These suggestions are for use with the 3’s and under who are in worship with you. Or use them during the week to keep connecting with Sunday’s worship.
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.
Sorry God by Stephanie Carmichael https://www.koorong.com/search/product/sorry-god-books-for-little-ones-series-stephanie/9781925424058.jhtml
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.)
2 paper plates
OR thick paper or Journal
photo’s try https://www.pexels.com/search/wheat/
strong sticky tape
OLD TESTAMENT: JEREMIAH 31:31-34
One day (put up a finger)
We will all know you (spread your hands wide)
PSALM choice of two Psalms this week
READ: Sorry God by Stephanie Carmichael
OR PSALM 119:9-16
DRAW: An image from one of the verses of this Psalm
MAKE: A pleading face, either show it on your face or draw it.
GOSPEL READING: Hebrews: 5:5-10
READ/VIEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np9EmM6W2M8 Watch to the 1.18 sec mark. Thanks to http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-march-18-2018/
ACTION: Thanks to http://childrensministry.org.au/wp-content/uploads/wp/Engage_Together_intergenerational_LentFinal2.pdf
Read the passage and prompt people to crouch down (red) or stand tall (blue) at the appropriate places.
So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,
“You are my Son, today I have begotten you”;
as he says also in another place,
“You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”
In the days of his esh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save
him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect,
he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
GOSPEL READING: John 12:20-33
CRAFT: Make a pin wheel (better for the 3’s ) or a “food cycle” (better for a younger child)
Pin Wheel you will need 2 paper plates
4 pictures 1) a seed, 2) of wheat 3) of it being harvested 4) of bread see links below for quick sites
clip that lets you move the top plate, (available in multi packs from Officeworks)
Cut a quarter out of the top plate BUT leave the middle to insert pin.
Paste picture suggestions below in order on the uncut plate
Attach your choice of pictures representing 1-4 from
attach the 2 plates with the clip ( i always cover the back of the clip with strong tape to prevent the clip from coming loose or harming small fingers.)
OR food cycle
Use same pictures chosen from above link but glue onto a plain sheet or into the Journal in a circle and draw arrows from pictures 1-4.