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Preschool Sunday School Activities: Make a Joyful Noise

Use these preschool Sunday school activities to help preschoolers learn to make a joyful noise to God. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith.

“Praisy” Kazoos

Set out the following materials:

  • toilet paper tubes
  • wax paper
  • rubber bands
  • pencils
  • markers
  • stickers

Have children each decorate the outside of a tube. Have helpers use a pencil to poke a hole about two-thirds of the way down on the side of the tube. Help each child hold a piece of wax paper over the end of his or her tube and secure it with a rubber band.

Tell the children the trick to playing a kazoo is humming with mouth closed and lips together into the open end of the tube. Make a joyful noise as you play or sing some praise music and have the children hum along with their kazoos.

Lip-Smacking Musical Smiles

You’ll need:

  • bread
  • jelly, cream cheese, and/or peanut butter
  • raisins, cereal, sunflower seeds, and/or chocolate chips
  • music

Give each child a slice of bread. Have children each spread jelly, cream cheese, or peanut butter on their bread. (Be sure to check for food allergies!) Then have them make a happy face on the bread using raisins, cereal, sunflower seeds, or chocolate chips. Play joyful noise music with a variety of moods as children eat their snacks and talk about how different music makes people feel different ways.

Joyful Noise Musical Pictures

You’ll need:

  • construction paper
  • crayons
  • music

In a line on the floor place sheets of construction paper, one per child. Give children crayons, and have them each sit beside a sheet of construction paper and write their name on it. Play music. Have children draw on the paper a picture of something they’d like to thank God for, such as an animal or a person.

Stop the music and have children rotate to their left. The child at the end will run to the other end of the line. Start the music again and have children each add to their new picture the thing they’re thankful for. Continue this game five more times. Then say: We worked together to create pictures. Take your picture home to remind you we can work together to praise God. Close in prayer.

Margaret Hinchey is a children’s choir director in Colorado. Jane Wilke is an early childhood educator in Missouri. 

Find more lessons like this for nursery, elementary, and preteens.

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