“Kids” Activity – Week of March 30, 2020

Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church
Weekly “Kids'” Activity 
Hello, friends,


I’m particularly excited about this week’s activity because we’ll be engaging in it alongside another congregation!  (For more on how this activity came to be, scroll to the bottom of this message to read its origin story.)


Here’s my video message introducing this week’s activity “The Great Presby Scavenger Hunt”.


Great Presby Scavenger Hunt
Great Presby Scavenger Hunt


Here’s the list of Scavenger Hunt items (Remember you can complete one, a few or all of the items):


And here’s a few examples of scavenger hunt items to get you started…


“Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand” (Jeremiah 18:5)  Find a clay pot and take a picture of it.



  1. “Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts,  praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.” (Acts 2: 46-47)  Take a picture of a meal that you and your family are about to eat together.


To share your pictures, upload them here:



Be sure to share pictures of the items as you “find” them.  Remember…every item a child finds earns him/her an entry in the chick naming contest.  (If you’re wondering what the chick naming contest is, go back and watch the video!)


I can’t wait to see what you discover!


🙂 Joelle


How the Great Presby Scavenger Hunt Came to Be


Each week I’m writing a piece for Presbyterian Outlook based on the activity we do as a congregation.  It’s my hope that what we do can be a gift to other congregations that are trying to figure out how to engage families while we’re not gathering in person.


The first week I published a piece I got a message on Facebook from someone I hadn’t seen for 30 years.  We had gone to summer theatre camp together and then lost touch when we went off to college.  It turns out she’s the Director of Children’s Ministry at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY.  We reconnected on Zoom and decided that we wanted to connect our congregations to remind us that we are all still part of Christ’s larger church.  (We Presbyterians do pride ourselves on being connectional!)


Thus, the Great Presby Scavenger Hunt was born!  She’ll be collecting pictures from her congregation this week also and I’ll share them with you at the end of the week.