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
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.
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: BRING TOY TEA SET OR FOOD SET (EG FROM IKEA)
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.
GOD GIVES GOOD THINGS EVERYDAY YEH!
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
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)