Following on from Epiphany we have been looking at King Solomon and the idea of wisdom.
The Anchors looked at Kings and Queens and talked about Buckingham Palace etc using photos. They coloured in these pictures of crowns. crowns There are 3 different crowns to colour in this file.
The Juniors talked about WISDOM and we looked at the wise owl in addition to the story of Solomon. Using packets of sweets that were brown coloured we made these simple owls. They were well loved by the Juniors.
Here are some owl themed colouring pictures owl-colouring. And for the slightly older young ones here is an owl colour by numbers: 20170121_00003
I also found an owl in adult dot to dot book, which the older Juniors enjoyed.
Sorry that I haven’t posted in a long time, but here is a January post for you. The Anchors made Kings from paper cups (cheap and cheerful, colourful ones from Tesco), different coloured bits of paper and foam sheets cut up for the crowns. We thought that they looked fabulous.
The Juniors had a puzzle about stars and talked about words with the word star in them. stars
Pass the present (parcel) was enjoyed by the younger ones too! The Company Section had a pass the parcel but with cling film used to wrap the layers instead – a bit different and lots of fun!
The Juniors and Company Section made star biscuits using this simple recipe. They turned out well and the ones with the added chocolate chips were well received. The cookies are, dairy and egg free – hence Vegan. cookies
Here is a quick game that I found online. Children move around the room and perform the actions as given below: (sorry I can’t credit the source as I can’t remember where I found this).
Here are some ideas for the end of October/start of November on the theme of Light:
- An information sheet for a devotions type session diwali-facts
- A colouring sheet of the Goddess Lakshmi lakshmi
- A puzzle sheet for Juniors/younger Company diwali-puzzles
- Our Anchors painted ‘light’ pictures using light coloured paints on black card. We used cotton buds instead of paint brushes.
- The Juniors did suncatchers and sprinkles key rings, both if which look super when the light shines through them.
It’s Harvest festival this week at church and we have had a range of fun activities at BB too.
harvest scarecrow – Here are some colouring pictures of scarecrows etc for the younger one. We used this alongside the story of the Sower. The Juniors had this word search too sower.
The older ones had a quiz harvest-festival-quiz and made Scarecrow biscuits too! If you use Skittles instead these would be dairy free too!
We have been looking at parables recently and looked at the Parable of the Lost Sheep.
The Anchors made sheep by taking a paper plate and cutting out and attaching this face sheep. They added white circles for eyes and also curled up white paper for the fur. It was simple and effective.
The Juniors made wool sheep. They needed a copy of this sheep each which were cut out wool sheep. They were folded along the lines and then wrapped with scraps of wool. The effect was lovely as can be seen below.
We then used this poster lost sheep and hid some of the sheep around the church. We continued to re-hide them for a week or two and it became a fun game with the congregation. Of course some of the children chose to take their sheep home instead.