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Getting Ready to Worship


Introduction to the Unit

Gathering Song

Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling



Saying Sorry to God

Saying Sorry Action

God Gives us a New Start

Prayers for Other People

Prayer Action

Thank You God

Creative Response

Sharing God's Peace

Taking God's Love

Into the World


The Journey to the Cross

➜ Book 1, pp.98-148.

For Lent, the Bible stories have been chosen from the Last Week of Jesus’ life (apart from the Temptations, which are at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry).


While many churches normally tell these stories in the last week of Lent, they are central to our Christian faith and relationship with Jesus, so it’s worth devoting time to explore them with small children. The Gospels themselves give these stories – and Jesus’ Last Week as a whole – considerable weight.

At St Peter’s, Walworth, we’ve found that familiarizing the children with these stories through Lent – as well as introducing them to acts of worship like waving palm branches and foot washing in meaningful ways – gives our young children confidence to join in with our whole-church acts of worship during Holy Week itself and a deeper understanding of the story unfolding around them.

Build your own Diddy Disciples session

Click on the Building Blocks on the left to explore the worship material and build your own Diddy Disciples session.


See Book 1, p.6 for a short introduction to how to build a session.

See Book 1, p.217 for a step-by-step guide to each Building Block.

Bible Storytelling

See Diddy Disciples Book 2 for the four stories from this unit.

Week 1:   Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness, p.17

Week 2:  Jesus Enters Jerusalem, p.121

Week 3:   Jesus Cleans the Temple, p.125

Week 4:   Jesus Is like a Mother Hen, p.129

Week 5:   Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet, p.133

Week 6:   Jesus’ Last Meal (The Last Supper, p.139.

Creative Response Starter Ideas

See Diddy Disciples Book 2 from p.142 for a wide range of Creative Response Starter Ideas.

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