Quarantine Resource Center for Kids, Tweens, & Grown-Ups
Posted on April 13, 2020
Are you and the kids looking for things to do during quarantine? Our quarantine resource center is here to help! We’ve compiled our favorite free resources for kids and tweens (and grown-ups too!), including printable coloring pages, downloadable devotionals, story time ideas, and more. Visit us online throughout quarantine for fun ideas for the whole family that are both entertaining and
Activities and Ideas for Kids & Tweens
Play, Make, and Read
Without school and extracurricular activities, quarantine can be an especially challenging time for kids. Help them have fun at home with a Bible-themed family game night
(don’t forget Bible trivia
!). This paper lantern craft
helps remind children in a practical way that Jesus is the light of the world, even during uncertain times. When reading books to your kids, make Bible stories come to life with these hands-on ideas
. Or, join Tyndale Kids authors for virtual story time
Inspired by Wow!: The Gospel in Four Words
, this fun and easy finger puppet craft
can be used to remind you and your child of God’s amazing gospel plan. Plus, you can find more free resources to help your kids get excited about God’s good news here
Supporting your child’s spiritual growth is even more essential during an unsettling experience like the current coronavirus pandemic. Turn this into an opportunity to start a new family devotional
routine! For kids who are old enough to read scripture on their own, these free devotions for boys
can help get them started. Older students and tweens may also benefit from journaling
to help them process what they're learning in this season.
Writing Letters (With Free Stationery!)
During quarantine your kids will probably miss their friends, classmates, and extended family. Help them put a positive spin on the situation by sending notes in the mail with these letter writing prompts and printable stationery
! The added benefit is that letters spread cheer to those who receive them, especially those who live alone.
Quarantine can be just as challenging for parents as it is for kids. With the whole family confined at home, things can sometimes get a bit tense, especially with older kids and teens. These tips
can help you approach conflict in a healthy and productive way, encouraging your family to function as a team.
Even if home life is going smoothly, every family member can benefit from a regular prayer habit. Encourage your kids to pray for each other and for the world with these ten prayer tips
Distance learning adds another layer of challenge to quarantine life, but it can also be an opportunity to introduce a Christian perspective
to your student’s education. For practical tips to help make this homeschooling experience a smooth one, you won't want to miss this free on-demand webinar
by Wheaton College professor Dr. Jillian Lederhouse and adjunct professor Brita Beitler. Read more about their "7 Keys to Learning at Home"
and find free resource here
, including a reading list
For other parenting resources, visit Tyndale.com
for books by trusted Christian authors and parenting experts.
Free Coloring Pages
Coloring books are the perfect pastime to fight boredom! This fun activity encourages creativity and is also relaxing for both kids and
adults. Enjoy these free printable coloring pages (and if you run out of those, find more scripture inspired coloring books here
Coloring Devotionals Pages for Teens
Coloring Pages to Help You Choose Peace & Joy
Scripture Coloring Pages
Coloring Pages from Picturing Heaven
He is Risen Easter Coloring Page
More Coloring Books
Activities for Grown-Ups, Too!
Kids aren’t the only ones who can get bored during quarantine. Whether or not you’re able to work from home, chances are you have extra downtime and are looking to use it in more fruitful ways than binge watching seasons of your favorite show. We've compiled some resources, freebies, and things to do to help you make the most of the days and weeks ahead.
Recipes and Tips
With most restaurants closed and grocery stores out of stock, planning meals can be tricky. Before you resort to a steady diet of takeout or processed food, check out these 11 tips for eating healthy at home
. But sometimes, you just need a treat, and long days indoors are also the perfect opportunity to try new recipes! These book-inspired, stress-free comfort food recipes
are sure to please.
These free downloadables are specially designed to provide encouragement and cheer to your day!
Printable art from the God is Good, Ya’ll! Devotional
Free phone backgrounds from Still Waiting
Printable scripture cards from Earth Psalms
(plus an article by Francine Rivers!)
Printable scripture art and journal prompts from Infinite Hope
Encouraging Bible Verses and Free Downloadables
Now more than ever it is vital to root ourselves in the promises of God’s Word. Don’t know where to start? Here are some hand-picked verses and free downloadables to encourage you. Spread hope by sending them to family and friends or sharing on social media!
5 Bible Verses for Comfort and Hope
10 Bible Verses About Freedom
(with downloadable memes)
5 Bible Verses About New Beginnings
(with downloadable art)
Spiritual Disciplines Downloadable Scripture Graphic
This time of quarantine is also a unique opportunity to invest in your spiritual life. If you don’t already have a regular Bible reading habit, read these four simple steps
to get started. But first, try taking this quiz
to find out what kind of Bible reader you are!
In addition to the Bible, devotionals
can also help support your spiritual growth. Not sure which one to choose? Try one or more of these free e-devotional
series and have them delivered directly to your inbox, with topics including hearing God’s voice
, prayer and solitude
, approaching health God’s way
, and praying for our country
. For married couples, check out this free series
from Gary Chapman's Love Language Minute for Couples
Who doesn’t love a fun quiz? Learn something about yourself with this book-inspired quizzes!
How Well Do You Know the Bible?
Which Story Do You Belong In?
Are You Small Town or Big City?
What Does Your Reading Style Say About You?
What Decade Do You Belong In?
What is You Bible Study Match?
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Strong Female Heroine in a Novel?
Technology During Quarantine
While the benefits of technology enable us to connect with others virtually—whether through video calls, social media, or messaging apps—it can be easy to spend too much time in front of our screens. If you’re reevaluating your relationship with technology, this article and podcast
can help you unplug. (And if you're wondering whether you need to unplug at all, take this quiz
to find out!)
Last but definitely not least...
Have you signed up for the My Reader Rewards Club
yet? It's free to join, and with your membership you have the opportunity to complete fun online activities
to earn points to redeem for Christian books
—shipped free to your door! Sign up
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