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 – School Holidays

Bible Story: Matthew 21: 33-44 – The Parable of the Tenants

Read this story from your bible or watch this little animation:

Do you like listening to stories? Lots of us have favourite stories that we have heard repeatedly; perhaps you enjoy stories like The Boy who Cried Wolf, or The Tortoise and the Hare.

Some children’s stories are just fun, others have been told throughout history to teach an important lesson.

Jesus knew that stories were an effective way of teaching people about life’s lessons. In this week’s gospel we hear the Parable of the Tenants.

The story helps us to understand that Jesus is the only way to eternal life with God. We are warned against rejecting Jesus as the tenants in this story did.

Complete the colouring and as you do, reflect on the moments you do not do what you say.  Click on this link for the colouring sheet:  Integrity
Ask God to help you to match your actions with your heart of love for Him.

Kid’s Talk – 

Activity Ideas!

Make an Origami Cross

This origami cross is a reminder that God willingly gave His own son, knowing that he would be put to death. You can follow the instructions in the following video:

Fruit Salad Prayer

Finally, you may also like to consider, how the choices we make and the behaviours we choose can glorify God.

Gather a basket of fruit.

Label the fruit with the fruits of the Spirit – choose a piece of fruit in the bowl labelled with the fruit of the spirit that you would like to ask God to grow in you.

Hold the fruit as you ask God to grow his fruit in you.

Dear God, thank you that your Holy Spirit lives in me. Please help me to remain connected to you and growing the fruits that reflect you in our world. Today I ask, please grow in me the fruit of (joy/love/peace…). Help me to use this fruit of the Spirit to behave in ways that are pleasing to you. Amen.

It’s holiday time – here are some ideas of things to do with your family!

+ Get into your bible!

Why not read Genesis these holidays?

Or one of the Gospels?

Or just grab a favourite kid’s bible and choose somewhere to start!

Have you ever checked out our

Resources and Links Tab.  

There are some great activities there to have a look at!

Every blessing and see you next term!

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