Resources for Children & Youth
‘Thy Kingdom Come’ - Archbishops of York and Canterbury’s call to pray for the mission of the church. Children and youth too!
Thy Kingdom Come, the Archbishops of York and Canterbury’s call for God’s people to pray for the mission of the church in the 9 days is between Ascension and Pentecost, the Novena. 25 May 2017 - 4 June 2017.. And, OF COURSE, this most definitely includes children and young people.
Below we have assembled some of the inspiring resources with links. Many of these are free, we hope you find plenty to inspire, feel free to be creative. If you would like help and ideas do contact us. This may be a great opportunity to try something new.
‘All one people through baptism… no age restrictions..’
Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful new worship and Bible storytelling resource for babies, toddlers and young children. Diddy Disciples aims to encourage participation, discipleship and leadership from children's earliest years, using storytelling, singing, colour, repetition, art and lots and lots of movement!
Bright Prayer Ideas for Families at Home
This is an excellent resource packed full of ideas for prayer. You can download this using the link below. It’s not just for families, there’s plenty to draw out for children and youth groups too. Look out for Prayer Safari, Holiday club ideas, Prayer Kite festival; Community Icthus trail; Around the world in 9 days; etc etc
or you can purchase this as a booklet from this link: https://www.cpo.org.uk/thykingdomcome
or The different activities in the booklet are available separately here at this page:
You can buy the ‘Thy Kingdom Come - Kingdom Kit’, these posters and prayer cards and other resources.
9 Day Family Prayer Challenge
There is some excellent ideas in this 9 day family prayer challenge. Download here:
Pray for Five Friends
Simple, practical ideas about how to pray for 5 friends
A collection of creative, physical ways to pray for people as a group, great for children and young people’s activities.
Messy Church Activities
There are plenty of creative, messy ideas for Thy Kingdom Come here, covering Ascension to Pentecost.
ROOTS have produced prayer journeys for adults, children and young people – well worth a look.
You can download them from
Create a Prayer Space
There are some brilliant ideas here, and of course they don’t have to just be in schools. They could be in the church, and available for everyone…
The Spinnaker Trust have a series of assemblies on the Lord’s Prayer, aimed at primary. Lively tried and tested.
Register and download for free at http://www.spinnaker.org.uk/