Resource List for Families

UUCM seeks to support families during this time of staying home. Check out these links and resources for ideas and activities to help your family weather the quarantine, and know that you are not alone. 

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Zentangle Coloring Pages: Generously shared by UU Rev. Cynthia Landrum, on her Facebook page.

Soul Matters Family Resource, Creating Sabbath Space – Week One: “In times of trouble, be extra sure to keep the Sabbath.” In other words, “Be sure to set aside time and a space for worship, rest and connection.” Simply put, that’s what this resource is all about. We (the Soul Matters team) want to help families carve out “sabbath space” in their homes and weekly schedules. We want to honor ancient spiritual wisdom that says worship, rest and connection are a must, not “extras” to be fit as we can. Especially during trying times.

Here are the other weeks, plus a special packet on grief:
Week Two
Week Three
Week Four
Week Five

Soul Matters Music Playlists: Since music is one way many of us stay grounded in times like these, we’ve also put together a Spotify and YouTube music playlist on COVID-19 related themes. It’s called “Making Our Way Together.” We hope you share it with your church members, and use it as a source of support and grounding for yourself as well. Here is the link to it on Spotify. Here is the link to it on YouTube. It is also housed on the music playlist page of our website.

Storyline Online: Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids learning, thinking and growing.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic: This article provides guidance, recommendations, and resources by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts.

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