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There are several resources available online for families to engage in faith formation activities at home together.

Illustrated Ministry

Illustrated Ministry has put together a set of prayers and colouring pages for congregations, families, and individuals to mark the passing of time during COVID-19. They are available for free download.

Family Devotional: Pandemic Hope – Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools

This is a family devotional for life during COVID-19. It contains scripture readings & activities that are focused on deepening faith, connecting with each other and God, and practicing love in uncertain times.

Family Faith Formation Toolkit – Christian Reformed Church (CRC)

The CRC’s Faith Formation Toolkit contains theory, tools and helpful ideas about how to engage in faith formation at home.

Bible App for Kids

The Bible App for Kids is a free app for Android, Apple and Kindle devices, available in over 50 languages. The app introduces children to 41 of the “big” Bible stories and helps them understand the overall story that the Bible is telling. Throughout each story, fun, interactive animations keep children engaged and select stories even include games designed to help them learn, understand and retain important Bible story concepts.

5 Ways to Retell a Bible Story with Kids

A few great ideas about how to get children engaging with scripture by using their minds, hearts and hands.

Use LEGO to Tell Bible Stories

If the kids in your family like LEGO, why not do a Bible-based LEGO activity? There are also several free resources for teaching scripture using LEGO that you can access online through a simple Google search.

You can also find Christian LEGO activities is Emily Slichter Given’s book Building Faith Brick by Brick; there are two volumes of this book, which cost approximately $25 each.

More Online Resources and Activities for Kids and Parents

In addition to faith-based resources and activities for kids, we have also compiled a list of fun and educational online activities for children of all ages. From audiobooks to virtual zoo tours, these online activities are sure to entertain and educate kids (and even parents) during long stretches of being at home.

Audible Stories

Stories entertain, teach and keep young minds active, alert and engaged. Audible is offering an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help kids continue dreaming, learning and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a free literacy program where actors read to children.

Joy and Playthrough Books

Read-alongs, sing-alongs, illustrating demos and more—provided by the Growing Book by Book Community.

Free Online Activities for Kids at Home

Common Sense Media has compiled an excellent list of resources and activities, including audiobooks and virtual story times, music classes and performances, educational activities and lesson plans, virtual tours, fun and games, and more.

150+ Educational Netflix Shows

The number of educational shows on Netflix is growing every day, which is ideal for kids who learn best visually. This is a list compiled by Homeschool Hideout of educational shows on Netflix—watch documentaries, learn about animals, earth and nature, space, history and more.

Virtual Tours

A list of 22 ways to leave home without actually leaving the couch—from virtual zoo exhibits to museum gallery tours.

Spend a Virtual Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Have you ever wanted to ride every ride and see every show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in one day without waiting in line? Well now is your chance!

Five Virtual Field Trips in Canada

Go on a field trip without leaving your house! Visit the Parliament buildings, Iqaluit, The Canadian Museum of History, The Royal Tyrell Musuem, or go on a farm tour.

Virtual Farm Tours

Visit a dairy farm without leaving home.

Free Arts and Crafts Resources for Home Learning

Recommended to us by the Nelson family, this article contains a variety of arts and crafts resources for at-home learning. Through virtual field trips to world famous art museums and online tools that will allow them to create masterpieces of their own, children can enjoy a diverse and well-rounded education in the world of art all from the comfort of home.

Online Art Classes for Kids

Check out The Kitchen Table Classroom for a collection of online art classes you can enjoy with your kids.

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