What are good ideas for church nursery activities?

Question by Sara P: What are good ideas for church nursery activities?
I’m starting a nursery class at my church for newborns to 2 years old. I was looking for some ideas on what to do with the kids. I have a 2 year old and a newborn so I sorta have an idea of what the kids will be able to do. My pastor is going to order some materials but that will take a few weeks and I want to start the class this Sunday. Right now my only ideas are to make coloring sheets with the alphabet and a picture that goes with it (A is for Angel, B is for Bible, etc) and to read Bible stories. Any other ideas?

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Answer by Mrs. W
I have been in the same situation as you. (and I admit it is not easy!) I want to stress though what you should make as your foundation. It is easy to get yourself distracted by too many activities and to get off track. Make sure that your focus is to minister to these children! Even though they are young, they are impressionable and what they are taught as a youngster really stays with them as they grow. I would devote some of the time in each service to sing praise with simple phrases that explain God’s character, but are easy to follow along with. I am actually going to get back into this ministry soon again myself and if you want to connect with me I’d be all for it. That way we can bounce ideas off each other! 🙂
P.S. Good Luck!

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