Summer Worship Packets for Kids

During the summer, my church does not provide Sunday school programs for children. In the past, we have done the typical worship bags and have had varying interest in their use. I have also provided more guided activities, but often that feels like more work than having Sunday school programs. This summer, I’m experimenting with a special bulletin designed for Pre-K, Kindergarteners, and first graders that will follow the flow of worship.

Here it is in pdf: Kids worship packet PreK-1st. These packets are laminated so that they can be wiped down and reused each Sunday.

Materials for each packet: crayons, markers, play doh, wet wipe, dance scarf, 10 pennies, strip of paper, safety scissors, scratch paper

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You can print the word cloud out here.

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I plan to attach a pouch with a dance scarf inside.

There are two pages here that will change according to the scripture and sermon message. As an example, here is what I plan for the next couple Sumdays.

June 1 – John 17

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The spiral will follow instructions from this link.

June 8 – Pentecost

Pentecost story book

Pentecost play doh mat

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Finger labyrinth can be printed here.

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In the supply bag, there will be pennies and scratch paper for them to use.Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 3.42.17 PMScreen Shot 2014-05-27 at 3.57.19 PM

I taped doors that can open to reveal a small mirror.
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Whenever there is a baptism, we give the child a baptism box filled with symbols and congregants write blessings on strips of paper and add them to the box.Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 3.43.07 PM

You can print out the sheet here

 

8 responses to “Summer Worship Packets for Kids

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  2. Super excited to see this today. We are jumping in this summer with kids in worship for the whole summer and the whole service. This is a big change for us and I am truly excited for these resources you shared. Thank you So very much!

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