Easter 7 Suggestions to help the 3’s and under connect with this Sunday’s RCL readings

A Happy Mother’s Day where appropriate. https://everthinehome.com/a-prayer-for-every-mom/?spMailingID=13386542&spUserID=MjEwMTA1MTc1MjY1S0&spJobID=1382230210&spReportId=MTM4MjIzMDIxMAS2

And If you are struggling this mother’s day you might find our sister blog helpful https://wordpress.com/post/toliveandtogrieve.wordpress.com/67

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 prepare in advance by

Downloading the appropriate page

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

https://www.lostsheep.com.au/stories/tina-the-tree/ scroll down after the story to purchase activity pack.


You may also need

Journal or white paper


Toy’s to make choices with

Babushka Doll

FIRST READING: Acts 1:15-17,21-26

READ/WATCH Are You my Mother? by PD Eastman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c65vo1b2HKM

The disciples/apostles are looking for a new apostle. This story has a baby bird looking for his mother, just like the apostle’s were looking for another to join them. It’s also a lovely Mother’s Day read. Point out how inappropriate the alternatives are for the baby bird.

PLAY:  through out the service set up opportunities for choice, Where will we sit today?

Which toy will you play with? What colour texta will you use? etc

PRAY: Making choices can be hard

But you are with me Lord




READ/WATCH  Tina the Tree by Andrew McDonough https://www.lostsheep.com.au/stories/tina-the-tree/

You can also purchase the activity pack for lots of activities to keep the whole family busy click on the picture at the end of the scroll down page.

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

DRAW a Happy and a Sad face point to which one is expressed as the Psalm is read.


SECOND READING: 1 John 5:9-13

LISTEN/SING https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/product/seeds-of-character-vol-6/# NO.3 (If it is not suitable to listen and sing during worship, then listen to this during the week at home)

READ You are special by Max Lucado board book

PLAY: with Babushka Dolls, all inside each other like all who believe live in God.


GOSPELS John17:6-19

I couldn’t find any children’s version of this reading, which Saddened me. It is such an important idea for children to know that even Jesus prayed, and he prayed for his friends. Explain this to your child as the Gospel is read this week.


Use left over paper people or make some more from last week. Here is a simple way to make a chain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZo68K6vWZ4

To draw those people/friends that we want to pray for.


Pray over the people that you have made. Keep them during the week so as to continue to pray for them.


Wendy L.


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