If you are a parent or Guardian
Prepare a special church bag in advance each week so that you are ready for the rush on Sunday Morning.
Sit towards the front so they can see what is going on.
Read during the Bible readings,
Pray during the prayers,
Colour, Draw or Craft during the sermon.
Craft or drawing or play are for spiritual responses not for a perfectionist piece that can be shown off.
Remember that little ones will need their own space to move and wiggle,
You have bought your child to worship. Enjoy engaging them in it.
If you are a small congregation without a Child and Family Minister have an area available near the front for parents/guardians to worship with their children, and print off this information so that it is readily available or direct them to this site. Set up an area with books and toys in it that will enhance their spiritual experience. (Ie not just toys for “keeping them quiet”).
If you would like these ideas as a PDF file sent to you each week, please contact me.
FIRST READING: ISAIAH 55:1-9
Read/Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko_g1-HHJmg The World is Awake : A Celebration of Everyday Blessings by Linsey Davis. as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-march-24-2019/
COLOURING-IN: https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/collections/coloring-sheets-posters/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-spring-2019 PURCHASE IS DOWNLOADABLE AND IS IN AMERICAN DOLLARS FOR 14 WEEKS (3 WEEKS IN)
PSALM 63: 1-8
READ: Snuggle Time Psalms by Glenys Nellist https://www.word.com.au/Snuggle-Time-Psalms/Glenys-Nellist/9780310749257
or as ebook https://www.amazon.com.au/Snuggle-Time-Psalms-Glenys-Nellist/dp/0310749255/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1552964624&sr=8-1&keywords=Snuggle+Time+Psalms
(a great nighttime prayer to use during the week)
How does this Psalm make you feel?
Draw things you like to look for?
SECOND READING: 1 CORINTHIANS 10:1-13
TELL: tell your own history, especially how you cameo faith.
Do: follow a pattern, for example 3 blocks red, green, red get them to repeat it. Make the pattern more complex the older they are.
you say a sentence, then your child, ie Thank you God For (insert name or item)
GOSPEL READING: LUKE 13:1-9
DO: plant a plant or grow the end of a carrot.
OR eat a fig, either fresh or dried. How good is it to wait for.
Help me Father
To give others
Action (crouch down low then grow, grow tall)