Praygrounds, or dedicated areas in the worship space for children, are a wonderful new development many churches have added. But, what if you don’t have a dedicated space? We share our small sanctuary with another congregation, so a permanent area with furniture or baby equipment wasn’t an option for us. Instead, we use the empty floor area up front as a space where children can come for a worshipful activity during the sermon.
Christine Hides shares five guidelines she uses to select activities that are both practical and reflect her beliefs about the faith development of children. Find Christine’s guidelines and examples at her website – https://christinevhides.com/2017/08/28/prayground-activities-for-the-september-lectionary/ .