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 starting a new theme in Early Years all about prayer! Let’s meet someone who loved chatting to Daddy God!
Make it special: If you have a shell, pass it round your family and practice listening to it. What can you hear?
WORSHIP: (5 MINS) Let’s have fun with Daddy God!
You could use these songs or any of your own favourites:
INTRO (7 MINS)
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SOLOMON:
Watch: Solomon asks for wisdom(0.5 mins)
Candle Bible p164
Jesus Calling Bible p106
Lion First Bible p222-225
QUICK UNPACK (2 MINS)
When King Solomon chatted and listened to God, he asked for wisdom, which God gave him.
This meant he could think like God, so he knew the right things to do.
He then did some amazing things:
He built a huge temple so others could pray to God too, he helped solve tricky problems, his land was safe and peaceful, people got closer to God and felt his love.
We can chat to Daddy God too! It’s fun to learn to speak and listen to him.
Say together: WHO CAN CHAT TO GOD? I CAN!
Keep using the shout out with different voices, fast, slow, high, low, robot, squeaky… or make up some actions.
FUN ACTIVITIES (5-10 MINS)
Sensory Play: Explore sounds using musical instruments, or listen to shells, or find different things that make noises such as scrunchy paper, pasta/rice in a pot, wooden spoons on pans and more! Chat about listening to the different sounds with your child.
What can you hear when you listen? Is it loud or quiet? What noises can you make? Did you know we can chat and listen to God too?
- A Wisdom Treasure Box: Cut out the treasure box from the pdf template. Fold along the dotted line. Decorate inside and outside with shiny paper, foil, stickers or felt tips. Chat very simply about wisdom with your child: it means thinking like God thinks… it’s very precious to have wisdom, more precious than gems, riches or money…
- Solomon Activity Sheets
Resources: pdf template of activities, pens, paper/card, scissors, glue, stickers, foil, sensory items that make sounds, shells.
PRAYER TIME (2 MINS)
- SHOUT OUT: WHO CAN CHAT TO GOD? I CAN!
- Chatting to God: Did you know we can chat to God about anything! Let’s spend time telling him different things. Pass round a shell or something else special and tell Daddy God your favourite colour, the name of your best friend, something that makes you happy, what you like to watch on TV… have a go at listening back to what Daddy God says, It’s often the first thing that pops into our heads!
We’d love to hear from you!
Show us your treasure boxes. Do you like listening to shells? What did you chat to Daddy God about?
We will find out more about Prayer next week!
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