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2 Spring Activities to Celebrate the Changing Season

Birds are chirping! Flowers are blooming! Spring is in the air! Take a moment in your ministry to celebrate the changing of the seasons with these two spring activities that are sure to delight.

2 Spring Activities to Celebrate the Changing Season

1. Creating Creation

Spring is the perfect time to pause and reflect on God’s creation. This activity was a hit with our kids in preschool through eighth grade to teach the story of creation. It takes about 20 minutes, but the kids will probably ask to do it twice. Before class, collect the items listed in parentheses for each activity.

Have someone with a soothing voice be the narrator. Give him or her a flashlight to read the Bible passage. Have teachers sit with their classes. Begin with the lights out. Play classical music in the background as the narrator reads aloud Genesis 1.

As each thing in creation is mentioned, use the corresponding special effect:

  1. “Let there be light.” (Turn on the room lights.)
  2. “The evening and the morning were the first day.” (Turn off the room lights.)
  3. “Dividing the waters” (Play recorded water sounds. Spray water in front of an oscillating fan so it lightly sprays kids.)
  4. “Fruits and seeds” (Pause as an orange is broken open in front of the fan, allowing the aroma to fill the room.)
  5. “Sun” (Turn a three-way lamp on high inside a black cardboard tube. It should make a round bright light.)
  6. “Moon” (Turn the lamp to its lowest setting and shine it through the cardboard tube for a dimmer light.)
  7. “Stars” (Cover a box-style cheese grater with black poster board on the three sides with the largest holes. Shine a light inside the cheese grater and move around the room sprinkling the stars over the ceiling—kids love this part!)
  8. “Fish and fowl” (Play recorded whale and dolphin sounds, then bird sounds.)
  9. “Animals” (Play animal sounds.)
  10. “Humans” (Play sounds of people talking or singing.)
  11. “Rest” (Play sounds of waves and music.)

Afterward, serve fruit and dip for snacks.

Melodee Lovering
Dundalk, Ontario

2. Pennies by the Foot Spring Service Activity

For our spring service project, we asked kids to save their pennies to purchase vacation Bible school materials for kids in Haiti. When laid side by side, 16 pennies equal 12 inches or one foot. So when children brought 16 pennies, they wrote their names on construction paper feet, and we put all the feet on our Wall of Fame at church.

Bonnie Newell
Middletown, Ohio

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2 thoughts on “2 Spring Activities to Celebrate the Changing Season

  1. Lois Miller

    I am working with an 8 year old boy with autism in a Sunday School setting. All suggestions will be helpful. So far I am using play dough, puppet theater, singing, writing words on erase board and a large activity board to open and find pictures of Jesus, etc. I am starting the program with the creation since he has never been in Sunday School before.

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