Sunday, 27 January 2013

Baptism of Jesus: Take home activity

As part of our work on the life of Jesus, our 5-11s looked this week at the baptism of Jesus.  Here is the activity we gave them to do at home as a compliment to the lesson...

Baptism is a sign of a new life with God, where we say sorry for the things we have done, put our old life behind us and start something new.

Take some old, stained 2p and 1p coins.
Put them in a plastic box with some vinegar and 2 teaspoons of salt.  Put the lid on the box and shake for 30- 60 seconds.

Open the box, pour the salt and vinegar mixture away and rinse the coins in water. 
They should now look sparkly and new!

Just like the coins got a new, shiny start, if we say sorry to Him, God can help us to make a new start.

Tell God about the things you are sorry for doing and think about an area in your life where you’d like to make a new start- it could be with a friend you have argued with for example.

Ask God to help you make a new start.  Take a coin and keep it next to your bed for the next week to remind you of the new start you are making with God’s help.

Click here for a printable version.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! This site is great. It's so good to have some creative ideas, all prepared now for Sunday's childrens church. Please know you are a real blessing.