Welcome to City Kids and Youth Online at Grace City. At our 9am livestream service we share a kids and youth spot which includes a song and story that follows the sermon series ‘7 Deadly Sins’. During the Connection Card break in the service we encourage you to set up your children to continue with a video, Zoom session or craft. In addition we have developed a set of discussion questions to use as a family following the livestream service.
Videos and Zoom Sessions
Here are two videos for children to view during the adult sermon. They have been edited to follow the Kids Spot. Please note that the videos are linked on Saturday. If you are using an iPhone or iPad use Guided Access so your child is restricted to watching the video. Go to General – Accessibility – Guided Access – On. A triple click will lock the phone on the selected app. Alternatively school aged children can participate in a Zoom session which will include game, video, discussion and craft guidance. Zoom sessions will commence after the Kids Spot during the Connection Card break.
Craft 7 Deadly Sins Pride (Luke 18:9-14)
The craft activity does not require any printing. However we have also provided a PDF if you would like to print. This week your child needs need paper, scissors, textas or coloured pencils. For younger children it is a good idea to prepare the craft in advance. In this craft children will create a drawing or finger puppet of the Pharisee and Tax Collector. Remember the Pharisee was the person with the fancy robes who thought he was better than everyone else. The Tax Collector was the person who people did not like. He was humble before God because he knew he was a sinner.
PRE-SCHOOL AND INFANTS
Draw the pictures of the Pharisee and Tax Collector as displayed below. Your child can colour in the pictures and then draw a cross and tick above the heads. Alternatively use the finger puppet activity described below. Younger children will need assistance with cutting, particularly the finger holes.
UPPER PRIMARY AND YOUTH
Draw the pictures of the Pharisee and Tax Collector as displayed below. Draw two circles at the bottom of each person to cut out for finger holes. Colour in the pictures and then draw a cross and tick above the heads. Cut out the finger puppets and the finger holes.
Family Discussion Questions
After the service, have a discussion with your children about what they learnt in the bible talk and video. Feel free to add and elaborate based on what you heard in the sermon.
- Who were the two people Jesus talked about in the story?
- How did they pray?
- What did Jesus say was pleasing to God?
- What does pride mean?
- What does humble mean?
Upper Primary and Youth Additional Questions
- How does the parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector relate to last week’s lesson about producing good fruit? (Matthew 12:33-35)
- How does Jesus demonstrate humility and how can we learn from his example? (Philippians 2:3-8)
Below are links to previous City Kids and Youth Online kids spots and activities for the June-August lockdown period.
During The Week
During the week, you can continue teaching your child from the bible. We hope that the discussion questions provide opportunity for fruitful conversation after church on Sunday as you ask your child about what they’ve learnt. We also encourage you to download the Bible App for Kids to read the story during the week. Through interactive adventures and beautiful animations, your child can explore the bible. The story is read aloud and children can complete challenges.
READ ALONG AT HOME
With a bit more time at home at the moment, and a lot more time together as a family, maybe you’d like to find a bible to read with your kids! Here are some bible recommendations for each age group for you.
SING ALONG AT HOME
Are you looking for some music to sing and dance along to with your kids that will help them remember big bible truths? Check out the City Kids and Youth Spotify playlist.