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You may find some of these websites useful:

 

www.artistshelpingchildren.org

This is a cornucopia of craft ideas including many that involve recycled materials. Some of the ideas are specifically Christian whilst many others can be adapted to illustrate Bible passages.

www.barnabasinchurches.org.uk

Barnabas in Churches - Resourcing work among children and families. Ideas for your Sunday and midweek groups, material for all-age worship, links to their books, resources for training and information about programmes and ministries.

www.childrenssociety.org.uk

This is the website for the Church of England Children’s Society. Look here for information about their latest campaigns on behalf of runaway children, young carers, young refugees, children with disabilities and those at risk in various ways. Ideas for planning Christingle services and events can also be found on this site.

http://flamecreativekids.blogspot.co.uk  

Look at this site for lots of creative ideas for prayer with children and creative approaches to sharing bible stories.  You can also sign up for a daily e-mailed idea direct to your inbox.

www.foundations21.net

This is a free Bible study and discipleship course from Bible Reading Fellowship that allows those who work with children to develop their own knowledge and understanding at a pace that suits them.

www.going4growth.org.uk

This is the national Church of England website for children’s and youth work. Look here for information about welcoming children to communion, resources for the seasons of the church year, links to articles on children’s spirituality and faith development, and training courses for children’s leaders.

www.messychurch.org.uk

How to start a Messy Church and hundreds of ideas for helping it to flourish.

www.themothersunion.org

This website provides information about the campaigns the organisation runs to support family life and child well-being across the world.

www.prayerspacesinschools.com 

Many of the ideas on this rich site can be adapted to create attractive prayer experiences for children in church and clubs. It covers everything from what is a prayer station to good ways to set up a prayer space.

www.scriptureunion.org.uk

This website provides a huge range of ideas for all kinds of children’s work. The Lightlive section provides ideas that link with the weekly readings from the Lectionary. These are suitable for all-age services and children’s groups. You need to register (free) with the website to get access to the complete range. There is also plenty of information about running holiday and midweek clubs, and the variety of resources that Scripture Union publishes.

www.whatdadsadd.co.uk

A great website and a little leaflet to give to dads at baptisms. It's striking, simple, highlights the importance of a father's role and has a couple of simple prayers. You can order copies from the website. Take a look!