The beauty of God's creation is visible all around us. Use these
creative windsocks to teach the kids in your children's ministry
the importance of taking time to admire His creation.
You'll need construction paper, crepe paper, scissors,
yarn, and tape.
• Before class cut a 2 x 11 1/2-inch strip of construction
paper and a 6-inch piece of yarn for each child. Cut several
12-inch crepe paper streamers for each child.
• Give each child a strip of construction paper and help
him or her tape the two ends together to form a ring.
• Set out the crepe paper streamers and have children tape
streamers around the rings. Older children may wish to tear the
ends of the streamers for a fringed effect.
• Tape a piece of yarn on opposite sides of each ring to
form a handle. Have children take their windsocks outside and watch
the colorful streamers wave in the wind.
• Children can make smaller windsocks by using 1-inch
widths cut from cardboard tubes. They can hang several of these
from the bottom of a wire hanger.
Have children hold their windsocks up in the wind or wave
them around if it's a still day. As they do, lead them in the
following rhyming game.
Say, "Colors waving, blowing free.
What bright colors do you see?"
Call on a child to tell a color that he or she sees.
Repeat the rhyme so each child has a turn to play.