Interactive Group Activities
by Carol Williams

Sermon Title: "Happines Is"

Scripture Reading:  Luke 6:17-23

BEATITUDE PUZZLES: Give each an envelope with one of the beatitudes written on a slip of paper and then cut into pieces. (Luke 6: 20-23) The child will arrange the pieces of paper in the correct order and read the beatitude to the class.

HAPPY HEART: Give the supplies needed to make a happy heart to each child — a piece of construction paper and a heart to decorate with stickers and glitter, then glue it to the sheet of construction paper. BLESSED means HAPPY or other words from our lesson today may then be written on the paper in colorful markers.

HAPPY HEARTS POSTER: The children can pick at least 15 various sizes and colors of hearts that the teacher will provided to the class. They can be cut out hearts or stickers. The poster will have HAPPY ARE THE PURE IN HEART written in large letters in the center. All the various colorful hearts and stickers will then be placed around the edge of the poster to form a heart border!

HAPPY STICKERS: Give the children happy face stickers to decorate a card and color around the edges. Write "Be Happy! Great is your reward in heaven." Attach a refrigerator magnet the back or punch holes in the card add a ribbon or yarn to use as a hanger.

HAPPY PLATE: Give each child a paper plate to decorate by drawing a happy face on it and attaching happy face stickers around the edge. Tape the decorated happy face to a dowel or a paint stirring stick.

HAPPY SNACK SACK: Give each child a small lunch sack and have them write "I'm Happy All the Time" on it. If you wish, they could also decorate the bag with stickers. Then let the child select 3-6 small snacks which the teacher will provide to put into their sack.

Song:  "I'm Happy All the Time"

Words and Music (pdf)

Accompaniment Track MP3

Song:  "If You're Happy"

Words and Music (pdf)

Accompaniment Track MP3

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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