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Help from who?
This activity was used when talking about God helping the Israelites. It would go with any lesson about God's help, helping others. Today we have talked about how God helped the Israelites when there were difficult circumstances. It is a good think to ask for help, especially when we ask God for help.Read the following statements. Have the children think of who they could ask for help in the situation, a friend, an adult, or God. When they
This is an activity to use when you talk about God's protection, staying safe.
One at a time show one of the photos. Ask the group how the person or item in the photo can keep them safe. You can choose who answers or answer as a group.
Example: Show the photo of a seatbelt. Ask everyone how that can be used to keep someone safe. Answer: it holds us in place in case we get into an accident. If we don’t have our seatbelt on and get into an accident we could get hurt.
The Big Picture
A fun activity you can use when talking about the will of God, the future, God's perspective....
You will need a 24 piece puzzle. Number each piece on the back from 1-24. Randomly divide the pieces between the group, but instruct them to not show anyone else. It is important that they do not show anyone else their piece of the photo.
Put others first:
The children are going to create a picture today by drawing and/or using stickers. Place all the items (stickers, crayons, pencils, etc.) out in the center of the table. The group will get a practical lesson on letting others go first through this activity. Everyone will start with a blank page. The catch to this activity is that no child may just reach out and take an item to use to create their page. They may reach out and take an item, then find someone in