Mothering Sunday (2)
This activity is based on an idea from Sermons4Kids, called "Measuring God's Love".
- Read John 3.16-17
- Use various measuring devices, and
quotations from the Bible, to explain how immeasurable is God's love for
- Relate God's love, as our Heavenly parent,
to our mothers' love for us.
- A mother and child act out the dialogue
from the book "Guess How Much I Love You".
- An adult to lead the teaching.
- Up to 7 adults or older children, for the
readings (though of course each person could do more than one reading, if
numbers are low).
- A measuring cup
- A tape measure or ruler
- A watch or timer
- Bible quotations (see below)
"Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney and/or a script based on
- Choose readers as they arrive in
- If you are going to use the "Guess How
Much I Love You" book, then you need to decide whether to use the whole
thing or just to pick out the words that are said. One possibility is to
use only the appropriate parts of the dialogue, and have a mother and
child act them out, in which case you will need to provide a script such
as the one below. Alternatively, the book could be read by a narrator,
with a mother and child acting out the dialogue.
- Before the service, invite a mother and
child to rehearse the words from the book.
- See the original Children's Sermon for the detail of this talk. In
summary, what you do is hold up a series of measuring devices and ask
whether we might be able to use them to measure God's love - and then
rebut that suggestion with a quotation from the Bible.
You can find a script based on the book here.