This session is for children aged 1-4, but do keep it really short and simple for under 2’s.
Make sure you read the full session before you start, and check out these practical tips to get the most out of your time together.
We pray you’ll have a wonderful, fun time with your little ones!
I am Safe and Protected by Holy Spirit.
Today’s aim: To know that Holy Sprit protects us. He gives us safe people to care for and protect us.
Make it special: Why not start your time off by giving each other a hug or high five and say ‘Holy Spirit loves you SO much!’
WORSHIP (5-8 MINS)
Let’s spend time with Daddy God: jump and dance to praise him for who he is and have fun with him!
You could use these songs or any of your own favourites
Hit play to hear the songs in the playlist!
If you click on the ‘cc’ button (where available) you can see the subtitles to help with the lyrics – this is not always accurate but can help!
INTRO: (7 MIN)
Here’s Sarah with an introduction and story!
EXPLORE THE STORY TOGETHER
Watch the story below or read from…
- Candle Bible for Toddlers (p368), Jesus Calling Bible (p236) or in Lion First Bible ‘Peter’s Story’ (p460-462).
You can say this first: WHO PROTECTS US?
Help your child to respond: HOLY SPIRIT!
Keep using it with different voices; robot, silly, whispers or shouts…
FUN ACTIVITIES: (5-10 MINS)
Play and chat: the story of Peter in prison using a lego/brick prison and soft toys/small people for the characters. I wonder who could be the angel or Peter? I wonder how Peter felt when he saw the angel or realised he was free? I wonder how his friends felt when he knocked on the door? I wonder where we are in the story… It’s amazing how Holy Spirit protected Peter!
Create: Using the pdf template, cut out the angel shape, blu-tac onto the middle of another piece of paper or the labelled second sheet and colour all around and over the edges so that when it’s taken off there’s an angel outline. Chat about angels, that they protect and help God’s people: an angel helped Peter when his friends prayed!
Colour: Peter and the angel colouring on the pdf template
Explore: Find some blankets, soft toys or babies and make dens together, snuggle up under the blankets with your soft toys and chat about feeling safe and protected and the safe people in our lives. Let’s be thankful…
Resources: pdf template of activities, scissors, colouring pens, blu-tac, blankets, toys, lego/bricks
PRAYER TIME IDEAS
- SHOUT OUT: WHO PROTECTS US? HOLY SPIRIT!
- Pray for your child to be aware of Holy Spirit being with them all the time. You could put out one hand and say ‘Holy’ then put out the other hand and say ‘Spirit’ then raise them both up in the air and say ‘is with me!’
- You could speak Holy Spirit’s protection over your child and your family and read Psalm 91:11 ‘God has put his angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go.’
What did you play? What does your angel look like? How does it feel to be snuggled up in blankets?
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