Kids Church

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.

Bible Lessons and Activities about Gratitude

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.

Free Easter Lesson for Sunday School

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.

Have a Heart Day: February 14

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.

Printable Valentine Bundle

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:

Wise Men Christmas Crafts

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.

Bible Themes – Jesus

 

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.

Week 1: God told the Israelites through his prophets about Jesus’ birth thousands of years before he was born.

Week 2: The angel tells good news

Week 3: The Shepherds tell about Jesus’ birth

Week 4: The Wiseman search for Jesus

Week 5: The rest of the story.

November Lesson – Follow in his Footsteps

Did you know that there are two different ways you can follow in someone’s steps? One way is to walk behind the person and follow where he is going.

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