Activities at home

Worried about all the time your children will have to be at home during the Coronavirus Crisis? We have discovered a treasure trove of activities to keep your young ones busy. We'll keep adding to the list as we find them.

Online resources

National URC resources

Roots

One Way UK

Messy Church

Youthscape

Craft ideas

Click here for a step by step workbook of different craft ideas.

Easter craft ideas

Small grants opportunities

Our Children's and Youth Development Officer

StevenSteven Mitchell is the Children's and Youth Development Officer. His role is to support, develop and celebrate the children’s and youth work of the Synod. 

Steven explained, "I've been involved in youth and children's work in a variety of contexts, both paid and unpaid, for the last 17 years and it's great to be part of a church denomination that champions children and young people."

Whether you have or don't have children or young people in your church, Steven would love to come and visit you and find out how we can develop things further. Below is a list (not exhaustive) of the different ways he can help and support the work you're doing.

  • Lead all ages services
  • Speak at elders meeting about the trends and issues around children's and youth work
  • Help plan and lead holiday clubs or other local events
  • Run filmmaking workshops with children and young people
  • Give talks or run activities at children's or youth groups
  • Plan and lead bespoke training around working with children and young people (working with under 5s, working with teenagers, new children's and youth work resources, general volunteer training etc)
  • Organise and lead young leaders training

Up to speed on GDPR (data protection) for your children's or youth groups? See more info and a helpful checklist here: 

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/key-data-protection-themes/children/

If you would like Steven to come and help with any of the above or anything that's not on the list, or would like to speak to someone about anything children's or youth work related, please get in touch.

Steven Mitchell, Children's and Youth Development Officer, email cydo@urcmerseysynod.org.uk, Tel: 07387 580834.