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 is the last session in our PRAYER theme! We will be meeting another of Jesus’ friends, John, and his incredible time with God when he prayed!
Make it special: Thank Jesus for his love for you as you pass round a snuggly cushion!
WORSHIP: (5 MINS) Let’s celebrate that Jesus is our friend!
You could use these songs or any of your own favourites:
INTRO (10 MINS)
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HEAVEN!:
Watch: A dream of heaven(6 mins)
Lion First Bible p476
Jesus Calling bible p252
My First Message p376
QUICK UNPACK (2 MINS)
John was one of Jesus’ best friends. When John prayed Jesus showed him some amazing things.
He saw some of what heaven would be like.
He saw Jesus in his glory.
He saw Daddy God on his throne.
Jesus loves to share wonderful things with us when we pray too!
Say together: JESUS SHOWS ME WONDERFUL THINGS!
Keep using the shout out with different voices, fast, slow, high, low, robot, squeaky… or make up some actions.
FUN ACTIVITIES (5-15 MINS)
- Use Duplo, wooden bricks or junk modelling to create heaven together! Have fun chatting and wondering about Jesus showing heaven to John, that heaven is a real place, that it is full of God’s love, peace, light and fun! I wonder what will be in heaven… I wonder how it will feel… I am so glad Jesus has a forever-home for us…
- Heaven craft: Use the template. Decorate the first picture with shiny or tissue paper, glitter pens or felt tips!
- Heaven colouring sheets.
Resources: pdf template of activities, pens, paper/card, scissors, glue
PRAYER TIME (2 MINS)
- SHOUT OUT: JESUS SHOWS ME WONDERFUL THINGS!
- Get Close to Jesus! Snuggle up with your child in a favourite blanket or chair. Speak truths over your child such as that they can meet with Jesus, that Jesus wants to show them wonderful things, that heaven is real place that God is getting ready for us… Have faith to believe that Jesus wants to reveal truths to your child and show them amazing things!
We’d love to hear from you!
Show us your heaven creations! Are you excited about the forever-home that Jesus is getting ready for us?
NEXT WEEK we will begin a new theme on being Followers of Jesus!
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