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Multicultural and Missions Resources for Kids

Growing Up Yanomam'o:
Missionary Adventures in the Amazon Rainforest

by Mike Dawson
Grace Acres Press (2009)
What better way to interest your family and church in missions than with a true-life story of growing up with a stone-age culture? This exciting new book is a real gem, relating what it was like to grow up with the animals, nature and people of a South American jungle community. The author is part of the Dawson family, which has made a three-generation family commitment to share the Good News with this Venezuelan tribe.

Operation Mobilization in New Zealand has a great children's mission site called World Champions, with fun activity booklets for cultures worldwide. offers 136 free 5-minute children's sermons. Los sermones para niņos en espaņol también. has published Kids Reaching Kids: Venezuela to help leaders plan a Venezuela-themed missions event for boys and girls in grades 1-6. Resources include mission stories, posters, crafts, games, recipes, and suggestions to help children pray for boys and girls in Venezuela.

ChristianAnswers.Net offers gospel coloring pages for kids in Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish,and Tagalog.

Caleb Resources produces Kids Around the World curriculum for ages 5 to 10, on a DVD that has videos and lessons in English and Spanish. This affordable series will help your kids develop a vision for world mission and is appropriate for home, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, or Christian school settings. has gospel stories for children in English and Spanish.

MK Connection is a place where missionary kids can connect and find resources.

Five missionary kids tell their stories at Life as a Missionary Kid.
TransWorld Radio has a 5-lesson curriculum for kids on China, which includes a video, audio cassete and activity book. Cost is just $15.

Cobblestone Publishing has a Kids Page with a variety of non-fiction resources. The content (and the quality) vary, but when I visited there was an interesting article, Meet the Kurds, as well as an interesting activity page on Native American languages, and more.

Multicultural Children's Literature in the Elementary Classroom is an excellent short online article with bibliography to help teachers evaluate multicultural books.

How to Choose Multicultural Books is a good guide, including reviews of recommended books, at the website of Scholastic Publishers.

Vacation Bible School Planning offers ideas for mission projects for your church or VBS.

Your children will love saving to give an animal to a hungry family through The Heifer Project. Heifer Project provides animals to families in 120 countries around the world so they can feed themselves and become self-reliant. The Heifer Project's key concept is that each recipient must pass on to others some of the offspring of the farm animals they receive. This principle, called "passing on the gift," assures that each participant in the program becomes a donor, enhancing dignity and participation in each project. Their free materials are excellent, with colorful pictures, stories about families in various cultures, and fund-raising ideas to use at your church.

Arab World Ministries has several children's newsletters on missions and the Middle East, available for download at their website.

Christian & Missionary Alliance sells two mission curriculums for grades 1 to 6 which contain videos, cassettes, full-color booklets, and overheads:

The UK Information Service for World Mission has an extensive resource list with web resources and publications for missionary families and home schoolers.

Campus Crusade as an online tract, Good News for Children.

The Mailbox Club mails out free Bible studies in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese to children, teens, or adults. To enroll, send an email to and tell them which language you're interested in.

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