Weekly worship is suddenly taking on a new look as families are watching Sunday services together from the comfort of their living room (or kitchen, or basement or other parts of the home). For many children, being part of our church service is a new experience. Here are some resources and suggested ways to involve your children so that this time is enriched and your family is able to move from viewing the service to entering into worship together.
To make the most of our time, we suggest singing the worship songs together as a family. The resources provided are to be used during the sermon to keep the kids engaged, so that parents are able to fully experience the teaching.
Resources for Toddlers and Preschoolers
This activity will bring some familiarity to any child who has been in Room 3 on a Sunday morning for KidzTime. Play dough is a regular part of their experience at church…and can now be part of your Family Worship experience.
Playdough Prompts – Grab some play dough if you have some and throughout the sermon, prompt your child to make the following: a bible, flashlight, something that reminds you of God
Don’t have play dough at home?
1. Use crayons and a blank sheet of paper and have them draw the above items.
2. You could also make homemade play dough using a few simple ingredients and a recipe found on the internet. Here’s one we found:
Resources for Elementary Kids
Simply print out one Worship Notes page per child and make sure they have crayons/colored pencils and a pen or pencil ready to use too. If you do not have a printer at home, you can have your child use a blank piece of paper and use the Worship Notes from a phone or computer as a guide for things they can do as they listen to the sermon and other parts of the service.
Having your child grab a coloring book and crayons to use during the sermon is a good way of helping them focus on the sermon. Having their hands busy enables their mind to engage in what they are hearing.