CliF Notes

A curriculum for families and small groups

 

 July 2019

Our regular CLiF-Notes, RE-frigerator page, and RE Books will return in September
Some Suggested Summer Resources
for Unitarian Universalist Children and Families
 

 

CLF Resources:

 

Between Sundays has a variety of lesson plans designed to answer various religious questions that kids might have.

 

The archives of the uu&me! magazine for UU children contain stories, activities and more on a variety of themes.

 

Quest Monthly, the CLF’s worship publication has sermons and columns that you may wish to discuss as a family.

 

The Family Quest YouTube Channel has a boatload of brief videos, separated into categories, that are great for adults and kids to watch together. 


 Resources from the UUA:

 The UUA has a series of complete curricula available online through the Tapestry of Faith program. You can search by topic or type of activity, use a session, a whole curriculum for your age child or simply choose some stories to explore and discuss. 

Michelle Richards writes a blog on UU parenting for the UU World website.

 

Call and Response is a blog sponsored by the UUA for religious educators. (And yes, parents are religious educators.)

 

If you’re planning your own summer services for your family or small group you can find lots of good readings, chalice lightings, etc. at the  UUA’s WorshipWeb.

 


Other UU Resources:

 An online curriculum using Dr. Seuss books, by UU minister Helen Zidowecki.

 UUCARDS is a website to promote and distribute RE curricula written by and for UUs. Much of the material is for sale, but there are some resources available online.

 Books for children available from the InSpirit, theUUA bookstore.


 Miscellaneous

 A list of free and fun learning web sites for kids https://www.thespruce.com/best-free-educational-websites-for-kids-3129084 .

 

Ideas for camping in your backyard. Also here.

 

Summer crafts, just for fun. Also here.

 

Science experiments for kids using household stuff.

 

Cooperative games to play with groups, including intergenerational groups.