|A simple PDF worksheet with a maze to solve as you talk about how the story relates to personal prayer and opening the door to the unexpected. formed with 3 questions and room to write answers if the youngster wishes. Download HERE|
|I have some very little ones in my group and so I’m trying to put more younger crafts on for them. this one is very simple and reusable. I bought a cheap wooden block set from what the locals call a ‘Chinese’ shop and using sticky tack I made a maze for the kids to solve. They can use a finger to trace the route or a toy person, or a block with a picture attached with glue. Once solved you can let the children destroy it and make a picture of the house that Peter was looking for out of the blocks.|
The pop-up house is a simple craft and can be turned into a little storytelling stage. The basic concept is straightforward and I would recommend getting teens to make their own design. younger children will probably be better with a template.
You can download the PDF of my design which has an extra page with just the mechanism outline by clicking on this sentence.
This story lends itself to being acted out, if you have an outside space especially. if not then it’s quite a short story to sit through.(right click and save the image to get the teachers page)
The first church started, but, when something is new it also scares people. The disciples taught people about Jesus and some people didn’t like it, especially the religious leaders who thought they knew all about God, and this Jesus didn’t sound like the God they knew.
So the church was persecuted, the leaders were arrested, they were put in prison, and sadly some of them died because they refused to say that the church’s story wasn’t true. This story happens at a very sad time. One of Jesus’ special 12 followers had just died. Everyone was very sad and scared, because now another one of Jesus’ followers, Peter, was in the same prison.
This passage is all about Rhoda, probably a young girl just doing her everyday stuff, but bursting with excitement at what she finds. The story also encompasses Peter’s escape, so there is a lot of scope to tie into journeys, being led, finding, dreams, and angels!
Who’s at the Door – simple listening game involving placing one child one side of a barrier and another child calls out ‘let me in’, the first child has to guess who is calling. as children get older they disguise their voice and it gets harder.
In Prison – kind of a variation of musical statues where when the music stops you need you wait to be released from the prison by the ‘angels’. Via Scripture union
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