Interactive Group Activities
by Carol Williams

Sermon Title: "Delivering the Invitation"

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 28:16-20

TELLING OTHERS: Divide the children into teams and each team will gather in a circle to decide what they want to TELL the other team. The teacher may want to have slips of paper to give to each team with suggested ideas of what the could tell the other team. The should TELL the idea together in unison if possible. If time allows, let the teams TELL a few times and then gather in a circle to hear about today's lesson.

POST OFFICE DELIVERING: Let the children run a relay to a "post office" poster board and deliver cards that the teacher has prepared ahead of time! The relay can be run back and forth from the team players to the POST OFFICE picture poster to see which team can DELIVER the mail the quickest! Let children know that we need to deliver Christ's INVITATION as soon as we can!

HIDE, SEEK AND DELIVER: The teacher will hide letters, cards, and small toys around a designated area (and name an area where this should be delivered). Have the children find the article and DELIVER it to where the item is supposed to be delivered. The teacher can have boxes labels with words or colors, or children can have delivery places in rooms, or other areas in the HIDING area, as desired.

GREAT COMMISSION POSTER: Provide the children with supplies to make a poster for THE GREAT COMMISSION and decorate the edges or place their poster into inexpensive frames.

INTERESTING INVITATIONS: Give each child construction paper, markers and stickers to make their own invitations to "Come to Jesus" and encourage children to share their "invitations" with another person after class!

PAINTING POSTER: Give the children a large sheet of construction paper and paints so that a poster can be painted for today's lesson! The teacher can give children ideas for special words or hearts to represent God's Love, or a dove to represent the Holy Spirit, etc.

SING A SONG: STOP AND LET ME TELL YOU; I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY

SHARE A SNACK: COOKIES to "deliver" to each other and to other classes! Each class delivery of cookies can have a card attached with words or Bible verse from today's lesson!

Song:  "Stop! and Let Me Tell You" Author Unknown

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Song:  "I Love to Tell the Story" by Katherine Hankey & William G. Fischer

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About Carol Williams
Carol and her husband 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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