Best for ages 6 to 9
You'll need: Bibles, paper, markers, scissors,
plastic straws or pencils, and tape
Form pairs, and have partners brainstorm ways to keep Jesus
first in their hearts during the coming year. After two minutes,
ask pairs to share their ideas.
Then say: Things like prayer, reading the Bible, worshipping
God, and going to church all help keep our hearts turned toward
Jesus. And when we turn our hearts to Jesus, nothing can ever
separate us from God's love.
Have kids read aloud Romans 8:38-39. Then have them each follow
these instructions to make a craft to remind them to keep Jesus
first in their hearts.
Cut two 2-inch squares of paper. On one square, draw a big
heart. On the other, write "JESUS." Tape the papers back to back
with a plastic straw in the center. (See photos 1 and 2.)
Now twirl the straw and watch what happens. Jesus appears in the
heart. (See photo 3.)
This is excerpted from the article "Happy New You" featured
Children's Ministry Magazine.
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