POVUCC Virtual PRAYGROUND!

Welcome to the new POVUCC VIRTUAL PRAYGROUND, a space dedicated to helping kids experience worship through age-appropriate worship materials from the comfort of their homes.

 

Ideas for September of  2021


Cool Chalk Art Activity - Use chalk art to have kids express their Faith 

Gospel of Mark- Overview of the Book of Mark

Compassion Craft - Based on Book of Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Jesus Heals Craft - Based on Book of Mark 5:21-43

Jesus Heals Coloring Page - Based on Book of Mark 


Ideas for the Summer of  2021

Kids Anti-Racism Curriculum  (younger edition)-six lessons for younger kids that address God’s love for diversity, what it means to be a Christian living in a diverse world and the importance of spreading a message of acceptance and hope to all people

Kids Anti-Racism Curriculum  (secondary edition)- six lessons for older kids thataddress God’s love for diversity, what it means to be a Christian living in a diverse world and the importance of spreading a message of acceptance and hope to all peopl

 

Ideas for the Month of May 2021

Holy Spirit -Learn about the Holy Spirit from this short video

Pentecost Crafts - Several craft ideas for Pentecost

Pentecost Flame Coloring Page - Great for grown ups too!

Pentecost Video - Pentecost explained with Legos

Mother's Day Crafts- Perfect for Sunday School

 

Ideas for the Month of April 2021

Nature hunt -Cute idea for an egg hunt, where you find items in God’s Creation (nature) instead of plastic eggs

Magic Watercolor Art Activity - Use pastels and watercolor to "reveal" Jesus' tomb (very cool!)


SEE IF YOU CAN FIND ALL 27 OF THE EASTER EGGS!! 

(click on each picture to expand)

 

Ideas for the Month of March 2021

Easter Coloring Pages - Nice collection of Christian Easter coloring pages to download

Easter Activities- Christ centered Easter activities for Kids & Families

Story of Easter - 5 minute video geared for kids that explains Easter

Resurrection Craft - Use this craft to explain the Resurrection to kids

Easter Crafts - Nice collection of Easter crafts for pre-school and early elementary students

Easter Read Aloud - 5 minute read-aloud of a book called "My Little Easter Story"

Resurrection Rolls - Teach kids about the resurrection with this recipe for Resurrection Rolls

 

Ideas for the Month of February 2021

Lentel Pretzel Recipe & Prayer- Recipe to make preztels during Lent

Jesus Loves Me - Cute little video to learn a favorite song

Lent in 60 Seconds Video - Help kids understand the meaning of Lent with this Lego inspired video

Stained Glass Cross - Craft for Lent

Lent Fasting Wheel - A craft that helps you choose something to give up during Lent

Lent Activities for Families- 40 Lent Activities for Families

 

Ideas for the Month of January 2021

Three Wise Men Coloring Sheet - Three Wise Men Sheet to Color

Three Wise Men Video-Very interesting video about the 3 Wise Men. Highly recommended!

How to Celebrate Epiphany with your Kids - Lots of great ideas for celebrating Epiphany with kids

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr- Story about Martin Luther King Junior that explains who he was and how he worked hard for justice.

Three Kings Cake Recipe -Recipe to make Three Kings Cake with your kids

 

Upcycled ADVENT CRAFT IDEAS

 

 

Ideas for the Month of December 2020

Advent Color by Number - Practice reading numbers & make a picture

Advent Bible Verse Story Cards-Read one card each day of Advent

Chrismons - An explanation of each symbols with patterns to make your own

Edible Nativity Scene- Make a nativity scene from graham crackers

Advent Theme Coloring Page - Color a beautiful advent wreath

Baby Jesus is Born Video - Watch and learn about the story of Jesus' birth


 

Ideas for the Month of November 2020

Pumpkin Prayer - Poem and wonderful message from Postively Splendid

Advent Wreath - Make your own with this fun crafts

Advent Wreath - No cutting, just rip to make this cute wreath

What is All Saints Day? - Cute video that explains this holiday.

Give Thanks Video - Video reminding us what to thank God for

Thanksgiving Scripture Cards - Super cute cards with Scriptures about being Thankful

2 Minute Fall Devotions for Kids - Help kids learn Bible Verses with these Devotional ideas

Educational Advent Calendar - Great for Kids and Adults! Includes Scriptures.

 

Ideas for the Month of October 2020

Communion Coloring Sheet- World Communion Coloring Page

What is Communion - Learn about Communion from kids

Communion Baking Activity- Learn to make bread for Communion

Kids in Other Countries - Cool site to learn about kids in other countries

Schools Around the World - Read aloud to introduce kids to schools around the World

Hannah Coloring Sheet- Coloring Sheet for Hannah

Learn About Hannah & Samuei - Short Video about Hannah

Ruth and Naomi Craft - Be reminded of God's Plan for Ruth & Naomi




Ideas for the Month of September 2020

Exodus Kids Video- Short video to learn the story of Exodus

Moses Parts Red Sea Craft - Craft helps kids learn the story of Moses Parting Red Sea

Parting Red Sea Crossword- Complete a crossword puzzle about the Red Sea Crossing

Manna Baking Activity- Bake manna with kids and share the story

Seder Dinner - Learn about Passover and the Seder dinner


Ideas for the Month of August 2020

Loaves & Fishes minibook- Learn the story while creating your own mini-book

Loaves & Fishes craft - Craft to help you remember the story of Feeding 5000

Jesus Feeds 5000- 3 minute video telling this amazing story

Miracles of Jesus- Learn about the miracles that Jesus performed

Walk on Water Crossword - Learn the story by completing crossword

Walk on Water Crossword II- Test your knowledge of this important story


Ideas for the Month of July 2020

Fruit of the Spirit Rocks- Fun Craft painting rocks with positive messages

Parable of the Sower- Simple animation with a message for all

Parable of the Sower Activities - Plenty of ideas related to the Parable of the Sower 

Happy in Our Skin Read-Aloud - Beautiful read-aloud celebrating our uniqueness

Coloring Pages and Words of Comfort - Reminder that God is With You



Ideas for the Month of June 2020

Prayer Cards for Social Justice- Prayer cards to help kids to pray for social justice

Fruit of the Spirit Folding Craft Sticks-Fun craft listing Fruits of the Spirit 

Free Coloring Pages- Coloring pages from Illustrated Ministry to soothe your Soul

Father's Day Color Page- Fathers Are a Blessing coloring page

Another Father's Day Coloring Page - Thank you for Daddy coloring page


Ideas for the Month of May 2020

Ideas to Celebrate Pentecost- Activities from the Messy Church to help kids learn about Pentecost

Pentecost Coloring Page- Wonderful coloring page for kids and adults too!

Pentecost Spinner- fun activity that makes a "flame" (the holy spirit) appear above a disciples head 

Learn about Pentecost - watch a short video from ShareFaithKids.com

Light a candle - light a virtual candle and reflect on what you are grateful for

Pentecost Children's Bulletin - Faith Formation Freebie from Illustrated Ministry full of fun, educational activities

Home Worship Ideas!

 

7 Simple Family Worship Ideas - Tips on how to create a Family Worship Habit, fun ways to add creativity to your worship time and more!

 

Family Gratitude Calendar

 

Ideas for Practicing Faith in the Home- Lots of great ideas for practicing faith in the home, including creating a God Box, observing a Sabbath Day, and serving as a family 

 

Choosing a Bible for Kids -  Tips for choosing a Bible for children by age group.

 

Five finger prayer - a classic prayer model to help children and pre-schoolers learn how to pray

 

Make an altar for home- create a place in your home for families to meet God together