f you’re like me, you’ve been thinking a lot about doing something
with the kids for this very important Reformation Day, this 500th anniversary year, but have yet to figure out what exactly that something is. Since I was so behind in my own planning, I turned to my friends, Kim and Carla, for some ideas. These gals are my close friends in real life. I go to them often for ideas on lesson plans and, especially, holiday and special occasion ideas for kids. They just have a knack for this sort of thing. So whether you’re looking to host a big Reformation Day party, or just a simple lesson for your kids, you are sure to find something here.
Reformation Books for Elementary Age Kids
The Life of Martin Luther: A Pop-Up Book
Reformation ABCs: The People, Places, and Things of the Reformation_from A to Z
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World
Martin Luther: What should I do?
Reformation Books for Teens
When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther
Why We’re Protestant: An Introduction to the Five Solas of the Reformation
Reformation Lesson Ideas
This looks like a great inexpensive comprehensive lesson plan for upper elementary kids with reading comprehension and an interactive notebook.
Protestant Reformation Pop-Up Notes and Power Point “This super-engaging lesson has your students creating a pop up-like graphic organizer in their notebooks on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation! It includes the printable graphic organizer, a PowerPoint on Luther and beginning of the Protestant Reformation, plus even more bonus activities!”
Reformation Games and Activities
This is a cute little post from Amy with Living and Learning at Home: How to Throw A Reformation Day Celebration. And she has a more recent post too: More Reformation Day Party Ideas.
Pin the Beard on the Reformer and some other good ideas from Janelle Knutson.
Countdown to the Reformation (and other free Reformation Printables)
Reformation Photo Booth (This is just an image, but it’s a great idea!)
Lastly, don’t forget to sing A Mighty Fortress is Our God and read the story behind it.
If you have another great Reformation Day resource you would like to share, please share it in the comments below!