There are two options this week. Choose one or have a go at both. ***We can supply some of the materials for these activities. Just drop us an email before Sunday.

Let’s try to make snow!

In this activity, you’ll give your children a chance to try to make snow, in order to help them understand human inadequacy when compared with God’s sovereignty.

You will need

  • towel
  • bowl of water
  • ice cubes
  • chopping board
  • rolling pin
  • knife or plastic scraper (depending on age of child)
  • mini and full-size marshmallows*** (we can supply these)
  • toothpicks
  • Start by placing the towel on the table. Initially, give each of your children a small bowl of water and ask them to make snow. They may tell you they could if the water was frozen. In this case, provide ice cubes for them to work with as well. Invite them to crush or shave the ice to make snow using the chopping board, rolling pin and knife/scraping tool.
  • No matter what they try to do with their water or ice, there is no way your children will be able to make true snowflakes. You may need to explain that although finely crushed ice has many snow-like qualities, it is not real snow. The ice crystals in crushed ice are not uniformly formed like snow crystals are.
  • Now show your children the close-up photograph of a snowflake below. Have your children help you build a model of a similar snowflake using the marshmallows and the toothpicks. Make your snowflake by using a large marshmallow as the centre and poking six toothpicks into it, evenly spaced. Then put a mini-marshmallow on the end of each toothpick (like a six-pointed star). Now make a crushed ice crystal by randomly sticking toothpicks and marshmallows together (in an non-uniform design).
  • You could cut your own paper snowflakes. Look for some templates online.
  • If you wish, take some photos of your marshmallow or paper snowflakes, and share them on social media #lpcholidayclub2020 or email them to us at
Close-up snowflake

Wash away stains – practicing repentance

In this activity, you’ll give your children a chance to try to wash out a stain, in order to discuss with them how God washed away all our sins.

You will need

  • a white cotton cloth
  • berries (fresh or frozen blueberries, blackberries or raspberries)*** (we can supply these)
  • lemon juice*** (we can supply a lemon)                                        
  • a plate                                    
  • a teaspoon
  • First create a stain on the cotton cloth by squeezing some juice from the berries.
  • Invite your children to try to wash the stain out using water. Point out that the berry stain is like sin; no matter how hard we try, we cannot get rid of it on our own.
  • Next, place the stained cloth on a plate. Have your children pour lemon juice on the stained area, one teaspoon at a time. As you do so, explain that the lemon juice represents God’s power.
  • Read 1 John 1:9 and rinse the fabric with water. Explain that our job is to confess our sins and that God is the one who purifies us (or washes our sins away). You may need to pour hot water through the fabric if it is a tough stain.
  • Use the questions provided below to prompt discussion. Finish by taking time to pray together, asking God if there is any sin in your lives that He wants to remove. Personal confession can be done aloud or quietly.