Each day a new video will be uploaded onto the website. The video will include:
Along with the first video, little booklets will be uploaded onto the website. There are two age appropriate booklets – a junior one which would suit ages 4-7; and an older one which would suit 8+. There is no rule about who does which booklet so feel free to use whichever your child is comfortable with. The booklets contain:
The way a normal holiday club runs is we do each section together as per the video outline, but as you will be doing it at home feel free to do it to suit your needs. I would encourage you to watch the video until the end of the reflection when a pause page will show. Then have snack / refreshment break. You can do the craft at this point or if you prefer, wait until the end of the video – it’s up to you. Watch the rest of the video and then do the booklets together and craft if you haven’t already done it. Try not to do the next day’s activities in the booklet – it helps to keep the days separate to have a whole day exploring experience.
Day 1 we will hear from David and how he beat the giant Goliath. We will think about how God can give us the power to overcome obstacles and our own giants in life. We will paint or colour pebbles or salt dough pebbles for our craft.
You will need:
Day 2 we will hear from Queen Esther and how God gave her the courage to be brave enough to save her people. We will think about the times we need courage and how God can help us if we ask him. We will make and decorate masks – templates provided in the little booklets.
You will need:
Day 3 we will meet Paul who went from being a baddie to a goodie and spent his life telling everyone about Jesus the ultimate Bible Superhero. We will think about how Jesus can change us and how we can share Jesus with others. We will make some Easter Story Stones for our craft (pictures in booklets). Using stones that you can find in the garden, salt dough stones or cardboard ones. They will help us tell the Easter story just like Paul did as he travelled his world.
You will need:
1 Cup Flour*
1 Tablespoon Oil
1⁄2 Cup Salt*
Food colouring (if you want)
Mix together flour, salt, oil, food colouring(if using), then add a little cold water at a time and knead until it is the consistency of playdough. Add a little more flour if it becomes too wet. Can use immediately, but better after it’s been in the fridge for about an hour. Once objects are created leave them to dry over a couple of days or put it in a very low oven (100 degrees or less) for 2-3 hours. *(flour:salt ratio = 2:1)
*If you are making salt dough pebbles do them the day before so that they are dry enough to decorate.
Please send details of who is doing the holiday club so we have a record of numbers. Include: Names of Children; ages; contact details (address / email) so we can let you know who’s won prizes etc. *Please give your consent for photos to be used on either website or in parish magazine or both or neither! Please note: These details are purely for official use and will not be shared.
Dress up and have fun, just like you would if you came down to church to do holiday club!
Send us some pictures – we’d love to see how your ‘at home’ holiday club is going. If you’d like to be on the daily challenge leader board send in your times etc. and if you want to be in the Big Superhero Prize draw remember to send your answers in. Send photos etc. to Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org – remember to put your names on and share what you’ve been doing. Photos may be put onto the Holiday Club page on the website. *Note above*