KIDS

Nations Kids Church | Sunday 5 April

Hey parents…A number of you have told me you enjoyed doing kids church with your children at home using our special page here. That is awesome! Here is some material for another Sunday. This week we have some videos for your children to see too. Remember, as parents YOU are the main faith teacher of your children. As you talk, pray and live your faith at home your kids will see it IN ACTION and want what you have. THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS! Keep sharing how you are doing, love Annette

Nations Kids Church

  • COVID 19 WORKSHEETS

    https://www.kidsreach.org.au/
    Parents, have a look at this link for posters and colouring you can download for free sharing information about the Covid 19 virus in child friendly language

    FUNNY GRACE
    It’s a good thing to say ‘Thank you’ to God before eating. Here is a fun way to do this as a family

    Superman Grace
    Thank you Lord, for giving us food (one arm up)
    Thank you Lord, for giving us food (other arm up)
    For our daily bread (one arm up)
    So our tummies are fed (other arm up)
    Thank you Lord for giving us food (circle arms around)
    Amen (both arms together for take off)

  • 2-4 Year Olds

    STORY – ‘EASTER IS ALMOST HERE’
    Aim of story: To find out that Easter is about Jesus dying and coming alive again

    Read/tell this to your child (OR watch the video clip on the Nations members page)
    You will need a doll to represent Jesus.

    Do you remember how the people cheered Jesus? Well, not everyone liked Jesus. In fact some people wanted to get rid of him. A few days later Jesus died on the cross (Lay the doll down). His friends took Jesus’ dead body and carried it to an empty grave. (Let your children help you carry Jesus to a box/bag/makeshift tent to represent a cave). They rolled a big stone in front of the opening. (Cover opening) They were very sad because Jesus had died. Then they went home to bed.

    A day later, Jesus friends went to the grave again. (Subtly remove the Jesus doll) But Jesus wasn’t there. What a surprise! What had happened? The stone had gone! Where was Jesus? Suddenly some angels appeared. They said ‘Jesus isn’t here because he is alive again. Then suddenly Jesus appeared (Show Jesus doll). He really was alive! The friends were so so happy.


    Pray together

    ‘Thank you Jesus that you are alive. Thank you Jesus that we can talk to you and that you love us. We love you, Amen’


    Activity

    1. To find a picture to colour in click here
    2. To do a craft activity click here

    Sing

    To the tune of ‘hot cross buns’ (See the video clip of this on the Nations members FaceBook page)

    Verse 1
    He’s alive, He’s alive
    Jesus died upon the cross
    Now He’s alive

    Verse 2
    He’s alive, He’s alive
    Jesus came alive again
    Now He’s alive

  • School Years 0-6

    STORY: A walk with friends

    Parents, read Luke 24v1-35 aloud in a child friendly version of the bible.
    Some things to discuss together
    • Has a friend of yours every moved to another town? How did you feel?
    • Jesus’ friends saw him taken away and killed in a cruel way on the cross. How do you think they felt?
    • V12 What do you think Peter thought when he saw Jesus’ body was gone from the tomb?
    • V14 What do you think the disciples were saying to each other?
    • V32 How do you think the disciples felt when they realised Jesus had been with them?


    Faith5 (Faith Acts In The Home) Parents and children together
    1. SHARE your highs and lows from your day/week
    2. READ a story from a child-friendly version of the Bible (Luke 24v1-35, Jesus rises from death)
    3. TALK about how it might relate to your highs and lows
    4. PRAY for each other’s highs and lows
    5. BLESS your children


    Activities

    1. GAME: DON’T EAT FREDDY! Kids, this is your chance to yell at mum and dad. Get the whole family involved. Put 6-8 smarties on a dinner plate. They all have to be different colours. One person goes out of the room and the rest of you decide which colour is ‘Freddy’. The chosen person comes inside and SLOWLY eats the smarties, one by one. As soon as they touch ‘Freddy’ everyone yells very loudly ‘DON’T EAT FREDDY’.
    2. Craft: For a pattern to make your own hanger from ice cream sticks click here


  • 7 Ups

    Faith Talk Triggers

    Parents, get together with your 7 Ups and hang out.

    • Would you rather always have to sing instead of talking?
    • Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?

    LET’S TALK ABOUT STANDING TALL

    • What is the hardest thing about being a kid who loves Jesus wherever you are?
    • How does God help us to stand tall? (eg Ephesians 6)

    THE BIBLE SAYS. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. Romans 8v29 (Message version)

    TAKE AWAY. You are a child of the living God. See yourself as He does.

    GOD SPOTTING. Where did you glimpse God today?

    PRAY A BLESSING OVER EACH OTHER

    May the Lord bless you and help you stand tall wherever you are.


    Acknowledgements

    1. Scripture Union Light and Bubbles compendiums
    2. Faith4families talk trigger cards
    3. Faith5

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