Explore at Home

Hey, parents! How is your family adjusting to more time together at home? As schools, businesses and churches close to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, you may be wondering what to do with your kids. So we put together a collection of the best free resources from Compassion Explorer so your children can explore at home! 

As home-schoolers know better than anyone, learning doesn’t have to happen inside a schoolhouse classroom. These lesson plans, Christian devotionals for kids, photo stories, family activities and recipes from around the world will keep your children actively learning at home. And we hope the devotionals help you talk to your kids about trusting God in this time of uncertainty. 

So let’s explore at home with these free, faith-building family activities! You can follow our lesson plans or keep scrolling to jump right in to the resources!

Students learning

These lesson plans offer a focused way to explore the free resources Compassion Explorer prepared for your family! They'll guide you through talking with your kids about big topics, with hands-on activities to keep them engaged.


Talk with your kids about fear, worry and what the Bible says about trusting in God.

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These activities focus on ways to stay healthy, avoid germs and guard your body.

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Discuss what Jesus meant when He said to love our neighbors. Get ideas for ways to show love.

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World Tour

Explore the world from your living room! Pick a country and learn all about life there.

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Kids Devotionals

These devotions for children will help your family talk about fear, health and other topics that might be on children’s minds. Each short Bible study includes ideas for applying lessons from God's Word in everyday life. 


Photo Stories

Beautiful photos drive these stories of children around the world. Your kids will learn more about what it’s like to live in the countries where Compassion works. They'll see some prayers of sponsored children and learn how God cares for people in difficult circumstances like poverty.


Family Activities

Free printables, kids crafts, coloring pages and other family activities will entertain kids who are stuck at home. The kindness planner and gratitude journal will help them count their blessings and keep an outward focus during this season of uncertainty.



Have some fun with these printable games, puzzles and worksheets. And learn how to make your family game nights even more fun by putting together your own game pieces and characters!



Our simple recipes are designed for families with young children to make together. The next time your kids say they’re bored, ask them to help you whip up one of these recipes from countries where sponsored children live! Your family will get a taste of other cultures and a chance to pray for children around the world before digging in!