Family Activities

Here are some activities that you can do today to help your children engage with scripture and faith while you’re at home.

Children’s Sermons from Mrs. Mingo

NEW! At-Home Bible Lessons

The Teachings of Jesus (Week 1)

Lesson 1: Jesus Teaches Us to Not Worry

 

Read:  Read Matthew 6:25-34 together.
Discuss: Jesus was a great teacher. He taught his followers many things about sharing, prayer, fasting and being fair. One of the most important things he taught us was to not worry too much. Jesus want us to know he cares for us and he knows what we need.

 

Questions to ask. 
  1. Why did Jesus talk about birds and flowers?
  2. Does God care about the animals and plants on the earth?
  3. Does God care about people?
  4. Why do we not have to worry about tomorrow?

 

Color Sheets: Jesus Teaching People at supercoloring.com

 

Craft: Go on a backyard or park scavenger hunt to find flower petals, leafs, grass and small stones.  Make a poster by gluing scavenger hunt items into a large flower or plant.  Write the words, Don’t worry!  God loves you! on your nature poster.

 

Song: Search YouTube for: Sing Hosanna, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

 

Closing Prayer:  

Dear God,

Thank you for taking care

of the birds and flowers

Thank you for taking care of me.

In Jesus’ name

Amen.

The Teachings of Jesus (Week 2)

Lesson 2: Jesus Teaches Us to Pray

Read:   Bible Luke 11:1-13 together as a family.

 

Discuss: Jesus would often leave his disciples and go away to pray quietly.

 

  1. Why do you think his disciples asked him to teach them to pray?
  2. Why would a prayer from Jesus be special?
  3. When do you pray?
  4. What things should we pray about?

 

Color Sheets: Search for “The Lord’s Prayer” at supercoloring.com

 

 

Craft: Hand print prayer:  Trace your hand on a piece of paper.  Write the following words in the fingers.

 

 

Thumb: Praise God

Pointer; Confess your sins

Middle: Thank God

Ring: Pray for others

Pinkie: Pray for yourself

 

Decorate the rest of the paper as desired.

 

Song: YouTube: The Lord’s Prayer: Saddleback Kids

 

 

 

Prayer:

 

Dear God,

I am so happy I can talk to you

I know you hear my prayers

And I know you care for me.

In Jesus’ name

Amen

The Teachings of Jesus (Week 3)

Lesson 3: Jesus Teaches Us to Help Each Other

Read:   Bible Luke 10:25-37 together as a family.

 

Discuss: Jesus was an amazing teacher. He would often teach by telling stories called parables.  In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells of a man who is hurt and left on the road. Why do you think the two men walked by and did not stop to help? Was that the right thing to do?  The Samaritan stopped to help. Was this the right thing to do? The Samaritan not only helped but took the man into town and paid for his care. Why did Jesus like what the helpful man did? Does Jesus want us to help others? What can you do to help other people?

 

 

Color Sheets: Search for “The Good Samaritan” at supercoloring.com

 

 

Craft: Place band-aids around the edge of  a sheet of construction paper. Write the words “I Can Show God’s Love” on the top of the paper. Draw a picture of how you can help other people.

 

 

Song: YouTube: Brave: Saddleback Kids

 

 

 

Prayer:

 

Dear God,
Thank you for always being with me.
Help me to show your love to others
Help me to be brave and make the right choices.
In Jesus’ name
Amen

The Teachings of Jesus (Week 4)

Lesson : Jesus Teaches Us That We Are Important To Him

Read:   Bible Luke 15:3-7 together as a family.

 

Discuss: Jesus was an amazing teacher. He would often teach by telling stories called parables.  In the parable of the Lost Sheep, Jesus tells a story of a shepherd who was worried about a lost sheep even though he had 99 more. What things does a shepherd do for his sheep? Why would the shepherd worry about one little sheep when he had so many?
How do you think the shepherd felt when he found his lost sheep? Why do you think he carried it home?  Why do you think Jesus is called the Good Shepherd? Jesus loves you like the shepherd loves his sheep. He will always take care of you and he rejoices when you come home to him.
Color Sheets: Parable of The Lost Sheep   coloringhome.com
Craft: On a piece of construction paper write these words on the top
“Rejoice with me, I have found my lost sheep ” Luke 15:6
Underneath the words, draw a large circle of a sheep’s body. Draw a smaller circle on the end of your first circle for the sheep’s head. Add four lines at the bottom for sheep legs. Glue cotton balls in the circles to make your sheep soft and woolly.
Decorate your paper to give your sheep a safe, happy place to live, You can add grass, water, flowers and sunshine to your picture!
Song: YouTube: The Baa Baa Song (He’s the Good Shepherd):Sibling Harmony
 
 
Prayer:
 
Father God,
Thank you for always watching
Over me.
You are my good shepherd!
In Jesus’ name
Amen

The Teachings of Jesus (Week 5)

Lesson : Jesus Teaches Us That He Will Never Stop Loving Us

Read: Bible story together, Luke 15:11-24 The Prodigal Son

Discuss: Jesus was an amazing teacher. He would often teach by telling stories called parables.  In the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus tells of a son who asked his father for his inheritance. After wasting all of the money, he ended up working in a muddy pig pen. More than anything, he wanted to go home. Why was he worried his father might be angry? What did the father do when he son came home? Why was the father so happy? God is like the loving father, He never stops loving you!

Color Sheets: The Prodigal Son   coloringhome.com

Craft: Glue 5 popscilde sticks in the middle of a piece of paper. (makes a door). Write “Welcome home”  on the sticks with a marker. Draw a picture next to the door of the father and his son.

On the bottom of your page, write the words “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you” John 15:9

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Song: YouTube: What a Mighty God We Serve: ListenerKids

 

 

Prayer:

 

Dear God,

Thank you for loving me

Thank you for making me your child

Thank you for always welcoming me home

In Jesus’ name

Amen

The Teachings of Jesus (Week 6)

Lesson : Jesus Teaches Us To Hear and Obey God’s Word

Read: Bible story together, Matthew 13:3-23 The Parable of the Sower
Discuss: Jesus was an amazing teacher. He would often teach by telling stories called parables.  In the parable of the Sower, Jesus tells the story of a farmer who planted some seeds.  What happened to the seeds that fell on top of hard dirt? What happened to the seeds that dried out in the sun?  What happened to the seeds that were surrounded by too many weeds? Jesus pointed out that seeds without good soil, water and sunshine don’t grow into healthy plants. We are the same way. We need the water, good soil and sunshine of Jesus in our lives. We need to hear and obey God’s word to grow strong.
Color Sheets: Parable of the Sower  coloringhome.com
Craft/Activity:
Plant seeds of your choice into 3 different paper or plastic cups.
Cup 1.  Place the seed on top of the soil. Do not plant it , just lay it on top
Cup 2. Plant the seed. Place the cup in the sun. Do not water.
Cup 3. Plant the seed. Water daily and place it in a spot that gets some sun during the day such as a window sill.
Check back in a week to 10 days. Which plant grew? Why?
Song: YouTube: The B*I*B*L*E ( That’s the Book for Me): ListenerKids
 
 
Prayer:
 
Dear God,
Thank you for your Holy Word
Help me to hear your words.
Help me to obey your words.
In Jesus’ name
Amen
If you have questions or would like more information about Children’s Ministry, please contact Mingo Williamson at mwilliamson@bellaireumc.org.