Good Friday Special

Hey Parents

Hoping you’re all well and surviving lockdown…only one more week of home schooling to go… phew!  No seriously we hope you are all enjoying quality time with your families and making memories that you’ll reflect back on for years to come…’you remember when we were in lockdown and we did…’ maybe you’ve taken our last video on board and started learning some memory verses?  We’d love to hear how you’re getting on with those.

So we thought that you might like some resources to help you do church at home with your kids this weekend.  We’re not putting this out there as lesson plans or even a structure that you need to follow but rather some suggestions for fun elements to help guide your conversations about what Jesus did for us on the cross and what that means for us. 

How about finishing your scavenger hunt with a drink and a hot cross bun (yum) and then sit down together to watch one of these videos.  (Credit to Orange Curriculum by the reThink group).

Spend some time recapping as a family what Jesus did on the cross and why he did it.  Answer their questions and ask them ‘what does Easter mean for you?’  Then we’d suggest this would be a great time to pray together, bringing thanks to Jesus for the cross and praising him for the hope and promises we have in him. 

The first 2 videos include a couple of songs (some of these the kids know but some are new) – but maybe you’d like to follow up with some crazy kids worship at home?! 

And then Urban Kids wouldn’t be complete without some craft time together – time creating and recapping…

If you’ve got access to a printer there are some great resources here:

https://paththroughthenarrowgate.com/?s=Easter

Including this one:

But there are also stacks of very easy cross crafts on Pinterest which don’t need a lot of resources or prep, have a look at what you’ve got in the cupboard – tissue paper, sticky back plastic (leftover from covering school books), crayons or even this wood, nail and string artwork for the teenagers. 

Chat with your kids about why you’re grateful for the cross while you create together and tie in themes of life and light into your artwork. 

We hope this gives a few pointers of how to create a fun, cross focussed Easter experience at home with your children.  Feel free to contact Katherine with any questions or for more ideas… and we look forward to hearing about your Jesus encounters at home with your kids.

Much love

The Urban Kids Team

 

PS Sorry I just realised that you can’t click on some of the hyperlinks so here they are again:

https://vimeo.com/showcase/6937853/video/402353328
https://vimeo.com/showcase/6937853/video/402357095
https://vimeo.com/397299840/eb6c4e25ca
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7-pQrQBI_k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPvnZILn6EY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE3uxU0MBlw&t=43s

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