EASTER 4 YEAR C: Ideas to help you share this weeks RCL readings with the 3’s and under.

How wonderful that you have bought your young child to church, don’t waste this opportunity to share the faith stories and experience the wonder of worship.

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”).Spiritual Delights or Toy Box tat! andMake the books appealing

If you would like these ideas as a PDF file sent to you each week, please contact me.

FIRST READING: Acts 9: 36-43 The story of Tabitha and Peter

READ Brave Girls Bible Stories,  Love in Action pp.183-187

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 (9 WEEKS IN)

MAKE: Make Mum or a special women in your life a Mother’s day card. A simple card, can be made  by folding an A4 sheet in half , drawing on the front page and a simple I love you Mum/Grandma etc on the inside facing page.

Take the authors description of Tabitha as a guide and draw those things you really appreciate about your Mum or a special woman.


You are wonderful God

Now try and draw a continuous line from a spot at the centre of the page until it spirals out to fill the page.


READ/WATCH: https://www.lostsheep.com.au/stories/cecil-and-psalm-23/

Colouring_in free download when you scroll down, also the buttons make a great sequencing game as a way of retelling the story

OR you can buy an activities book to download which will have more than enough activities.

SECOND READING: Revelation 7:9-17 Sheppard motif

READ: The Jesus story Book Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones middle pages of A Dream Of Heaven

Sing: https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/product/seeds-of-praise-vol-3/# number 3

PLAY: with toy sheep, pull out the blocks and make paddocks let them move the sheep around. Let them be the shepherd.

GOSPEL READING: John 10:22-30 Are you the Messiah?

Today’s reading comes after the Good Shepherd paragraphs, but précised  and with an important spin on who Jesus is. I suggest that you retell the story of the Lost Sheep.

READ/WATCH: https://www.lostsheep.com.au/stories/cecil-the-lost-sheep/

Colouring In: Buy and Down load the activity book that comes with this story, you will have lots of activities for old ad young.

PLAY: with toy sheep, pull out the blocks and make paddocks let them move the sheep around. Let them be the shepherd.



Wendy L.


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