Soon families everywhere will be enjoying Pancake Day. It’s the first of several traditions which continue right up until Easter Day. Read more about how families can join in these special events.
Mothers’ Day, or Mothering Sunday, is really special and many churches and schools will celebrate it with a service or activities. This year, it is on March 26th. Read on for more about what to expect in church along with ideas to prepare for Mother’s Day at home.
Godparents are really special people. They make serious promises at the christening and many are part of a family for years. It’s such an important relationship that the Church of England sets aside a whole day to celebrate. This year, it will be on April 30th. Whether your church is holding a special service or not, you can still let your godparents or godchildren know how much they mean to your family.
Discover a helpful way to read and talk with your child about five inspiring mums in the Bible, who each came through very different challenges with the help of God. Their faith, courage and love made them heroes then, and now…
Mothering Sunday is a chance to say ‘thank you’ for the special role of our mum. Even mums who are far away or who have died can be remembered and honoured – read on for some simple ways to celebrate the love of mothers everywhere.
There’s so much happening in your local church in the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. It’s a really important time for churches and there are many special services that are great for families. Look out for these dates, from the end of February onwards.
There are many traditions around Easter which have survived through generations. The Friday before Easter Sunday, Good Friday, is marked by remembering the cross of Jesus. Help young ones know that before the Easter eggs, Christians mark this day in special ways too.
Easter is the biggest celebration of all in churches. Discover together with your child what happened on the very first Easter using this easy-to-read summary of the story that’s right at the heart of the Christian faith.
There’s so much outdoors that fascinates children and reminds us of God’s love and power too. Show children the wonder of it all with these simple ideas for fresh air and fun.
Chocolate eggs are all part of children’s excitement at Easter. These tasty suggestions and activities will help children learn why eggs are a symbol of the real meaning of Easter, and why it’s the most important celebration in the Christian calendar.
Thinking about where our food comes from, being thankful for it and remembering those who don’t have as much as we do helps children to recognise the blessing of ‘our daily bread’.
Enjoying time and treats together is really important, whether that is doing ordinary things together like making and helping or going on a journey somewhere completely new. Being together, using imagination, making mistakes and laughing are all part of the amazing Christian journey. Find some new ideas here.
Prayer is both simple and special, and is one of the things that everyone can do for the children in our lives. It might be lighting a candle or pausing for thought, or it could be something you discover together. Here are some ideas to help you pray with and for a child who is special to you.
If a christening is the start of an amazing journey, the Bible is an amazing book – a map for that journey. There is adventure and excitement, mystery and wonder. There are really well known stories – like Noah or the Christmas story – and new ones to discover.
The amazing journey of discovering faith will have lots of special times to remember. Find out here some of the key moments that you can look forward to over the next few months and years.
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