Epiphany 5: Ways for the 3’s and under to interact with Sunday’s RCL texts

This week you might need

play doh


Plain paper or drawing book


Toy animals (age appropriate)

Toy food (eg. from Ikea)

Print some colouring in pages http://twistynoodle.com/we-share-coloring-page/


The Rhyme Bible storybook

Old Testament: Isaiah 40: 21-31

Read/View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQb0p2PAWK4

Make: Play Doh, Use play doh to create all the wonderful things that God made.

Pray: Creator God

Create in me (pretend to stir a bowl in your arms)

A heart for you (make a heart with your hand)


Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

Draw: Pictures of the images that you hear in the Psalm.

Play: Bring in animals toys to care for like God cares for us.

QUESTION: How does this Psalm make you feel?

New Testament: 1 Corinthian 9:16-23

Read/View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9iSUUqZkGA  suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-february-4-2018/ as an example of how no-one should miss out on a good thing.


Play: Play food and a couple of favourite toys to feed.

Pray: Dear God

Help me to share your word

with everyone


Gospel: Mark 1:29-39

Read: The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L J Sattgast p.216

Colouring In: https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/collections/coloring-sheets-posters/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-winter-2017-2018

Make: Draw around your child’s hands , then have them draw all the things that hands can do https://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/year-b-5th-sunday-after-epiphany-5th.html points out that Hands figure a lot in this reading, Jesus’ hands reaching out, the mother’s hands preparing food,  etc

Pray: The five finger prayer if you don’t know it you can find it here https://www.paracletepress.com/samples/five-fingers-board-book.pdf


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