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Children’s Ministry Resource Sunday 31 May 2020

Children’s Ministry Resource
Sunday 31 May 2020

Bible Focus
Acts 2: 1- 13

Theme
Pentecost – The coming of
the Holy Spirit

Question to Ponder
How can we call upon the
Holy Spirit to help us spread
God’s word?

 

The Coming of the Holy Spirit
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one
place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came
from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and
came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the
Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit
enabled them.

 

 

Pentecost Cones!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS
Vanilla cake mix with icing
Yellow food colouring
Flat bottomed ice cream cones
Red fruit roll ups

 

METHOD
Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C.
Step 2 Make cake mix as per instructions on
packet. Fill ice cream cones two thirds (2/3rds)
full with cake mixture.
Step 3 Place cones into a high-sided tray, such as
a loaf tin so they stand up.
Step 4 Bake for 30 minutes. Cakes will be cooked
when they spring back, when gently touched.
Allow to cook in the loaf tray for 10 minutes.
Step 5 Make icing as per instructions on packet,
adding a few drops of yellow food colouring.
Step 6 Cut out a flame shape from fruit roll ups
and add to the top of your Pentecost Holy Spirit
flame! Eat and enjoy!

 

 

 

Other activities:
• Watch one of these two clips of about the coming of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit Comes (1min 26s)

 

Or you might enjoy the Lego version of the Pentecost story. (2m 18s)

 

 

• Complete activities or make some of the crafts provided on the sheets below.

• Show others your special Pentecost craft or baking at our zoom Pentecost
service this Sunday 31 May 2020.

Craft Idea: Pentecost Headband

 

 

 

Craft Idea: Paint Blowing craft for Pentecost

 

Materials needed for
paint blowing
• Paint – orange, red & yellow
• Card or paper
• Straws
Paint blowing is a great way to help illustrate how the Holy Spirit was heard like a
rushing, powerful wind by the disciples.
While we can’t see wind or our breath, we can see and feel its power.
See how by blowing through our straw, we can move paint across the page?
The Holy Spirit is like this.
We can’t see the Holy Spirit but we can see it working in other people and we can feel it
working in ourselves. God wants us to be connected to Him and filled with the Holy
Spirit!
1. Print the template out on the next page
onto hard card stock. Use this as a
template for tracing around.
2. Cut out all the pieces on the template onto
red, orange and yellow construction paper.
3. Glue the largest flame onto the head band.
4. Glue the other smaller flames onto the
larger flame, so they have a layered effect,
as pictured.
5. Cut the headband to fit your
son/daughter’s head size and staple ends
together.
6. Wear at our special Pentecost service.
Simply drop paint onto your cardstock or paper.
Use your straw to blow the paint around to make a
beautiful, abstract design.
Add to your masterpiece this Bible verse:
“Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through
their ranks” Acts 2:3

 

Things to ponder with your son/daughter:
What gift did Jesus leave behind to help us spread the news of God’s love to everyone? How
do we know the Holy Spirit is real, if we can’t see it?
In our Acts reading today, the disciples couldn’t see the Holy Spirit, but they heard a sound
and felt a rushing wind. Then they saw what looked like flames, above people’s heads.
The disciples felt the power of the Holy Spirit. They were able to talk in different languages,
so they could tell others about Jesus. We can’t see the Holy Spirit but we can still feel it’s
power in our lives and in others.
Prayer: Lord. Thank you for leaving us the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide and teach us. Help
us to learn how to feel your Spirit working in us. Amen.

 

Pentecost Pinwheel Craft

 

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