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
You can print the word cloud out here.
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
The spiral will follow instructions from this link.
June 8 – Pentecost
Finger labyrinth can be printed here.
In the supply bag, there will be pennies and scratch paper for them to use.
I taped doors that can open to reveal a small mirror.
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.
You can print out the sheet here.
8 thoughts on “Summer Worship Packets for Kids”
You’re a straight up badass! These are great
Reblogged this on Reflections of a Pastor Couple and commented:
Man, I want to do something like this…
These are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing – may well make it into a seminary/lifelong learning blog post about creative resources
this is so cool. I love it!
Reblogged this on katyandtheword and commented:
Ideas for kids for summer!
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!