Guess What You Hear?
Children guess which sounds are made by different items, and learn that Jesus knows exactly who we are when we pray.
MATERIALS:Whistle, Harmonica, Stapler, Bell, Baby rattle
Any other familiar item that makes a nice sound
Before class, find five or six familiar items that make an identifiable sound, such as the examples above. Put all of these items into a large paper bag.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
You will go before the class, and have everyone close their eyes as you remove one item at a time from the bag, and make a noise with it. (You will also want to turn your back to the class, and hide the item you are using as best as possible so kids who are peeking will not see it.) After making the noise, place the item back into the bag, and then let the kids open their eyes. Then ask them if they know what the item was by the sound they heard. Let them know if they were right or wrong before going to the next item in the bag.
WHAT YOU WILL SAY:
Sometimes we can tell what something is just by the sound it makes. At other times, just hearing the sound is not enough. We need to see it also. But when we pray, we don't need to worry about how we sound, or if God will hear us. He will know who it is, because Jesus takes our prayers to the Father. We can pray and be sure that God will hear and answer our prayers.
The Bible says, "And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for." 1 John 5:14-15 NLT