This is for anyone who either has children or are looking after children and would like to follow our readings as a church.
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.
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: