What is The Backyard?
A free, safe, and fun time, on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for children that are in kindergarten through the 5th grade to come play, grow, and learn together as they explore the faith.
How does my child get there?
If your child is a Taylor student, and you give your permission, then we can pick them up at Taylor and walk them to the Church of the Covenant. Children from other schools need to be dropped off.
When does it start?
September 18 is the first gathering. However, children can join at any time during the year.
What will children do?
Sing, make music, play games, have a snack, and learn Bible stories through creative workshops.
What does the daily schedule look like?
- 4:10 p.m. - Arrival - free play/snack time
- 4:20 p.m. - Music
- 4:30 p.m. - Bible story
- 4:35 p.m. - Workshop #1
- 5:00 p.m. - Workshop #2
- 5:25 p.m. - Closing prayer
What is a workshop?
Every four to six weeks a different Bible story will be studied. These workshops will all be focused on the same story, but explore the story using a different medium each week. Workshop styles include: art, cooking, drama, games, music, science, videos, and service projects.
What are the themes for this year?
House on the Rock (Matthew 7:24-28), September
A Storm (Matthew 8:23-27), October
The Sower (Matthew 12:1-9, 18-23), November
Advent & Christmas, December
Walking on Water (Matthew 14:22-23), January
The Widow's Offering (Mark 12:38-44), January
Jesus and John the Baptist (Luke 3:1-18), February
Lent & Easter, March
Four Friends (Luke 5:17-26), April
Banquet with Simon (Luke 7:36-50), May
What about APS early release days?
These days always involve cooking and parents and siblings are invited to join Backyardigans for a meal prepared by the children at 5:30 p.m.
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