Interactive Group Activities
by Carol Williams
Sermon Title: "Just Say 'No' to Temptaion"
Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:1-7
TEMPTATIONS PANTOMIME: Teacher can write a temptation on little pieces of paper, such as being sassy, watching the wrong tv show, eating a cookie when told not to; going to the wrong place; hitting someone, etc. Children can take a little piece of paper from the basket and pantomime their temptation and see if another class member can say what that temptation is. IF the "temptation" is guessed, then the child doing the pantomime will say loudly -- JUST SAY NO TO TEMPTATION. Then another child can take a turn!
TEMPTATION RELAY: Children can be divided into teams. Each team will take turns running up to a table and taking a slip of paper with words written on it that will either be a temptation to shout NO to or will be an idea of something that children SHOULD do. They will run to the front line and read what is on their slip of paper and then response with NO TO TEMPTATION, or YES I will _______________, such as read my Bible, pray, visit sick people, thank my Pastor, etc.
HOT POTATO: Let children sit in a circle and pass a ball or a potato around the circle while the music plays. Tell children to pretend like the object is VERY HOT and not to hold onto it, but to pass quickly. When the music STOPS, the child holding the HOT POTATO will shout, SAY NO TO TEMPTATION and the music will begin to play again.
TEMPTATION SONG: This action song will be sung to the tune of B-I-N-G-O. Children will enjoy shaking their heads "NO" and running in place for the "run away" part of the song. Children will stand in a circle and sing, "When I'm tempted to do wrong I turn and run away, Say "NO!" and run away, Say "NO!" and run away, Say "NO!" and run away, From sin I run away.
TEMPTATION CALENDARS: Give children paper and supplies to make a calendar for this month. Children can write words from today's lesson or Bible verse on their calendars and color,and add stickers. Give each child a pencil or crayon to take home and encourage children to write NO to TEMPTATION every day that they said NO and did not do something that they were tempted to do, such as stealing, cheating in school, being sassy, not obeying, etc
Song: "Say, 'No!' to Temptation" (Sung to the tune of Bingo)
Song: "This Little Light of Mine"
|About Carol Williams|
|Carol and her husband have been in the ministry for over 35 years. They 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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