|Published by Emily Tanis-Likkel on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 11:08 AM|
|Children and Youth|
Is your email inbox and social media bursting with ideas about how you and your children can spend your time at home? It's overwhelming! Maybe you have set up an hour-by-hour schedule. Maybe you are just trying to figure out the hour at hand. It's okay. Breathe. Perhaps you can make one or two choices for homeschooling or online learning for your kids, focus on those and then delete the rest.
As you are sifting through resources for your family, I have a few recommendations for you to consider for faith formation:
Godly Play Resources is offering a lovely bundle for at-home faith formation called Making Meaning in Exile, greatly discounted at $15.00 plus shipping. This includes the book Stories of God at Home: the Godly Play Approach and two DIY story material sets for Easter and The Good Shepherd.
Forma is the Network of Christian Formation for the Episcopal Church and beyond. They have a website for home-based faith formation at
https://www.dofaithathome.org/ They are offering excellent resources during our extended time at home, free of charge via subscription. Each reflection includes Watch, Listen, Read, Do and Pray.
Illustrated Children's Ministry is a great resource for meditative coloring pages that can be used for any age, as well as devotional materials that use inclusive language. They are offering weekly email resources during this time at home. You can click on the link below to get these resources. They are free of charge and you will not be added to their email list unless you opt to do so.
Keeping a gratitude journal can be a great way to stay positive during this challenging time. Any notebook or sketchbook will do. Guided journals are a great way to help find new things in which to be grateful. Teachers Pay Teachers has tons of free and low-cost resources, it does require signing up for a free account.
Peace and take good care!