Introductory Activity – God’s Invisible Power
Materials: clear vase, clear glass, vegetable oil.
Place the clear glass inside the vase and ask kids if they can see it. They will be able to see the glass inside the vase still. Then pour vegetable oil inside the vase, filling the glass inside. Watch as the glass disappears. Remind kids that we might not be able to see God, but He is worthy of our praise and thanks!
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Game – Worship Dance Party
Create a playlist before class! Consider adding familiar songs to the kids in your group about the following things: God as creator, God as provider, God as a protector, God’s forgiveness, and God’s worthiness of worship! Play music, and encourage kids to have a dance party! Tell them that sometimes worship looks quiet, reflective, and calm. But we can also celebrate as we worship! Encourage them to be active and have fun as they dance and dance to the truths they have learned about God throughout this unit!
Craft – Music Makers
Materials: wooden dowels, small bells, chenille stems
Give kids all materials. They should strong the bells onto the chenille stems and the wrap the chenille stems around the wood dowels. Kids can make as many as they would like. Sing a song with the kids as they play their instruments. Remind kids that they can make music to praise God with these, but they can worship and praise God in many ways beyond musical worship!
Introductory Activity – Let’s Worship!
Create a playlist before class! Consider adding familiar songs to the kids in your group about the following things: God as creator, God as provider, God as a protector, God’s forgiveness, and God’s worthiness of worship! Play music as kids walk in. Consider turning down the lights, and setting places up for kids to pray and worship. Tell kids that you specifically chose songs that had to do with what they had learned about God this unit. Today, they will discuss how God is worthy of our praise and thanks!
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Game – Beanbag Tic-Tac-Toe
Materials: masking tape, ten small beanbags in different colors
Create two teams of kids and create a tic-tac-toe board on the floor with masking tape. Ask the teams review questions from the previous sessions, alternating between teams. Use the review questions and create some of your own. When someone answers a question correctly, he gets to throw a bean bag onto the tic tac toe board. Each team tries to be the first to get a line of three completed. If time allows, you could repeat this game with additional questions. After playing the game, remind kids that God is worthy of our praise and thanks!
Craft – Make a Bible Verse Hanger
Materials: hangers, one per child; wooden clothes pins
Write the Weekly Verse on the board. Encourage kids to write each word on a clothespin, then clip the clothespins out of order to a plastic hanger. Invite kids to put the Weekly Verse back in order without looking at the board. Tell them they can take their verse hangers home and practice until the verse is memorized!