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KidCity Online Messages

Check out some of our KidCity online messages, activities and links to songs

Online Church Messages for Kids

Looking for some things for your kids to do? Here are a series of links and activities that can be used to help your kids do church activities online.

Stay Connected to Christ

But Don't Stop Yet, Keep Looking at your favourite Services Below, and Ones You Missed ... So Much Fun To Keep Being Had!

Action Songs

Colin Buchanan – Jesus the Game Changer
Alive – by Hillsong Young And Free – actions by Chapel Hill Kids
I Am Yours - by Elevation Kids – actions by Life Church Kids Worship

Basil The Branch – BY ANDREW MCDONOUGH – READ BY JONO LANING

Basil The Branch – by Andrew McDonough – read by Jono Laning

Extra Video

Vine and Branches - Bible Story - LifeKids

Activities

Jesus and the Leper

Acton Songs

Colin Buchanan – Jesus the Game Changer
Real Love – by Hillsong Young and Free - actions by Chapel Hill Kids
Actions for "My Best Friend"
My Best Friend - by Hillsong

The Man with Leprosy – by Andrew McDonough – read by Jono Laning

The Man with Leprosy – by Andrew McDonough – read by Jono Laning

Activity Booklet

Jesus and the Storm

Action Songs

Sean W Smith – Stop and Listen to Your Mum
Alive – by Hillsong Young And Free – actions by Chapel Hill Kids
Real Love – by Hillsong Young and Free - actions by Chapel Hill Kids

Jesus and the Storm – by Andrew McDonough – read by Jono Laning

During holidays and while Café-Church is happening we’ll read Lost Sheep stories, available from https://www.lostsheep.com.au)

Extra Video

Stories of the Bible – Jesus Calms the Storm, by Saddleback Kids

Activities

Jonah

ACTION SONGS

Dan Warlow – That’s How We Know God Loves Us – Watoto Children’s Choir
Something Good – by Gateway Kids (actions by Discoveryland Kids Worship)
Alive – by Hillsong Young And Free – actions by Chapel Hill Kids

Jonah and the Whale – by Andrew McDonough – read by Jono Laning

During holidays and while Café-Church is happening we’ll read Lost Sheep stories, available from https://www.lostsheep.com.au)

EXTRA VIDEOS

Heroes of the Bible – Jonah and the Fish, by Saddleback Kids
In the Belly of a Whale – song by Newsboys

Activity Book

Prepare in Prayer

Action Songs for Younger kids

Colin Buchanan – Jesus the Game Changer
Dan Warlow - Grow

Action Songs for Older Kids

Undefeated - by Elevation Kids - actions by Discoveryland Elementary Kids Worship
Nothing is impossible – by Planetshakers - actions by Petra Kids Church

Prepare in Prayer - Message by Jono Laning

Please read Luke 11, Jesus prayed a lot and he said a lot about prayer!


  • He often prayed to God
  • He gave us a model prayer.
  • He told us to keep on praying.
  • He said it's OK to keep it short and simple.
  • He said not to make a big fuss about our praying.
  • He said God loves to answer us and give us good gifts.


Please memorise Jeremiah 29:12.

A variety of versions and colours are available for printing, possibly framing from www.housemixblog.com

Extra Videos

Stories of the Bible - Jesus Prays - by Saddleback Kids
Jesus Story Book Bible - The Lord's Prayer paraphrased
Douglas Talks - Talking to God
The Jesus Story Book Bible - How to Pray
The Persistent Widow: Luke 18:1-8 Rene Pfitzner

Activities

Scroll down slightly to the blue button which says FREE:Download the parable of the persistent widdow lesson"
The Lord's Prayer Colouring Book - Thanks to ministry-to-children.com
ministry-to-children activity sheet for older kids

Seventy Times Seven - Forgiveness

Action Songs for Younger Kids

Colin Buchanan – Jesus the Game Changer
Dan Warlow - Grow
VeggieTales Sing-Along: The Forgiveness Song

Action Songs for Older Kids

I Am Yours - by Elevation Kids – actions by Life Church Kids Worship
Actions for "As The World Shakes" – By Hillsong
As the World Shakes - By Hillsong

MaD Maddie Maxwell read by Angelica Sithole

Seventy Times Seven - message, by Jono Laning

Scriptures to Read and Memorise

Please read Matthew 18:21-35, and discuss the importance of forgiving as Jesus forgave us (Luke 23:34) and so many other references!


Questions to think about:

  • What is something Jesus has forgiven you for?
  • Why is it hard for us to show that type of forgiveness to others?
  • Who is someone you need to forgive?
  • Let's do it!


Please memorise Ephesians 4:32.

Extra Video

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant - by Saddleback Kids

Activities

Great bunch of activities for young kids ... the one Jono will be using with his boys!

Be the Gap - Dominoes - Set Apart

Action Songs For Younger Kids

Remember the Lord – by Colin Buchanan (dated actions/clip by Marty Gray)
Grow - by Dan Warlow

Action Songs for Older Kids

Something Good – by Gateway Kids (actions by Discoveryland Kids Worship)
I Am Yours - by Elevation Kids – actions by Life Church Kids Worship

Nanny Maz' A Tale of Jim read by Liv Nyhius

Thanks Liv, you're amazing! Thanks also to Maz Gill-Harper for permission to share your book.

Be The Gap! - Message by Jono Laning

SCRIPTURES TO READ AND MEMORISE

Please read  2 Kings 22, and discuss the importance of "being the gap." Josiah (who became king at 8YO) didn't follow the example of "everyone else," Not even his evil king father and grandfather etc. or of his other advisors and fellow subjects who worshiped idols and did evil in the eyes of the Lord. Josiah was a "gap" in the domino chain, stopping the sin continuing.

Please memorise Romans 12:2a.

Extra Videos

God's Masterpiece - Josiah - by Saddleback Kids
Josiah the Boy King - by PursueGOD Kids

Activities

Psalm 23 - True But Not Literal!

Action Songs

Remember the Lord – by Colin Buchanan (dated actions/clip by Marty Gray)
Won’t Let Go – by Gateway Kids (actions by Discoveryland Kids Worship)
Actions for “Tell The World” – By Hillsong
Tell The World – By Hillsong

THE LOST SHEEP'S "Farmers and ShepheRDS" read by Hannah Joubert

Thanks Hannah, beautifully read! To find stories by Andrew Mcdonough visit https://www.lostsheep.com.au/

True - But which parts are literal? & Psalm 23 - by Jono Laning

Scriptures to Read and Memorise

Please read (and older kids memorise throughout the week) Psalm 23, or 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

Younger kids could re-memorise Psalm 119:105.

Jono also refers to Jeremiah 29:11

Free Printable from "meaningfulmumma" - maybe print it and frame it to help with memorisation!

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES - CHOOSE FROM BELOW

Jesus Loves Us So We Love Others

Action Songs

Colin Buchanan – Jesus the Game Changer
Undefeated - by Elevation Kids (actions by Discoveryland Elementary Kids Worship)
Won’t Let Go – by Gateway Kids (actions by Discoveryland Kids Worship)

THE LOST SHEEP'S "The Good Samaritan", READ BY mia Papas

Thanks Mia, your storytelling is amazing!

god loves us, So we love others - Jono Laning

SCRIPTURES TO READ AND MEMORISE

Hey kids and parents,

Please read Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.

Memorise Matthew 22:37-39

Reading 1 John 4:7-12,bit by bit, would be superb. 

Jono also refers to: Matthew 25:34-40 onwards, John 14:15 John 13:34 in his message.

More Good Samaritan Video Options:

The Miracle of Mercy - The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) - Saddleback Kids
The Good Samaritan in Lego (for older kids) by JurassicBrickProductions

activities

For younger children. Please feel free to click "free download", we are making a donation as a church (though you can always give more)
For Older Children or groups. Please feel free to click "free download", we are making a donation as a church (though you can always give more)
Print some or all ;D

Because He First Loved Us

Action Songs

Colin Buchanan’s Zacchaeus - just listen and enjoy!
Colin Buchanan – Jesus the Game Changer
Something Good – by Gateway Kids (actions by Discoveryland Kids Worship)

THE LOST SHEEP'S "Zac The Taxman", READ BY Mrs Danielle Woodberry

To order this book, or others like it go to https://www.lostsheep.com.au/
Stories of the Bible - Zacchaeus - Saddleback Kids

Because He First Loved US - Jono Laning

SCRIPTURES TO READ AND MEMORISE

Hey kids and parents,

Please read about Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10.

As a recap of this week and a lead-up to next week reading 1 John 4:7-12, bit by bit, would be superb. Memorise 1 John 4:19 "We love because He (God) first loved us"

Jono also refers to: Matthew 22:36-40 & Matthew 11:28 in his message.

Crafts and Activities - Choose from below

Please click "free download", we are making a donation as a church

Sunday 24th May 2020

Action Songs

Colin Buchanan – Jesus the Game Changer
Nothing is impossible – by Planetshakers (actions by Petra Kids Church)
Actions for "As The World Shakes" – By Hillsong
As the World Shakes - By Hillsong

Jesus feeds the 5000 - Stories of the Bible

Stories of the Bible - Jesus feeds the 5000 - Saddleback Kids
another option - JESUS FEEDS THE 5000 BIBLE STORY | Kids on the Move

God Supplies Abundantly More - by Jono Laning

email requests, prayer points and testimonies to kidcity@citylightchurch.org.au

Scriptures to Read and Memorise

Hey kids and parents,

please scan the Gospels for the miracles of Jesus, and then read:

Matthew 14:13-21 - Jesus feeds the 5000

Memorise Ephesians 3:20 "With God's power working in us, He can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of. Ephesians 3:20 (ERV)"

Maybe during the week it you could read about some other miracles of Jesus such as the boatloads of fish. (Luke 5:1-11)

Jono also refers to: 2 Peter 1:3, Luke 12:7, John 10:10, Philippians 4:6 & 9 in his message.

activities

contact Jono - kidcity@citylightchurch.org.au

Sunday 17th May 2020

Songs

the B I B L E (for younger kids)
Something Good – by Gateway Kids (actions by Discoveryland Kids Worship)
Actions for “Tell The World”
Tell The World

The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village - by Francis Chan

Jono has the book if you would like to borrow it.

The Bible - Our "Life" Manual - Jono Laning

The Temptation of Jesus Based on Luke 4: 1-13 and Matthew 4:1-11

With thanks to Saddleback Kids

SCRIPTURES TO READ AND MEMORISE

Hey kids and parents, please read:

2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

Matthew 4:1-14 (especially verse 4) The temptation of Jesus.

Also possibly read: Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 119:72,103,105 (and memorise 105)

Activities

3D Bible Treasure Box (https://craftingthewordofgod.com/2014/01/21/treasure-gods-word/)
One of many sites which will explain how to make "Chinese" paper lanterns which can be appropriated to our Christian Bible Verses.
Choose from the sheets here - or do them all 8D

Mother's Day

Songs

Stop and Listen to Your Mum by Sean W Smith
Undefeated - by Elevation Kids (actions by Discoveryland Elementary Kids Worship)
Something Good – by Gateway Kids (actions by Discoveryland Kids Worship)

ANTHONY BROWNE'S MY MUM READ BY POPPY RAYNER And Mother's day message by Clare Laning

Permission to read "My Mum" by Anthony Browne sought from Random House UK

Scriptures to REad and Memorise

Hey kids and parents, please read:

Proverbs 23:22-25 "Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice." etc.

Ephesians 6:1-3 "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honour your father and mother so that it may go well with you, and that you may enjoy a long life on the earth."

Also possibly read ~ 1 Corinthians 13 - the love chapter and/or ~ Proverbs 31 - the mum chapter ;D

and memorise: Psalm 127:3

Activity Options

Just Brilliant "5 Minute" Mothers Day Crafts for Older Kids!
My mum's as strong as a gorilla, as playful as a puppy and has hair as soft as silk... what about yours?
200g butter, 100g sugar, 300g flour - simple short video shows you how ;D
Once you've made a card for Mum, you can make another for Grandma, Oma, Nan and other significant ladies!
Why not play a family game of Bingo with the slightly American Christian cards here?

Sunday 3 May 2020

Action Songs

Actions for That’s How We Know God Loves Us – Dan Warlow and the Watoto Children’s Choir
That’s How We Know God Loves Us – Dan Warlow and the Watoto Children’s Choir
Nothing is impossible – by Planetshakers (actions by Petra Kids Church)
Undefeated – by Elevation Kids/Discoveryland (actions by Elementary Kids Worship)

Parts of the Body - BY JONO LANING

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzwG5GUk07g_192_78VvZBDLIrv9sV3Is

Scriptures to read and memorise

Parts of the Body - 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Please memorise 1 Corinthians 12:27

Activities

Just as we are part of the body of Christ, we are also like very different pieces of a puzzle, every individual piece is needed to complete the whole picture.


Below is a bunch of puzzles of KidCity Kids. You can either print, cut and play or play the PowerPoint version on your device. If you're photo is not here, let Jono know and he'll make a puzzle of you.


The first link is the PowerPoint, the second is a link to a folder of JPEG puzzle images.

JPEGs - Can be printed, cut and put together
PowerPoint - Can be completed by downloading, then dragging pieces on a device, careful not to change their size.
THOUGHT WE'D RE-POST Elise McKenna's Juggling Balls Craft
Another Cute Mr Potatohead 1 Corinthians 12 Video

Sunday 26 April 2020

Action Songs

That’s How We Know God Loves Us – Dan Warlow and the Watoto Children’s Choir
Actions for "My Best Friend"
My Best Friend - by Hillsong
Nothing is impossible – by Planetshakers (actions by Petra Kids Church)

The Lost Sheep's "THE IMAGE OF GOD", READ BY INEKE "OMA" LANING

To order this book, or others like it go to https://www.lostsheep.com.au/

The Image Of God Message - by Jono Laning

SCRIPTURES TO READ AND MEMORISE

The True Story of Creation - Genesis 1 - Genesis 2:3

Matthew 19:13-15, Matthew 18:1-5, 1 Timothy 4:12, Psalm 139:4, Psalm 8:5

Please memorise Genesis 1:27

Activities

Making Slime with Milly ~ Ingredients all from Woolworths: PVA Glue, Magical Liquid (optional - Shaving foam, glitter, food colouring)
Jesus said "Let the Children Come to Me" Pop-up Card
Instructions for Jesus said "Let the Children Come to Me" Pop-up Card
Jesus said "Let the Children Come to Me" Mobile
Instructions for Jesus said "Let the Children Come to Me" Mobile
Awesome Activity Book - or just print some of the activity pages ;D

A Couple of Extra Cute Videos about Creation

Stories of the Bible - Creation
Praise Blast Song - Adam and the Animals

Sunday 19 April 2020

Photos of KidCity online

KidCity Kids doing Church at Home ~ Thanks for Sharing!

Action songs

actions for "As The World Shakes"
As the World Shakes - By Hillsong
actions for "Tell the World" by Hillsong
Tell the World by Hillsong

Cecil The Lost Sheep - by Andrew McDonough, read by De "Nanny" I'Anson

To order this book, or others like it go to https://www.lostsheep.com.au/

The Damaged Can!

Thanks for the images from zeka design who also have superb crafts, see https://www.jesus-without-language.net/make-board/

Two extra "cute" videos

Micah "Reads" the Lost Sheep by Nick Butterworth
The Lost Sheep - Max7.org

Scriptures to read and memorise

The Parable of the Lost Sheep (then Lost Coin and Lost Son) - Luke 15

Samuel Anoints David - 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Please memorise 1 Samuel 16:7b

Activities:

Elise McKenna's Juggling Balls Craft
Cecil the Lost Sheep - Activity Book
Cotton Ball Lost Sheep Craft - from Tiny Truths - https://tinytruthsbible.com/crafts
Lost Sheep Bookmark - from Tiny Truths - https://tinytruthsbible.com/crafts
David Heart Crown Craft - from zeka design who also have superb crafts, see https://www.jesus-without-language.net/make-board/

Easter Sunday

actions for "My Best Friend" by Hillsong
My Best Friend by Hillsong
actions for "Tell the World" by Hillsong
Tell the World by Hillsong

The easter story - jesus is alive

The Easter Story - Jesus is Alive

The Big Swap

The Big Swap

Scripture to read and memorise

Perhaps recap Mar 15 (last Sunday and Friday's) Scripture and then read Mark 16:1-7

Please memorise John 3:16

Activity Sheets

Activity Sheet for 4-5 year olds
Activity Sheet for 6-7 year olds
Activity Sheet for 8-10 year olds
Activity Sheets for 10-12 year olds

Easter Sunday's not-so-virtual Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

Not-so-virtual Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

And There's More - A Bunch of Activities, A Game and a Video ... Please Click on the photos for instructions

Colours of the Cross - Any Way You Like
The Colours of the Cross in Lego!
Flour Tower - A crazy fun game to play with your family
Superb Video for OLDER Children, please preview the last 5 mins before showing. (11:30 onwards)

Good Friday

IMPORTANT - There's going to be a semi-virtual Easter Egg hunt with real eggs on Sunday. If you want to be a part of it you MUST let Jono know by midday tomorrow. Free chocolate eggs! email: kidcity@citylightchurch.org.au

songs

actions for "As The World Shakes"
As the World Shakes - By Hillsong
actions for "My Best Friend"
My Best Friend - by Hillsong

The Easter Story - The Death of JEsus

The Death of Jesus

Drawing Out the True Meaning of Jesus

Drawing Out the True Meaning of Jesus

Scripture to read and Memory verse

Perhaps recap last Sunday's Scripture and then read Mark 15:33-39

Please memorise John 3:16

Activity Sheet for 4-5 year olds
Activity Sheet for 6-7 year olds
Activity sheet for 8-10 year olds
Activity sheet for 10-12 year olds

Fun Activities - Choose Whatever suits from below

Make a Nature Diorama representing the true meaning of Easter
Empty Tomb Easter Egg Craft

Sunday 5 April 2020

Songs

Actions for "As the World Shakes"
As The World Shakes - By Hillsong
Actions to Tell The World
Tell The World

The Easter Story

The Easter Story - All About Jesus
The Easter Story - Jesus on the Cross

Why?

Why?

Scriptures to read and Memory Verse

Please read Mark 15:1-32

Please memorise 1 Peter 2:24 (or part thereof)

For younger children
For older children

Activity Sheets

Easter Craft

There are so many awesome and amazing Easter crafts easily accessible online. Rather than choosing and mentioning them here; as they ultimately depend on the items readily available in people's homes; we strongly encourage you to Google Images "Christian Easter Crafts" and choose one or more from the wide variety that will pop up. On the other hand, if your family prefer, play a board game together, or indoor "hide and seek." Bless you all in these very different times.

Sunday 29 March 2020

Songs

House on the Rock
Actions for "As the World Shakes"
As the World Shakes - by Hillsong Kids

Message - The Word War

The Word War

Story - The Word War

The Word War - purchased from https://www.cepstore.com.au/

Powerful Word Songs to Watch and Sing

Words – Hawk Nelson
Speak Life – Toby Mac

Memory Verse

Activity

This is how Elijah Laning chose to remember the verse!

Letter, Picture or Video message to the elderly:

Activity Sheets

Encouragement colouring page
Encouragement Colouring 2
Office Tennis
Paddle Poppers
Puddle Jumper
Minute to Win It timer

Sunday 22 March 2020

Sundays are changing (for a time)

Hello from Colin Buchanan and Nudge

Object Lesson:

Object Lesson

Great Youtube Stories:

Superb beautiful wordless clip sharing the parable of the wise and foolish builders
Another great clip sharing the parable of the wise and foolish builders – through Lego!

SONGS

Song - The wise man built his house upon a rock

CRAFT IDEAS - BUILD A HOUSE

Foldable Craft House 1
Foldable Craft House 2
Colouring Page
Colouring Mat

Memory Verse:

Matt 7:28

Oragami House:

2D Origami House
3D Oragami House

Cooking Rock-cakes:

Many recipes can be found online – but we’re keen to hear from you which is the best recipe. Get cooking if you’re keen!