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Hallelujah Buttons: A Fun Bible School Activity for Your Preschoolers

February 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

Isn't it fun to shout, "Hallelujah!"? To praise the Lord with loving abandon is a pretty wonderful experience. Preschoolers love to be loud, so why not teach them to shout for Jesus while learning the super verse found in Isaiah 35:10 which says: "They will enter Zion with singing. Everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them and sorrow and sighing will flee away." This verse tells of the future of every child of God. The word Zion is often used as an alternative term for Heaven where singing praises to God will abound and sorrow and sighing will be non-existent. That deserves a "Hallelujah!" Here is a fun Bible school activity to help your preschoolers learn this truth. I call it "Hallelujah Buttons."

Here what you do:

For this game you will need to prepare a "Hallelujah Button" for each child in your class. You can easily do this by taking paper plates and then writing "Hallelujah" colorfully in the center. You will also need to prepare 4 copies each of the following objects: a musical note, a crown, a smiley face, and a child crying with a line going through it. I suggest you laminate these for long-term use. Mix the pictures up and place them face down on a table or hang them on a wall from which the children will try to make matches. Finally, prepare a Scripture chart that includes smaller versions of the pictures along with words of the verse such as suggested here:

They will enter Zion with singing (Place the musical note here.)

Everlasting joy will crown (place the crown here) their heads

Gladness and joy (place the smiley face here) will overtake them

And sorrow and sighing (place the "no crying" picture here) will flee away

You are now ready to play the game.

Here's how to play:

Have all your children sit Indian style around in a circle and place a "Hallelujah Button" in front of each of them. Have a child try to make a match by turning over 2 cards placed on the table. While the child is doing this, recite Isaiah 35:10 with all your children while holding up the Scripture chart. After saying the verse, ask the class, "Did (Tabitha) make a match?" If the answer is "yes" all the children should slap their "Hallelujah Buttons" while shouting "Hallelujah!" If a match was not made, say "O well, better matching next time." Pick a new child to try to make another match and play the game in the same way each time until all the cards have been turned over.

Before playing this Bible school activity, you may want to introduce the lesson in the following way:

At the count of three, I want everyone to shout, "Hallelujah!" (Wait for response.) Good job. Let's say it again...and again. (Wait for response.) Hallelujah means Praise the Lord and there is so much to praise God for or be thankful about. We can especially be happy and thankful that one day we will get to live in Heaven with God forever. Heaven will be filled with singing, joy and absolutely no tears. That's what Isaiah 35:10 says. Let's all say it together. I'll say some words first and then you repeat after me. (Say the verse while showing the Scripture chart.) Let's play a fun game to help us learn more about this great Bible verse. It's called "Hallelujah Buttons."

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Kathy Vincent is the director of a performing ministry for children called The Scripture Lady and has been traveling around Southern California for the past 15 years ministering to preschoolers and elementary aged children with the Word of God through musical, thematic presentations.

She is also a regular seminar speaker, author/creator of over 30 products for the Christian children's worker and a veteran homeschooling mom of two.

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