Light or turn on 6 Candles (one for each Sunday in Lent) Blow out (or turn off) 4 Candles
Into this season of Lent (pretend to Walk)
I go (point to yourself)
Life has it’s seasons (draw a circle in the air)
It’s Joys and (happy face)
It’s sadnesses (sad face)
You go before me (point your arms ahead)
You are there after me (look behind)
FIRST READING: Joshua 5:9-12
READ: That’s not a Daffodil by Elizabeth Honey
I have suggested this book as the Isrealists had been supported by manna until they could have food from the land, and when that was the case they then celerated passover for the memory of their ancestors escape from Eygpt. In That’s not a daffodil, the young boy keeps looking for the daffadil in his pot, in much the same way the Isrealists were looking for the promised land and whne they arrived they could celebrate, as the young boy did in the book i’ve recommended.
If you want to recap the idea of Passover read The Lion Picture Book p.83
PLAY with play food or a play picnic to celebrate as the Israelites did.
I feel safe God (wrap your arms around your body)
When I trust you, God
READ: Psalm 32: The mad donkey
Will you buck against God, (kick one leg backwards)
kick and fight what is right (make fists and pretend to box)
like a mad donkey?? (put your hands straight on either side of your head)
True happiness happens (smile and hug yourself)
when you let God be in charge. (salute)
So say sorry when you stuff up. (make a sad face)
Say sorry when you hurt people. (make a sad face)
You are forgiven and adored (smile)
more than you know,(pretend to count your fingers)
so start over, fresh each day. (lay your head to one side placing your hands underneath it)
Rejoice in the Lord and stand tall. (do a star jump)
Words by Rev. Purdie, actions by me.
How does this Psalm make you feel, draw a picture, or show how you feel on your face, or find an emoji that fits your thinking about this Psalm.
SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
READ: Florette by Anne Walker
I chose this book as it represents new beginnings and things created differently to what went before, in much the same manner that “everything old has passed away:see everything has become new” in v.17. In that newness is reconciliation to the new environment Mae has found herself in, which reminded me of God’s reconcilliation to us, V.19.
DRAW: Take a blank piece of paper and transform it into your work of art.
OR Build something with bricks and then tear it down and make something else.
GOSPEL READING: Luke 15:1-3 and 11b-32
READ: The Whirl Story Bible p.262-264 then p.266-269
OR The Whirl Story Bible, pp.pp.312-313, then pp.316-321
PLAY: re tell the stories with toy pigs, sheep and dolls, or make your own puppets
MAKE: The Tiny Truths bookmark “I am one of HIs Sheep”
SENDING HYMN Tell the World by Hillsong Kids Learn the actions here
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