This weekend marked our first family worship during the COVID-19 stay home orders. We had a great time this past Sunday and wanted to share a little bit about our experience.
Leading up to Sunday, I watched the video Ethan posted on doing a family worship service and was grateful for the tips. One helpful reminder for me, with an almost 2-year-old and almost 5-year-old, was to keep it short!
While we didn't have our usual donuts, we tried to get the kids ready and excited with a delicious combination of hot cocoa and goldfish. We all sat on our living room floor and listened to a worship song that we could sing as a family -- "Lord I Need You" by Matt Maher. The kids started off a little slow but it was awesome to have them singing along with us as the song progressed.
After our song, we watched the video.
We prayed a prayer similar to what was posted on the resources page, and I've tried to incorporate parts of that prayer into some of our bedtime prayers this week. We read the verse and played follow the leader in our tiny apartment. It was a fun way to get the kids laughing, moving, and learning.
The kids finished the time with their coloring sheets.
Overall, it was a great experience. We enjoyed going through what the kids would be doing in class and it was a special time together as a family. We will definitely keep this up as long as we're staying home! My wife, Nicolette, and I have talked about how it would be neat to incorporate something similar into our routine even after we're able to gather again.