Lent 2: Ideas to help the 3’s and under connect with the RCL readings this Sunday

You may need to organise some resources before Sunday and place in a special Church Bag so you can pick it up and run and have everything with you to share worship with your little one.

You might need:

The Jesus Story Book Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago https://www.koorong.com/search/product/the-jesus-storybook-bible-sally-lloyd-jones-jago/0310708257.jhtml can also be purchased on Kindle

The Rhyme Bible by L.J. Sattgast  https://www.word.com.au/The-Rhyme-Bible-Storybook-Bible/Linda-Sattgast/9780310726029

The Early Reader’s Bible https://www.word.com.au/The-Early-Readers-Bible/V-Gilbert-Beers-Terri-Steiger-Illustrator/9780310701392

The Lion Picture Bible https://www.koorong.com/search/product/the-lion-story-bible-sophie-piper-ruth-rivers/9780745964003.jhtml

Black paper

Babushka Dolls

Collection of toys/dolls/cars

White paper or Journal

Download and print

https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/collections/illustrated-worship-resources/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-spring-2018 (The price you pay will get you 14 colouring in pages, that is 14 Sundays worth and I will possibly refer to them over the coming weeks. To reduce the cost further, you could share with other families or ask your church to purchase them for you. Note this is a USA publication so the season  for them is Spring, and the price is in US$, so it will cost a little more and possible attract international transaction charges depending on whom your credit card is with)

https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/collections/lenten-2018-resources/products/psalms-coloring-pages-8-5×11 (This series has 9 colouring in pages, including a simplified version for younger hands. They cover the Psalms in the RCL until Easter Sunday. I do suggest you purchase them, just remember the price is in $US so will be slightly higher and may attract an international transaction fee. You might like to share this product with other families or ask your congregation to purchase it for you.)


OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16.

READ: The Jesus Story Book Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago Son of Laughter

OR The Rhyme Bible by L.J. Sattgast pp.40-44

OR The Early Reader’s Bible pp.35-39

COLOURING IN: https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/collections/illustrated-worship-resources/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-spring-2018

MAKE: A night sky, draw yellow or white stars * on a black sheet of paper.

DO: Count the number of people in Church

PRAY: Twinkle twinkle little star (twinkle your fingers)

God promised Abraham

And here we are.

You might like to continue the story at night during the week when you look up at the stars.

PSALM 22: 23-31

COLOURING IN: https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/collections/lenten-2018-resources/products/psalms-coloring-pages-8-5×11

DRAW: a Happy or Sad face for each verse of the Psalm or a picture of your favourite verse of the Psalm.

PLAY: with a Babushka doll, where the generations fit inside each other.


NEW TESTAMENT: Romans 4:13-25

READ/WATCH: THE COW WHO CLIMED A TREE BY Gemma Morino (thanks to http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-february-25-2018/)

A beautiful depiction of faith and disbelief.

SEE OLD TESTAMENT as these activities are suitable for this reading.

GOSPEL Mark 8:31-38

READ: The Lion Picture Bible p.316

DO: play follow the Leader: You do something eg. wave, and encourage your child to do the same. You could also, blow kisses, tap finger tips, point to ears etc. This is to reinforce the idea that Jesus wants us to follow Him

Make: a line of your toys/cars on the pew. Who is the leader? Where are they going?

PRAY: Help me Lord

to be a good follower



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