Epiphany 4 Resources for the 3’s and under to engage them with the readings

This week you might like to pack :

tea set or food toys

Ikea or Lego people and some toy animals (age appropriate in size)

Plain Paper and texta’s or start a Church diary – buy a book of plain paper pages to draw in each week- just for church.

Book : Where the Wild things are by Maurice Sendak

Download https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-winter-2017-2018 This needs to be purchased quarterly.

Old Testament Reading

Deuteronomy 18:15-20

TELL: retell the reading in your own words. explain that a prophet is someone who tells us about God ie John the Baptist, 

DRAW: What you think a prophet might look like.

PRAY: Thank you God 

the you keep your promises.



DRAW Ask them to draw what they hear as the Psalm is read.

COLOURING-IN: https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-winter-2017-2018

This is a handy resource so for $us10 (about $A 15) you can have colouring pages for a quarter of the year. It is easy to download the purchased files. Because it is an American production the Winter resources are for the current quarter.

QUESTION: Does this verse make you happy or sad?( make a happy or sad face)

New Testament Reading

1 Corinthians 8:1-13


Play at tea party or preparing dinner for a guest. pretend to not like a type of food or have an allergy (many children do, ie to peanuts or dairy etc), then explain that though God made everything good for us, we can not force someone to have something they don’t want or can’t eat.



Gospel Reading

Mark 1: 21-28 

READ: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak or watch it being read here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cOEFnppm_A

( this suggestion was made in both https://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/year-b-4th-sunday-after-epiphany-4th.html

and http://seedstuff.blogspot.com.au

It might be a bit advanced for this age group but it may be read or talked about in the Early World, so like everything check first to see if it is suitable for your child.

DRAW: Wild things that need to come back to God.

PLAY: take along a few figurines (Ikea people or Lego people and some animals) just let them play.

PRAYER: Thank you God 

that you love

all wild things (twist hands into claws, and pretend to be a wild animal)



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