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!
Today we are beginning a totally new theme – God shows me the way!!
Today’s aim is to learn with Bear that I can share!
Make it special: Find as many bear toys as you can and give them each a hug! As you do this you could tell each other ‘Jesus’ love for you is a like a great big hug!’
WORSHIP: (6 MINS) Let’s celebrate that God is with us now!
You could use these songs or any of your own favourites:
INTRO (10 MIN)
EXPLORE A STORY ABOUT INCREDIBLE SHARING (1.5 MINS)
Watch: Jesus Feeds 5000
Or choose a story bible:
Candle Bible for Toddlers p298
Lion First Bible p364
Jesus Calling Bible p180
Hebrews 13:16 (ICB)
Do not forget to do good to others. And share with them what you have.
QUICK UNPACK (2 MINS)
Sharing can be hard to do, especially with our favourite and special things.
But sharing shows we love and care about others. They will be happy and feel loved.
The little boy in the bible story shared his lunch and with Jesus’ help many people had full tummies!
Jesus will help us when it is hard to share.
We can ALWAYS ask for his help!
Say this together: WHO CAN SHARE? I CAN!
Keep saying it with different voices; fast, slow, high, low…
FUN ACTIVITIES (5-10 MINS)
Play: with your bear toys and some bricks, cars or pretend food. Help the bears to share the toys between them. Is anyone left out? How can we share these out? How do you think the bears feel now they each have something? Wow, you’re so good at sharing?
Keep modelling and practicing sharing throughout the week during snacks, stories, play times… to reinforce that it’s fun to share.
Create: The feeding the 5000 basket craft. Follow the instructions on the template and use to play out and explore the story.
Song: Watch the fun song and join in! Jesus Feeds 5000
Colouring sheets of the bible story
Resources: pdf template of activities, scissors, colouring pens, tape/glue, card/paper.
PRAYER TIME (2 MINS)
- SHOUT OUT: WHO CAN SHARE? I CAN!
- Help me Jesus! Say simple prayers with your child asking for Jesus’ help: ‘Help me Jesus when it is hard to share… Help me Jesus to show others I care… Help me Jesus to keep learning like Bear…’
We’d love to hear from you!
Show us your baskets and your bears!
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