Play and wonder about Jesus the light
Create a treasure basket with torches, battery-operated tealights, shiny fabric, mirrors and reflective foil. Encourage the children to explore the objects, reminding them that Jesus is the light of the world.
Make a light catcher
Create a reminder to trust in Jesus
Cut out circles of coloured paper and invite the children to use paint brushes to paint them with vegetable oil. Allow the oil to dry and fix the catchers to a window to let the light shine through.
Beanbag toss 10 mins E
You will need: balls or beanbags, basket or bucket.
- Ask everyone to take turns at throwing a ball or beanbag into a basket or bucket – but they must be looking in the opposite direction. Now invite them to do it again, this time looking at where they are aiming.
- Ask: Which was easier? Talk about the importance of seeing things clearly.
Pray with light
Hold a large piece of shiny material between two leaders.
Ask the children to lie underneath the canopy as the leaders gently wave it above them.
Shine a light through the material and, as you do, pray:
you are the light of the world.
May we always trust in you.