It’s a scary time for kids and adults as we all try to figure out the best way to keep each other safe and supported. With kids home and gatherings sparse, here are some good resources from Rev. Kent and the Union Church family!
Special Presentation for Kids Today: Gov. Beshear will have a special presenter about Covid-19 for children TODAY, 4pm March 17. Watch YouTube livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChRbM-FLeKV4tKUwlMf6XNg
A UK Hospital page that is really helpful: How to Talk to Children About Covid-19
Story Time with Rev. Kent and Rev. Diana: This facebook group is where they will post bedtime stories for all, along with a goodnight song! Story time with Rev. Kent and Rev. Diana (click here)
Free Family and Children’s Activities from Illustrated Ministry! These are people who make our children’s church bulletins. With this link you have unlimited access to their at-home resources for you and for kids of all ages. You won’t be added to any mailing list, get spam, etc. We’ve made these available at no charge and you may share the link with anyone in need. Here is the link to share: https://www.
Free Stories from Audible for Kids For As Long as School is Out:No logins, no emails, just free books for children to listen to.
Take Precautions with Play Dates!
Even though children are not seen to be as at risk that doesn’t mean they are immune. And just because a person shows only mild symptoms doesn’t mean that those they give it to will have a mild case. This is great time to talk about care for neighbors and friends and the ways we can do that.
Online chat for your kids with friends and family might be a great way to keep them safe and connected (you too!).
Make handwashing a ritual EVERYONE observes EVERY TIME you change activities.
Be careful and caring with food sharing. Visiting a neighbor is great, but if that person is at-risk, it could be scary for them. Call first, make arrangements, keep 6′ distance.
Here’s a prayer we can all share, young and old:
Dear God of all living and life, help us be good to one another. Help us be smart and caring. Help us love and laugh even when we are unsure of what comes next. We put our trust in you and we put our hearts to work for those we love. May we love like Jesus, now and always. Amen!