In the midst of jelly beans and Easter bunnies, people often ask how we can help kids understand the true meaning of Easter. Below, you will find some ideas! As you read through these, I hope you find one or two you can use to help your family celebrate Easter!
*Enjoy a family nature walk and thank God for all the signs of new life!
*Dye Easter eggs. Talk about how Jesus changes us, just like we are changing the eggs.
*Bake and decorate cut-out cookies in the shape of a cross. Share some with friends.
*Hide an empty Easter egg. When someone finds it, discuss why that is important on Easter!
*If your children are young, enjoy a family Easter parade, complete with musical instruments and streamers. Remember to celebrate Jesus!
The possibilities are endless, so choose one of these and/or create your own celebration of Jesus!
We wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!
Do you ever wish your family had a quiet place to pray together? Would you like you and your children to be able to pray in creative ways? Would you like to pray free from distractions? KiDS COR invites you to spend time in our new family prayer room! You are encouraged to come by Room 2230 (upstairs in KiDS COR) on Sundays beginning April 7th anytime between 8:45 am and 12:30 pm. You will have the opportunity to wander through different prayer stations or choose one to focus on. You may come and go at your own pace. People of all ages are welcome. Please contact Rev. Lisa Holliday with any questions.
Check out some pictures of the room!
Easter. The glorious time of year when Christians around the world rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the eternal life that resurrection brings!
So, of course, the best way to kick off the observation of this most holy of days is with bunnies, eggs, games, tattoos and cookies, right?
Well, if you’ve ever tried to explain the significance of Easter to a toddler, yes.
Even the most basic of lessons in Jesus’ love and eternal life are likely met with a sweet smile and the child then running off to play—and the parent wondering if it sunk in!
We’ve been celebrating significant events for centuries with balls, feasts and other fetes worthy of the magnitude of the event. The manifestation of this particular celebration? Spring bunnies, eggs, flowers and other seasonal elements. The reason we celebrate? Worthy of all glory. And, if you’re a kid, all glory can mean jump houses and face painting.
This video, played for the thousands of kids gathered at Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt does a beautiful job drawing a correlation between the fun celebrations and why it is we celebrate.
Click here to watch the video
Saturday’s event was a high-energy testament to the love the Church of the Resurrection has for kids in the community. And a celebration perfect for the ones Christ says possess the kingdom of God.
Mark 10:14 NIV
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Thought I would share a post my wife put together about our kids and the way they set up their nativity set during advent. It’s cool when your kiddos provide the reminder to you the parents about what this season is all about.
Click here to see the post Always looking at Jesus
If you are following the Advent calendar from KiDS COR, you know that it’s family movie night with “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!”
Depending on the age of your children, you may choose to watch the cartoon version or the more recent movie with Jim Carrey as The Grinch. Prepare a fun Christmas treat, get comfortable in pajamas and under blankets, turn on the Christmas lights and enjoy the show.
After the movie (or maybe the next day at mealtime or in the car) discuss some of the themes of the movie. Begin with “lighter” questions such as, “What was your favorite part of the movie?” or “Which scene was the funniest to you?”
Keeping in mind the ages and stages of your kids, continue a little deeper by asking one or two of the following.
Why do you think the Grinch hated Christmas?
What would you say if someone asked you where or what Christmas was?
What do think God would want the Grinch to know about Christmas?
Who was most like Jesus in the movie? Why?
What does it mean when The Grinch says,
“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
Listen carefully to your children’s responses and share your own. Guide your kids to understand the true meaning of Christmas. Pray together and have fun!
Our preschool kiddos just finished up a lesson on Jonah. Jonah and the Big Fish is a story of God’s love for His people. Kids would love this interactive bible story about Jonah. The children activities and kids games hidden in this app would thrill them. Download it into the ipad athttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jonah-the-big-fish/id482541945?ls=1&mt=8 or into the iphone at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jonah-the-big-fish-iphone/id484819932?ls=1&… for the kids.
Quick look at the important dates in KiDS COR this coming school year. You can get your own copy this weekend when you attend worship just stop by the KiDS COR Welcome Center or check at any of our computer check-in kiosks. (Click on the calendar twice to see a full screen version)
During your child’s time in KiDS COR, he or she will experience five faith passages from birth/adoption through 5th grade. There will be items that you will want to get or they will receive through the years. This box is meant to keep them as well as be used on a regular basis!
Please click HERE
to see the attached document for details on the Family Faith Chest.
The best part…you decorate your own! Have fun!
Wednesday, August 4
Have you ever wondered why we pray? Would you like some ideas on how to pray? The entire family is invited to a fun and creative event about prayer. You’ll learn about prayer, how to pray together in fun ways (active games, art, writing) and get to try them with your family at this event.