What is The Backyard?
A free, safe, and fun time, on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00pm-5:30pm for children ages kindergarten-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.
When does it start?
September 19 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 storiesthrough creative workshops.
What does the daily schedule look like?
- 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Snack & Opening Circle
- 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Workshop #1
- 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Workshop #2
- 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closing Circle
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?
Ruth & Naomi (September)
Hannah & Samuel (October)
Advent & Christmas (December)
Solomon Builds Temple (January)
Queen Esther (February)
The Lord is my Shepherd (March)
Lent & Easter (March/April)
Daniel & the Lions (May)
Jonah & the Big Fish (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 5:00pm.
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