Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Shaving Cream World

Gather wax paper, shaving cream, and blue and green food coloring.   

Place some shaving cream on the wax paper.

Place some drops of blue food coloring on one side of the pan and green food coloring on the other side.

Have your child swirl/mix the two colors together, creating the earth!

You can tell others all over the world that Jesus is alive and He wants to be their friend forever!

Special Breakfast

Gather a plate, a knife, waffles or pancakes, strawberries, and blueberries. 

Cook the waffle/pancake and set it on the plate.

Cut the strawberries in half (or quarters) and lay them around the waffle as the sun’s rays.

Give the “sun” a face with the blueberries.   

 Jesus had a special breakfast with His friends on the beach. They were so happy to be with Jesus because He was their friend. Jesus wants to be your friend forever too!

Rock Bin

Gather a bin of dirt and rocks (make sure there is one large rock) and a cup.

Place the cup in the dirt. This is your tomb.  

Have your child role play the Easter story by moving the large rock (stone) in front of the “tomb” opening, and then away from it.

 Three days after Jesus was placed in the tomb, some of His friends went to the tomb and saw that it was empty! The stone had been rolled away! Jesus is alive!

HandPrint Palm Branch

Gather a craft stick, green construction paper, scissors, a pen, and glue or tape.

Trace several of your child’s handprints onto the green paper and cut them out.

Glue or tape the handprint branches on either side of the stick. Then have your child wave their branch while shouting, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus!”   

The people were so excited to see Jesus coming to town that they starting waving palm branches and shouting, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus!”

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Fish Net Snack

Gather Goldfish, a piece of netting material, and a twist tie or string.

Place Goldfish in the center of the net.  

 Tie up the net of fish!

 Andrew, Peter, John, and James were fishermen. They were fishing one day when Jesus said ‘Come follow me!” And they did! They got out of their boat to follow Jesus. 
We can follow Jesus too!

Money Sorting

 Gather play money, a piece of paper, and a marker.

Divide the page into sections. (Three sections if you have three types of money, etc.) Then write the amounts at the top of each section.

 Sort the play money into the appropriate section.  

Matthew was a tax collector, but he collected too much money from the people in the town! No one wanted to be his friend… except for Jesus! Jesus wants to be everyone’s friend!

Silly Straw Fun

 Gather a silly straw, felt, and scissors.  

Cut the felt into circles and then make a small hole in the middle of each one.

One at a time, have the felt circles “follow” one another onto the straw until they’ve reached the bottom.     

There were twelve disciples that followed Jesus. They tried to be like Him by loving and helping others. We can follow Jesus too!

Pom-Pom Heart

Gather a piece of construction paper, scissors, pom-poms, a marker, and glue.   

Draw a heart on the paper and cut it out.

Make a line of glue all around the edge of the heart.

Place pom-poms on the glue.    

The most important thing we can do is love others like Jesus does. When we follow Jesus, we can love everyone!