EASTER 3 Year A: RCL ideas to use with even the littlest at home

Enjoy this time of isolation to spend more time with your family in faith exploration together. Remember you are their first teacher. You are enough.

It is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand this Saturday. You might find some ideas for your own memorial here https://www.strandz.org.nz/anzac.html

You can use these readings for daily devotions with your children, even the very littliest or on Sunday if your home congregation do not supply an Intergenerational Service or a dedicated children’s program.

These readings are the prescribed Revised Common Lectionary for Sunday the 26/4/2020.

THE LORDS PRAYER IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w


FIRST READING: Acts 2:14a, 36-41.

READ: The Beginners Bible pp.477-479

SING: https://sovereigngracemusic.org/music/songs/have-you-heard/

Colouring_in: For $21 AUS You can purchase colouring in pages to use from the 1 March to the 31 May, (spring 2020) downloadable https://store.illustratedministry.com/collections/worship-resources/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-spring-2020?variant=31284510392418

PSALM 116:1-4,12-19

READ: God Hears by Stephanie Carnichael

OR http://www.conversations.net.nz/psalm-116-death-could-not-hold-me-down.html

Especially if you are also reading the Gospel Reading.

How does this Psalm make you feel? Describe that feeling, or draw it, or point out what it feels like from a set of emotional cards https://innovativeresources.org/resources/card-sets/bears-cards/ or the Bears App https://innovativeresources.org/resources/digital-applications/bears-app/

SECOND READING: 1 Peter 1:17-23

READ/WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etqUywEV5Vw  Love Always Everywhere by Sarah Massini a suggestion by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-april-30-2017/

Learn to say I love you (point to yourself, make a love heart with your fingers, point away from yourself)

Draw a chalk heart or make a heart shape with blocks, then try and put all the things you love in the shape?

Or you could draw the shape on a piece of paper and draw the things you love in the shape.

Does the heart need to be bigger? Did you leave anyone out? 

GOSPEL READING: Luke 24:13-35


This video may be too advanced for this age group but it is suitable for any older children, and I have often found that where there are older children the younger ones will also engage.

OR READ: The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J Sattgast p.338

SING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5lgWmbRJpA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1-ZbxhJX5v4lGcy9pp7VMbAnXi7SqDfOpf608P2CMhnVzuJAGdP6M1Lis He is risen by Colin Buchanan

PLAY: Have a tea party with your Teddies.

OR DRAW, start by drawing a road, draw the background, draw 2 men and Jesus.


Wendy L.


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