Holiday Clubs

Summer holidays, October breaks, Easter ... "Mum I'm bored!"

Well they don't need to be! Here at GDS Church we provide a range of activities to give your kids a chance to learn new skills, have loads of fun, and experience something about the love of Jesus. 

Virtual Holiday Club 2020 - Travels With Jesus

Youtube playlist for holiday club videos can be found Here

Day 1     Day 2     Day 3     Day 4

Travels with Jesus’: DAY 1 MENU

 

This is an optional Pick & Mix menu of resources alongside the 

GDS Summer Break 2020 : ‘Travels with Jesus’ series. 

 

Feel free to dip in & out of it or adapt to what you have to hand. We would love to see your handiwork! Contact Bettina to share.

 

A (mostly) Haynes & Hather (a bit) Production! 

 

‘WAITING: in the Antarctic’ Luke 2: 25- end.

 

Props: Build a tent/ den for the week for storytime or to Zoom from.

Woolly hat & gloves/ scarf.

 

Songs: Our God is a great big God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaXPXWBcE3I

Shine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2xc-w8Zcbo

The Lord our God is with you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0ULq_tTj74

 

Crafts:

 

Toilet Roll Penguins/Snowmen https://masandpas.com/loony-penguin-craft

 

Penguin Waterbottles https://www.education.com/activity/article/penguin-craft

 

Make Ice Lollies - use ice lolly moulds/plastic cups/fruit juice

 

Hama Bead Snowflakes etc https://www.perler.com/perler-storefront-catalog/projects--inspiration/christmas/winter-snowflakes

 

Lego Penguin/Igloo/Ice/Arctic Scenes

 

Marshmallow Snowmen https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/recipe/marshmallow-snowmen

 

Paper Snowflakes https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/allan-bank-and-grasmere/features/how-to-make-paper-snowflakes-

 

Cotton Wool Ball Snowmen/Snowscenes

 

Stone Painting

 

Ice cube painting (Freeze paint in ice cube tray with stick and paint with melting cube) https://www.wikihow.com/Ice-Paint if using paint

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/painting-with-ice if using food colouring

 

Origami penguin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hTfUuCBmx0

 

 

Activities:

 

Iceberg Leap (Use cushions and leap from one to next)

 

Snowball knockdown (knock down paper cup towers with soft ball)

 

Penguin Waddle (run with balloon/cushion/ball between legs)

‘Travels with Jesus’: DAY 2 MENU

 

‘CHALLENGE: in the Desert’ Luke 4: 1-13

 

Props: Build a tent/ den for the week for storytime or to Zoom from.

Sun hat, sun glasses.

Buckets & spades

 

Songs: Our God is a great big God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaXPXWBcE3I

Shine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2xc-w8Zcbo

The Lord our God is with you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0ULq_tTj74

 

Crafts:

 

Accordion snake https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/accordion-paper-snake-craft/

 

Sock snake puppet (any colour of sock or buttons will do) Or you could glue on google eyes if you have them https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/activity-articles/snake-sock-puppet/news-story/5d828f480bedb281c5d352b4b695b61e

 

Sand art - Use pva or other tacky glue to draw an outline on paper or card and then cover with sand to make it show up. Leave to dry then shake off sand.

 

Paper pyramid - instructions for both origami and cut and stick version https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Paper-Pyramid

 

Egg carton camel https://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mcamel2.htm

 

Palm tree out of toilet rolls https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/summer/palm-tree-craft.asp

 

Paint a cactus using blow painting : https://artfulparent.com/blow-painting-with-straws/

 

Pet Cactus Rocks : https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/pet-cactus-rocks/

 

Lego desert scene - palm trees, cacti, pyramids

Activities:

 

Build sandcastles in sand pit

 

Pat head & rub tummy challenge.

 

Staring contest.

 

Simon says/ Jesus says

 

Use old sleeping bag etc and pretend to be a snake. Move by wriggling on floor. Race against time or someone else.

‘Travels with Jesus’: DAY 3 MENU

‘TRUST’: by the sea’ Matthew 14 :22-32

 

Props: Build a tent/ den for the week for storytime or to Zoom from.

Arm bands/ goggles/ towel/ boats

 

Songs: Our God is a great big God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaXPXWBcE3I

Shine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2xc-w8Zcbo

The Lord our God is with you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0ULq_tTj74

 

Crafts:

 

Easy boat and fish origami https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/easy-origami-for-kids/

 

Margarine tub boats https://www.redtedart.com/margarine-tub-tug-boat-craft/ this site also has links to other boat ideas if you scroll down.

 

Egg carton sea creatures https://homeschoolpreschool.net/easy-egg-carton-ocean-animals-craft/ 

 

A variety of fish crafts using different materials for a range of ageshttps://www.craftymorning.com/creative-little-fish-crafts-for-kids/

 

Bird paper finger puppets https://mrprintables.com/finger-puppets-birds.html

 

Simple circle parrot paper craft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmy8fES11es

 

Draw or colour in pictures of boats/fish/parrots etc.

Lego water scene, boat, fish or parrots.

Activities:

Float or sink game: choose a range of objects, fruit veg and other small objects (coins, corks, paper, lego etc.) and guess whether they will float or sink. Test them in a sink or bowl of water.

 

Boat racing: Use propeller boats or blow boats with sails along with straws.

Create waves in a sink/bowl of water (bubbles optional!) Can you make the boat sink?

‘Travels with Jesus’: DAY 4 MENU

‘The Unexpected Picnic’ John 6: 1-14

 

Props: Build a tent/ den for the week for storytime or to Zoom from.

Picnic blanket, play food, snacks/ picnic

 

Songs: Our God is a great big God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaXPXWBcE3I

Shine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2xc-w8Zcbo

The Lord our God is with you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0ULq_tTj74

 

 

Craft: Paper plate basket

 

https://www.daniellesplace.com/images65/paper-plate-bread-basket-craft.gif

 

 

Make a paper kite: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Fast-Kite-with-One-Sheet-of-Paper

 

Activities:

 

Make bread (or other picnic food): lots of recipes, pick one to try https://www.cookingwithmykids.co.uk/breads-and-loaves/

 

Two different types of scavenger hunts one with clues for older children and just objects to find for younger ones see below. (Click the links below to open a PDF page)

Scavenger Hunt Younger Children

Scavenger Hunt Older Children

Scavenger Hunt Older Children - Answers

 

Pack up everything you need for a picnic and have one in the park or your garden. Maybe take some puppets or cuddly toys with you!

 
 
 
 

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