Children’s Resources

Resources (general)

This page mainly hosts resources for our Sunday Services. There are lots more resources for children on the Children’s Groups and Activities Page and on our Church Weekend 2020 pages.


Sunday Morning Resources

January 2021 Series on John Wesley

Each week through January children and young people (and adults!) are invited to find out more about the life of John Wesley. The usual Lectionary Activity Sheets will be available but please download the Wesley activities too.

January 31st, 2021

Lectionary Activity Sheet: Coming soon

Wesley Quiz: Don’t forget to take part in the quiz and listen for clues as you go through the worksheet. Keep your answers safe and we’ll reveal all 10 answers during the service this week!

Psalm 111: A memory verse song from our Psalm this week.

Memory Verse Song: Psalm 111 https://youtu.be/rYCbdESD5Wc

The Temple: In our Gospel reading today we read about Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. This animated video talks about the significance of ‘The Temple’. More suitable for older children.

Our Psalm for today, Psalm 139 and a short time to pause and think about the words https://youtu.be/M31QpqCL7S4
January 24th, 2021

Wesley Quiz: Don’t forget to take part in the quiz and listen for clues as you go through the worksheet. Keep your answers safe and we’ll reveal all 10 answers during the service on January 31st.

Our Gospel Reading today Mark 1:14-20

Jesus calls his disciples https://youtu.be/bAeyW-BV5cY

A song about following Jesus From our Gospel reading Mark 1:14-20

Song: Follow Me (pre-school worship), https://youtu.be/GM4IVZuljEI
January 17th, 2021

Wesley Quiz: Don’t forget to take part in the quiz and listen for clues as you go through the worksheet. Keep your answers safe and we’ll reveal all 10 answers during the service on January 31st.

Song: We Will Go, Watoto Children’s Choir https://youtu.be/tCEGDkdXOcM
Our Psalm for today, Psalm 139 and a short time to pause and think about the words https://youtu.be/M31QpqCL7S4
January 10th, 2021

Wesley Quiz: Don’t forget to take part in the quiz and listen for clues as you go through the worksheet. Keep your answers safe and we’ll reveal all 10 answers during the service on January 31st.

A story From our Old Testament reading for today in Genesis 1:1-5

The Creation story https://youtu.be/3XhmDwDMsnI

A song about creation From our Old Testament reading for today in Genesis 1:1-5

Song: Creator God, Nick and Becky Drake, https://youtu.be/GM4IVZuljEI

A memory verse song about creation From our Old Testament reading for today in Genesis 1:1-5

The Creation story song https://youtu.be/3XhmDwDMsnI
January 3rd, 2021

We are also starting a January series looking at the life of John Wesley as our church holds our annual Wesleyan Covenant Service today. Here’s a short video about John Wesley…

The life of John Wesley https://youtu.be/gH6Hqu12sDk

Wesley Quiz: Don’t forget to take part in the quiz and listen for clues as you go through the worksheet. Keep your answers safe and we’ll reveal all 10 answers during the service on January 31st.

Christmas Day, 2020

Other Advent ideas on our Advent and Christmas page

The story of the first Christmas and some Christmassy worship songs for kids

The first Christmas https://youtu.be/FrTFAZPQxpE
Action song: Special Delivery https://youtu.be/EnMBUjCPaZ0
Get dancing as we celebrate Jesus, born today https://youtu.be/WVa6ZMPMTkg
Action song: Jesus Is https://youtu.be/WVa6ZMPMTkg
Born is The King (It’s Christmas) https://youtu.be/EnMBUjCPaZ0
December 20th, 2020

Other Advent ideas on our Advent and Christmas page

Today is our Nativity Service Join in this morning and see if you can see some familiar faces as you follow the story.

Welcome to Christmas 2020

Come along to our Christingle Service at 4:00pm today in the church garden. CLICK HERE for more information.

Welcome to Christmas 2020
December 13th, 2020

Other Advent ideas on our Advent and Christmas page

Songs of rejoicing ‘Rejoice Always’ is the theme of one of our New Testament readings for today in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
5:16. Sing along with these songs and praise God today.

Action song: Rejoice in the Lord Always https://youtu.be/GNiVkSO1IXI
Sing Hallelujah and praise God https://youtu.be/-NbsCyNIMCE
December 6th, 2020

Make an Advent wreath Don’t forget to make your Advent wreath to follow along during the services, plus lots of other Advent ideas on our Advent and Christmas page

Learn more about the life of John the Baptist We read about John’s special role in our Gospel reading today.

The Story of John the Baptist https://youtu.be/7NMHOLPWeTM

A simple memory verse song from our Gospel reading today from Mark 1:1.

Memory verse Mark 1:1
November 29th, 2020

Advent Sunday

Advent Activity: Older children should find a star in their Advent gift bag. This week, ‘light up’ your star at the beginning of our journey through Advent and towards Christmas.

Check your Advent gift bag!

Song of hope and grace A song that echoes some of the words of grace from 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

May the God of Hope song, Doug Horley https://youtu.be/GNiVkSO1IXI
November 22nd, 2020

Christ the King Sunday

Pray like Paul The Based on our reading from Ephesians 1:15-23 this week, this short talk invites children to write a prayerful letter of encouragement to someone.

Pray like Paul, short talk and activity https://youtu.be/59pEegvDzqo

A song about Jesus; with us always. As we think today about Jesus our Shepherd King, we’re reminded in this song that Jesus is with us at all times.

Speak Your Name, song by Nick and Becky Drake https://youtu.be/59pEegvDzqo

A song echoing the words from our Gospel reading today from Matthew 25:31-46.

I Just Wanna Be A Sheep song https://youtu.be/H-xxhy2CMYg

November 15th, 2020

Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30

The Parable of the Talents https://youtu.be/GNiVkSO1IXI

Douglas explains the Parable of the Talents

Parable fo the Talents explained https://youtu.be/p_jooG5T328
November 8th, 2020

Follow the story in Matthew 25 The story mentions lamps. Follow the instructions in the activity sheet and sing along to the video as you make your lantern.

Give me oil in my lamp song https://youtu.be/59pEegvDzqo

Our Old Testament reading is from Joshua 24. Verse 16 says, ‘Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods’. Sing to the video in praise of God.

As for me and my house song https://youtu.be/H-xxhy2CMYg

November 1st, 2020

Decorate a window: Bring and decorate your stained window craft.

A memory verse song of praise to God using the words of Psalm 107:1-2, our Psalm for today: ‘O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever’. Can you learn and remember the words?

O Give THanks to The Lord https://youtu.be/tk8XQ_hrPS0
October 25th, 2020

Watch the story of Moses (7mins). We’ve been following the life of Moses over the last months and in our reading from Deuteronomy this week we read about Moses death. Watch this video to remind us of the life of Moses.

The story of Moses https://youtu.be/cL7B_W8Pld4

Today is also our harvest Festival. Shout out your thanks to God for His gifts, for our food and clean water as you dance and sing to the Harvest Samba and Harvest Time songs below.

Dace along to the Harvest Samba https://youtu.be/NTdIrlTlXks
It’s Harvest Time https://youtu.be/4-3JPZcLjVE
October 18th, 2020

A song of praise to God.

Nick & Becky Drake: God Is Good

A video story on the theme of our Gospel reading for today from Luke 17:11-19

The Thankful Leper (Luke 17:11-19)
October 11th, 2020

A song highlighting the theme of Philippians 4:6-7 ‘Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns…’

Do not be anxious about anything …https://youtu.be/1gFwpOjF-5o

A video story based on Luke 14: 12-24 (similar to our Gospel reading from Matthew 22:1-14 for today)

The Great Banquet https://youtu.be/LEbwiQvo5k4
October 4th, 2020

A video telling the Parable fo the Two Sons from our reading in Matthew 21:23-32.

The Parable of the Two Sons https://youtu.be/pEz1rkZj7dU
September 27th, 2020

A video telling the story of the people if Israel in the wilderness

God’s Story: Wilderness. The Exodus story
More water…https://youtu.be/1gFwpOjF-5o
September 20th, 2020
Today is Freedom Sunday

Freedom Sunday is an invitation to learn about children, women and men living in slavery and help to end it. CLICK HERE to access a range of resources for children

A video telling the story of the people of Israel in the wilderness, songs, and more from our Exodus readings this week and next.

Water, Manna, Quail https://youtu.be/4oqr22faVWk
August 13th, 2020

A video telling the story of Moses and the Red Sea

Exodus 14: 5-31


September 6th, 2020

Our Psalm today is Psalm 149. There are lots of instruments mentioned. Can you make an instrument to play during our service this morning?

A video showing how to make 4 simple musical instruments https://youtu.be/7sUNXA4NYKI

Dancing is also mentioned in our Psalms as a way of praising God. Can you follow the actions or make up your own to the song in this video?

Song: You Are Good Let’s praise God through our singing and dancing!
August 30th, 2020

Don’t forget to have a go at the Summer Superhero activity sheets and challenges. CLICK HERE if you’ve missed them – Moses features in Week 3 and in some of our resources for today.

Matthew 16:21-27 Wordsearch

A simple song reflecting on today’s reading from Romans 12:9-21

Song: Love One Another https://youtu.be/p9diFwUly4M

Video on the theme of Moses and the burning bush (Exodus 3:1-15)

Moses and the burning bush (Exodus 3:1-15) https://youtu.be/8kNTUX0mWP8

August 23rd, 2020
Transform plastic bottles this week

Our reading from Romans 12:1-8 today Paul says, ‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.’ (v12).

Todays activity sheet has 22 different ideas and activities to transform used plastic bottles into something completely new (all activities link to themes of stories in the Bible).

An introduction to Moses as our Old Testament reading today is from Exodus 1:8-2:10 https://youtu.be/0eEHT6dCKbI
August 16th, 2020

Videos on the theme of forgiveness in Genesis 45:1-15 and song echoing the words of one of our Psalms for today, Psalm 67. Can you make up your own actions for this song?

Don’t forget to have a go at the Summer Superhero activity sheets and challenges. CLICK HERE if you’ve missed them – Joseph features in Week 2.

Joseph forgives his brothers (Genesis 45:1-15)
Song: Shine from the Inside out. Can you make up your own actions for this song? https://youtu.be/W2xc-w8Zcbo

August 9th, 2020

Don’t forget to have a go at the Summer Superhero activity sheets and challenges. CLICK HERE if you’ve missed them – Joseph features in Week 2.

Joseph’s brothers throw him in a pit (Genesis 12-28)
Peter Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-33)
August 2nd, 2020

There are some questions and a painting we’ll be thinking about during our service today for all ages. These can be found in the newsletter, Facebook and on the Sundays and Worship page.

Jesus Feeds the 5,000
Storytellers: Jesus Feeds 5,000


July 26th, 2020
Parable of the yeast (Matthew 13:33)
Faith as small as a mustard seed


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