Interactive Group Activities by Carol Williams
Sermon Title: "There Is Power in a Touch"
Scripture Reading: Mark 5:25-34
WHO TOUCHED ME? GAME: Have the children sit in a circle. One person sits in the middle and is blindfolded. Children will take turns as the teacher quietly points to each one, to go to the child in the middle and TOUCH that children and quietly run back to the circle. Then the blindfold can be removed and the child can try to guess who TOUCHED him/her. If he guesses it correctly, then that child goes to the middle to be blindfolded, etc.
POWER TOUCHES: Give children wood blocks, plastic bowling pin, dominoes or other items that the teacher may find that could be easily knocked over by a TOUCH. Let one team pile up or line up the items and the other team can TOUCH them and knock them down! Then switch teams to play again. Tell children to listen to the Bible story today and see what a TOUCH did in the story and the power that Jesus has!
HAND WREATH: Give children supplies to trace their hands and cut out about 10 hands that have been traced. Color the hands and then glue them around the edges of a paper plate. The children can then write REACH OUT TO JESUS FOR POWER on the inside part of the plate and color the edges. Hang the plate by a ribbon at the top that is hole punched.
BIBLE VERSE PICTURE: Give children a copy of today's Bible verse that is written or typed out, with a few of the KEY WORDS missing for children to write in, such as Jesus, healed, freed from suffering, etc. The paper could already have the tracing outline of a woman so that children could glue on a piece of cloth to her dress and some yarn as hair and some other color of paper for her shoes. Around the edges of this Bible verse picture, the children could write "FEEL THE POWER OF JESUS IN YOUR LIFE", etc.
FAITH ART: Give children bright colored markers and write the word FAITH in large block or bubble letters. Color around each letter several times with various colors of markers. Let children then write words that faith has to do with such as peace, healing, power, etc. Children can put happy face stickers around their FAITH paper as well.
FAITH GLITTERING: Print the word FAITH on a piece of paper and let children sprinkle colored glitter on the glue. Let it set for a little while and then gently shake off the extra glitter! Children can hang this FAITH art on their wall at home to remember to reach out and touch Jesus in faith for his POWER!!
SING A SONG: Faith is the Victory; Faith is Just Believing what God says He will do.
POWER SNACK: Provide children with a bottle of POWERade and a POWER bar, etc. Or children can TOUCH a snack in a bag and take the snack of their TOUCH choice.
Song: "Only Believe"
These songs are in the public domain and 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 35 years. They have served churches in Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, and for the last 14 years in 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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