June 6, 2021 – and tango makes three
May 30, 2021 – The Coat of Many Colours
May 23 – A Squash and a Squeeze
May 16, 2021 – The Peace Book
May – Holy Spirit
In the next few weeks the church will be celebrating Pentecost and and talking of the Holy Spirit and then also the Trinity (God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit). Here is a quick message I created for the kids about the Holy Spirit.
May 9, 2021 – I love you as bushel and a peck
May 2, 2021 – The Paper Bag Princess
April 25, 2021 – Children of the Earth, Remember
April 18 Story time: The Hue in You
April – Gratitude
Gratitude is one of many positive emotions. It’s about focusing on what’s good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have. Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things that we often take for granted, like having a place to live, food, clean water, friends, family, even computer access.
Story time: The Berenstain Bears and Trouble with Things
Gratitude is a perspective that affirms appreciation for the blessings one has.
New – Story time!
The Tale of Three Trees
The Donkey That No One Could Ride
March – The Journey to Easter
Easter is a time of celebration! Here are some great Easter activities you can do at home.
February 14 – Have a Heart Day
Have a Heart Day is a project of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Led by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, the Caring Society educates about and advocates for the rights of Indigenous kids across Canada. It works directly with Indigenous kids and communities to do this.
Because Have a Heart Day is about kids, we really want to involve kids in this activity. We hope non-Indigenous kids can learn about the different experiences of kids in Canada and take action out of a sense of compassion. We also hope Indigenous kids can speak from their hearts about what they want and need.
February – Disciple of Love
This month we celebrate Valentines Day and it is a good opportunity to talk about love. These materials are less about romance and more about teaching about the love that should characterize the Christian life. I hope these Valentine’s Day lesson plans will be helpful and enjoyable to you and your families. Let us think about Jesus’s love as we enter the season of Lent and start on our faith journey toward Easter.
How can you be a disciple of love?
- send a valentines to someone you love,
- send a virtual hug to friends, family and neighbours,
- tell someone you love them!
- or use an idea of your own!
Spread the love!
January – Epiphany Lessons – Wise Men
As we enter the new year we learn about Epiphany and the story of the 3 wise men. Please find some activities below, to learn more about their story:
And as we continue our learning in the next few months we learn more about the stories of Jesus. How he loves us, how he changed us. Here are some Jesus themed activities about his life.
Jesus grew and learned many things; you are growing and learning to do many things. Let’s learn about Jesus together.
December – Advent Lessons – The Christmas Story
This is the time of Advent. We wait and anticipate the arrival of Jesus. Click on the s link to find five Christmas lessons and activities that will remind you about part of the Christmas story.
There are a few free downloads available and lots of ideas for fun crafts and activities.
November Lesson – Follow in his Footsteps
Another way to follow in someone’s steps is to be like them, to act like them, or do what they have done, or to follow their example.
You can’t walk behind Jesus and follow in his steps. But you can follow in his steps by being like him.
People made fun of Jesus and called him mean names, but he didn’t call them names back. He kept his mouth closed. He only said good things to people. He listened, he helped people, he shared what he had, and he was kind, and forgiving. He taught us many lessons about how we should treat others. We can follow him by acting like him. Think about what you can do to follow Jesus.
Parents: click on follow in his footsteps to access activities, games, crafts and stories.
Susan Iemma, Children’s Program Leader
October Lesson – Kindness
Jesus wants us to be like the ladybug. He wants us to be like him. He wants us to be good friends to people, to be gentle, kind, and helpful just like he was.
What are some ways that you can be helpful and kind?
Parents: click on Kindness to access activities on being helpful, all using the ladybug!
Susan Iemma, Children’s Program Leader