For years our kids felt “left out” of getting candy and just dressing up for fun. We dealt with it in a variety of ways as they grew and understood more and more, but we also used that time to teach them about another important celebration for October 31st, Reformation Day.
October 31st is the anniversary of the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany (1517). This was later the day that Protestants would identify and claim was the beginning of the Reformation.
For years Christians have learned and celebrated both Martin Luther and the Reformation on October 31st rather than All Hallows Eve.
Many families choose not to celebrate Halloween for a variety of reasons. The cost can be a big factor for many (costumes can be expensive), but there are also those with religious and personal convictions that deter them from the day.
However, that doesn’t mean you have to hide in your house with all the lights off, leave your home completely (we’ve done that a time or two), or that your kids can’t have any fun on October 31st. In the past few years, Reformation Day parties have become a fun way for Christians to connect, learn more about this pivotal event in Protestant history.
Want to add some Church History to your homeschool for October 31st? Use these resources about Martin Luther and the Reformation to get you started!
5 Solas and 95 Theses Printables | Intoxicated on Life
Reformation Unit and Lap-n-Note | Homeschool Share
The 5 Solas Family Bible Study | Thinking Kids
Reformation Day Printable Pack | The Proverbial Homemaker
Martin Luther and the Reformation Unit Study | Homeschool Helper Online
Protestant Reformation Coloring Book with Copywork | Write Bonnie Rose
The Protestant Reformation: Quizzes and Activities | Write Bonnie Rose
Reformation History for Kids: 13 Biographical Cards | Thinking Kids
Inspirational Copywork Quotes by Martin Luther | Write Bonnie Rose
Martin Luther & Reformation Resources For Your Family | Thinking Kids
Countdown to Reformation Day | Amy’s Wandering
Don’t miss these Resources to Celebrate Reformation Day
Martin Luther Activities | Visit Luther
Printable one-page copy of 95 Theses in English | Flanders Family Homelife
5 Prompts on the Reformation | Writing with Sharon Watson
A Mighty Fortress is Our God Hymn Study | The Proverbial Homemaker
Reformation Day Reading | Sunday School Lessons
Heroes of the Reformation Booklet | Child Ministry
Celebrating Reformation Day Unit Study | How to Homeschool My Child
Free Reformation Day Activity and Coloring Page | Gazing at Glory
Need More Reformation Resources? Check these out!
Reformation Day Rap | Nic and Cam
Protestant Reformation Map Activity | History Gal (TpT)
FREE Reformation Day Notebooking Pages | As We Walk Along the Road
Printable Protestant Reformer Notebooking Pages | The Adventist Home Educator
Martin Luther & Reformation Day (Preschool and Kindergarten) | Joy in the Journey by Jessica Lawler (TpT)
Teaching Toddlers about Martin Luther + The Reformation | In All You Do
Movies & Videos about Martin Luther and the Reformation
As with all our video and movie links, these are just suggestions. We encourage you to preview these movies before you show them to your children. We also recommend you being diligent while your children are watching on YouTube.
The Story of Martin Luther (Playmobil Animation) by Go Chatter
Martin Luther -The Animated Movie by Fishpond Productions
Reformation Rock by Concordia Publishing House
Martin Luther and Reformation Day by Drive Thru History
Martin Luther’s “Here I Stand” by Fellowship Performing Arts
Books about Martin Luther and the Reformation
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the WorldReformation ABCs: The People, Places, and Things of the Reformation―from A to ZWhen Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin LutherThe Barber Who Wanted to PrayCelebrating Christ in History: Reformation DayRescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.
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