Children & Youth Page

Welcome to St Michael’s Children’s and Youth Page. Here you will find weekly videos which includes songs with actions, short talks and activities for you and your children to take part in at home.
The YouTube videos are aimed at school Year R – Year 6 so if you have anyone in Year 7 – Year 13 please contact Helen our Youth and Children’s Minister for your teenager to be added to the weekly bible study via Zoom. Her email address is stmichaels.youth@outlook.com
We hope you find these resources helpful, if you need any additional resources or wanted to say hello please contact Helen using the above email address.

Eighth Sunday after Trinity
Jesus feeds the 5000 – Matthew 14. 13-21

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Sixth Sunday after Trinity
Parable of the Wheat and Weeds – Matthew 13. 24-30, 36-43
Click here for Helen’s talk

Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Fourth Sunday after Trinity
The Gospel reading was Matthew 11. 16-19, 25-30
Here are some videos from our Youth & Children’s Minister

Second Sunday after Trinity 
The Gospel Reading was Matthew 10. 24-39
Link to Messy Church at Home: Our Father in Heaven

First Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel Reading was Matthew 9.35 – 10.8

Link to colouring pages here

Link to activity sheet here

Suggestion for a craft activity:  Paint blowing

Give each person a piece of thin card, some watered-down poster paint and a paper straw. Ask everyone to place some paint at the base of the card and then blow the paint through the straw. Talk about the way the paint spreads out, like the disciples being sent out, and how the air is like the Holy Spirit.

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Link to Messy Church at Home: Messy Money 

Trinity Sunday 

The Gospel Reading was Matthew 28.16-20

Link to colouring pages here

Link to craft activities here


Link to Messy Church at Home: Get Messy Session – Jairus’ Daughter

Faith at Home
Faith at Home is a call to discover God’s presence together in the place we spend most of our time. Home offers the space to make mistakes and ask honest questions. Home gives us a place to become who we are created to be.
You can access the Church of England resources here.

Pentecost

The Gospel Reading was John 20. 19-23

Link to Messy Church at Home: Pentecost 

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Gospel Reading was John 10. 1-10

Link to craft pages John 10. 1-10 4th Sunday of Easter 


The Third Sunday of Easter 

The Gospel Reading was Luke 24. 13-35

Link to activity pages: Luke 24. 13-35 3rd Sunday of Easter 


The Five Finger Prayer

Here is a helpful approach for teaching kids to pray. It’s a format that allows children to recall and pray in their own words for five different groups of people. All this lines up with the five fingers of their hand.

Thumb (people who are close to you) These are your close friends and family, often the first you think about when you pray. Give thanks to God and ask his protection on your parents, siblings, friends, and classmates.

Pointer (people who point the way) These are leaders in your life, such as teachers and priests. Offer God your thanksgiving for them and ask him to help them in their important work.

Tall Finger (people in authority) The big people in the world need prayer too. Ask God to give wisdom to our government, military, and police.

Ring Finger (people who are weak) This is your weakest finger. We should remember others who are sick, live in poverty, or are treated badly. Pray that Jesus would give them new strength.

Little Finger (your own needs) God wants to hear your needs too, especially when you put others first. Pray for your own growth in mind, body, and spirit.

Link to the Five Finger Prayer Template


Easter Garden

Claire Roberts and her children have made this lovely Easter Garden using items that they already had at home.

 

 

 

 

If you would like an idea of how to make your own Easter Garden, then you can follow the link below:

https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/media/35898/action_41_make_an_easter_garden.pdf


Palm Sunday
The Gospel of the Palms was: Matthew 22. 1-11
Link to make your own palm
Colouring Sheets
Word Search