If you can't come to us, we decided we would come to you! Some of our Treehouse children and families have been telling us what they have been up to in our first episode of Doorstep Diaries.
This week we are starting a new series called Everything Has Changed!
Today's title is - Your life will change, but God doesn't.
Check out the video which will help guide children through the first part of Treehouse, then try the game and activity below.
Your life may look different right now, you may have experienced lots of change and this week we are going to think and talk about the changes you are going through. Some changes feel good, like getting a new bike, but others can leave you feeling a bit sad - That's ok. Watch the video and take some time during the pause point to write down the changes that you have gone through.
ACTVITY - What's changed for you?
When writing down changes, use colours or happy/sad faces next to each change to think about how it makes you feel. You could draw a mind map, you could use words or images. Here are some ideas to get you started.
How has your house changed? How have your friendships changes? How has your school changed? How have your parents changed? How has your local area changed?
Our bible verse today is Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
That is good news! Even though changes may come our way, our God is the same. He remains powerful, strong, loving, kind, caring and he loves listening to us.
So what can we do when we feel like change is hard?
- Talk to God
- Share our feelings
- Dance, sing and worship to come closer to God.
Every move I Make - Let's get up and moving to this dance along song
When I Look Up - We can look to God when things are going well, or when things are feeling hard.
CRAFT - Change Stones
Find some stones, maybe from your garden or a local park or somewhere on your road, bring them inside and decorate them in different colours to represent changes. Leaving school may feel like a hard change and your stone may be a darker colour. Meeting new friends on your street may feel like a happy change and be decorated in a happy colour. This can be as simple as using felt tips to colour or design your Change Stones, or you may get messy and use paint. As you create, talk and discuss each change and explore the feelings attached to each one.
Set a timer, you have 10 minutes to change the way you look. Maybe you could change your hair and put it in a different style? Maybe you could use nail polish to change the colour of your nails? Maybe you could use make up/ face paint to change your face? Maybe you could design a dress using a bin liner as a base and get really creative? Maybe you want to try on wearing different clothes for fun? Take a before and after picture and send them to Lucy - email@example.com and they will feature on the video for next week. Remember, you may change your appearance, but you are still the same person. Just like our lives change lots, but God remains the same.
Thank you God that you love us. Thank you that you listen to us when we talk to you. Thank you that you never change and you are always good. Please help me with the difficult changes in my life. Amen.
Why not share what you've been up to on the Treehouse Parents Facebook Group?