Family Resources

Family Resources

We have set up this page to provide resources to help families during the coronavirus crisis.  We aim to post new ideas every week which are appropriate for different age children and which you should be able to do with materials that you already have around the house.

Each link below will take you to an activity sheet which you can print out or read on-screen and do together as a family.  We’re also posting a link to a video for teenagers as a discussion starter for families and we’re hoping to host some teenage discussion groups online.  If you’re interested in this please email us for more details.

We will also be posting and emailing these out every Thursday – if you do not already receive emails from us then please send a message to info@stlukesonline.co.uk and we will add you to our mailing list.

THURSDAY 2nd July
Have you been swimming in the sea recently?  We’ve got lots of sea based arty ideas for you to have a go at this week.
Under sea art for toddlers
Sea creature creations for 7-11’s
This Sunday we’re thinking about welcoming others and being inclusive, although St. Luke’s won’t be open for Sunday services for a few weeks yet.
Family sheet for Sunday
THURSDAY 26th June
This week we’re getting inspiration from artists who have used patterns of spirals and circles to help them create wonderful works of art.  This is a great way for you to make your own art.
Circle patterns for toddlers
Concentric circle art for 7-11’s
This Sunday we’re thinking about listening to God through the wonders of nature.
Family resource sheet for Sunday
THURSDAY 18th June
We’ve got lots of ideas for families to do things outside this week so let’s hope the weather cheers up!  Little ones can have a go at painting with water, or leaves, or a bicycle.  Older children can make all sorts of things to harness the fun of the wind.  Our Sunday sheet for families focusses on Jesus telling us not to be afraid.
Toddler painting fun
7-11’s wind wonders
Sunday sheet for families 
THURSDAY 11th June
Our craft this week is strictly about the birds!  You’ve probably noticed the birds singing during lockdown because there’s less noise as everyone stays in and there’s less traffic.  As life begins to get busier we don’t want to forget this so there are lots of bird related creative ideas for families in our sheets.  On Sunday we start a series of readings from the gospel of Matthew and the Sunday sheet introduces this.
Under 5’s ideas for bird art
7-11’s birds fun
Sunday service activities for families
THURSDAY 4th June
We’re into June already and restrictions are beginning to ease and some children are going back to school but we’re still providing ideas for creative things to do at home for a range of ages.  Our focus on craft this week is abstract art using a whole range of things including masking tape, black pens, melted crayons, ice cubes and even spaghetti!  This Sunday is also a bit abstract as it’s Trinity Sunday – a really tricky concept to understand which is all about God being 3 and 1 at the same time.  The Sunday family sheet gives you some ideas to help understand this as well as some helpful videos to watch.
Abstract art for under 5’s
Abstract art for 7-11’s
Trinity Sunday family sheet
THURSDAY 28th May
We hope you’re managing to get shopping OK and getting enough fresh fruit and vegetables to keep yourselves healthy while we’re all still indoors quite a lot.  You an use fruit as art material before you eat it and there are lots of ideas for arty fruit projects in our craft sheets this week.  This Sunday is Pentecost when we remember the Holy Spirit descending on the disciples as tongues of fire and changing their lives, you can find out all about that story in our Sunday sheet.
Fruit Fun for under 5’s
Arty fruit for 7-11’s
Pentecost Sunday for families
THURSDAY 21st May
The weather has been so fantastic and hot that we thought you might like to get creative with lots of craft ideas for pictures of the sun.  On Sunday we’re not only thinking about the sun but all the wonderful things that God has created for us to enjoy on the planet earth.
Fun sun paintings for under 5’s
Crafting sun images for 7-11’s
Sunday focus on Psalm 148
THURSDAY 14th May
Last week we had loads of ideas for rainbows, this week it’s loads of ideas for clouds which also fits in with our service on Sunday which features Psalm 147 which says – “God covers the sky with clouds, he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.”
Cloud ideas for under 5’s
Clouds and weather ideas for 7-11’s
Psalm 147 activities for Sunday
THURSDAY 7th May
We’re used to seeing rainbows almost everywhere we go at the moment as a symbol of hope and of support for the NHS so this week we thought we’d give you some ideas to help you create your own rainbows.  On Sunday we’ll be focussing on Psalm 146 which is all about praising God so our activity sheet has links to songs you can sing along to and some singing themed colouring.
Under 5’s Rainbows
7-11’s Rainbows
Sunday sheet for 10th May
THURSDAY 30th April
This week we have craft ideas that have something to do with parts of your body.  For under 5’s it’s all about feet, for 7-11’s we’ve got an activity about faces.  There’s also an activity sheet to go along with the Sunday service which includes a really catchy song you might like to listen to and maybe even dance along with.  You can find that here.
Under 5’s foot paintings
Different types of Portraiture for 7-11’s
Sunday service activity sheet
THURSDAY 23rd April
This week we have different types of play dough for you to make and the children to play with and homemade games for 7-11s to make and play.
Play Dough Recipes for under 5’s
Make your own games for 7-11’s
Children’s activity sheet to go with the service on Sunday 26th April
THURSDAY 16th April
Post-Easter we thought you might have things like egg boxes lying around so we’ve put together some family craft activities using these.
Egg Box modelling for under 5’s
Fun with thumbprints for 7-11’s
Children’s activities for Sunday 19th April
We are posting services on Sunday at 9am and 10.30 on Facebook and Youtube and in the afternoon there is an online discussion group for teenagers – email us on info@stlukesonline.co.uk for more details.
THURSDAY 9th April
Today is Maundy Thursday when we remember the Last Supper that Jesus held with his disciples.
Below you will find some Easter resources for toddlers, 7-11s and for any families who want to do something on Easter Day.
Easter Craft for under 5’s
Easter Craft for 7-11’s
Family ideas for Easter Sunday
We will be streaming services from church from midday-3pm on Good Friday and 10.30am on Easter Sunday on Youtube
THURSDAY 2nd April
Craft for under 5’s
Fun with Shadow drawing for 7-11s
Palm Sunday activities for children
Teenagers discussion video
THURSDAY 26th March
Handprint Craft for under 5’s
Make an elephant, age 7-11
Craft for the Sunday Service 29th March 2020
There are still opportunities to get involved in creating art to become part of the mural which will be produced to beautify the New England Bridge.  You can download the worksheet for this here and email any artwork to info@stlukesonline.co.uk
New England Bridge Mural sheet