In the past, Sofa has spent many a post (and tweet) pondering how to survive a boring sermon. While all that has been great for the older people in the church, to quote a panicked soul, “Wont somebody think of the children?”
After 5 years of watching, and learning from both Mini Sofa, and other kids around, we’ve collected the following list of how kids can survive a boring sermon:
If you have a bored child, perhaps they’ll find inspiration from the following ideas:
- Crawl under the seats, and between the legs of the people sitting in them, until you reach the back and freedom! Just run faster then your grown up!
- In a push chair? Chop the bottom out and drive it around Flintstones style! Dont have a push chair? Just pretend the seat you’re on is a car instead!
- Does your church have pews? Bring a car in… those little ledges behind each pew makes a great race track. Ensure there are sounds effects.
- Be so hungry you could eat a bible… (You’re never to young to digest the word of God right?)
- When no one is looking… Check if the fire extinguisher really works! (Based on true story)
- Wave at other little people sat in other parts of the hall. Wait till any silent moments before your shout “HELLO”.
- Make faces at the preacher during the service. They’ll love it
- Is your parent leading the service? Make sure they don’t misbehave by going up front and keeping them company.
- Is your parent the hugging, needy type? Demand a hug. When they pick you up… scream that you want to be put down.
- You and a friend, see who can run around the Church hall the fastest! See what happens…
Any we’ve missed?