Resources for Religious Education

From New England Yearly Meeting

First Day School Resources are grouped in the following categories:

(Re)Starting a FDS
New Shapes of FDS – new models for First Day School
First Day School Lesson Bank
Book Reviews
Community Safety
Lesson and Curriculum Writing Support
Tool Kit: Attendance Form and Calendar


From FGC

First Day School Tool Kit – Includes many resources, including:

Starting, Re-starting, or Revitalizing a First Day School
Activity Pages
Faith & Play
Quaker First Day School for Busy People
Helping Prepare Children and Teenagers for Quaker Worship
Tools for Building Lessons

Community building and energizing activities for teens and older


From Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is a grassroots network of Friends from all branches of Quakerism who hold a sense of stewardship for life-long Quaker faith formation through religious education. The web site offers many resources, including videos, as well as links to additional resources.

A few samples:

Considerations When Choosing and Using Books in First Day School
An Introduction to the Life of Jesus for Quakers, Inspired by the Musical Godspell
Quaker History Children’s Plays, by the children of Southern Illinois Friends Meeting
Singing the Christmas Story
Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Lives