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Pause for Thought: Lockdown

Everything is strange

Suitable for Whole School (Pri)


To consider that things are strange for everyone during lockdown.

Preparation and materials

  • You will need to have the means available to play the video below. It is 2.05 minutes long.


Time for reflection

Remind the children that lockdown is hard for everyone. Encourage them to talk about their feelings and to try to understand that everyone is finding this time difficult in some way.

You may wish to use the following prayer.

Dear God,
During this time of lockdown,
Please help us to think about others and their needs.
Help us to be kind and helpful.
Help us to talk openly about our feelings
So that together, we can grow stronger and closer.


‘When you believe sung by One Voice Children’s Choir. It is 5.15 minutes long and is available at:

Extension activities

  1. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for lockdown activities, there are lots to choose from at:
Publication date: June 2020   (Vol.22 No.6)    Published by SPCK, London, UK.
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