The 501st anniversary the Reformation is on October 31st! My family always enjoys celebrating at church, but also at home with books, games, and activities. I rounded up some fun ideas to share if you and your kiddos are interested in getting your Reformation party on!
There are oodles of great books about Martin Luther and the Reformation. Here are a few children’s books that offer a great summary with wonderful illustrations:
The Life of Martin Luther: A Pop-Up Book
The Adventures of Martin Luther
Our Faith from A to Z
Enjoy one of our Holy Hen House Bible studies - Cling Like a Burr - that takes a look at Katie Luther and focuses on this beautiful truth: God has made you his own, and like Katie Luther, you can have full faith that Jesus' grace is the one thing secure in this life to cling to.
This “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” castle activity looks like a blast! Bonus: you can sing the beautiful hymn together while you create.
Luther’s Rose is a beautiful picture of God’s love! Print this template out, talk about the colors and the meaning behind them, and color/paint the seal.
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
This Reformation Day Printable Pack offers over 130 pages of fun! Children will “learn about Martin Luther, his Theses, the five Solas and more. The Reformation Day printable pack includes a variety of fun activities for children ages 2 to 9.”
Here are a few Reformation parties with unique and sweet little games for all ages, including “nailing” the 95 theses to the door, using pens or quills to scribe Bible verses, dressing in costume, and more!
Pop some popcorn and snuggle up with the family for a movie night with one of these films:
Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World
The Martin Luther Story (Torchlighters)
It isn’t a celebration without good food and tasty treats! You can find SO MANY CUTE food ideas here. The marshmallow hammers are adorable!
Friends, as you celebrate the Reformation, may you be reminded of the love of Jesus, the gift of forgiveness, the promise of eternal life in heaven, and the truth of God’s Word. Happy Reformation!