Welcome, parents and pupils of Junior A.
Here are some useful resources for you,
Ideas to help parents when they read to children.
WORDLESS PICTUREBOOKS FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN:
Hug by Jez Allborough
Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola
Sunshine by Jan Ormerod
The Umbrella by Ingrid Schubert
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
The Red Book by Barbara Lehman (She has a couple)
Changes Changes by Pat Hutchins
WORDLESS PICTUREBOOKS FOR OLDER CHILDREN:
Journey by Aaron Becker
Window by Jeannie Baker
Tuesday by David Wiesner
Sector 7 by David Wiesner
Bluebird by Bob Staake
Footpath Flowers by Jon Arno Lawson
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Here is a link to this lovely book on the Corona Virus. Just click on the link below the picture.
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HERE IS THE NUMBER LINE 1 – 20.
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Click on this link below to access some science experiments:
The Easter Activity Pack for Families 2020
Advice for Parents
Welcome to The Easter Activity Pack for Families. It covers 3 of the main Holy Week stories: 1. Palm Sunday – Celebration 2. Good Friday – Crucifixion 3. Easter Sunday – Celebration For each session there is: 1. A story to read together from the Bible 2. Discussion questions to get you thinking 3. Fun activities 4. Puzzles to solve 5. Colouring in sheets There are lots of different activities in each section. Don’t feel pressure to do them all – the choice is there to give you options based on your child’s age or ability as well as the resources you have to hand. I am aware that many people will not have access to extra materials so I have tried to come up with activities and crafts you can do at home with what you have. Worship On YouTube there are some great songs available to sing along to. Maybe your church has a playlist of songs? Here’s a great link to Christ Church Abington’s playlist of the songs they sing in their 5-11s group called ‘CCA Sunday Songs’ from Heather Hughes (Children’s Minister) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJbdv9jRUdukmFSLH5MgqgVxXhEN3z7V Feedback You might want to encourage other families with things you have made and done by contacting your Children’s Worker or Sunday school leader or posting photos of them on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, etc. (Make sure all permissions are granted for this) Prayers & Support If you need any further support or prayers then please contact the church office, Minister or Children’s Worker. Many thanks goes to Heather Hughes Children’s Minister for Christ Church Abington for ideas and sourcing activities and signposting to great sites.© Heather Hughes, 2020, for personal use only.
Bible Reading: Matthew 21:1-21(NIV) – Jesus comes to Jerusalem as King As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Make Activities ◻ Have a go at making some ‘walking feet’. You might want to write the words ‘Following Jesus’ on them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5nkP-6UBa8 ◻ Cut out some green leaves and some paper coats. Make a wreath to hang upand decorate your house. Put the word ‘Hosanna’ on it, or another praise word. ◻ Make some characters and put them on lolly sticks or temporarily on cutlery handles. Make a puppet show. Don’t forget to make a donkey! Make a stop motion video! ◻ It’s traditional to have Palm Crosses on Palm Sunday. Make a Palm Cross out of strips of a long leaf from the garden, or using paper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcmeCOf-b4k ◻ If you have access to paint or ink pads try making a donkey Hosanna poster. Use your feet and hands! ◻ Make some handprint palm leaves, cut them out and stick them onto a lolly stick, straw or stick and have a procession around your house waving them and singing ◻ Make a donkey mask (See next page for design) Do ◻ Go for a walk if you can, or if you have a garden you could go there. Listen to the birds and the rustling of the leaves. Think about how it felt getting ready for the parade. Turn your walk into a prayer walk, thanking Jesus for being our King and sharing together what your favourite things are about Jesus. ◻ Sing a worship song together ◻ The people were crying out for someone to save them. Talk about the kind of people who are struggling at the moment and need someone to save them. Pray for them. You might want to cut out some leaves and write their names on them. Hang them up somewhere to make a prayer tree.
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Activities Make ◻ If you have access to watercolours try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=440ACjlXPBg You might want to try overlaying a cross when the paint isdry. ◻ If you have a garden then see if you can make a small Easter scene in one of the flower beds (with garden-owner’s permission!). What could you use for the tomb? If you don’t have a garden then try to make a small one in the house instead on a tray. ◻ Make some salt dough if you have the ingredients (4 cups flour, 2 cups water, 1 1/2 cups salt, 1 Tbsp oil.) Mix with a spoon and hands until you’ve got a nice salt dough. Make a tomb out of the salt dough. You can paint it when it’s dry. ◻ Cut out the eggs on the page opposite. Make your own version to go with them. Talk about what the Bible verses mean. ◻ Make an Easter scene out of lego, junk modelling or other building materials. Get everyone to help. ◻ Make a card or write a letter or a postcard to someone who needs to know the joy and hope of the resurrection. ◻ Make some paper flowers or butterflies to celebrate the joy and new life of the Easter story. Draw around your hands, colour them in, cut them out. They make great butterfly shapes or flowers with lots of hands stuck together. Do ◻ Make a den and get inside. Imagine Jesus in the tomb and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Think about how much he must love you to go through that. Say a sorry prayer to God from inside your den and then come out and say a thank you prayer! ◻ Play the Easter board game overleaf. You’ll need to find a dice (or use a dice app) and some tokens. ◻ Sing a celebratory worship song. ◻ Create an Easter hunt around your house (and garden?). See if others can follow the trail and find the treat at the end. Think about how it felt when the disciples went to the tomb and found it empty, but then met Jesus, the best gift of all!
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This is a story we read in school and the class loved it. They may like to listen to it again.
It is called Tom Crean’s Rabbit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTQKeJkcG98
Here is a fabulous backyard scavenger hunt you can do in your garden.
Parents, let us know how you get on.