Family Resources

Our Family Ministries Team is happy to be able to provide encouraging and engaging resources for your family during this time of health safeguards and physical distancing!


Week of March 29, 2020


Tiny Town (Nursery - Kindergarten)

Kids in The Village (Elementary - Grades 1-4)

5th & 6th in The Village (Upper Elementary - Grades 5-6)

Youth in The Village (Students - Grades 7-12)


 

Tiny Town

Download Lesson for March 29th

Tiny Town Playlist (YouTube)

Additional Resources

 


 

Kids in the Village

Message for March 29th

Children's Ministry Newsletter

Join Kids in The Village Facebook Group

Additional Resources

 


 

5th & 6th in the Village

Message for March 29th

In The Loop Newsletter

Additional Resources

 


 

Youth in the Village

Make sure to check out Youth in the Village services each Sunday evening at 6 PM on Instagram Live! We will have a time of worship, followed by a short devotional led by Pastor Cory.

instagram@youthinthevillage

In The Loop Newsletter

Worship & Devotions Playlist (Spotify)

Resources for Parents of Teens

 


 

Additional Resources

Spiritual Resources:

The Bible App for Kids (Tiny Town, KITV)
https://bibleappforkids.com/
The Bible App for Kids is a free app created specifically for your young ones! This app has great videos and activities that your kids will love while learning about the Bible. It’s kid-friendly, easy to use, and contains activities and conversation starters that parents and kids can work on together.

Superbooks (Tiny Town, KITV, 5th & 6th)
https://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/
Superbooks is another great free Christian resource that is great for our older Tiny Town kids. Its website is filled with fun games and videos. The Bible tab allows you to read the Bible together as well as provides videos, devos, games, Q&As, and other resources as you read! You can also download the app to explore more stories together.

Minno (Tiny Town, KITV)
https://visit.gominno.com/
Minno provides some of our favorite Christian shows such as Veggietales, Bibleman, and Monster Truck Adventures. This is a subscription, but they currently have a 7-day free trial where you can explore 128 different shows for kids of all ages!

Focus On The Family (Tiny Town, KITV)
 https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/kids/
This website has resources that have crafts, lessons, and other things that may be useful for families.

Educational Resources:

Scholastic’s Learn at Home (Tiny Town, KITV, 5th & 6th)
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Scholastic has created Scholastic’s Learn at Home website that provides free resources for your kids to learn each day. There are exciting articles, stories, videos, and fun learning challenges for your kids to explore.

PBS (Tiny Town, KITV)
 https://www.pbs.org/parents
PBS offers great free videos, games, and activities for kiddos 2 to 8 years old. You can sign up for a free newsletter that provides daily activities for your kids to play and learn at home. They also provide free apps that have great educational games and videos.

Creative Resources:

GoNoodle (Tiny Town, KITV)
https://gonoodle.com/
GoNoodle provides creative videos that inspire learning and being active, and feature kid-friendly music great for elementary-aged kids. Here are some of our favorites:

GoNoodle - Zumba Kids 
https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/zumba-kids
GoNoodle - Boom Chicka Boom
https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/boom-chicka-boom
GoNoodle - Meow Moo Moo
https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/meow-moo-moo

Paper and Glue (Tiny Town, KITV)
http://www.paper-and-glue.com/
Cupcake Craft 
http://www.paper-and-glue.com/2015/04/invitation-to-create-cupcake-factory.html?m=1
Build a Bug Craft
 http://www.paper-and-glue.com/2015/08/invitation-to-create-build-bug.html
Make A Monster Craft
 http://www.paper-and-glue.com/2015/09/invitation-to-create-make-monster-halloween-craft.html

Virtual Field Trips:

Art Museums
 https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html
Museums From Around the World
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20200315
The 7 Wonders of the World, NASA, the Smithsonian, Mt. Everest, and more:  https://www.create-abilities.com/blogs/create-abilities-blog/12-virtual-field-trips-you-dont-want-to-miss


 

Resources for Parents of Teens

Weekly Newsletters & Guides

Axis
https://axis.org
https://info.axis.org/blog
Axis is a group that puts together great blogs and other great parent resources that can help you better know your teenager, the culture they live and exist in and also how to have sometimes sensitive conversations with your teenager.

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
https://cpyu.org

The Parent Cue
https://theparentcue.org/

The Source 4 Parents
https://thesource4parents.com

Articles Related to COVID-19 or Fears/Anxieties

How To Talk To Your Kids About Fears & The Coronavirus
Young People, Screens & The Coronavirus
10 Things To Do When Your Children Are Stuck At Home
14 Things to Do with Teens if You're Quarantined for COVID-19
Dealing With Your Students Fears and Anxiety 
5 Things Parents Can Ask Their Kids About Coronavirus
Parents of the Senior Class of 2020

General Articles

10 Facts About Adolescence
The Tech-Wise Family
TikTok Parent Guide
Bible Reading Plans for Families

Boundaries with Teens - Book (link to Amazon)
The Bible Project - Biblical topics and books explained well in roughly 10 minutes or less. (One of Pastor Cory’s favorite resources.)