Although we may not all be meeting together in our usual locations, as a church family Emmaus Rd wants to make sure all our individual families stay connected and are resourced as well as possible whilst we’re gathering in our homes. We thought a fun way to do this would be to send out some resources that as parents you can lead your kids through midweek and adapt however best suits your family! And remember, there is also a kids video available during our online sunday service, so join us at 10am every Sunday here.
We love and value each and every one of you and we hope this week’s plans will bless you.
The Kids Team!
THIS WEEK’S THEME: GOD IS GRACIOUS!
TODAY’S BIG POINT: JESUS CARES ABOUT US EVEN WHEN WE MAKE MISTAKES!
WHAT WE’RE DOING TODAY
Here’s an idea on how to structure your time together – feel free to adapt to make it work for your family!
1. GATHER TOGETHER
Take some time to all gather into a comfy room in the house- maybe grab some snacks, blankets, cushions; get comfy and settled.
Tell your children what today’s big point is.
TODAY WE ARE LEARNING THAT JESUS IS GRACIOUS!
So today we’re going to be celebrating that Jesus loves each and every one of us even when we make mistakes. He wants us to turn away from the the bad things and focus on him.
2. GAME TIME– Laser maze
In this game you will need; tape of some description, string and a corridor. If a corridor isnt an option then you could line up two rows of chairs in a room.
Stick string from one side of the corridor to the other creating a laser effect.
Kids have to work their way through the maze avoiding touching the string.
To add an element of competition parents and siblings can all take a turn and time each other to see who can get through the fastest!
3. STORY TIME– Zaccheus – (Luke 19:1-9 NIV)
In the Bible there is a story about a man called Jesus called Zaccheus, have you heard of him before?
Read through the following verses, Read Luke 19:1-9 and then this weeks video to see the team act it out!
4. FAMILY TIME
Gather together for a snack, a drink and to discuss what you found out together:
Why couldn’t Zaccheus see Jesus through the crowd??
What did Jesus do when he spotted Zaccheus in the tree (or stepladder)?
Can you think of any bad things that we do that we can leave behind and focus on Jesus instead?
5. ADVENTURE TIME– Preparing space for Jesus
In todays story, Jesus went to Zaccheus house for dinner. This meant that Zaccheus had to purposely make space for Jesus in his life.
Tonight at your dinner table, lay a place for Jesus – this is to help remind us that not only is Jesus always with us but that we should focus on him and the things he tells us in the bible!
Can you think of any other times that you could make some time to be with Jesus? Maybe before you go to sleep or in the morning?
6. GAME TIME – Hide and Seek!
– Finish your time together with a game!
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