This activity will help children identify different ways to honor God.
by Leah Pittsinger
Honor, Knowing God
MATERIALS:10 large balloons
Large garbage sack
Inflate the balloons. Then write one of the following words on each balloon with a permanent marker:
Place the balloons in the large garbage sack for easy, yet controlled, access.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Sit in a circle on the floor with the children. Explain to them that the word “honor” means letting God be the leader in our lives and obeying Him because He is our powerful creator. Ask the children to state some ways they honor their parents (by listening, helping, being respectful, etc). Then ask them to come up with ways they do not honor their parents. Help the children understand that the same ways they honor their parents are ways they can honor God.
Pull the balloons out of the garbage sack one by one. Show the class the word on each balloon and read it out loud. Then ask for a volunteer to state if the word honors God. If the answer is no, then the volunteer can sit on the balloon to pop it. If the answer is yes, then set the balloon on the floor where the children can see it. Once each balloon has either been popped or placed on the floor, review the various ways the children can honor God.