Easter 5: Ideas to help the 3’s and under connect with the RCL readings

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.

You might need to visit these sites to read or download

https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/collections/illustrated-worship-resources/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-spring-2018ill get you 14 colouring in pages, that is 14 Sundays worth and I will  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)


You might need to make sure you have or to buy 

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

God Loves me by Stephanie Carmichael https://www.koorong.com/search/product/god-loves-me-books-for-little-ones-series/9781922206879.jhtml

You might also need

heart shaped cushion

fallen leaves

library bag to put fallen leaves in incase they deteriorate as touched

soft flexible small leafy branch of a bush

soft toys/ dolls

scrapbook or white paper

brown crepe paper

green paper to make leaves



READ: The Early Reader’s Bible, A Man Hears about Jesus pp.475-479

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

DO: READ any bible stories that they like, explain that Peter was telling stories about Jesus to a man, like you are sharing with them.

PSALM 22: 25-31

How does this Psalm make you feel? Draw or Make your face Happy or Sad

DRAW an image from the Psalm



READ: God Loves me by Stephanie Carmichael

PLAY: with heart cushion

OR with soft toys or dolls to show love to.

DRAW: a large love heart and draw the people you love within it, or the way you show love to people.



READ/WATCH https://www.lostsheep.com.au/stories/basil-the-branch/ Basil the Branch by Andrew McDonough

COLOURING IN There are no free activities from the Lost sheep website suitable for this age group, but there is colouring in sheets if your purchase the activity book https://www.lostsheep.com.au/shop/browse/purchase worth it if you have older children to enjoy all of the activities during the week.

MAKE: create your own vine, draw a vine on a piece of paper, or cut out an appropriate shape from brown crepe paper, then draw, make or buy leaves to attach to the limb.

DO: bring with you some fallen leaves ( easy to find in the southern states at the moment) and a small leafy bush limb (soft and pliable not hard and sharp) to play with.


Wendy L


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