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Children at home

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Children at home

Stuck at home with nothing to do with the kids? Wondering how to keep your children’s group going during the coming weeks? Dive into our children’s resources for hours of activities that could provide some serious fun!

On this page, you’ll find a regularly updated list of videos, stories and fun activities for children that will keep them busy while they’re at home and develop their understanding of Jesus’ secret underground church. Pick and mix to create hours and hours of serious fun!

The Secret Church Experience: Children and Families

Sssh! Don’t tell anyone but in some countries, there are SECRET Christians. They hide their Bibles and gather secretly so that they won’t get into trouble.

The Secret Church Experience is an activity-packed, interactive resource for use in the home and is a great way to introduce children to the world of the underground church. A companion resource is available for church small groups and Youth groups too.

Find out more and download your resources

Watch Paul in prison - a real-life story of isolation from Eritrea

This is the story of Paul*, an Eritrean Christian who was arrested for his faith and spent ten years in prison. Watch the film and explore his story further by downloading the activity sheet Locked In! designed for children aged 5-1.1

*Name changed for security reasons


Write to children around the world

Spread a little hope by sending a letter to a persecuted child. Take a look at Hami's story:

Send a letter

Secret church colouring pages

Eight ready-to-use colouring pages with Bible verses and scenes from the lives of Christians who have to keep their faith hidden.


Make your own teeny-weeny booklet

Make your own little book about Nishan – a secret believer in a country where people are arrested for following Jesus. Then listen to his story.


Make your own secret house church

Your mission is to make a mini secret house church to help you pray for Christians in North Korea complete with toy figures and miniature pictures and Bibles!


I will fear no evil - Sri Lanka read along activity and colouring sheet

Dukashini and her family were affected by the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka in 2019. Read Psalm 23 with her and download our Sri Lanka colouring sheet featuring a Bible verse, prayer and fun activity.

Download Dukashini Psalm 23

Download Sri Lanka colouring sheet

Come back and check this page regularly for more resources!

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