One item that sticks in my mind from that post is The Family Box. The Family Box sends a weekly family devotion and craft in the mail in a one-month box and provides enough supplies for each person in your family.
For kids preschool to the 8-10 year old range, this is a brilliant resource. Stuff in the mail...check. Easily understood content...check. Together time for your family...check. A hands-on activity and application ideas...check and check. This is a fantastic resource for families who need a little help in crafting a focused time with their kids each week to talk about Jesus. And, for spiritual parents, grandparents, or wonderful adults looking to send gifts, The Family Box can be sent as a monthly gift. Check it out here.
Oh right, I get excited about The Family Box and then I lose focus. What I began to write about was a resource developed locally in Toronto by some really creative people from a business called InkRobin. The moment I saw the illustrations, I thought I was on to something wonderful, and then I read their content and I KNEW this was a fabulous resource. Feel free to check them out yourself here. Beyond just liking them myself, here is how I know that they are great:
My four-year-old loves to read them. She knows the stories. She asks to read them. She reads through them more than once in a sitting. That's the evidence of a great resource: not just one that looks great or tells the story, but one that my child actually seeks out.
My daughter WANTS to read stories about Jesus, and that makes me excited.
While I write about Tiny Truths, I can't help but think about the kids and youth who aren't so tiny too. So while I'm getting excited about resources, I should share two more. Both are video-based, but if kids are getting screen time, why not make that time screen time worth having?
First, it's the great people at CrossRoads Kids' Club. They make a variety of videos for different ages, but the ones that I really love are their God's Story videos. Find them here. They're pretty ideal for grades 1-5, but I would use some of them with grades 6-8 as well.
Second, is an awesome new video-based project called The Bible Project. This is a crowd-funded resource that explains the Bible in videos that cover a book (or half a book) at a time. It works well for grade 6 and up, even as an adult, I really appreciate the videos, their content, and how they are taught! There are also "theme" videos that explain biblical themes in incredibly clear, but not watered-down or dumbed-down ways.
So, those are some new resources that I'd love to share with your family. Please let me know what other great resources are out there, so we can share them with the larger family. I'm excited to see all our kids grow up to know and love Jesus.