Interactive Group Activities
by Carol Williams & Charles Kirkpatrick

Sermon Title: "Love One Another"

Scripture Reading: John 15:9-17

LARGE COOKIE CUTTING: Let children cut out a very large circle and decorate as a COOKIE and write as if in frosting gel, “LOVE EACH OTHER”… John 15:12

COOKIE HUNT: Mini cookies can be purchased and hidden around a designated area for children to hunt for as a snack during the lesson today. Provide a small baggie for the cookies that they find. When children return to their classroom table, have children pass their bags of cookies to the right 2 children, or to the left 3 children, etc, so that each child will not keep the bag that they collected but will share the cookies and LOVE OTHERS as Jesus loved us!

LOTTIE MOON: Let children try to draw or trace LOTTIE MOON. Let children try to draw several CHINESE children around her. Draw or cut out little round cookies to glue on to the picture, onto a plate in the picture or in the children’s hands. Write, Lottie Moon, the Cookie Lady, who shared Jesus with others.

MY MISSION FIELD: Encourage children to take turns at the chalk board to draw a picture of a MISSION FIELD that children might have. Some ideas are in our lesson and children may think of other places to be a missionary. Children will enjoy putting their idea on the chalk board! Let them sign their name to their mission field idea on the board.

COOKIE LADY RECIPE: Children could tape the cookie recipe onto a piece of paper and write LOTTIE MOON LOVED JESUS AND MADE COOKIES TO SHARE HIS LOVE.

PANTAMIMING LOVE: Each child can pick a slip of paper with an idea or children could come up with their own idea to pantomime a LOVE ACTION that they could do to be a missionary! Ideas in the lesson as well!

COOKIE CUTTER PICS: Give children various cookie cutters and let them trace them and cut them out. Glue each cut-out paper cookie onto a poster and encourage children to write way to share God’s Love INSIDE each cookie!

COOKIE VERSE: Write the Bible verse today inside a large cut out paper cookie and the Bible reference as well. LITTLE words of the verse could be written together in separate places to look like choc chips, etc. OR the Bible verse could be written around the EDGE of the cookie and dots could be added to the cookie as choc. chips or raisins. A magnet on the back of this cookie will remind children all week of sharing LOVE with others, as they hang it on their refrigerator.

TEA CAKES for snacks. Make some “Plain Tea Cakes” that were made by Lottie Moon and share the cookies with the children!

SING A SONG: We’ve a Story to tell to the Nation: Lord, Lay Some Soul upon My Heart.

Song:  "Love One Another" - Charles Kirkpatrick

Sheet Music (PDF)

Piano Accompaniment (MP3) Right click and save to your computer.

This song may be freely downloaded and reproduced for religious or educational use by churches, schools, home schoolers, and other non-profit organizations.

About Carol Williams
Carol and her husband have been in the ministry for over 35 years.  They have served churches in Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, and Indiana.  Carol loves to work with children so you will find her teaching in Junior Church and children's Sunday School.  She also has clowning ministry in which she is known as Bubbles tc (the clown).
 
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