Explaining some of the big issues in the world to children isn’t always easy but we believe that children, with their incredible sense of injustice, can grow up being active global citizens and can play their part to change the world.
Each month we will provide new resources to help you teach the children in your church about what life is like for millions of people all around the world and show them what they can do to make a difference.
Ideal for use with children aged approximately 7 to 11 in Sunday groups, uniformed organisations and after-school clubs.
Activities and presentations for children
April - A reason to celebrate
Celebrate the meaning of Easter and learn about the amazing work of our partner Ekta Parishad with this month’s resources.
A reason to celebrate (PDF, 0.3mb) | A reason to celebrate (PPT, 0.7mb)
Welsh version: Rheswm dros ddathlu (PDF, 0.3mb) | Welsh version: Rheswm dros ddathlu (PPT, 0.7mb)
March - Mothering Sunday
This month we meet Naima, a mother from Iraq, and celebrate mothers and carers all around the world.
Lightening the load (PDF, 0.6mb) | Lightening the load (PPT, 2.5mb)
Welsh version: Lleihau'r baich (PDF, 0.6mb) | Welsh version: Lleihau'r baich (PPT, 2.5mb)
February - Ingredients for a fairer world
This month’s resources help you explore the importance of Fairtrade with your groups.
Ingredients for a fairer world (PDF, 0.3mb) | Ingredients for a fairer world (PPT, 5mb)
Welsh version: Cynhwysion ar gyfer byd tecach (PDF, 0.6mb) | Welsh version: Cynhwysion ar gyfer byd tecach presentation (PPT, 10mb)
Encourage your group to Count Their Blessings with our children’s Lent resources.
January - Dreaming of a better world
To mark the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr, explore how important it is to keep dreaming and working for a better world.
Dreaming of a better world (PDF, 0.9mb) | Dreaming of a better world presentation (PPT, 0.7mb)
Welsh version: Breuddwydio am Fyd Gwell (PDF, 0.9mb)
December - Healing and hope
Use our Christmas resources with your children’s groups to help unwrap Waleed’s story.
Download the resources from our Christmas pages.
November - Journeying with God
Explore journeys of the Bible and consider your journey with God as we get ready for Advent.
Journeying with God (PDF, 0.4mb)
Welsh version: Teithio gyda Duw (PDF, 0.3mb)
October - Pray for the people of Syria
Millions of people have been forced from their homes due to conflict in Syria. Share the story of one family supported by a Christian Aid partner and join us in praying for peace.
Pray for the people of Syria (PDF, 0.8mb)
Welsh version: Gweddïwch dros bobl Syria (PDF, 0.8mb)
September - Go nuts for Harvest
Meet Dielem and her community who need Brazil nuts to carry on protecting the rainforest for us all.
Download the resources from our harvest pages.
August - Working better together
August's resources celebrate International Youth Day and consider how we work together with the children in our church.
Working better together (PDF, 1mb) | Working better together presentation (PPT, 0.7mb)
Welsh version: Cydweithio'n well (PDF, 1mb) | Welsh version: Cydweithio'n well presentation (PPT, 0.7mb)
July - A friend in need
Find out how the Girls Building Bridges project in Angola is giving 13-year-old Dilza the support and friendship she needs to face any challenges ahead.
A friend in need (PDF, 0.6mb) | A friend in need presentation (PPT, 2mb)
Welsh version: Ffrind mewn angen (PDF, 0.6mb) | Welsh version: Ffrind mewn angen presentation (PPT, 2mb)
June - Praying for the world
June's material gives you creative, engaging prayer ideas to help the children in your church become prayer heroes for the world.
Praying for the world (PDF, 0.8mb)
Welsh version: Gweddïo dros y byd (PDF, 0.3mb)
April - ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE IF
Meet Fuseini from Ghana and find out how the ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE IF campaign could help your church make sure everyone has the fuel they need for life.
Fuel for learning all-age talk (PDF, 0.7mb) | Fuel for learning presentation (PPT, 2mb)
Welsh version: Fuel for learning all-age talk (PDF, 0.7mb) | Welsh version: Fuel for learning presentation (PPT, 3mb)
March - Mothering Sunday
This March we're looking forward to Mothering Sunday and sharing the story of Golbibi Kohsani; a mother of two in Afghanistan.
Download these resources from the Mothering Sunday pages here
February - Give thanks!
This month we think about why we give things up during Lent and how we can use our time to feel closer to God.
Give thanks! (PDF, 0.6mb) | Give thanks! presentation (PPT, 1.6mb)
Welsh-language (PDF, 0.6mb) | Welsh language presentation (PPT, 1.6mb)
January - New Year, New Start
At the start of the New Year, we think about sticking at our resolutions and find inspiration in Mariama from Ethiopia.
New Year, New Start (PDF, 1.5mb)
Welsh-language (PDF, 1.4mb)
December - Waleed's Christmas story
This Christmas, bring alive the story of 12-year-old Waleed Badir from the West Bank with your church children's groups.
Download an all-age talk, group activities and an activity sheet from our Christmas pages
November - Toilet trouble
World Toilet Day is on 19 November. This month’s material looks at sanitation issues in poor areas of Nairobi, Kenya
Toilet trouble (PDF, 889kb) | Related presentation (PPT, 1.2mb)
Welsh-language (PDF, 567kb) | Welsh-language version (PPT, 1.2mb)
October - Food, glorious food
Celebrate World Food Day on 16 October and find out about ugali, the staple food in Kenya
World Food Day (PDF, 650kb) | Related presentation (PPT, 839kb)
Welsh-language (PDF, 0.7mb) | Welsh-language version (PPT, 1.2mb)
September - Bee inspired!
Our great children's resources for Harvest tell the story of bee keeping in rural India
Download these resources from our Harvest pages
August - holidays and hard work
While many of us enjoy the holidays, some children around the world have to work. This resource tells one boy’s story from Egypt.
Download PDF (495kb) | Download PPT (1.85mb)
Download Welsh PDF (509kb) | Download Welsh PPT (1.9mb)
July - real life heroes
This month we explore real life heroes and look at how ordinary people do extraordinary things in order to fulfil God's vision and make the world a better place.
Download heroes PDF (474kb) | Download heroes PPT (829kb)
Download Welsh PDF (488kb) | Download Welsh PPT (826kb)
June - climate change
Twenty years after the first Earth Summit, world leaders will return to Rio de Janeiro in June, charged with the responsibility of plotting a sustainable future for the planet. Use these resources to explore the issue of climate change with children.
Download PDF (383kb) | Download climate PPT (4.28mb)
Download Welsh PDF (398kb) | Download Welsh PPT (4.4mb)
May - Christian Aid Week
Use our great resources to find out how using the right tools are helping the people of Gbap in Sierra Leone.
Download these resources on our Christian Aid Week website
April - in the Net
Use this resource to find out how people in Ghana are tackling malaria.
Download PDF (172kb) | Download PPT
Download Welsh PDF (548kb) | Download Welsh PPT (2.2mb) Read more about our work on malaria