Helpful Resources During COVID-19

 

 

For Families with Kids At Home

Coloring Sheets with Prayer for When You Feel Anxious

Lenten Photo Challenge (Email Pics to )

Look For The Helpers - Mr. Roger's Devotional

From Guidepost - 9 Tips Maintaining Healthy Relationships In Tight Quarters - New!

The following resources are from Sally Loyd Jones, author of the Jesus Storybook Bible

Story Time

Follow #operationstorytime on Instagram

Follow along with Oliver Jeffers

Read stories with Mac Barnett

Read with Chris Van Dusen

Stories and more with Sophie Blackall

Read with Josh Gad (Olaf!)

Story time with Annie Downs

Join even more authors online

Librarian Bookends is posting helpful schedules of story times

Even more Read Alouds

Lots of celebrities will read to you at Storyline Online

Fun Videos

Stop and Think with Sesame Street

Stream Broadway Shows

Stream Jesus Storybook Bible Animated Videos (free trial offer!)

Activities

Jesus Storybook Bible Easter Coloring Kit

Create Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Find free online activities with Union Square Play

Explore Scholastic Learn at Home

Get Moving with GoNoodle

 Virtual Field Trips

Visit Art Galleries Online

Explore The Met 360 Project

Visit exhibits at The Whitney Museum of American Art

Take virtual tours of The Louvre and Musee d’Orsay

Even more museums to visit online

Virtually tour National Parks

For Parents

The following resources are from Sally Loyd Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible

Read my tips on Helping Children with Scary News

Review my Top Books Picks for Inspiring Courage

Find book recommendations and activities at Read Aloud Revival 

Browse recommendations from Teachers and Librarians

How to Talk to Children about Coronavirus

Read this comic with your kids (if age appropriate) exploring the coronavirus

Try Zoom for virtual playdates and gatherings

 To Take a Breather

Listen to my Spotify Playlist, Peace Be Still

Browse the Digital Care Package from The Rabbit Room

Find some inspiration with The Jesus Storybook Bible Instagram Community 

Coping Help

What a terrific idea: Tumble, the science podcast for kids and families, is answering kids’ questions about COVID-19, in language they can understand Listen here.  

For Anyone

Acts of worship, particularly geared to those who are isolated or housebound, or who are unable to attend church. - New!

From Stevin Furtick - Scripture Meditaton Video Designed to Help You Fight Back Fear and Anxiety

From Gretchin Rubin - 11 Tips for Staying Calm During the Time of the Coronavirus

I Spent A Year In Space & I Have Tips On Isolation To Share by Scott Kelly - 

From Paul David Tripp - Fighting Fear With Gratitude

A helpful perspective from a New York Dr. - Don't Be Afraid

From Guidepost - 9 Tips Maintaining Healthy Relationships In Tight Quarters

That Uncomfortable Feeling Your Feeling Is Grief - An Article In Harvard Business Review - 

Past HomeFront Magazine Issues (Never had time to read one?  You do now! -) 

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

Need help understanding the Cares Act?  Here is an article that spells it all out.  

How Can I Help?

Phone A Friend (Contact The Church Office To Adopt A Friend Who Is Isolated and Alone) 

Send E Cards (Contact Linda Klepaczyk at  ) if you would like to help with our e card campaign!

Be A Pen Pal - The children of our church need your help!  Contact Linda Klepaczyk at   if you would like to pen pal with one of our kids

How to Sew A Face Mask (These masks can be used by healthcare workers in hospitals)

Days For Girls Masks 4 Millions Campaign

Start A Neighborhood Bear Hunt for Families On Walks See Instructions for putting a bear in your front window and getting your neighborhood on board.  It's easy! - 

Michigan COVID-19 Volunteer Website

Eastern Michigan University Honors College - List of Volunteer Opportunities for College Students - New!

Sunday Mornings at Home

Tots In Training - 3/22 God Can Forgive Me Lesson   ~   Make It Stick

Tots in Training - 3/29 I Can Obey God 

Cross Training Lesson - 3/15 - Feeding of the 5000

 Cross Training Lesson - 3/15 - Let's Review!

Sunday School Lesson For Four Years - 6th Grade - 3/29 

Godly Play Lesson - 3/22 

Godly Play Lesson - 3/29  

Have Six Legos?  You Can do This Activity!  Six Brick Challenges 

Spiritual Acivities BINGO For The Whole Family At Home - New!

God's Big Easter Story - Holy Week At Home For Families New! 

Prayer Resources

20 Prayers to Pray During This Pandemic from Christianity Today New!

Prayers with Children from The Church of England - New!

Prayers for Healthcare Workers & Their Families

COVID-199 Prayer Prompts from World Vision