Links to free to use Religious Education resources, games and activities, covering, Foundation/Pre-school, key stages 1 & 2, grades 1-6, ages 3-11 years.
Here are 6 random links from this subject
Church Labelling Interactive
This application consists of a drag and drop labelling exercise for some notable features commonly found inside a church.
By clicking on each photograph, pupils can access a summary information panel about that particular item. Labels can then be dragged to the corresponding photograph.
Sikh Symbol, Khanda Video
An explanation of the Khanda and Khalsa and how the former is the symbol that represents the latter. The young man presenting makes a Khanda for his bedroom and explains how the three elements remind Sikhs of God and his power. At every Vasakhi the Nishan Sahib (the name given to the flag) is lowered, the pole washed in milk, and then a new flag is attached and raised.
Puja Tray Interactive
This application consists of a drag and drop labelling exercise for the Hindu Puja Tray.
The application also serves as an information point for pupils to research their own questions about the function of Puja in Hinduism.
NB the resource can be slow to load due to the video clips!
Marriage In Hinduism Video
A wedding and a marriage are great cause for celebration in any culture. Hindu weddings – very varied, this is just one example - mark the idea that in Hinduism marriage is a duty. These weddings can be huge! The strong sense that a marriage joins two whole communities explains why. We follow Nikki and Hemal, busy getting ready for their big day. The ceremony is full of symbolism, and this is where the clip finds its focus.
Spotlight On Easter Interactive
For practising Christians, Easter is the holiest time of the year when special church services are held to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Both the religious and secular aspects of Easter are explained in more detail in the Britannica Article.
You will also find some Easter crafts, pictures to colour, puzzles and a quiz in the Activity Centre.
Celebrating Christmas Video
This clip adds to the cultural celebrations of Christmas which are typical in Britain, some consideration of the special aspects of the festival for Christians. Advent, a four week countdown with advent wreath and 5 candles, symbolises Jesus as the light of the world. Nathan uses an Advent Calendar that is about remembering Jesus, not just scoffing chocolate every day! We see a Nativity play at a primary school, where children take the parts of characters in the story to make Christmas story feel real: they sing ‘Our light has come! The Son is born today.’ The special Christian Christmas celebrations include ‘Midnight Mass’ or a communion service very late on Christmas Eve.