Tips, advice and resources for parents and teachers
Updated May 2022!
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Kiddie Viddie videos feature children and teenagers performing original songs that teach practical and character-building lessons in a fun, fast-moving way that kids around the world relate to and enjoy. These videos have received widespread acclaim from parents and educators alike, and are ideal for babies, toddlers and preschoolers:
Treasure Attic is an educational entertainment series for children ages 2 and up. Each 30-minute episode of this children’s video series features its personable host Uncle Jim, his lovable sheepdog Peepers, and the energetic word-defining Bunny Bigword. Together they convey meaningful and lively lessons through songs and fun adventures. Focus skills include health habits, safety awareness, problem solving, social skills, manners, consideration, getting along with others, and care for the environment:
Character-building stories for children featuring fun dinosaur friends. Featured values include courtesy, healthy habits, obedience, honesty, resolving conflicts, forgiveness and thinking about others.
Animated Hero Classics
Animated Hero Classics is an educational Animated television series of programs co-produced by Nest Family Entertainment and Warner Bros. The series, geared toward elementary school aged children, teaches important lessons such as teamwork, unselfishness, and perseverance.
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Adventures from the Book of Virtues is an animated made for TV series. It features two children, Zach and Annie, who learn an array of life lessons from Plato the Bison, Aurora the Hawk, Aristotle the Prairie Dog and Socrates the Bobcat. Drawing inspiration from the Bible, fairy tales, mythology and folk stories from various cultures, this show is sure to appeal to children from all walks of life. Each episode is about half an hour in length and the shows can be viewed in any order. The full series can be found here.
If you're a parent, you need to take a long, hard look at what's out there and decide if that's how you want your children to turn out, because what they watch and listen to and imitate today, they will become tomorrow. - D.B. Berg
Earth Day (April 22) is a great opportunity to teach children about appreciating the marvels of Creation and taking care of the beautiful Earth we have been given. Here are some free stories, presentations, videos, coloring pages and activity sheets that can be used at home, school or other group gatherings to help children better understand and appreciate the importance of caring for nature.
Presentations & Devotional Articles
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God's idea of prayer is not a ritual, but loving and lively communication between the best of friends.
God wants to have a personal relationship with each of us, and He wants it to be the deepest, most meaningful, most fulfilling and rewarding, most natural part of our lives. He wants to make our lives even better. He wants to add a wonderful new dimension to all that we do—the dimension of His loving presence.
1 – 4 years
5 - 7 years
8 - 11 years
Jesus is the One who has given us limitless love and who loves it when we help Him communicate that love to others, both today and always. All the love that we feel for others is possible because of His love.
Ages 5 - 7
8 - 11 Years
Coloring Pages / Activities
Free Christmas Stories, Books, Flashcards, Videos, and Coloring Pages for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Unless otherwise noted, all stories, flashcards, and coloring pages can be downloaded in .pdf format. Feel free to use them at home, church, or in other settings. Merry Christmas!
Christmas Stories and Books
Christmas Coloring Pages and Activities:
It was a child who began the first Christmas celebration, and it is children who keep it alive in their own special ways. Christ manifests His presence in each child who celebrates His birth. May He also touch your life and home this Christmas.
Updated June 2021!
A short list of Father’s Day stories, videos songs and activities for children that will help kids fully appreciate Dad and all that he is and does.
Activities and Coloring Pages
Updated May 2021!
Mother’s Day is a special time when children can express their appreciation to mom for all that she is and does. Following are some free online resources for parents, teachers and anyone else who is looking for Mother’s Day stories and activities for kids of all ages! Enjoy!
Mother's Day Stories
NEW! Girls and Women in the Bible - Includes the stories of Bible mothers such as Eve, Sarah, Jochebed, Hannah, Ruth, Mary, Lois, and Eunice. Also available in ebook format (epub and Kindle) or as a coloring book.
Dear Mom - A bilingual English and Spanish book for children that is ideal for Mother's Day
Honor your Parents – A short PowerPoint on the topic of loving and respecting mom (and dad) not just on Mother’s Day but throughout the year. Includes activity ideas at the end.
God's Splendid Mothers – Stories about famous mothers in the Bible for children.
What is a Mother? – Entertaining story for Little kids about what a mother does and why she is special. Includes cute photos of animal mothers with babies.
Mother's Day (ppt) - This PowerPoint is ideal for older children and explains how Mother’s Day originated and what the true meaning behind the day is meant to be.
Appreciate Your Parents - Lesson plan from My Wonder Studio that includes reading, discussion ideas and fun activities.
Mother's Day Coloring Pages for older children.
Mother's Day photo vase craft - a cool DIY Mother's day activity for older kids.
Pray a Way Poster and Coloring Page: Grandparents - Poster and coloring page with short prayer for grandma.
Mother's Day Cutouts - Two pages of colorful cut-outs that are ideal for Mother's Day cards and other activities.
Bible Mothers Coloring Pages - Six coloring pages featuring well known Bible mothers from the Old and New Testaments. Each page includes a brief overview of the mother depicted.
“Active Appreciation Activities” – Entertaining activities from My Wonder Studio that can be easily adapted to show special appreciation to mom on Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Cards – printable Mother’s Day card templates, available in black and white and color.
Mother’s Day Crafts, Activities, and Worksheets – An assortment of Mother’s Day arts and crafts activities for kids of all ages, courtesy of Enchanted Learning
Mother’s Day Treats – Breakfast in bed and special treat ideas and recipes that many older kids could do with just a little bit of help and supervision from a parent, grandparent or babysitter. Even younger kids will enjoy helping make at least one of these treats for Mom, although they may need a bit of extra help and assistance.
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For additional resources for Lent, organized by age groups, click here
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Tolerance, Diversity and Respect: Free Stories, Books, Presentations, Videos, and Coloring Pages for Children
Children ages 6 - 9
Your body is an amazingly intricate and efficient machine, but it needs proper care to run well. If you want to be free of sickness and other physical problems, you have to do your part. That takes time, thought, and effort. You have to eat properly, drink plenty of fluids, get sufficient sleep, exercise, have your teeth and eyes checked periodically, limit your exposure to things that could be harmful, and so on.