Our aim was for people to have a good time but we also wanted to remind them that they were special and valuable.
There is so much in life that makes people feel miserable and we felt like this was a great opportunity to surprise people with the message that they are valuable and loved.
This is a type of hook a duck game, but we found that when we put the hooks into the ducks that it made them top heavy and they kept falling over.
These wooden frogs on lilly pads float really well and every time we use this game, people really enjoy playing with them. On this occasion, one toddler got so excited that she even jumped in for a swim, thankfully her mum didn’t mind!
One said valuable and we would reply ‘And you are really valuable’.
For unique we would reply ‘There is only one of you in the entire universe’.
Other words were special, loved and important.
The idea was adapted from a Prayer Spaces in Schools resource which you can look at here. Basically, everyone has the opportunity to put their fingerprint on the paper and to sign their first name next to it.
Please be aware that this fingerprint prayer station has a copyright licence and so if you want to share it please link to the original. Licence: ‘This resource is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence. See the copyright policy on the Prayer Spaces in Schools website for more details’.
Christians believe that God made everyone and Christians believe that God loves everyone, even you and me.
Like snowflakes, we’re all unique and wonderfully different. No other human being has the same fingerprint as you.
We would love it if you put your finger print and first name on this sheet as a reminder that we are a community of people who are unique and special.
Many people find it difficult to reflect on their own self worth and it was humbling sitting alongside the people who chose to write a card to themselves.
It was so encouraging that they could see how special they were even though they weren’t the same as everyone else.
What would you have written on a you are special card?
What could you say to someone else about why they are special??
We had a great time running our stall :). We also had information about the church services and activities and an invitation to our free fun day that is on next week that we handed out.
It was great to have fun with people, but it was even more of a privilege to remind each person that they are loved and special
Christians believe that God made us and that he loves us. How awesome is that?