Celebrate kids event specials

Kids Celebrate events

THE next Kids Celebrate holiday event will take place at Southlands on Thursday, 4th January, 2018.

This event starts at 14:00 and lasts for 3½ hours, including games, activities and a popular film. It is for kids aged six to 11 and admission is free. However parents must sign in their children before leaving them in our care.

The title and theme for the afternoon is New Year Dreams.

Snails, doodles, games and a film for light party

The last event took the form of a Light Party held during the autumn half-term holiday and this went well, despite lower than usual numbers.

The opening activity, as youngsters arrived at the beginning of the afternoon, was to make doodle disks, using up old CDs from the church which had been painted on the shiny side with acrylic paint. The kids were able to scratch a pattern of their choosing into the paint then thread them on to a ribbon.

After a traffic lights game there was a blindfold drawing activity for which teams chose an “artist” who was then blindfolded and asked to draw a copy of a simple picture following instructions provided by the rest of the team.

Blindfolds were used again for a game called cross the river where a team captain had to guide the “blind” members of the team across the river one at a time using only two small “rafts”.

Card, CD disks, wool, glue and googly eyes were used in another craft activity in which the kids made some very colourful snails.

Pastoral missioner John Bailey spoke briefly about Jesus “the Light of the World”, helping us to appreciate God’s love for everyone, before a final game in which youngsters had to creep up on a blindfolded “guardian” to “steal” a set of keys.

The 3½-hour event finished with the screening of a popular film - for which we supplied the kids with popcorn and a drink of fruit squash - and a final word from John.


For further information phone Bob on 07850 482994 or email him on bob@southlandsmethodist.org.uk

Note: This page was checked and updated on 28th November, 2017.