Preschool: It’s Not Always Easy To … : Session 5: Praise

1s & 2s—Make Bell Shakers

Bible Story: Paul and Silas Acts 16:22-32,34

 

Life Point: God wants me to sing to Him.

Life Verse: God cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7

Christ Focus: Although bruised and beaten, Jesus forgave His captors.

Bible Focus: Paul and Silas sang to God.

Materials: Bible Story Picture: “Paul and Silas,” small plastic bottles with lids, small jingle bells, glue, stickers, CD

  • Display the picture with the other materials.
  • Help a  preschooler put a few bells into a bottle. Monitor this carefully so children don’t put bells in their mouths.
  • Glue the lid and close it securely. Offer stickers for children to decorate the bottles.
  • Play a selection from the CD and encourage the children to shake their bottles to the music.
  • Show the Bible story picture and talk about Paul and Silas. Comment that God wants people to sing to Him.

3–Pre-K—Draw to Music

Bible Story: Paul and Silas in Prison Acts 16:16-34

 Life Point: Praise God.

Life Verse: God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

 Christ Focus: Praise Jesus.

Bible Focus: Paul and Silas sang to God.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 11, CD and CD player, paper, markers or crayons

  • Set up the CD player near the art materials. Display the Teaching Picture.
  • Choose several selections of music with different styles and tempos.
  • Invite children to draw while the music plays. Tell them to listen to the music and draw how the music makes them feel.
  • Show the Teaching Picture and talk about Paul and Silas. Comment that Paul and Silas sang to God even in prison.

Kindergarten —Make Musical Instruments

 Bible Story: Paul and Silas in Prison Acts 16:16-34

 Life Point: Praise God.

Life Verse: God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

 Christ Focus: Praise Jesus.

 Bible Focus: Paul and Silas praised God.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 11, CD and CD player, small wooden dowels, plastic beads, hot glue gun (teacher’s use)

  • Before the session, use the glue gun and glue around one end of the dowels, about 1 inch from the end.
  • Display the Teaching Picture with the other materials.
  • Show the kids how to thread beads onto the sticks from the long end. They should cover the sticks about halfway. Each child should make two sticks.
  • When a child has finished beading his sticks, the teacher can but another bead of hot glue around the bottom.
  • Show the Teaching Picture and talk about the Bible story as children work.
  • When everyone has finished their beads, play some selections from the CD and encourage the children to play their sticks.

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