You have found a page that uses easily found ideas to help you share the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) readings with children. Instead of sifting through many websites, facebook , pinterest, instagram, and blog posts; this is a one stop shop where I have done the sifting for you to find theologically and developmentally appropriate material for your congregation or family.
These ideas can be used in a church setting as you parent in the pews or in your own home while connecting to a broadcast service or for your daily family devotions.
We are now in the Season of AFTER EPIPHANY. The Liturgical colour is Green.
If worshipping at home you might like to prepare a space to worship which can be permanent or set aside and bought out when you are having private or family devotions.
You might like to start by finding a tablecloth in the liturgical colour, find a candle ( I prefer battery operated ones around children) and add any other touches that remind you of the present season, for example a dove, a cross, etc.
You might like to start with the Lords prayer if at home, or either of these suggestions can be used when the Lord’s Prayer is said within a set service.
either IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w
Or if you are looking for a more contemplative version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NuUo-igXDU&fbclid=IwAR2FasYCU-9mP1PaLQDjweXyhyUnJutt4J28KycjzeUEttWSesipX2jmJxE
If you like colouring in, by registering with Illustrated Ministries you can recieve a free colouring in page for one of today’s readings? https://www.illustratedministry.com/free-resources/?ck_subscriber_id=136888700
FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
READ: Telephone by Mac Burnett WATCH: This was a choice from Storypath, read to find out why?
DRAW: What you think a prophet might look like? Question: What do they do?
PRAY: Thank you God
that you keep your promises.
How does this Psalm make you feel?
Describe those feelings, Show how these feelings look like in your body 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 Corinthians 8:1-13
READ: Rupert can Dance by Jules Feiffer WATCH another choice from Storypath read why they suggested this book
PLAY: Play with your TEA SETS or have a picnic. Enjoy all that God has provided for you. Question Would you make someone eat something that they don’t like or would hurt them?
GOSPEL READING: Mark 1:21-28
READ: Meet Jesus in Mark, 1st Paragraph of 1:21-39
PLAY: With your toys, pretend you are someone people obeys. How do they behave. Be that person.
Thank you God
that you love
all wild things (twist hands into claws, and pretend to be a wild animal)
and they obey you
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