Don and his daughter Jude (Judy when aged 7 and Don then a much younger father) sing a bedtime song. It's a time for reflection about fears, security and God's protection over all. This video was made to share with parents, grandparents, uncles and aunties, and perhaps it could be used to talk to children about their night time fears when going to sleep.
This short video is worth watching to the end. it brings a different perspective to the crucifixion of Jesus.
Please check out my Tiny Tunes Video. All the old favourites to listen to and sing along for young children and families.
I have just created a blog for the children and families from our church to help keep connected during the Covid crisis. Check out the Easter videos and activities.
A third-grade girl wrote a report on what a grandmother is. Here's a portion of her essay:
"A grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own. She likes other people's little girls. A grandfather is a man grandmother. He goes for walks with the boys, and then talks about fishing, tractors and things like that.... Grandmothers don't have to do anything but be there. They're old so they shouldn't play hard or run. It is enough if they take us to the market where the pretend horses are and have lots of dimes ready, or if they take us for walks and slow down passing things like pretty leaves or caterpillars. They never say, 'Hurry Up.'
"Usually they are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes. They wear glasses and funny underwear. They can take their teeth and gums off. They don't have to be smart, but they can answer questions like why dogs hate cats and how come God isn't married. When they read to us, they don't skip words or mind if it is the same story over again and again. Everybody should try to have one, especially if you don't have a television, because grandmothers are the only grownups who got time."
(adapted from Thomas St. Bulletin, Altus, OK)
Here are some questions about gratitude or being thankful you might like to share with your family.
1. Is there someone in this room you are thankful for?
2. What is your favourite animal? Why are you grateful that it is part of God's creation?
3. Did anyone do anything nice for you in the last few days?
4. Did you see someone else do something caring for another person?
5. What is your favourite place inside and outside your home? Why are they special to you?
6. What are your 3 favourite foods? Tell us about a time you enjoyed eating one of them.
7. Did something make you laugh today? What was it ?
8. What have you been given or what do you already have in your life that you are grateful for?
9. Tell us about a time today when you gave your best effort?
10. Share something you think you could give some extra effort to show improvement.
11. What do you think is happening in the picture of the cat and dog below?
Don Stott- Aussie teacher, pastor and children's worker.