Getting Ready to Worship
Introduction to the Unit
Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling
Saying Sorry to God
Saying Sorry Action
God Gives us a New Start
Prayers for Other People
Thank You God
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.
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.