Resources for Children & Families
Prayer for a Pandemic
Make this beautiful prayer a part of your family rhythm each day to remind us of God's bountiful provision.
Sunday School Lessons
Holy Week Lessons from St. George's
Watch videos together from The Jesus Storybook Bible.
Bible Studies: The Last Supper and The Mount of Olives
Video: A Dark Night in the Garden
Video: The Servant King
Bible Studies: Jesus Before Caiaphas and Jesus before Pilate
Video: The Sun Stops Shining
Bible Study: The Resurrection
Video: God's Wonderful Surprise
Weekly Lessons from LifeWay
LifeWay has free online resources, including material for Sunday School lessons you can do together at home. After registering online here, input code VZMD4SSQ38. Then you'll find resources for Kids and Preschoolers on their home page. Each week there will be a new series of short videos with scripture references. Additionally, if you scroll up the page on the right and click on "downloads," you can print off an activity sheet and a conversation sheet for a lively discussion of the Bible story. Make this a family time! Check back each Sunday for a new lesson.
The Wesley Show
The Rev. Margery Kennelly has a special furry friend named Wesley, and they are going to share some short videos during the week! Find their videos on our YouTube channel.
Meeting God in Our Creations
Crafts are a wonderful way to inspire individual creativity, we all are so wonderfully made in the very image of God.
Resurrection Garden: Celebrate the Season by using the natural items in your own backyard to create a resurrection garden and let your family's imagination soar.
Praise Music: Okay, families, you want to have some fun? Play this music video by Leeland and let your kids see you praising God, right here in the midst of hardship.
Sketching Nature: Print off this drawing page for your children to learn how to draw different bird types. Use for a prayer card or just to enter into some quiet time where one's creative side can take flight!
Lent & Holy Week Crafts: Available online, you can purchase crafts to do at home with your kids. If they come in sets, you might consider sharing them with your neighbors.
Coloring Pages: Download here from Jen Norton Art Studio
Craft Corner: View this document for ideas on here for setting up an art corner.
Prayer Cards: View this document for ideas on how to create your own prayer cards.
Chalk the Walk: Inspire your neighborhood with love to encourage people during this time of isolation. Follow this link for inspiration, then gather your children and colorful chalk to draw pictures and words of hope on your driveway and street. Share photos of your handiwork online and don't forget to tag St. George's!
Write Cards for our Seniors
We would like to send encouraging letters to our seniors at home. If you feel led, ask your child to create a work of art on a paper that can be folded into a letter-sized envelope. You can help them write a simple happy greeting, along with their name. Then, either mail to Martha Rodes, Director of Lay Ministry, at 404 Ellendale Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205 or email them to her at firstname.lastname@example.org . Martha will send them out to our homebound senior friends.
Make reading aloud a part of your child's daily rhythm with Save with Stories on Facebook or Instagram. You may be led to contribute to the fund to help No Kids Hungry, the program that feeds children who depend on school for many of their meals. This would be a great Lenten talk with the whole family of giving to children who are not assured even of three meals a day.
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Activities and Resources from Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, including a daily read-aloud from her works.
The Easter Story Egg Book: Available online, this book book comes with a nesting egg that tells the Easter story.
Storyline Online: Listen to your favorite children's stories and look for fun activities at the Storyline website.
Create a Sacred Space at Home
Follow this link to learn how to create a sacred space for worship and prayer in your home. (See the Joseph family's prayer table below.) Invite your children to help you bring items from around the house to make your new space, and then talk about ways you can use it together or as individuals. Looking for more ideas? Watch the videos from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd website.