On Sunday we are going to think about worship with our 5-11s. As with all of our work, we want to show the children that there are a variety of ways of worshipping God and that all are valid. Singing is not the only way!
As part of the first session we will be looking at the verse John 4:23: True worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth.
As last week's memory verse game with the 5-7s proved quite popular we thought we'd give it another go. We will by no means do this every week, but we're on a roll at the moment!
Again, we've taken symbols to help the children remember key parts of the verse
Worship= two hands (our children are used to seeing people raise hands in worship!)
Father= blocks spelling out 'Dad'
Spirit= Dove, another familiar symbol to the children for the Holy Spirit
Truth= a green tick
Rules are the same as for the previous game. Children roll a dice and move that number of squares. If they land on a picture square, they say what the picture represents and if they get it right, they move onto the next square. Hopefully this will help the verse to stick in their heads!
For a printable version of the game click here. Just be aware that the dove in the verse above the game didn't scan very well so you will have to draw a dove in after the word 'spirit' if you want to use the game!