Thursday, May 31, 2012

Children's Day Craft Idea!

Fun activity for kidsChildren's Day is on June 10th . . . what do you have planned to celebrate the children in your ministry? I LOVE Children's Day! I LOVE celebrating Children's Day . . . after all, children were, and are, of immense value to Jesus, so celebrating them is an entirely appropriate thing to do! Consider the following ideas for celebrating the children in your ministry -

  • Involve the children in the Bible lesson of Jesus blessing the children - Mark 10:13-16 "13 People were bringing children to Jesus so that he would bless them. But the disciples scolded them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he grew angry and said to them, “Allow the children to come to me. Don’t forbid them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people like these children. 15  I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like a child will never enter it.”16 Then he hugged the children and blessed them." Have the children illustrate this Bible account and/or involve them in performing this passage as a skit/drama - be sure each child is involved and has a part - even as a child in the drama or an adult in the crowd. If you practice this a week early, you could even have the children perform their skit/drama for the adults in church on Children's Day!
  • Plan a special craft . . . I think making Jesus Loves Me I Spy Bottles would be great fun! Follow this link for the details about making these bottles and then adapt as follows for use with the children in your church - send a note home or email families to ask them to send one clean, clear empty water bottle/soda bottle to church on Children's Day with each child - be sure to have extras available for visitors and for children who do not bring a bottle with them. Have LOTS of rice/peas available so you have enough to nearly fill each bottle. Visit a dollar store and get some items to have on hand for children who do not bring special things to put in their bottles - crayons, small toys, small plastic animals, etc. Be sure to make a list for each child so they know what is in their bottle after it is completed.
  • Provide time for parents/teachers to bless children - "Dear Jesus, thank You for loving _____. Thank You for allowing children to come to You. Please help _____ know, love and walk with You all his/her life! Thank You, Amen!"
Plan to celebrate the children in your church on Children's Day this year!

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