5-11 Years

God-connected family time

Ideas for daily time with God.

With families forced to stay at home due to current Government regulations, church has moved into the home environment. There is such an opportunity for the Church and individuals to re-focus our priorities and go deeper in our relationship with God.

So Limitless Kids have provided a simple resource to help with some creative ideas of how to have a God-connected family time in your home.

There is no set pattern, so pick any of the ideas and give it a go. These might inspire you to also use any of your own ideas as well. We pray that God moves in your family in a powerful way.

Keep an eye out as a new set of creative ideas are published each week on: https://www.elim.org.uk/Articles/573550/God_connected_family.aspx


Hi everyone,

Activity Bingo

This week’s activity bingo has some different challenges for you.

An experiment to try

You will need

  • glasses or cups
  • water
  • kitchen roll or paper
  • food colouring
  1. Add food colouring to water into the glass or cup and mix them together. Fill it up about 3/4 full
  2. Fold your paper or kitchen roll and place into the glasses or cups
  3. Watch what happens to the water. How does it travel across the material?

1.          2.          3.  


Our songs this week are:

Peace like a river - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7it5W1FVtTs

Every move I make- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgf1YzscBlE

King of me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9zWwItpMOc

Our video this week is: 

David and Goliath - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuedVFB8-7Y

Don’t forget to check out our friends Andy and Laura, from Wearside Youth for Christ - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCND13zGcgbYDNJLX78ttoVw

Activity Bingo

This week’s activity bingo has some different challenges for you.


Our new song this week is:

The wiggle song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEZIcBJoYeU

Our video this week is: 

Joseph in Egypt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SCAXrEmRRA

With Father’s Day coming up why not:

  • make them a card
  • paint them a picture
  • write them a letter to say thank you
  • make them their favourite food

 


Our songs this week are:

Joyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoyHjjHTO14

Our God is a great big God - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K3TUFFpmhA

Our video this week is: 

Joseph and his coat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnlqKPIZQzI

Activity Bingo

This week’s activity bingo has some different challenges for you.


Our songs this week are:

Put your hands in the sky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFQWj2E7V2U

It's your love - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tazzs2zNPxs

Activity Bingo

This week’s activity bingo has some different challenges for you.


Our songs this week are:

Prayer is like a telephone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rw4pQKOgWw

Way Maker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wyotu9Twko

Activity Bingo

This week’s activity bingo has some different challenges for you.


This week’s video is about Jonah and the big fish – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOSadLyqshg

Our songs this week are:

Peace like a river – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7it5W1FVtTs

Books of the Bible NT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppxke-s6sCA

Activity Bingo

This week’s activity bingo has some different challenges for you.


This week’s video is about Daniel in the lion’s den -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV3eQ2PBqHE

Our songs this week are:

Butterfly song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imO2NiKo_AQ

Baa baa song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGPQX3vQtU8

King of me – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks6zl2hL2Uk

Activity Bingo

This week’s activity bingo has some different challenges for you.

 

Bubble painting

You will need:

  • Straws
  • Cups
  • Liquid Soap
  • Paper
  • Water
  1. In a cup mix some water, paint and liquid soap. Note - the more paint added the brighter the colours.
  2. Use the straws to blow bubbles into the mixture.
  3. When there are lots of bubbles on top of the cup, place your piece of paper over the bubbles.
  4. Repeat over and over with other colours until you have finished.

1)        2)      3)        4) 

 


This week’s video is about Samson and Delilah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcTgzQAeuZo

Don’t forget our good friends Andy and Laura, from Wearside Youth for Christ, have been very busy making more videos for us to share! - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCND13zGcgbYDNJLX78ttoVw

Our songs this week are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaW_4MWSE6I – My Lighthouse (with actions) Grace Vineyard Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWKfN9KxqE0 – Hillsong Rainbow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7-pQrQBI_k – Hillsong Jesus you’re my superhero

Activity Bingo

This week’s activity bingo has some different challenges for you.

Make an elephant out of a milk bottle

What you will need:

  • Plastic milk bottle
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Pen
  • Decorations (glitter, tissue paper, pom poms, sequins etc.)
  1. Draw lines on the milk bottle as guides for you to cut. Draw one line around the whole bottle slightly higher from the bottom of the handle.
  2. Draw an arch from this line on each side of the bottle - this will form the legs.
  3. Next, cut the lines (may need an adult to help) that you have drawn to create the elephant shape and get rid of the bottom half of the milk bottle.
  4. Then decorate your elephant by either painting or glueing decorations.

         1+2)                           3)                           4)                            


Activity Bingo

Here is this week's Activity Bingo and some examples (remember you can scroll down for the previous weeks)...

   

  

Why not try...

Bubble Snake Experiment

What you will need:

  • Half a bottle with a small hole in
  • 1 sock (preferably odd)
  • Soapy water
  1. Cut the bottle in half
  2. Place the sock over the bottom of the bottle
  3. Soak the sock in soapy water, the more soap added the more bubbles
  4. Start blowing through the hole and you will make bubble snakes

Videos

This week's videos are:

Our good friends Andy and Laura, from Wearside Youth for Christ, have been very busy making more videos for us to share! - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCND13zGcgbYDNJLX78ttoVw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhIwTU9RbxY - Jesus calls Peter

Songs

Before the lockdown, we had been practising this song and the children were very involved in completing the actions. Why not teach your adults the actions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEMYNCXbvS0 - Put your hands in the sky

Limitless Kids

Elim's Limitless Kids have procured ideas for God-connected family time with some discussion points and activities to give a go. https://www.elim.org.uk/Articles/573550/God_connected_family.aspx


Check out this week's videos below, remember Andy and Laura have also put out some new videos- 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEbwiQvo5k4- Parable of the great banquet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFNZJrl7_IA - This video includes a story, song, experiment and an activity for the children with puppets. 

Our good friends Andy and Laura, from Wearside Youth for Christ, have been making videos to share with you. Please have a look at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCND13zGcgbYDNJLX78ttoVw

We also have some new activities to try out at home with our Activity Bingo Week 2

Join in with Sunderland AFC's very own Luke O'Nien with exercises for all ages to do in the house found following the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUSKw1Wqd1I


Hello Everyone

Hope you are all well and keeping safe. We are really missing seeing you all on a Friday night with Kids Club and a Sunday in Children's Church.  We cannot wait until we can all meet up again!

We hope you are hanging in there and thought you might like a few ideas for activities, videos etc. for you and the children to enjoy whilst we cannot meet up. They are the types of things we do on a Friday night and Sunday morning.

Below are some activities and resources we use with the children in activity times and storytimes.

Songs

These are some links to songs/playlists we listen to on a Friday night in Kids Club

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFlW1QEZ4w8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k2d3xIvSMg&list=PLjQwXC30WAsGNsah92Quar1wmUd8Z4JEH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhOtsuODquw&list=PLjQwXC30WAsEINrLJi4fuw5wPsq8_aH2n

Videos

On a Friday night to end the session we have a Bible storytime. Below are some links to videos that we show the children to tell the stories. We use Saddleback Kids during storytime also in Children's Church.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-39h0xYqdE&list=PLzzWu4R4INNLiVh64S5Mj_yP_S2OLKBHe&index=1 – Story of Easter – there are 7 videos in total

Activities

Below are some activities and resources you may wish to use with your children.

 

To keep moving why not try

Limitless Kids

Here is a link to another organisation we use with our Kids work. Please have a look at practical resources for families. https://www.elim.org.uk/Articles/570704/Practical_resources_for.aspx

Please feel free to send a photo of your pictures or activities to office@sunderlandelim.org.uk and let us know if we can put it on our Facebook page. Please know we are praying for you and your families – if you have any prayer requests please text us on our church prayer phone 07387775011.