Sunday morning worship should be a time for families to gather with their church family to learn, grow, and listen to the Word. But as a mom, I have to tell you, it is the most stressful time of my week. Getting up early, making breakfast, dressing everyone, arriving on time, making sure everyone is listening to the pastor, watching my teens to be sure they are staying off their phones, keeping littles from squirming — all of this — and, I’m sure, much more, is what a mom has to do every Sunday. It’s exhausting.
One thing that really helps to make worship more enjoyable for mom is to be able to cuddle with her sweet littles on the pew and have them quietly listening along with her. Sounds like a dream, right? Kind of. Sometimes quietly listening means quietly keeping their attention, and I don’t mean with the tablet on mute (not that I’m bashing that at all, believe me, I’ve been there!) But I mean keeping the littles engaged in a way that is beneficial to their spiritual growth. This is why what’s in mommy’s Bible bag matters.
In every mother’s bible bag you are going to find a variety of things, besides just her Bible and notebook. But most of us also have things like: a snack because someone always gets hungry just before the Pastor closes, highlighters, markers, crayons, coloring books, the baby’s favorite teether toy, and something for the littles. For me, that something has been Let the Little Children Come‘s gospel tracts for kids. They are these pocket-sized books/activity that teach children about Jesus in a way that captures their attention…quietly!
Let The Little Children Come aims to provide effective gospel tracts and evangelism tools and resources for children. It is the hope that these tools and resources will help you in conveying the powerful gospel message to children. The gospel tracts are all specially designed to capture and hold the attention of children, while not distracting them from the core message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
The sample pack I received includes a John 3:16 Animated Tract, Gospel Buttons FlipAbout, The Most Amazing House Pop-up-Tract, Wordless Bracelet Kit, The True Story of Christmas Animated Tract, The Lost Easter Egg Pop-up Tract, John 3:16 FlipAbout, Silicone Salvation Bracelet, Where’s Everybody Going? Animated Tract, and a Wordless Book (see photo above).
My favorite was the Gospel Buttons FlipAbout! I thought it was really neat to be able to amaze the kids with something as simple as paper! They are so neat, just fold the button and turn to revel the next image teaching children about salvation and giving them a visual of John 3:16! Checkout the video below to see what these tracts are about. They are truly something you have to see in action.
About those buttons: My littlest bunch love the buttons, but they couldn’t figure out how to do them on their own. They are super sturdy though, so they didn’t come apart amidst their attempts.
Each child really has their own favorite. My daughter (5 yr old) is a big pop-up book lover. And my boys couldn’t get enough of the animated tracts. They were completely amazed by the motion appearing before them — on paper!
All of the tracts are really for anyone who encounters children. They are great to keep handy for checkout line delays, waiting room delays, car trips, and anything in between.