Making Remembrance meaningful and appropriate for children can be a challenge, but here are a few resources and places to get further ideas for school assemblies or acts of worship in church. Be sure to check out our Armistice 100 resources for churches too.
For children’s leaders
- Remembrance Sunday – making peace by Martyn Payne of the BRF Barnabas team is a good starting point for children’s leaders. BRF also published ‘What Price Peace‘, which uses the centenary of the First World War as a springboard to explore themes including patriotism, peace, comradeship and service.
- Messy Church has updated its remembrance materials for 2018
- Lest We Forget by Sermons 4 Kids
For school teachers
- Assemblies for Autumn festivals by Martin Cox contains an act of remembrance appropriate for a school assembly.
- Remembrance Day By Gordon and Ronni Lamont is an assembly designed for the whole school
- Scholastic cross-curricular activities for Remembrance Day
Resources you can use with children at home or in church
- CBBC’s Newsround explains Remembrance Day and you can find a host of resources on iChild.
- This resource from the Baptist Peace Fellowship has got some brilliant stuff on it including some great ideas for children’s work, including using the David McKee story Tusk Tusk, which offers a way to talk with children about issues of conflict and prejudice.
- ‘Side by Side with God in Everyday Life’by Yvonne Morris has chapters on ‘Time for War’ and ‘Time for Peace’, which may help parents and children’s workers have a way into bible story, discussion and praying on these themes.
- Poems for Remembrance Day written by soldiers and family members in light of their experiences.