And Young People

This Easter time the Junior Church have been busy with some craft activities:




Click on the links below for some other things we have been looking at:

Easter All Age Resources from the Bible Society
Colouring pages from Baker Ross

Jesus Died For Me? Animation from Scripture Union (click here to watch the video on youtube)

On Sunday 20th December our Junior Church had a nativity service on zoom.  This included discussions about the preparations we make for Christmas, talking about how God prepared for Jesus and hearing the Christmas story with some parts being acted out by the young people.  We also had some prayers, Christmas carols and watched the following video from the bible society:


This Christmas time, as we haven't been able to decorate a tree for a church Christmas Tree Festival, our Junior Church have been decorating pictures of Christmas trees instead.  Here are photos of what they have done:




These pictures have also been made into Christmas cards which have been delivered to some members of our church family:

At Advent time the young people in our Junior Church have had nativity advent calendars or advent candle wheels to colour in and use in the preparation for Christmas:




Here are some resources found online that may be useful for Advent time:

The following link is for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf from The Methodist Church website: The Wandering Wise Men

This next link, also from The Methodist Church website, has some Advent bible studies for children and young people: The Advent Story

Also here is a video from Scripture Union for Advent:

15th August 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.  The Royal British Legion website has information and activities for all ages, in particular a children's activity pack which can be found on the links below: 

The Royal British Legion VJ Day 75th Anniversary
VJ Day Children's Activity Pack

Girls' Brigade (GB) has launchd a free 6 week resource for the summer holidays with a daily activity, starting on Monday 20th July, which is suitable for all children (not just GB members):

Click here to download Popcorn's summer stay-cation
Click here for more information about this resource

In Junior Church we often use resources from Scripture Union.  During this time in lockdown there have been videos produced by Scripture Union with some fun bible themed craft activities with related prayer, which can be done at home.  Click on the following link for these: 

Scripture Union Make & Pray 

There are lots more resources available online including the following video from koko - keep on keeping on, and I thought it would be good to share during Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May 2020) as the theme is kindness - click here for more stories etc from koko (these are mainly aimed at teenage girls but others may find useful too).


Girls' Brigade Ministries are producing a free weekly resource of activities to do at home, which are suitable for any children and young people, not just Girls' Brigade members - click here - GB@home for more information.

The Methodist Church has launched a brand new creative arts competiton for children and young people (deadline is end on July 2020): click here to find out about this

Click here for some resources for children, youth and families from The Methodist Church website

A couple of other videos that we've looked at around Palm Sunday and Easter time are:

Below are photos of some of the things the children and young people did for Palm Sunday and Easter (some were done while we were still able to meet together, and others seperately in our own homes):





It would be good to share more on this web page - if there is anything the children or young people have been doing that you'd like to add, or anything else you think may be useful to share with others then please send it to Marie.