Unto Us | Watch Party Activities | Arrow Kids
Here are a few simple activities to help your
kiddos learn from the service as you join up to watch it from home.
This month, we are talking about how important thankfulness is in our lives no matter what is happening around us. This week, we will talk about how the greatest gift we can be thankful for is Jesus. The month of December is about to start, so let's get prepared by ending this month being thankful for the one who has come as a light to the world.
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:2, 6
Arrows of Triumph (2nd-5th Grade)
For the oldest children, we have an "Unto Us Thoughts" page. Throughout the service, kids can think about what this passage says about who Jesus is and why him being a light in the darkness is the greatest gift we could ever receive and the one for which we should be most thankful.
If you have a printer at home, right click and select to save this picture. Then, print it and have your child fill it out. If you don't have a printer, write out this activity page for your child to use.
Arrows of Victory (Preschool-1st Grade)
For the younger learners, we have an "I'm Listening Up-Unto Us" page. Throughout the service kids can think about a gift that has been given to them and how Jesus is the greatest gift we could ever have given to us.
If you have a printer at home, right click and select to save this picture. Then print it and have your child fill it out. If you don't have a printer, write out this activity page for your child to use.
Arrow Kids (1-10yo)
This week, let's take some time to examine this idea of darkness and light. Have everyone from your house go into one room and make it as dark as you possibly can. Block every source of light that you can find. Then, talk about how the darkness feels. Talk about that fact that in our hearts darkness is sin. Then, have one adult light a candle or turn on a small flashlight. Talk together about how even with the smallest light, we can see. Darkness cannot hide the light. Talk about how everyone felt when they were no longer in darkness. Then, talk about how Jesus is the light in our darkness of sin.
After this, your family can play a darkness and light game. Make the area where you are going to play your game dark enough for a flashlight to be seen. Give one person a flashlight that is off. Then designate another person to say, "shine the light!" Have everyone hide around the room. Once everyone is hidden, have the person say, "shine the light!" Once the light is on, everyone must find the flashlight as fast as they can. The first person to the flashlight will be the person to hold it next. The last person will be the one to say, "shine the light!" Keep playing and talking about how Jesus is the light in our darkness.
Another option for older children throughout the week is to examine the names of Jesus that are in this passage--Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Write each one on a piece of paper and hang them around the house. Challenge your kids to search in the Bible or in a dictionary to find out what they mean and write what they find on these papers throughout the week. Come together as a family later in the week and talk about the meanings of these names of Jesus. Then, pray together and thank Jesus for being each of those things.
Use this song to worship together and memorize this week's verse.