North Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (QUAKERS)

Ideas for local Children's Programs

In early 2015, Jay Thatcher and Katherine Spinner visited several local meetings in NPYM to further the conversation on children’s religious education.  With sponsorship from Youth Committee, the visits included discussions that brought out many ideas and successful programs that Friends have used in small and large programs.  

Excited by the discussion in her meeting, Judith Bledsoe from Missoula Friends Meeting offers these plans and photos for First Day School in a Box.  When packed, a box or bag can offer plans and materials for Sunday School teachers to use, whether they've years of experience and hours of time to prepare...or very little of either.

Please read, copy, use and adapt from the collected wisdom of these meetings.  If you have more to contribute to the discussion, send your ideas and experiences to