Many of you will have heard of Messy Church and the different ideas they provide for all age worship and creative activities.
An alternative Easter Hunt Exchange idea
Create, paint, draw or colour a stone or picture of an egg and leave it visibly by your front door or window. When you are out having your allowed exercise, hunt to find as many egg displayed as you can. (Please keep safe doing this and following the recommended government guidelines of space). Take a picture of all the eggs you find displayed and post your results to school.
You will find Messy Church at home ideas daily here - https://www.facebook.com/MelkshamMessyChurch/
Lectionary themed activities that families can explore together. https://www.rootsontheweb.com/
Try their daily reflections for Holy Week-Based on seven paintings by Nebiyu Assefa
For Good Friday Wintershall are live streaming a specially made film and last year's Trafalgar Square performance on Good Friday on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Wintershallplay
Engage worship have resources for across the whole of Holy Week, and have made free downloads links, including a Lent journal for family use.
Easter in another place, an idea for making crosses, linked to Liverpool Cathedral http://www.inanotherplace.com/easter-in-another-place/
The digital team at the Church of England have produced 13 reflections including- 'Living in isolation', 'How are you', 'Switching focus' and 'Blessed are those who mourn'- each with a 'have a go habit' activity recommended. The effects of mental health problems are huge, and given the challenging times we are living in with coronavirus, it's more important than ever that we take steps to support good mental health. The team have updated their mental health reflections booklet with new material to provide hope, reassurance and comfort. You can find all of these resources on the link below.