Interactive Group Activities
by Carol Williams & Charles Kirkpatrick
Sermon Title: "The Whistle"
Scripture Reading: Matthew 16:21-28
CROSS CRAFT: Children can tightly wrap yarn around two craft sticks that are shaped like a cross and glue the end of the yarn to stay in place.
PENNY FINDINGS: Scatter pennies around a dark designated area. Children can use small flashlights or battery charged candles to find all the pennies and then put the pennies on the classroom table in an order to spell JESUS, or another short word from our lesson today.
WHISTLE STOPPING: All the children can scatter around the room and every time the teacher/leader blows a loud whistle, the children will quickly SIT on the floor; blow the whistle and children will jump up and hop, skip or jump around until the whistle blows again. Children will quickly sit down and continue to play as time allows. Then children can sit in a circle and hear today's lesson about the whistle.
PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST: Let children divide into teams and give each team a box of items that will need to be placed in an order of what goes first, such as small blocks up to bigger blocks; or a penny, nickle, dime, one dollar bill, 5 dollar bill, 10 dollar bill, 20 dollar bill; or small books to larger books, etc. Then teams can walk around and see what each team did while putting first things first.
FIRST PLACE POSTER: Children will be given a large piece of paper and a piece of construction paper to cut out a number 1 (one). Tape the large "1" on the large piece of paper and let children write that JESUS IS NUMBER ONE always, or PUT JESUS FIRST
Song: "Take Up Your Cross" by Charles Kirkpatrick
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Song: "Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me " (chorus) by Alfred H. Ackley
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|About Carol Williams|
|Carol and her husband have been in the ministry for 36 years. They have served churches in Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, and for the last 15 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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