Prepare a special church bag in advance each week so that you are ready for the rush on Sunday Morning.
Sit towards the front so they can see what is going on.
Read during the Bible readings,
Pray during the prayers,
Colour, Draw or Craft during the sermon.
Craft or drawing or play are for spiritual responses not for a perfectionist piece that can be shown off.
Remember that little ones will need their own space to move and wiggle,
You have bought your child to worship. Enjoy engaging them in it.
FIRST READING: Jeremiah 17:5-10
READ: it from any Bible, preferably a Children’s version or https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Jeremiah%2017:5-10&version=ERV
DRAW: Verses 5-10
PRAY: Draw a tree with deep roots and lots of branches, Name each root or limb with the name of someone you know and pray specifically for that person.
Happy are those who choose their path –
I will follow Jesus.
Be careful where you put your step –
God will be your guide.
I will be a tree growing by a stream –
God’s Spirit like fresh water.
I will grow good fruit and grow strong
and God will watch over me.
SING/LISTEN: https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/product/seeds-of-character-vol-6/# Number 5 Delight
DO: If you can make a path for your child to follow in the area where you are sitting.
SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
READ: The Lion Picture Book, p.370 A New Heaven and a New Earth 3rd paragraph
PLAY: with Russian stacking dolls, or a stacking toy.
DO: Show pictures of the life cycle of a plant print this page out and cut out the four pictures then ask your child to organise them in stages of development. https://www.education.com/worksheet/article/plant-life-cycle/
GOSPEL READING: Luke 6:17-26
READ: https://ministry-to-children.com/preschool-lesson-the-beatitudes-from-luke-617-26/amp/ Though this is a Sunday School Lesson the activities can easily be done during a church service Start reading to your child where it says BIBLE READING and finish before CLOSING. DON’T forget to prepare the activities in advance.
PRAY : Help me God to choose
To Be KIND
To Be Loving
To be Humble
To be Gentle