Thursday, March 26, 2020

Some resources for children and families

Here's a video I made for our church and school families, with the story of Noah and the big flood. If your children are drawing rainbows to put in their windows, you might like to watch the story to put the rainbow in context.

There's a great idea below which I picked up in a Facebook post from Katie Eborall, to make a jar into which children (and adults!) can put notes with things they would like to have done, but can't because they can't go out, to help them look forward to the things that they will be able to do once this is over, rather than just being sad that they can't do them now. Perhaps it could go with a jar for suggestions for things they can do now as well, so that the family has ideas that they can draw on in the present. 

Katie says:
"We’ve started a new thing in our house today and sharing it in case anyone else wants to try. Every time we wish we could do something, go somewhere, treat ourselves, see someone we love, visit a new place, invite people to visit us, we’re going to write it down on a post it note and put it in a jar. When all this is over this will be our bucket list and we’ll work our way through the jar and be more grateful than ever for the little and lovely things in our lives. Until then we’ll enjoy watching the jar fill up with magical things to look forward to ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿงš‍♂️๐Ÿงœ‍♀️๐Ÿงž‍♂️๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿคฟ⛸๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿคน‍♂️๐Ÿฉฐ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽธ✈️๐ŸŽข๐ŸŸ "

And finally, here's a lovely video to help children understand why they have to stay at home.

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