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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

October/November – Get rid of it!

A woman from Myanmar feeds two pigs Use our all age talk to find out how pigs are helping to fight poverty in Myanmar and start taking action in your church with the extra activities.

Get rid of it! (PDF, 0.3mb) | Get rid of it! (PPT, 0.4mb)

Welsh version: Cael gwared ohono! (PDF, 0.3mb) | Welsh version: Cael gwared ohono! (PPT, 0.4mb)


September - Get baking this harvest

The profile of a young man from South Sudan Meet Nyipock, a baker in South Sudan who’s providing daily bread for his whole community.

Download the resources from our harvest pages.



June - Our global responsibility

A coastal scene in El Salvador This month we’re thinking about climate change and learning how it affects communities in El Salvador.

Our global responsibility (PDF, 0.3mb) | Our global responsibility (PPT, 1.7mb)

Welsh version: Ein cyfrifoldeb byd-eang (PDF, 0.3mb) | Welsh version: Ein cyfrifoldeb byd-eang (PPT, 1.7mb)

May - A safe place to live

Edile with his grandmother and two siblings Our Christian Aid Week resources explore the work our partners are doing to tackle violence and build peace across the world.

A safe place to live (PDF, 1.7mb) | A safe place to live (PPT, 6mb)

Welsh version: Man diogel i fyw (PDF, 1.7mb)Welsh version: Man diogel i fyw (PPT, 6mb)

April - A reason to celebrate

Mamta Bangra and Seema Painkra on the march for justice 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

Naima and her son 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

Nicaraguan coffee farmer Gustavo AdolfoThis 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

Vanuza Sabalo 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

Waleed with his brother Yazeed 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

Waleed Badir 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

Syrian refugees 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

Dielem and Deivite play in the Amazon rainforest 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

Twenty-year-old Raquel Rodrigues Ferreira at home in her neighbourhood on the outskirts of Brasilia 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

Dilza 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

A child studying in a classroom in Dominican Republic 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) 



12-year-old Fuseini Fatmata at school in Ghana 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

Mothering Sunday Children in Church

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!

Count Your Blessings 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

Ethiopian woman Mariama Said 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 

Waleed Badir 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

Matopeni slum in Nairobi, Kenya 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!

Buzz off!

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

Omar 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

Bangladesh floods

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

Sierra Leone

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

World Malaria Day 2011 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 


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