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Junior Kids Day Manual

What is Junior Kids’ Day?


Junior Kids’ Day is a four-hour activity for children whose ages range from 4-8 years old. It is during this
activity that the children of this age group are formally accepted and committed to the Kids for Christ (KFC)
ministry of CFC.

The Goals of the Junior Kids’ Day ​1. To introduce the kids to a loving relationship with Jesus
Christ, making them experience His love and allowing them to respond to it. ​2. ​To help introduce community
life to children, through interactions with their Youth for Christ (YFC) “​kuyas” (big brother) ​and “​ates” (big
sister), ​and through the friendships they develop with fellow KFC members who participate in the Junior Kids’
Day​. ​3. To give the children a clear identity as Kids for Christ members. 4. To help introduce family prayer time
to the children (and their
parents, if this has not been practiced at home).

PREPARATIONS

People involved ​1. ​Participants ​are kids ages 4 to 8 years. For the group sessions, the children
are divided according to their age range: 4 to 6 years, and 7 to 8 years. ​2. ​Planning for the Junior Kids’ Day is
to be conducted by the ​KFC Couple Coordinator​, some volunteer parents​* ​and the ​YFC Service Team​. The
KFC Couple Coordinator is required to be

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​present at the Junior Kids’ Day, in order to
give guidance to the service team and conduct the Parents’ Orientation. ​3. ​The ​Junior Kids’ Day team ​is
composed of the following:
▪ The team leader (male) and assistant team leader (female) ➢ college level YFC members
▪ Facilitators (ratio of children per facilitator is 5:1) ➢ high school level YFC members
▪ Music ministry – YFC members ➢ KFC members aged 9 – 12 may also help out.
▪ The registration team – YFC members ➢ KFC members aged 9 – 12 may also help out. This team will
also be responsible for the physical arrangement and the serving of snacks.
▪ At least another couple should be present at all times to assist the Couple Coordinator in all aspects of the
event. ​4. ​Parents ​(at least one, but preferably both) of children participating in the Junior Kids’ Day should be
present for the family prayer session and the parents’ orientation.

The YFC Service Team


The YFC Service Team is crucial to the success of the Junior Kids’ Day. Young children are very
impressionable, and learn more from what their elders do than from what they say. It is therefore important that
good role models ​be used to serve the children. The following are the requirements for an effective YFC
service team.

The YFC Service Team should be...


▪ Active members of YFC in the college and/or high school level.
▪ Friendly, approachable, and should have a natural liking towards children.
▪ Self-motivated (they take the initiative when needed), and yet teachable at the same time.
▪ Lively and animated in an appealing way to kids (important for such things as action songs, storytelling and
the like).
▪ Prayerful and emotionally stable.

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​The Necessary
Preparations ​A. Preparing the Service Team
It is the responsibility of the KFC Couple Coordinator to orient and train the YFC service team prior to
the Junior Kids’ Day. The training should include a backgrounder on the characteristics of 4 to 8 year olds,
and how to handle kids in this age bracket (see Heart for the Kids manual on Caring for Kids 4-8 years
old). The Junior Kids’ Day team leader and assistant team leader will be responsible for organizing the
service team meetings prior to the Junior Kids’ Day, under the guidance of the Couple Coordinator.

B. Preparing the materials


It is important for the team to walk through each session in order to anticipate the different
requirements of each activity. Although necessary materials have been given in each outline, there may be
other details that need to be prepared beforehand. The team is free to modify and/or change the materials,
based on what is available in their area.

C. Suggested Timetable

4 weeks ​before Junior Kids’ Day


The couple coordinator meets with the team (CFC and YFC components) and orients the
team. During this meeting, roles and responsibilities are assigned. A more specific timetable (deadlines,
etc.) is set. The team may also decide to have a common prayer time (everyone prays at a certain time
daily for the intention of a successful Junior Kids’ Day).
3 weeks ​before Junior Kids’ Day
The different teams (facilitators, music ministry, materials custodians, creative team, prayer
warriors, etc.) are set in place. Training in handling junior kids is also scheduled at this time. The different
teams meet separately, as often as needed.

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​2 weeks ​before Junior Kids’ Day
All materials are sourced and gathered. Work on picture cards must be underway. Distribution of
information sheets is also conducted during this time. Additional service meetings are scheduled as
needed.

1 week ​before Junior Kids’ Day


Final detailed walk-through of the whole kids’ day, a run-down of all materials is conducted. Actual
materials are checked and modified, if necessary.

D. ​Other Matters to be considered


1. The venue of the Junior Kids’ Day should be large enough to comfortably accommodate the children,
with ample space for all activities (games, group work, and generally moving around). 2. Sanitary toilet
facilities must be provided for both boys and
girls. 3. Ideally, the number of participants is 35. It is up to the discretion of the coordinator, after
considering the facilities and the number of youth facilitators available, to decide whether to add to this
number. 4. It is suggested that the Junior Kids’ Day be held in the morning so that the children are more
alert and active. Seven-thirty AM to 12:00 noon is a good time for the activities, although this schedule is
subject to the discretion of the KFC Couple Coordinator. 5. Fees may be collected for the venue, snacks
and materials.

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SCHEDULE OF CAMP
0:00 – 0:30 ​Arrival and Registration ​0:30 – 0:45 ​Teaching of Songs & Opening Prayer ​0:45 – 0:50
Grouping Game for Session 1 ​0:50 – 1:35 Session 1: God Made Me Special Because
He Loves Me
▪ Hand painting activity
▪ Processing ​1:35 – 1:40 T
​ eaching of Song for Session 2 ​1:40 – 2:25 Session 2:
Jesus is My Best Friend
▪ Storytelling
▪ Rosary bracelet making activity ​2:25 – 2:45 ​Snack / Lunch Break ​2:45 – 2:55
Gathering Song and Game / Energizer ​2:55 – 3:00 ​Teaching of Song for Session 3 ​3:00 – 3:45
Session 3: Jesus Wants Me to Make
Others Happy
▪ Bubble making activity/game
▪ Card making activity ​Parents’ Orientation 3:45 – 4:00 Closing Session
▪ Awarding of KFC Certificates / Medals
▪ Family pray-over

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​Session 1 ​God Made Me
Special Because He Loves Me

Goal​: To help kids realize that God loves them for who they are.

Materials​:
▪ Watercolor paint, in assorted colors
▪ Paper plates (laminated or foil; must be able to hold liquid)
▪ Sheets of white cartolina
▪ Pentel pens
▪ Soap and towels for each group

Preparation of Materials​:
1. Pour watercolor onto paper plates; one color per plate. 2. Have three paper plates ready for each
group. 3. Have one cartolina and one pentel pen ready for each
group.

Procedure​:
1. The team gathers the kids in the center of the room and plays a game to divide them into groups of five
(e.g. the game “The Boat is Sinking,” may be played ending with groups of five). Kids aged 4 to 6 must not
be grouped with those aged 7 to 8). Facilitators must assist the kids. 2. At this point at least one facilitator
should be assigned to
each group. 3. Once the groups are formed, a short “getting to know you” activity is held. It can be in the
form of a game, or an action song. What is important is that the kids and the facilitators get to introduce
themselves and become more comfortable with one another. 4. After the game, the kids are asked to sit
down and the paper plates are distributed (each group must have at least 3 different colors), together with
the cartolina and permanent markers.

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​5. As the materials are being distributed, the
team leader tells the kids that they will be making works of art using only their hands as instruments. 6. The
team leader instructs the kids to fill the cartolina with their handprints by using the paint from the paper plates
(one color per hand). When the kids are done, the facilitators guide the kids to the wash area and help them
wash up. 7. The team leader has everyone settle down, and asks the facilitators to hold up the cartolinas for
the whole group to see. ​Processing ​(to be done by the team leader):
1. Instruct the kids to look at the artwork that they made. ​2. ​Begin the processing by saying something like
this: ​“Look at your handprints on the cartolina. From afar, people may think that they all look the same. But
if you look just a little bit closer, you will see that each handprint is unique. Your handprint is different from
everyone else’s in your group. That is because God made each of us different from one another. There is
only one of you in the whole world!” 3​ . ​Have the kids feel their noses, their ears, and their elbows. Tell
them at each point that these parts are specially made for them. (e.g., “Touch your nose...that is a nose
that is yours and yours alone! God made it just for you!”). Then go on to say: “This is all because God
made you special. You are special because God made you unique. He gave you gifts and talents. And you
know why He made you special? Because He loves you very, very much! Can everyone say, “God made
me special because He loves me?” Have the kids repeat after you. ​4. ​End the session by having the kids
write their names on at least one handprint that they made, taking turns using the pens. Have the service
team collect the cartolinas. Later on, the service team will need to post the cartolinas at the area assigned
for the parents’ forum, with a sign prepared beforehand that says, “God made me special because He
loves me!” These will be viewed later on by the parents at the parents’ forum.

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​ Session 2: ​Jesus Is My Best
Friend

Goal​: ​▪ To introduce kids to a special friendship with Jesus.

Materials​:
▪ “My Best Friend, Jesus” read-aloud story (see Appendix A)
▪ Colorful picture cards
▪ Elastic nylon
▪ Big beads

Preparation of Materials​:
1. ​An assigned member of the service team makes the picture cards, basing them on the different story
segments given at ​Appendix A​. The picture cards must be big enough for all the participants to see, and must
have simple lines and vibrant colors. The story can then be copied to the backs of the picture cards. 2. The
team leader, assistant team leader or assigned storyteller will have to practice reading the story with the
picture cards. He / she must be able to read it in such a way that will make the story alive to the children (using
animated tones of voice and facial expressions). 3. Elastic nylon should be pre-cut to a length that will be
enough once braided and looped around the wrist. One strand should be allotted for each child. 4. Purchase
several color of beads. Allocate 2 or more colors per kid. Allow the children to choose what colors they want to
use. ​Procedure​:
1. ​The team leader starts by teaching a song that fits the theme (e.g. Jesus Loves Me, Beautiful, Jesus
You’re My Superhero). Action songs may also be used.

2. ​The team leader asks the kids what they learned during the previous session. After a few answers

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​reinforces the message (and clarifies the answer)
by saying something like: “We learned that God loves us so much that He made us special. But you
know what, He did even more than that. He actually came to be with us! A long time ago, before you
were even born, He sent his Son Jesus to show us that He loves us and wants to be our best friend.
Today, we will get to know Jesus through the things that He did when He was here on earth.

3. The team leader asks the kids to sit down and gather around the storyteller (preferably on the floor
while the storyteller is seated on a chair), telling them that a story about Jesus will be read to them.

4. ​The storyteller reads them “My Best Friend, Jesus” (See ​Appendix A​), making sure that the picture
cards can be seen by all the kids, and making the story as alive to them as possible.

5. ​After the story, the team leader tells the kids that Jesus can be their best friend, too. He can explain
that a best friend will always be there to help them and make them feel happy. “Jesus wants us to make
him our best friend. He is always there for us. When we pray to him, he listens. We can tell him all our
secrets. Jesus will always want us to be happy. He sends us little gifts every day so ​that we will feel His
love for us. ​He can briefly share that, he also made Jesus his best friend, and because of this, he is a lot
happier than he used to be​.

6. ​As soon as the kids are finished the team leader excites the kids about making Jesus their best friend.
The reaction of the children will depend on the enthusiasm of the team leader and the facilitators. One
way is to ask them enthusiastically, “Who wants Jesus to be their best friend?” If the kids are not very
enthusiastic, the question may be repeated again and again, each time with more and more ​10
Junior Kids Day Manual ​excitement. When the kids are ready, the team
leader tells them that today they will do just that by praying to Him.

7. The children are instructed to hold the bracelets they made in their hands, and are led into the
following prayer (the team leader asks them to sit straight, close their eyes and repeat after him):
Dear Jesus/ thank You/ for coming down to earth/ to show me/ how much You love me//
Starting today/ I want You to be/ my best friend// Please be with me/ all the time// Please
be my friend/ when I’m alone/ and when I’m with other people/ when I’m happy/ and
when I’m sad// I promise/ that even if I don’t see You/ I will believe/ that You love me/
and will always be with me// Help me/ to be just like You// I love you Jesus!// Amen.

8. ​They are then asked to wear them around their wrists.

9. The team leader may opt to end the prayer with the song taught to them before the activity. He should
make sure to instruct the kids specifically to sing along with him.

10. ​After the prayer, the team leader explains that they just talked to Jesus and made him their best
friend. He tells them that the bracelets around their wrists will help to remind them that Jesus will always
be their best friend and will never leave them. He may ask the kids to repeat with him, “Jesus is my best
friend!” to reinforce the message.

11. The kids are also encouraged to pray to Jesus every day from now on (e.g. “now that Jesus is your
best friend, it would be good to talk to Him every day, the way you talk to a best friend, or your mommy
and daddy”). The team leader explains that prayer is simply talking to Jesus, and in prayer, they can tell
Him anything they want (give ​11
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Him for a toy received, etc.).

12. The kids then commit to daily prayer (e.g. “So, are we all
ready to talk to Jesus every day from now on?”)
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Junior Kids Day Manual ​Session 3: ​Jesus Wants Me To
Make Others Happy

Goal​: ​▪ To help kids understand that following Jesus means being

kind and compassionate to others.

Materials​:
▪ Water
▪ Gentle detergent
▪ Large plastic containers (e.g. pint-sized ice cream containers)
▪ Material for blowing bubbles (walis tingting, papaya stalk, wire or drinking straw)
▪ Optional: gumamela petals or glycerin (to make the bubbles more stretchy)

Preparation of Materials​: 1. Prepare one tub or jar of bubbles for the team leader
beforehand. 2. Prepare one plastic container for each group. The containers must be large enough for all
the kids to easily dip their loops all at the same time. 3. Material for the loop for blowing bubbles
should be
enough for each child to have one a piece.

Procedure​:
1. ​The team leader gets the attention of the kids by blowing
bubbles from his own tub.

2. ​The team leader gets the children excited about the bubbles. He must be excited himself in order to do
this. He can say something like: ​“Wow! Does everyone see what I’m playing with? What am I playing
with?” ​(Kids answer, ​“bubbles!”​) ​“Right, bubbles! Who likes to play with bubbles?” ​(kids answer or raise
their hands) ​“You know, I like playing with ​13
Junior Kids Day Manual ​bubbles, too! We all like playing with bubbles
because they make us feel happy. Do bubbles make you feel happy?” ​(kids answer, ​“yes!”​) ​“Okay! So
let’s make some bubbles!”

3. The kids go back to their groups. Facilitators should be ready


with the materials.

4. ​The team leader tells the kids to listen to their facilitators so they can make the bubbles. It’s important to
tell them also not to play with the bubbles until he says so.

5. ​Facilitators should ensure that the kids are doing the right thing. This includes giving specific
assignments to each member of the group (e.g. one member takes care of mixing the soap and water, two
other members make the loops on the walis tingting, another one grinds the gumamela petals, etc.). The
kids should remain in their respective groups throughout the session.

6. ​When everyone is finished, the team leader starts the session by saying something like: “Okay! Is
everyone ready to blow some bubbles?” (Kids answer, “yes!”) “Does blowing bubbles make us happy?”
(Kids answer, “yes!”) “So, we like blowing bubbles because it makes us happy, right?” (Kids answer,
“yes!”) Connect the session to the idea of following Jesus by making others happy: “You know what, when
Jesus was here on earth, He made others happy by being good to them – the same way bubbles make us
feel happy. When people were with Jesus, they felt the same way we feel when we blow our bubbles. In
that way, Jesus wants us to be like Him. He wants us to follow His example of being good to others. We
can show that we are really His friends by being good to others. Jesus said that if we make others happy
by being good to them, it’s the same as being good to Him too! And that will make Him very happy!”

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Junior Kids Day Manual 7. ​The team leader then gives the instructions for the bubble- blowing activity and
gives examples so the kids understand the rules: “We’re going to find out how we can follow Jesus and
make others happy by having a bubble-blowing game. Is everyone ready to listen to my instructions?”
(kids respond) “Okay, I’m going to say some things that show how we can be good to others. But
sometimes, I will say things that show us not being good to others. Blow your bubbles only when I say the
things that show being good to others. For example, if I say, ‘I will help my mommy set the table for
dinner,’ will you blow or not blow?” (Kids respond. Correct them if they give the wrong answer) If I say,
‘When I’m angry, I will push my classmate,’ will you blow or not blow?” (again, get their response and
correct the wrong answers) Make sure the kids understand the concept before going on. When everyone
has got it, tell the kids that the first group that blows their bubbles at the right time gets a point. If they blow
at the wrong time, they lose a point. The team with the most number of points after 10 rounds wins (see
Appendix B ​for examples of wrong and right situations). Facilitators should assist the younger (4-6 year
old) groups.

8. ​After the game, the kids are encouraged to celebrate together with the winners (e.g. “In KFC, when one
team wins, everyone wins, too! And when everyone does good things to others, we all become winners!
So let’s all celebrate our being winners by blowing our bubbles for them!!!”). After that, the leaders can tell
the kids, “In KFC, we are all good children. We make other people happy. We can make our parents happy
by being good children to them; when we listen to them, when we obey them and when we tell them how
much we love them. Now we will make our parents happy. We will make cards for our parents and tell
them how much we love them. Each child will be given paper and other art materials for the card making
activity. For the younger kids, pre-designed cards will be given and they will just color the designs of the
cards. The kids will be asked to write a ​15
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their parents. The facilitators should assists the younger kids in this activity.

Note: Instead of the bubble making activity, the team may opt to use ‘Yes Clap’ using the same
mechanics.
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Junior Kids Day Manual ​ Parents Orientation

Goals​:
1. To explain to the parents the process that their children have gone through during the Junior Kids’ Day,
and to help the parents understand its purpose. 2. To brief the parents on their role during and after the
Junior
Kids’ Day. 3. To encourage parents to become actively involved in their
area’s KFC program.
Talk Outline​:
Brief parents on what their kids went through
A. The gospel was introduced to your kids in ways they can
understand and appreciate. 1. “God Made Me Special Because He Loves Me” – celebrated each
child’s uniqueness and God’s love for each one of them. 2. “Jesus is My Best Friend” – introduced the
kids to Jesus as a real person, and the kind of friend He was to His followers. 3. “Jesus Wants Me to
be Good to Others” – taught the children that being Jesus’ friend means being good to others. B. They
made a commitment to Christ appropriate to their
age level. 1. They prayed to Jesus and asked Him to be their best friend, and promised to believe that
He loves them even if they don’t see Him. 2. Although they made a commitment to Christ, this will not
amount to much if it is not made real everyday through the parents and the family. C. Don’t expect
major changes in your child’s attitude
1. They are the same kids. Four hours of talking to
them about Jesus will not turn them into saints. ​2. ​When they continue to exhibit the wrong
behavior, don’t nag them, or use this experience against them ​17
Junior Kids Day Manual ​(e.g. ​“KFC ka pa man din, tapos ganyan ka?”)​ ; instead,
encourage them to do well and praise them when they do so. 3. Relate his everyday experiences
to what was learned
today (e.g. )

Advise parents to nurture what was started


A. ​It is your job as parents to bring Christ to your child.
1. KFC can only support you in this; it cannot and will not take your place. Ultimately, you are
responsible for developing your child’s relationship with Christ. 2. You are Christ to your child.
He/she will know Jesus
by the way you show your love for him/her. 3. Service in community can only be real if it is real in
the family – stress 1Timothy 3:4-5. B. Some practical tips in nurturing your child’s relationship
with Jesus 1. Show him/her God’s active role in the everyday
events of his/her life.
▪ It is important to keep communication lines open with your child, so that he/she can
wholeheartedly accept it when you point these things out to him/her. 2. Pray daily with your child
(but keep your prayers in
level with his/her age). 3. Give a blessing to your child every day before bedtime and before he/she leaves
the house. (Give a demonstration) 4. Support your child’s follow-up and monthly activities
in KFC.
▪ Encourage your child to participate in the different activities, and talk about them afterwards
(how it went, if your child enjoyed them, etc.).
▪ Encourage your child’s friendships with fellow KFC members.
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▪ Volunteer your time and resources for the different activities.

Brief parents on what will happen in the closing session and their role in it
A. Awarding of certificates (distribute the certificates to the
parents at this time) B. Pray-over session

Conclusion
A. In a few minutes, your children will be welcomed into the
Kids for Christ Program 1. They will officially be called members of CFC Jr. Kids
for Christ. 2. Follow-up activities and monthly assemblies will be conducted in order to help your child grow
in community life. B. The KFC program is dependent on your support, just as your child is dependent
on you as his parent to provide for his physical, emotional and spiritual needs. You are as much a part
of KFC as your child is. C. Welcome to the Kids for Christ Program!
▪ At this point, direct the parents to the activity area (where the kids are), to move on to the Closing
Session

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​ Clossing Session

Goals​: 1. To formally welcome the participants to the KFC program. ​2. ​To wrap up all the learning in the Junior
Kids’ Day to the
participants 3. To introduce the children and their parents to family prayer (if this
has not been practiced at home).

Materials​:
▪ KFC Certificates (See ​Appendix C ​for design) or KFC pin for each child

Procedure​: 1. The session begins when the parents enter and join their kids, while the music ministry plays a
lively gathering song (no announcements will be made to the kids about looking for their parents, to avoid
letting down those whose parents are not around). The facilitators must be sensitive to kids whose parents
have not arrived yet. They should gather these children and go through the session with them until their
parents arrive.

2. ​The team leader runs through the different lessons of the three sessions with the children, asking them to
repeat these lessons with him (e.g. “Okay, let’s remember what we all learned today. First, we found out that
‘God made me special because He loves me’ Can you say that with me again?” Repeat with the kids. If they
don’t get it the first time, have them say it again. Do the same thing for the rest of the topics).

3. ​The parents are asked to present the certificates or KFC pins (distributed earlier, during the parents’
orientation) as the children’s “reward” (“because you were so good at learning all these things today, you will
all get a special prize. Parents, can you bring out the prizes for your kids?”). As the parents bring out the
certificates or KFC pins, the team leader reads out what the ​20
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to the Kids for Christ program. (“Congratulations! You are now official members of CFC Kids for Christ!”).
After the awarding, the kids are encouraged to give themselves a big hand.

4. After the distribution of certificates, the kids will be instructed to give the cards they made for their parents.
The team leader can explain that the kids made cards to show how much they love their parents and that it is
the kids’ way of making them happy.

5. ​The parents and the kids are led into the family pray-over session. The team leader can say something like:
“One thing Jesus wants us to do is to pray as a family. We’re going to try and start that habit today. So can we
all stand, close our eyes and pray?” a. The session starts with a general prayer thanking the Lord for the
activities, for being their best friend, etc. The team leader can also add a promise from the kids that beginning
today, they will talk to Him every day, as well as a request to help them to be good always, and to live out what
they learned today. b. After the general prayer, the parents are asked to sit down, and the kids are asked to lay
hands on their parents’ shoulders. The team leader then leads the kids into a prayer over their parents. An
example would be:
Dear Jesus/ thank you/ for giving me my parents/ who love me/ and take care of me// Please bless
them/ and keep them healthy/ and safe always// I’m sorry/ for all the times/ that I did not obey them/
and made them sad/ or angry// You know/ that I love them/ so please help me/ to be a good child/
loving and obedient/ to them always// Amen. c​ . Next, the parents lay hands on their kids and the couple
coordinator leads them into a prayer and blessing over their children. An example would be:

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​Dear Jesus,/ thank you for giving me my child,
_______, as Your special gift to me. I pray that You grant me the grace to be the best
parent he/she needs me to be. Forgive me for all the times that I hurt him/her in any
way. Teach me how to raise him/her to be the man/woman that You want him/her to be.
Help him/her know that I will always love him/her, no matter what happens. May You
bless him/her, and allow him/her to always find his/her joy in You. This I pray in Jesus’
name. Amen.

d. The prayer session is then ended with a “Glory Be”.

Note: In case the team leader and coordinator choose to use their own prayers, it is important to
remember to make the prayers short & child-friendly. It is not advisable to practice the gift of
tongues at this point for this may frighten the children.

6. ​Immediately after the pray-over session, the music ministry plays a lively action song that the kids
learned during the Junior Kids’ Day.

7. Before breaking for lunch, the team leader may announce


the schedule for the next KFC assembly.

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APPENDIX

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​ Appendix A ​Storytelling


Session: My Best friend Jesus
The picture cards for this story must have simple lines and vibrant colors. They should be kid-friendly
and large enough for all the participants to see and appreciate. It is important that the image of Jesus
presented in these picture cards be one that the children can relate to. ​The storyteller involves the children by

using their names in each


​ story segment. Before reading each segment he/she asks the participants, “Who
wants to be part of this story?” Then he/she uses the name of the volunteers in that particular segment.

Story Segment 1: The First Christmas ​Picture card 1: ​Four shepherds in a field with sheep

and a big smiling angel ​Picture card 2: ​Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus in a stable, with animals​“Once upon a

time, there were four shepherds who lived near a ​ place called Bethlehem (show picture card 1). Their names
were (name 4 kids). One night, while they were watching over their sheep, (name 1 kid) saw a bright light. The
others saw it too! When they looked closer, they saw the light was coming from a beautiful angel named
(name a 5 ​th ​kid) . Angel (name of 5 th​ ​kid) said, “Don’t be afraid! I’ve got good news! We’re celebrating the first
Christmas, because God’s Son has been born tonight! You will find him in a stable nearby.” So (name 4 kids)
ran straight to the stable, where they found the baby Jesus lying in a manger (show picture card 2). They were
so happy!

Story Segment 2: The Scary Storm ​Picture card 3: A


​ stormy sea, with 4 frightened kids, and Jesus sleeping

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Jesus’ arms around 4 happy kids
“When Jesus grew up, he had many friends. Some of them were (name 4 kids) . One day, they
decided to take a ride on a boat. While they were out at sea, Jesus decided to take a nap. (show picture card
3) Suddenly, a big storm came. The waves were so strong, it seemed like the boat was going to sink!
Everyone got scared. So they woke Jesus and told him their problem. “Don’t be afraid,” Jesus said, and told
the storm to stop. (show picture card 4) Then the waves calmed down, the wind grew quiet, and a beautiful sky
came out. The storm was gone! Everyone cheered, “hooray!” Now they knew that Jesus wasn’t just their friend
– he was their hero, too.

Story Segment 3: An Easter Surprise! ​Picture card 5: ​Three crosses on a hill, viewed from a distance
Picture card 6: ​Cave with a large rock rolled away from the entrance, with an angel sitting on top

“Jesus went everywhere, making other people happy. He cured many sick people and helped
everyone who came to him. He showed everyone how much God loved them – especially little children like
you! But some leaders got jealous. They were angry because people liked Jesus so much. (show picture card
5) So they killed him on a cross, and rolled a big rock in front of the tomb he was buried in. Jesus’ friends were
very sad. They thought they would never see their best friend again. But God had a wonderful surprise for
them! (show picture card 6) Three days later, when _(name 3 girls) went up to the tomb to visit Jesus, they
saw that the big rock was rolled away, and the tomb was empty! An angel was there, too. He said, ‘Jesus isn’t
here anymore! He’s alive again!’ _(name the 3 girls)_ were so happy! They ran to tell their other friends the
good news.”

Story Segment 4: A Special Promise ​Picture card 7: ​Jesus and His friends sitting around a
fire on the beach, cooking fish

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​Picture card 8: ​Jesus rising to the sky
with all the disciples around Him

“After that Easter, Jesus appeared to the rest of his friends. This made them very happy. Their best
friend was really alive again! Jesus spent a lot of time with them, and they did many things together. (show
picture card 7) Once, they even had breakfast on the beach, and Jesus did the cooking! But the time came
when Jesus had to go back home to heaven, to prepare a place for them, and everyone else who wanted to
be Jesus’ friends. (show picture card 8) Before He left He made a promise. He said, ‘Don’t be afraid, I will
come back someday. I am sending you my Spirit, so I can be with you always.’

“That is why even though we don’t see him, we know that Jesus is right here, with us today. If you ask
Him, He can be your best friend, too!”

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Junior Kids Day Manual ​ Appendix B: ​Bubble


Blowing Session: Right & Wrong Actions
Kids are given the rules of the game beforehand. Basically, when the team leader states a right action
(an action that treats other people with kindness and respect), the kids are to blow their bubbles. When he
states a wrong action, the kids should refrain from blowing their bubbles. Blowing bubbles at the right time
merits points for the team. Blowing bubbles at the wrong time results in minus points. The team with the
highest number of points at the end of 10 rounds wins. Additional rules may be added to make the game
clearer to the children.​Jumble up the sequence of the following right and wrong situations
​ for the kids to
respond to. The service team may implement any changes made on this list, provided that they seek the
approval of the KFC Couple Coordinator.

Right Situations
1. When I see a kid is sad because he has nothing to eat, I will
share my food with him. 2. I will tell my mommy and daddy that I love them. ​3. ​I will help my mommy
clean my room. 4. I will share my toys with my playmates. 5. If I see my brother or sister crying, I will try
to cheer him/her
up.

Wrong Situations
1. I will make fun of other people who are dirty or ugly. 2. I will disobey my mommy and daddy when I
don’t like what
they say. 3. I will shout at anyone when I am angry. 4. I will not share my toys with anyone. 5. When I
see a toy I like that belongs to another kid, I will grab
it from him.

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Information Sheet

Hi! My name is _____________________________ but you can call me___________________. I was born
on _____________ which makes me ________ years old. I live in ______________
_________________________________________________ and you can call me at ______________. In
school, I am in grade ______________, section _________________________.

My dad’s name is ________________________. He is a ________________ by profession and you can


reach him at _________________.
My mom’s name is _______________________. She is a _______________ by profession and you can
reach her at _________________.

They are members of Couples for Christ. They are not members of Couples for Christ.

God has blessed me with different talents and skills. They are
_________________________________________________
________________________________________________. Aside from these, my hobbies and interests
include _________________________________________________
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Junior Kids Day Manual ​Note to the parents: Kindly fill out this
form and submit it to the registration team when you bring your child to the Junior Kids’ Day. In order for your
child to fully participate in the activities, please have your child come in ​ordinary play clothes (​ e.g. cool shirt,
shorts, rubber shoes), and have him/her bring along an e ​ xtra shirt​. Parents ​must b
​ e present for the parents’
orientation and closing session, to be held from _____ am/pm to _____ am/pm. During this time a family
prayer session will be held.

If your child is under any medication, please indicate below and give the medicine to the KFC Coordinator with
the proper dosage instructions Medicine For (state ailment) Dosage _________________
______________________ __________ _________________ ______________________ __________
_________________ ______________________ __________

Any other concerns about your child that we need to know? (child’s personality, habits, interests, etc.)
_______________________________________________________

By signing this information sheet, we signify that we agree to let our child attend the Junior Kids’ Day at
______________________ on __________________. We also agree to attend the parents’ orientation and
final session, and will arrive promptly at ___________ a.m. / p.m. for these activities.

__________________________________ Parent’s Signature over Printed Name

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