Year A: Transfiguration. Ideas to help 3’s and under relate to this weeks RCL readings

Here are some ideas to help you share the Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary with your under 3’s.

Note that the Church season is changing. This week should see churches dressed in White. What colour will we see next week?

You can find some ideas here as to where to sit and what to bring.

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


FIRST READING: Exodus 24:12-18 Moses encounter with God

READ: The Lion Picture Bible p.86 only

DRAW: Those people that are special to you?

How do they make you feel?


Psalm 2: You are my child

Hear God’s word to you:
“My dear, my beloved, you are my child
and I am your Father.
I will give you more than you could ask or imagine.
You can trust me completely.”


How does t his make you feel?

OR Psalm 99

Psalm 99: If you shake us

​(as a prayer of confession)

O God, how incredible you are! (hold arms out wide)
How ordinary we are. (look down)
The earth shakes with your power (shake)
and we tremble, afraid (tremble ( note how it is different to shaking)
that if you shake us we’d fall apart. (fall down)
We see your brilliance (shield your eyes)
and we hide in the dark. (make yourself very small)
We know how pure you are, pure love, (make a love heart)
and we know that we are a mess. (look around yourself as if you had made a big mess)
Forgive us, God. (hold your hands together)
We stuff up. (kick the ground)
We forget to live in your light. (Shield your eyes)
Words from Actions by me

Point out or draw everything that shines (like God makes the world shine).

SECOND READING: 2 Peter 1:16-21

READ: You are Special by Max Lucado


as suggested by


PLAY: How special are your toys. give each a hug and tell them.

GOSPEL READING: Matthew 17:1-9

READ: The Early Reader’s Bible God Talks about his Son, pp.387-391

COLOURING IN: This resource has colouring in pages until the 23rd of February 2020. And costs about $A20.


Wiggle your fingers

Let me hear about the glory of God

And help me share

the Wonder



LENT STARTS ThIS WEEK  with ASH Wednesday. 

If your church does not do an Ash Wednesday service try to mark this special day at home.

You can eat pancakes on the Tuesday. A reminder to eat up up before the start of Lent before the traditionally 40 fasting days of Lent. If you do not have a Lent practice, fasting,    giving up something, family time of prayer of Bible reading or singing. This might be the time to find something to mark the Lent days.



OR sign up to get the free Lent study for the Jesus Storybook Bible

Then make time for a special prayer time on Wednesday. If you have had your Palm cross on your door since last year, you could burn this and make a drawing of the cross with its ashes to hang on the fridge this Lent as a reminder that it is a special time.