YEAR A Christmas 2: Ideas to help 3’s and under relate to this weeks RCL readings

Whether you are at your home church or holidaying away from home don’t let this be an excuse not to worship together. If you attend a congregation that uses a traditional  Sunday School during service set up you will find some ideas here to here to engage your young ones with the readings and to enjoy Worship and Lifelong faith formation.

For older children you might like to purchase Jillians Life Packs


Or use a Sermon Note pages such as

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


FIRST READING: Jeremiah 31:7-14

READ/WATCH: Anna Hibiscus’s Song by Atinuke AS SUGGESTED BY

What do you do when you are happy?

Draw a picture of what you do when you are happy?


God, I am happy and i want to tell you

(name something that makes you happy)


PSALM: 147:12-20

Psalm 147: Who is this God of ours?

Who is this God of ours?
Why do we sing?
Why get excited?
Number 1: God made every star
and every atom.
He can count to infinity and beyond!
Number 2: God cares for those who are broken,
and heals our wounds.
God lifts up those who get stood on
and delights in each of his children.

Who is this God of ours?
Why should we sing?
Why get excited?
Number 3: God cares for us,
feeds us, looks after us, gives us good things;
the gift of peace, the gift of love.
Number 4: God creates life
and gives rain, rivers, snow and ice,
warm and cold, wind and sun.

This God of ours is greater than great,
so we sing with joy
and overflow with praise!


DRAW things that God gives us. How do you feel about these things?


SECOND READING: Ephesians 1:3-14

READ/LISTEN: Toby By Hazel Mitchell  as suggested by


MAKE: make a paper chain using 3 colours. Each colour is seperate on their own it is only when they are together that they become a chain. Just as we say Father Son and Holy Spirit, all seperate but all together


GOSPEL READING: John 1: (1-9), 10-18.

READ/WATCH: Katie and the Puppy Nest Door by John Himmelman as suggested by

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

SING/Listen: John 1:1 In the Beginning and /or The word became flesh


Wendy L.