- Looking Back & Ahead: a slideshow with reflections, queries, articles and other resources for thinking about Children and Youth religious education in the time “after” Covid-19
- Fall Religious Education Planning: Connection and New Directions
- Accompanying “Connections and New Directions” slideshow
- NEW! Planning Calendar for First Day Programs 2021-22
Anti-racism Curricula and Resources:
Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events Links to specific current events and guidance for parents, families, and caregivers. Also: Explaining the News to Our Kids on the Common Sense Media website.
Coming Together: Talking to Children About Race and Identity Developmentally appropriate resources from Sesame Street for exploring racial justice and celebrating identity with young children. It’s Sesame Street, so there are songs, stories, activities, and familiar furry friends to help.
Talking About Racial Injustice with Children includes a collection of current resources for families (published on PYM website June 2020)
Black Lives Matter Instructional Library compiled by Pheobe Defino. An excellent collection of children’s racial justice books all in read-aloud format. Sections/shelves focusing on: Activism and Advocacy, Self-love and Empowerment, Black History, Libros en Espanol, Additional Resources and Contact.
Protest Song Activity created by the KidsBridge Center. Explore songs created to encourage, inspire, and get people moving for change!
Racial Justice Curriculum for Young Friends by Lisa Graustein, NEYM. A 10-lesson curriculum helping middle and high-school age Friends to grapple with racial justice issues beginning with their own understandings of their racial identity.
Children and Youth Resources Exploring Racism and Racial Justice list of websites, blogs, online articles, curricula and children’s literature that begins with framing queries:
- How do we approach the work of teaching/learning about undoing racism for both Friends of European and African descent? Other People of Color?
- What scaffolding or tools can we create/recommend for working with a book resource? (queries, wondering questions, etc.)
- How do we prepare the way in our meetings and RE programs for ALL children to feel welcomed, included and fully participatory in the Religious Society of Friends? How do we signal welcome and inclusion to visitors?
Lessons for At Home & Online Together
- Being Present — worship at home
- “Treeing” Together — care for trees and our community
- Flat Fox and Fell — adventures in 1652 country and at home with George Fox and Margaret Fell (Visit the Flat Fox and Fell page on the Faith & Play Stories website for links to their story and a lesson plan for home and sharing together.)
- “Something Happened in Our Town” — lesson based on a children’s story about racial injustice, told from two perspectives, that of a Black family and a white family. Created by Friends at Madison Meeting in Northern Yearly Meeting
- NEW! “My Mandala – What is your Spiritual Journey?Using mandalas to help children learn about their past and current connection to the Divine and to their faith community”
- Blessed are the Peacemakers
- Brothers and Sisters All
- Celebrating the Seasons
- Christmas Programs with a Twist
- Exploring My Friends’ Beliefs: A Study of Judeo-Christian Faith in One’s Neighborhood
- Food for Body and Spirit
- From the Center Out
- George Fox: Four Lessons
- God Is…
- Growing in the Light, Pre-K-1
- Growing in the Light, 2nd-5th
- Growing in the Light, 6th-8th
- Growing in the Light, Adults and High School
- The John Woolman Curriculum
- Just Do It! (Ideas for HS Gatherings)
- Lucretia Mott: Each Little Act of Kindness
- Losses and Healing
- Obadiah: Four Lessons
- Peaceable Kingdom
- Quaker Kidz Bring the Peace
- Quakers Answer the Call
- Shaking Out the Truth
- Speak to the Earth and It Shall Teach Thee
- Stand Your Ground
- Stewardship of Time, Money and Talent
- Teaching Children About Jesus, I
- Teaching Children About Jesus, II
- Teaching the Old Testament to Quaker Children
- Teaching Quaker Faith and Practice to Children
- Teaching the Queries to Quaker Children
- Truth in Action
- Walking Cheerfully
- Wild Things: A Recipe for Running an MS Gathering
- William Penn: The Feather and the Sword
- William Penn: Young Rebel
- Work is Love Made Visible
- Working with Middle Schoolers