In imitation of our Lord, we value the littlest members of our congregation and consider them no less than adults in God’s kingdom! At Holy Trinity Anglican, we are committed to creating space for your children to meet with God and supporting parents as they raise their children to love and honor the Lord.
FUN IDEAS FOR YOUR CHILDREN WHILE AT HOME
The website is so encouraging and has wonderful ideas about how to model putting our trust in him. https://www.thecommonrule.org/spiritual-rhythms-for-quarantine
Singing together as a family is a great way to bring joy into your home. In the Nursery Wing, we love to sing Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves the Little Children of the World, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, This Little Light of Mine, and Praise Him and Praise Him All Ye Little Children. In Children’s Worship, some favorites are Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This is the Day, and River of Life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wNCCdCoJlY&feature=youtu.be
The children’s worship story for this week is Jesus Raised Lazarus, John 11:1-7, 17-44.
Below are ideas your children might enjoy.
ABC Praises: One way to help your elementary-aged children learn to praise God in prayer is by using the ABCs. Help them understand the difference in thanking God and praising God. Talk about how we thank God for what he has done, and we praise God for who he is. Praising God is talking about his character, what he is like. You might say, “When we pray together today, we’re going to use the ABCs to help us praise God. Let’s think of three words to describe God that begin with the letter “A.” Come up with the words together. At first, they’ll need help getting the “hang of it.” They might come up with awesome, almighty or amazing. Model how to use this in a prayer. For example, “Dear God, you are awesome. You are almighty. You are amazing.” The next time you pray with them, let them choose the letter they want to use. You might also help them look in the Psalms to find words that describe God’s character.
Recycle Robots: Collect different sized boxes, cardboard tubes, bottle caps, etc. and tape them together to make recycled robots. Take pictures of them to send us at the emails below.
Kool-Aid Playdough: Use this link for the recipe for the playdough we use in the Nursery Wing. If you don’t have Kool-Aid, you can use food coloring. At church, we especially like adding glitter to our playdough. We also like working in a little extra flour if it sticks to our hands.