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 discovering more in our new theme, Prayer: Chatting to God!
Make it special: Whisper a message around your family!
WORSHIP: (5 MINS) Let’s celebrate that Daddy God is with us now!
You could use these songs or any of your own favourites:
INTRO (7 MINS)
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HANNAH:
Watch: Hannah and God(1.5 mins)
Lion First Bible p172
Jesus Calling Bible p92
QUICK UNPACK (2 MINS)
Hannah was so sad that she didn’t have a baby. She’d been waiting for a long long time.
She told God how she felt and asked for his help. God heard her prayer and answered her!
Her baby was called Samuel.
As he grew up he did amazing things for God, and helped many people to know him and be his friends.
We can chat to Daddy God about anything. We can tell him how we feel and what we are doing. He always hears us and knows the best way to answer our prayers.
I wonder what prayers you’ve seen answered in your family…
Say together: WHO CAN CHAT TO DADDY 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)
Play: With soft toys or dolls, chat as you play about Hannah’s answered prayer, or any prayers you’ve prayed and seen answered.
- Colouring sheets
- Prayer Telephone: Cut out the labels on the template, colour in and stick onto paper cups. Attach string or ribbon through the ends of the cups and have fun chatting to God and each other!
- Praying hands craft: Decorate Hannah and the hands on the template. Cut it all out. Stick the hands onto the back of the piece with Hannah on, so that when you fold them in you can see the hands at the front like ‘praying hands’.
Resources: pdf template of activities, pens, paper/card, scissors, glue
PRAYER TIME (2 MINS)
- SHOUT OUT: WHO CAN CHAT TO DADDY GOD? I CAN!
- Keep Chatting to God! Help your child to continue to tell God about their day such as what they played, what they ate, how they feel, what colour they like, who their friends are, what they can see out the window… You could make it into a fun game where you take it in turns to share different things as you kick or roll a ball back and forth!
We’d love to hear from you!
Show us your crafts. What prayers have you seen answered?
Send in your good news and photos to email@example.com, or use the form right here!