Resources to use at home 
 
 
                                       Rainbow
 
During the current difficult situation when we cannot hold our usual activities for families, such as Messy Church, we are suggesting links to some websites and providing some ideas which we hope will help you during this time. Do send us pictures of anything you create - we'd love to see them!
Email Rev John at canalsiderector@gmail.com
 
There are resources for adults at Resources for adults to use at home
  
  •  RE HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES
     The Bible Society, who provide us with the Open the Book material which our
     schools love so much, are producing some resources to use at home.
     Click on 
     https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible (...)
     to access this.
 
   
  • More Messy Church at Home 
Remembrance Day (or Poppy Day) can be challenging to think about, but the concept of thankfulness can be an easier one to understand. Being thankful feels especially significant this year; we can be thankful to God and to those who help us, protect us and keep us safe. On Poppy Day, we can especially remember those who helped us,and still help us, in times of war and conflict. Click on 
Messy Remembrance at Home to share in some family activities.
   
  
  •  Messy Church Values 

         Messy Church values are about:

               being Christ-centred,

                    for all ages,

                       based on creativity,

                           hospitality

                                and celebration.

 

  
                         
                                  MC Values
 
Click on 
Messy Church colouring and Messy Church bookmarks for some colouring sheets for each of the values.
 
 
  •  MAKE AND PRAY
Make and Pray is a series of Bible-themed make-at home craft activities with related prayer ideas. 
 
Click on https://content.scriptureunion.org.uk/make-and-pray to discover how to make friendship bracelets, make a noughts and crosses game and lots more.
                  
 
  •      Do you like making things?
  • The website of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engneers museum (based in Lyneham) has a Challenge page with lots of ideas for families. 
     
               http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/challenge/ 
     
  • Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue have produced some material for families to use. 

     Click on https://www.dwfire.org.uk/education/ to find out how to be a C19 mini               superhero!

 

  •   MORE IDEAS OF THINGS TO MAKE AT HOME 
        Try acting out your favourite Open the Book Story with your own theatre!
        Theatre in a box 
 

   Faith at Home

       This website provides experiences that inspire parents and families to grow togther.

       
      Click https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home (...) 
      
 
  • Worship for everyone. Worship for all the family

     https://www.youtube.com/user/worshipforeveryone/videos

  •  A song to listen to - you can dance too if you like! 
     'Flow Fresh' - click on
 
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGZo3jPitw8 
 
  
    'Whatever'  - click on
 
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QzA0XW3AHU  
 

                                                                            

 
If you need support in any way, do get in touch with Rev John or Rev Joy using their details on the Ministry Team page.