Simeon and Anna
Anna and Simeon, Comes as Jesus, Comes to his people
to be sure that we can trust God
a copy of the picture (printed on A4 paper) for each child; or enlarged copies for group use; art and craft materials
1 You can use the picture as an introduction to the Bible story or to help you review the story together.
2 There are five Bible-story pictures to go with this series about ‘Christmas people’, each showing characters who were affected by the news of the coming of Jesus. As the fourth picture is completed (coloured, painted or collaged), tape it to the other scenes (Mary and the angel, Jesus is born, the shepherds) and keep it till the next session. Explain that you will then add the last panel of the nativity story to make a long frieze of the whole story.
3 Make sure each child ends up with a complete frieze of five panels, even if they miss some of the sessions.
Bible story picture
This activity is from the Bubbles programme for children aged 5 and under. Every Bubbles session is Bible-based and uses play, story and craft to help the children to get to know God.