Pentecost Sunday is finally here. Prepare your Home for this important day in the Christian Calendar, you can find some simple suggestions here https://wordpress.com/post/thecrossinmybackyard.wordpress.com/1266
Put your family in the mood with this lovely song by David and Dale Macgregor, don’t forget the actions
I so love this especially in this week of Reconciliation, especially the verse “Where the spirit is Healing”. And I love that the colours of Pentecost match those of the Aboriginal Flag https://www.aboriginalart.com.au/culture/aboriginal_flag.html
Don’t forget the Lord’s prayer
THE LORDS PRAYER IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w
OR Numbers 11:24-30
OR from any children’s Bible eg. The Beginners Bible Holy Bible NIRV
DO: recreate the story, use what you have around you, toys blocks, etc OR draw how it might have looked.
Questions? Use the Godly Play questions with you family.
I wonder what part of this story you like best?
I wonder what part of the story is the most important part?
I wonder where you are in the story or what part of the story you would leave out?
I wonder if there is any part of the story we can leave out and still have all the story we need?
PSALM 104:24-34, 35b
Snuggle time Prayer by Glenys Nellist God’s Chariot
or God Made by Sarah Carmichael
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/
READ The Day the Crayons quit by Drew Daywalt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=489micE6eHU I love this book for showing the different gifts that the colours bring and how they work best together. Like the gifts God gives us, all different but all from God.
DRAW: a wonderful picture of some of the gifts of the spirit that God has left with people you know to help each other.
You have given us God
special gifts from you
Help me to find mine and
Use it to help others
OR Acts 2:1-21
WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSDe5FvQcUw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0sip5MboS2iPxjJB5gfLXWWqSNH6Yl5fHU9-bqQIZxyjvWMy_rLKRbixU there is a craft activity and Prayer in the video OR
MAKE AND PRAY: http://flamecreativekids.blogspot.com/2014/04/pentecost-flames-salad-spinner-art-and.html
Start at 26sec. and finish at 1.20.
How would you tell this story? Would you draw it, or do a play with teddies?
Make a wind sock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJTR6PArENg
OR John 7:37-39
READ: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+7%3A+37-39&version=ICB or from a children’s Bible you have.
In this reading the Holy Spirit has been described as gushing water. Take a blue A4 sheet of paper or cardboard. Then 3 or4 blue streamers, cut about a third longer than the sheet of paper. glue one end to the top of a short side of the paper, twist the streamer two ormolu times and attach the other end the far side of the paper. Repeat until the sheet is covered.
OR You could also cut a large love heart out of some read paper and attach blue streamers to the edges of the love heart. I used paper strips as i was out of blue streamers, attached them flat then rolled them around a pencil to curl.
Perhaps you can feel what gushing water is like by turning on the tap and letting the water fall on your hands.