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 next session in our Shine Like Stars theme! We are learning we shine like stars for Jesus when we share.
Make it special: Sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ to remind your child of our theme!
WORSHIP: (5 MINS) Let’s celebrate that Jesus is our friend!
You could use these songs or any of your own favourites:
INTRO (8 MINS)
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FEEDING THE 5000:
Watch: Jesus Feeds 5000
Lion First Bible p364
Candle Bible for Toddlers p298
Jesus Calling bible p180
QUICK UNPACK (2 MINS)
A little boy shared his lunch and a miracle happened when many people got fed!
When we choose to shine for Jesus and share what we have he takes our little and does amazing things with it!
WHO CAN SHINE FOR JESUS? I CAN!
Keep using the shout out with different voices, fast, slow, high, low, robot, squeaky… or make up some actions.
FUN ACTIVITIES (5-15 MINS)
Play Sharing Games:
- Use a tea set and practice putting places out for your favourite toys.
- Or share out your cars, trains, bricks with your family.
- Or share at snack time.
Chat about sharing as you play: how can we make sure everyone has enough… Who needs more… Do you like sharing? Do you like it when someone shares with you? I wonder what would happen if Teddy had all the bricks and Mouse had none…
One for me, One for you: Choose any two of the fun shapes from the template. Cut out and decorate them with stickers or simple patterns and then keep one for your self and choose a friend or family member to give the other one to.
Activity sheets of the story
Resources: pdf template of activities, pens, paper/card, scissors
PRAYER TIME (2 MINS)
- SHOUT OUT: WHO CAN SHINE FOR JESUS? I CAN!
- Help me Holy Spirit! It is hard to share sometimes isn’t it? We need Holy Spirit’s help: did you know he is called The Helper? You could put out your hands and say ‘Holy Spirit help me’ then pray for each other to know how much they are loved and cared for and for help to love and share with others.
We’d love to hear from you!
What sharing games did you play? Can you shine for Jesus by sharing with someone?
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