We had a fun week at holiday club last week, following the theme of Jesus being our King. Each day around 60-70 children turned up for a morning of games, bible teaching, crafts and drama followed by lunch. Children were divided into teams, each stacking up points during the week for impressive drama performances, winning team games and correct recitals of the day’s memory verse.
Day one we looked at Jesus being ‘the Servant King’ and how He washed the disciples feet, showing us how to serve others.
Day two was about Jesus being ‘the Betrayed King’, and how Jesus still loves us despite our failures. The children particularly enjoyed a raucous game of wink murder!
Day three was ‘the Rejected King’ and Moses and Godwill made their debut as puppeteers. The kids were totally engaged with the puppets, laughing and calling out during the show. They looked at Jesus crucifixion and some teams put on some concerningly realistic dramas!
Day four we saw Jesus as ‘the Risen King’ showing us hope, joy and forgiveness. We had children acting the surprise at finding the empty tomb to the excitement of seeing Jesus risen in the dramas. They were sent on treasure hunts as part of the outdoor games, and also given the privilege of me practicing my Swahili on them for the days bible reading (Mama Eu came to my rescue after I confused the Swahili word for tomb with the word for welcome!).
The last day we looked at Jesus as our ‘Real King’. The week finished with the teams more competitive than ever, trying to knock up final points to win the sweets. This involved competing in team games, reciting memory verses from the week and good performances for the day’s drama.
We had a fun week, and many were disappointed for the club to be finishing. Please pray for the children that they may reflect and truly understand Jesus as their King, and also as they now have two weeks before schools and Turning Point projects reopen.