Hear the story of Pentecost again. Focus on feelings of the disciples before they received Spirit and afterwards. Ask the children to recall a time somebody in their family made a promise to them. What was it like when it came true? Explain that Jesus had promised to send the disciples the Holy Spirit and that on Pentecost day they remembered that Jesus kept his promise. Write about how it felt when a promise came true and draw a picture.
Introduce the your child to playground games from around the world.
Jianzi is a game played in China using a small beanbag (or similar). The aim of the game is to keep the beanbag in the air using your feet, legs or knees. The challenge is not to use your hands.
Ampe is a traditional game from Ghana. Invite the children to choose a partner to play with and decide who is player one and player two. To play the game, the children face each other, jump in the air and clap. When they land, they push one leg forward. If the opposite legs are both facing forward, player one wins a point, but if the legs are not opposite, player two gets the point.
Teach your child the Italian board game Mulinello Quadrupio. You will need one game board between two players and five small coloured counters each. Explain that you will take turns to place your counters on one of the circles on the board. When all the counters are on the board, you can take turns to move a counter to an adjacent circle along the lines on the board. The aim of the game is to get all five counters in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
After playing the games, invite the children to talk about which one they liked the best.
Do some internet research with your child about the daily life of a child in another country (any country of your choice). Find out what games they play, where they go to school, what they eat, where they live and what their home country is like.