Week 1: Jesus the Hope of the World

Create pictures of light and darkness using different media. Explore the different themes of light and dark within the stories by authors such as CS Lewis or JK Rowling. 

Reflection/ Prayer: Dear Lord, We thank you for Jesus who you sent to bring light and hope to the world. Please, show us how we can bring hope to those who feel they are living in darkness. Amen


Week 2: The Rainbow, a Symbol of Hope

Experiment with colour mixing and make a giant rainbow. Design and create wristbands as a symbol against racism. 

Reflection/ Prayer: Creator God, We thank you that you always promise us a new start and a hopeful future. Amen 


Week 3: Planting Hope 

Plant some seeds and record their growth over time. What do the seeds need to grow? 

Research the life and times of George Muller; www.mullers.org/cm/general127 

Reflection/ Prayer: Thank you God, that from small beginnings many good things can grow. Show us how to plant seeds of love in the places where we belong. Amen 


Week 4: Hope for the Future - a new Heaven and a new Earth

Reflect upon The United Nations Resolution for the Child. Reflect and think about what you would like to be different in the future and how they could play their part in this. 

Reflection/ Prayer: Dear Lord, We thank God for the promises to us. We look forward to the time when there will be no more sadness and tears. Help us to play our part in doing what we can to make the world a better place. Amen 


Week 5: Bringing Hope to Others

Look up the work of the Toybox Children. Consider some ways that you or your family or class could support this charity. Make a display of your home and those you love. Write a thank you to all those who care for them. 

Reflection/ Prayer: Dear Lord, We pray for children who have now where to live, no one to love them and no one to whom they are important.We pray for those who try to help them. Please bless all that they do, to bring hope to the street people. Amen   

Stories from the Bible linked to the Value of Hope

  • Jacob's Dream: Genesis 48
  • Palm Sunday: Matthew 21
  • Jesus Ascends into Heaven, Fire from Heaven, A Miracle at the Temple Gate: Acts 1-4
  • Zechariah's Prayer: Luke 1


Stories from other Religions which show this Value

Buddhist Story - The Birth of Buddha

Hindu Story - The Birth of the Blue God

Jewish Story - The Story of Hanukkah


Fictional Stories which also show the Value of Hope 

Goodnight Mr Tom by Hussey

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Sandy Toksvig

For Every Child UNICEF 

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle