Talk to the your child about red being the liturgical colour for Pentecost.
Why do you think this colour is chosen?
What are the special qualities of the colour red?
E.g. it stands out, it is a bright colour, you can’t miss it, etc.
Talk to your child about the Holy Spirit being the power and strength of God at work in the lives of the first Christians on Pentecost day.
Remind the children that the Holy Spirit helped Peter and the other disciples to be brave and tell the world that Jesus had risen from the dead.
Today the Holy Spirit is the helper of Christians when they do important work.
Discuss some important things that Christians have to do in the world to show that they are followers of Jesus. Start with children’s own experience.
Move on to consider other people such as a teacher, headteacher, priest, sister, parishioner, family, etc. How do you think the Holy Spirit helps and guides all these different people?
Activity: Children to write prayers to the Holy Spirit thinking of different people who need help and guidance.