Resources to use at home during the current Coronavirus Pandemic
 
 
                                       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

 
  •  BIBLE STORY MINECRAFT COMPETITION 2020
Recreate your favourite Bible story in Minecraft to be in with a chance of being crowned competition winner 2020! Entries will be judged on originality, design skill and the ability to portray the story. The closing date is 24th August 2020.
Click on https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/landing (...)
for full details. 
 
 
  •  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.
 
     The latest Bible Story is The Marvellous Picnic - available now! 
 
  
  •      Messy Church at Home - a different Messy Church session every week!
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  • Great News! Online Messy Church - Water!
 
     We have recorded online Messy Church! Watch it at                                           https://share.icloud.com/photos/0n6a7ebTD_KCTlsxOx_wtQNLw
 
 and find some more ideas on the theme of water at Messy Church at Home: Water 
 
27th July 
 
     Messy Church at home: Bible Beaches
 
 
 
      
  •  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.
 
 
  • NEW! MAKE AND PRAY
Make and Pray is a series of Bible-themed make-at home craft activities with related prayer ideas. More activities to enjoy when lots of children aren't at school!
 
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.
 
  • NEW! MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
           Many of us are finding this period of lockdown difficult. Scripture Union has
 produced some material to help children and young people who are struggling         with mental health issues, perhaps feeling afraid or anxious. To access this,     click on https://content.scriptureunion.org.uk/mentalhealth
                        
 
  •      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. This week the topic is self propelled trucks.
     
               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 
 

        Make a milk bottle bird feeder

        Look after birds in your garden - click Make a milk bottle bird feeder

        DIY Toilet roll binoculars

        Spot the birds on your feeder using your own binoculars - click Make binoculars to            find out how to make them. 

 

  •  Faith at Home

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

       in the 'new daily normal' of the home.
 
      Click https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home (...) 
      
  •  Prayer Spaces at Home 
      If you have found Prayer Spaces at school interesting, you might like to try                      Prayer Spaces at Home, designed to be used during the Coronavirus lockdown. 
 
     Coronavirus Prayer Stations at Home 
     
  • Worship for everyone. Worship for all the family, broadcast on Wednesdays and    Saturdays at 4.00pm. Previous broadcasts available online.

     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  
 

 

  • Mini Melodies from St James' Church Trowbridge 
          
          14th July   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sClgh2XjfJ4
 
          7th July      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQAcbk85cCA
 
                                                                           
 
We hope these ideas are helpful; new links will be added regularly. 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.