Let Us Play to the Lord

Seeds! Fish! And People! Oh my! Let us Pray to the Lord!

Let Us Play to the Lord! is designed to offer kids an opportunity to explore stories about Jesus in their own yards or homes. Pre-readers will need the support of a parent/caregiver to hear the stories and engage in the activities. Readers can take the activity book and instructions outside and be able to navigate the activities themselves, checking in occasionally with parents/caregivers. Our goal is to not give parents/caregivers MORE to do, but to offer parents support through activities that connect children to a story about Jesus.

Let Us Play also offers an activity that invites families to explore stories about Jesus in their own churchyard. The activity is meant to be set up in the churchyard and then left for families to come explore on their own time. Our hope is that the churchyard activity will provide families a chance to get out of the house and feel connected to their church community, each other, the story about Jesus, and God. (Thanks Jen Rome and Emily King for this explanation.) Here are some free resources:

Resource #1: Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13). Jesus tells a story about seeds and soil. What is the best soil to grow a seed?

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For more information on Seed Bombs, please click here.

Instructions and Craft: Sower and Seeds

Coloring Book: Coloring Book on The Sower

Thank you Pastor Jen Rome and Emily King.

Resource #2: The Fish with the Coin in Its Mouth (Matthew 17:24-27). This story is a mix of miracle and mission impossible. Peter is sent to pay the temple tax via a fish’s mouth.

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Coloring Book: Coloring Book for Matthew 17

Craft: Fish Mouth Craft

Game: Let’s Pray Croquet!

Thank you Pastor Heather Roth Johnson & Deacon Stephanie Luedtke and art work by Brooke Howell.

Resource #3: Fishers of People (Matthew 4). Jesus wants us to share his love with all people.

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Instructions and Activities: Fishers of People

Planting Song (tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
Planting seeds is so much fun;
Let us count them one by one.
Drop them to the ground below,
Sun and water help them grow.
Planting seeds is so much fun;
Let us count them one by one.

Thank you Pastor Karen Williams.

Whatever you do with your families, remember – it is important to not only pray with God, but to also set aside some time to play with God in creation.






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