Dear Brothers and Sisters,

During this time of social restrictions we encourage you to gather together in your homes as a family for worship time – either on Sundays or at any other time during the week. Please feel free to use these resources with your children to guide your Worship @ Home.

from St John’s Worship Team.

Kids @ Home – Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all your wonderful fathers out there.

Did you know that God gave you your father?  The very one that loves you and cares for you.  God knew what you would need and gave you that special gift. It is one of the ways that God has a very real presence in your life. Loving and respecting your Dad is a great way of saying, “Thanks God for your gifts and being present in my life”.

God is our Father too.  He is also very real and present.  He is always there to listen when we need to talk and will help us when we need. He knows where our life is heading and what is best for us (in a way even our earthly dads don’t!), and will be there to guide us. Generally we listen to our earthly dad, and we should definitely listen to God, because he is the ultimate Dad – he even bought His Son back to life again!

Also, don’t forget, you are a precious gift from God to your Dad too.  It’s important that we show God’s love (as His gift) to your dad, and all those around you.  Go on, thank God for your dad and give him a big hug!

Kids Talk

Activity: Quiz

Take this fun quiz with your dad. Maybe make it into a ‘quiz show’.  You can ‘buzz’ in with your answer, or write them down and see who knows the most.

Take this fun quiz with your dad

Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for being real and present in our lives.  Thank you that we can always turn to you in times of trouble or grief, and that you have given us our fathers and grand fathers and father-figures for when we also need a hug, or shoulder or a laugh.  We pray that you will be with our dads as they live their lives, in the troubles they might face, and in their roles as fathers to us.  Amen.

Here is a link to a prayer book, full of prayers for dad. You could print this out for him and give it to him as part of his Father’s Day Present:

Prayer Book

Activity: Rocky Road

This is one you can do with your Dad!  Or maybe you’d prefer to do it as a gift beforehand and write an accompanying letter explaining all the ingredients, and what he means to you.

Made by our very own Archie and Macka

You will need:

  • A small tray, lined
  • Chocolate (probably a lot of it – at least one block or pack of choc melts). Depends on how many people will be eating it. Melt it in the microwave (30 sec at a time, stirring in between), or in a bowl over a pot of steaming water. (Don’t get water or steam in the chocolate or it turns to glue)
  • Ingredients for adding. Think about what your dad likes to eat, or what might represent him eg.
    • Nuts – because he’s slightly nutty (funny).
    • Marshmallows (chopped or little ones) – because he has a big soft heart.
    • Chopped jube lollies – because he’s sweet and always on your mind.
    • Rice bubbles – because they look like little footballs – and your dad likes sport.
    • Pretzels – because he tells the best convoluted stories.

Method: Lay all the filling ingredients on the tray.  Pour the chocolate over ingredients and allow to set.  Lick all the bowls and spoons clean.  Thank God for chocolate.

Mixing the ingredients before putting in the moulds will coat them in a more traditional rocky road way. (But you don’t get to see all the pretty colours).
We used silicone cupcake moulds for the smaller ones – these worked really well (didn’t need to line or grease) and would look super cute if you had round ones.

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