Resources for Primary School Children
Our friends in York have a page full of catchy songs with actions just for children this age. Please visit www.yoyotrust.org.uk/songs to choose one you would like to sing.
Bob Hartman writes most of the stories for Open the Book. He has produced an album of songs (each about 4 minutes long) called Bob Hartman's Rhyming Bible Songs. Here's the link - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHJq2S_Wij2rT05Xfo51YHSf6Xc5_739J
The Beginners Bible tells all the stories of the Bible. Each story is between 5 and 25 minutes long. Here is a link to them all - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA/playlists. You have to look for the story you want or just dip in and see!
Families can have a go at Bake through the Bible - Episode 1 - God makes everything!!". The story AND how to do the baking are available on the Church on the Heath Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/5182889669/permalink/10158157829644670/?__tn__=CH-R
The Beginners Bible tells all the stories of the Bible and is suitable for children in Years 3 and 4. Each story is between 5 and 25 minutes long. Here is a link to them all - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA/playlists. You have to look for the story you want or just dip in and see!
William Booth was an English Methodist preacher who, along with his wife, Catherine, founded The Salvation Army and became its first General. The Christian movement founded in 1865 has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world and is known for being one of the largest distributors of humanitarian aid. In 2002, Booth was named among the 100 Greatest Britons in a BBC poll. Here is his story - www.youtube.com/watch?v=hShLFxVaI_s&t=237s and a quiz and colouring activities to go with it - torchlighters.org/kids/william-booth-activities/
Harriet Tubman was a black American who worked to abolish slavery. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently rescued 70 enslaved people using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Here is her story - www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL8fuiHj_sE and a quiz and colouring activities to go with it - torchlighters.org/kids/harriet-tubman-activities/
Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch Christian watchmaker and later a writer who worked with her father and her sister to help many Jews escape the Nazis from the Holocaust during World War II by hiding them in her home. They were caught, and she was arrested and sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, is a biography that recounts the story of her family's efforts and how she found hope in God while she was imprisoned at the concentration camp. Here is her story - www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbiFLExJ67s and a quiz and colouring activities to go with it - torchlighters.org/kids/corrie-ten-boom-activities/
George Muller founded and ran a number of orphanages in Bristol which looked after thousands of children. Here is his story - www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3fzrmV1B6A and a quiz and colouring activities to go with it - torchlighters.org/kids/george-muller/
Samuel Morris was a prince in Liberia who was captured and a ransom demanded. he had an amazing escape story which led to him being converted to Christianity around the age of 14. Around age 18, he left Liberia for the United States to achieve an education but died two years later. Here is his story - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvrYmF7qMpg and a quiz and colouring activities to go with it - torchlighters.org/kids/samuel-morris-activities/.
Our friends in York produce a weekly video to encourage young people to explore faith, themselves and the world we live in. Please visit www.yoyotrust.org.uk/invaders-online to catch the latest and to see any episodes you have missed.
They also produce a weekly reflection built on a story of hope, something we all need in this time of crisis. Please visit www.yoyotrust.org.uk/hope-for-hearts to see the sessions!