A Record for Ready, Steady, Stick

More than 40 children attended this half-term's Holiday Club in the Church Hall, a record number since our Holiday Club started 5 years ago. Being Valentine's Day, the theme, of course, was Love. Through music, craft, drama and games, the children learned how God loves each of us and how we can love Him by showing our love for those around us.

The story of the Good Samaritan showed that we should love everybody, even if they are different to us. The children then joined in with some songs and musical games - and it was good to see how many of their parents also sang along. During the craft activities the children had the opportunity to decorate and make heart-shaped stained-glass windows and bookmarks, decorate heart-shaped biscuits, complete colouring sheets and story boards about the Good Samaritan and use pipe cleaners to make bracelets. A popular activity for some was a montage of painted handprints on a large paper heart.

There was something for everyone, and, after a game of pass the parcel with a heart-shaped sweet for each child, everyone sat down to enjoy a drink and to eat their decorated biscuits. Some had even taken note of the message and shared them with friends, or with Mum and Dad.

The session closed with some more singing and a prayer. Judging by the delight on the children's faces, they enjoyed themselves, the parents seemed grateful and the helpers, though exhausted, were very pleased with the successful event.


                                 God's love is big enough for all             

Watch out for details of future Holiday Clubs and Events for Children on our website, in the church magazine or on our Noticeboards.

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