Resources for Children

  • Colour Bible

    The Colour Bible, by Eric Visser, is a simple printed resource which consists of 10 stories from the Old Testament and 10 from the New Testament, each with text in basic English and a picture to colour in. The Messianic promise develops as you progress through the stories. It's the gospel in a nutshell, simple but effective. There is no copyright on the Colour Bible, so you can print as many copies as you like or use it as part of your own outreach material. A Spanish version is also available and a version in the Swahili language is in preparation.

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  • My Adventure in God's World

    Three booklets entitled 'My Adventure in God's World' have been written by Claudia Smith for Primary School Students to help them with their transition to and from the field. The first focuses on Pre-field Preparation, the second on Home Leave and the third on Re-entry. These are available through OSCAR and completely FREE to download. They are must have resources for every young mission family.

    Book 1 - Pre-field Preparation: www.oscar.org.uk/myadventure1.pdf
    Book 2 - Home Leave: www.oscar.org.uk/myadventure2.pdf
    Book 3 - Re-entry: www.oscar.org.uk/myadventure3.pdf

  • Activity Village.co.uk

    This secular site has lots of good information and links to help entertain and educate children up to the age of 10.

  • Every Child Ministries (ECM)

    Every Child Ministries is dedicated to encouraging and empowering African Churches to disciple their new generation for Jesus Christ. They do this by teaching, training teachers and leaders and equipping churches with teaching materials. At present their two largest ministries are Sunday school and Bible teaching in public schools. They have made some of their Sunday school materials available on their web site for Churches and individual Christians to copy and use to train teachers to reach the youth of their continent for Christ. Materials are currently in English, French, Spanish and several Congolese languages.

  • Go Teach

    Go Teach Publications Ltd is a UK based registered charity, which publishes Bible teaching material for use with children and young people aged 3 to 14 years.
    Tel: 01625 422279
  • Interaction International

    This US site and service has been set up to be a catalyst and resource working cooperatively in the development of programs, services and publications to provide and contribute to an on-going flow of care that meets the needs of third-culture kids* (TCKs) and internationally mobile families.

    Tel: ++ 1 630 653 8780 (USA)
  • Mission websites for Children and Youth

    The following websites are set up by mission organisations and are aimed at informing about and involving children and youth in mission.

    www.christianaid.org.uk/schools/primary-teaching-resources (Christian Aid)
    www.globalkids.om.org (Operation Mobilisation)
    www.compassion.com/kids-magazine.htm (Compassion)

    See also
    www.stand4kids.org/mission-websites-for-kids
    www.caravanfriends.org

  • MK Care

    This German website (in German) offers resources and care for MKs across Europe.

  • MK Connection

    This US site calls itself a central place for finding things of interest to MKs and TCKs.

  • MK Net

    MKNET is a US based mailing list for MK's and TCK's. Topics range widely. The framework of the discussion is simply tolerance for other views. There is no religious or secular agenda. To Subscribe to MKNET, send an email from the mail account you want the list mail to come to, to the address below. It's important that you include the words 'subscribe mknet' in the body of the email [without the quotes]. It doesn't matter what the subject is.

    Email: hub@mknet.org
  • Story Bags

    Storybags provide and produce good quality resources for use in Churches, classrooms, Sunday schools and Missions.

  • TCK World

    This US based site has many links and information for 'Third Culture Kids'.

  • The Good News Coloring Book

    The Good News Coloring Book (GNCB) is a coloring book which uses only scripture verses, God's Word, to tell the story of Jesus Christ. Key passages have been illustrated to appeal to children, and through children to their parents. By using only scripture, the GNCB has been easy to translate. Using a New Testament in another language, verses are copied exactly as they appear. The verses are then checked by native speakers to assure accuracy, and then those speakers help translate the title and the prayer on the last page. Many languages are available and the books are free to print.

  • When Abroad, Do as the Local Children Do: Ori's Guide for Young Expats

    This is the title of a book available through Amazon. "... an easy and fun way for children and parents to reflect on, and talk about together, their upcoming transition, and throughout each of its distinct phases. Filled with warmth and humour, age-appropriate activities and strategies, it is a valuable part of any relocating family's pre-departure tool-chest."

  • Wycliffe Children's Resources

    Produced by Wycliffe's US team with ideas from around the world, these fun, interactive lessons, from simulations to stories, ethnic meals to hilarious games, slight-of-hand stunts to crafts to linguistic problem-solving. For children from pre-school to teens and up.