Where is God Art Project

Where is God Art Project

Where is God Art Project Where’s Wally? This is a good way to introduce the idea of searching. It’s not always easy to see God but he is to be found very much in the midst of our lives. There are a number of books that can be purchased through an online retailed such as Amazon. Imagination Worksheet You could give each child a worksheet or use larger sheets of paper (one square per sheet of paper). This is to create space early on in the session to allow children to express their creativy. Emphasis that everyone sees differently and their responses might well be different. ImaginationWorkoutGamePrintable Creative Drawing Idea This is an alternative introductory activity. Gather together some toy catalogues, brochures or instruction booklets you don’t mine cutting up. Cut out some images that are full of action and glue them to individual sheets of paper. (You want it to look unfinished so the children want to finish the picture). Invite the children to finish of the pictures. See the gallery below for some ideas… Photo-dash Before the session write each of the questions on a large sheet of paper. Split the children into two teams and have them race against each other. Print out the photos and place them at the top of the hall. The children have to choose the photo that best represents their answer to the question. Print out a selection of words to use for the last question. Make sure to leave come blank cards for children to write their own words. Where can you find God? What would God say to you? Choose an emoticon and fill in the speech bubble....
Where is God Powerpoint

Where is God Powerpoint

This is a simple PowerPoint slideshow adapted from a 13 year old girl’s poem ‘Where is God?’ Where is God Poem PPT The full poem is below… Where is God? God’s in the snowflake that melted But not in the snowball you threw She’s in the midnight shadow that might Have been there if the cloud only moved God is in the words of the story But not in the book’s printed page She’s in every word that was shouted But more in what you never dared say God lives in the living fur’s touch But not in the leather punk boots He is in the cool stars of midnight But more in the dawn’s golden fruits God’s in the first fair trade chocolate But not in the millionth Kit-Kat She’s in the succulent pork meat But more in Quorn. That’s a fact! God’s not always in my heart Or even in my head But God can be there every step of the way Even when he’s just one step ahead Rose Fisher...
Kid’s Talk: Giant Jenga

Kid’s Talk: Giant Jenga

Like many churches the congregation I work for follows the Lectionary each week. From time to time it can through up a difficult passage or two. The first Sunday that I was there I had a passage about divorce. I found it difficult to know where to begin and how to approach the topic sensitively. For this kid’s talk I used the Giant Jenga game to talk generally about suffering and where God is when we have our most difficult times. Ask for some volunteers who’d like to play a game of Giant Jenga. Although it might take a while to complete the congregation will stay engaged as the tower is built higher and there is the inevitable wobble. Let the volunteers play until the tower crashes. Say something like: Life is a lot like Giant Jenga. Each of us try our best to aim high and build successful lives. But along the way we will have a wobble or two when things don’t go to plan. Most of the time these wobbles won’t stop us from living life to the full and we continue to build our lives. However, each of us will also face times when it feels like everything comes crashing around us.  We might lose a loved one, we might fail an important test at school, or our parents might not be getting on. Where is God in the midst of all this and Why does he let us suffer? Believing in God isn’t a guaranteed that we will avoid suffering. But faith gives us the hope that God will be with us helping us to to rebuild...
The Story of Joshua Bell

The Story of Joshua Bell

Washington D.C. Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately 2000 people went through the station, most of them to work. After 3 minutes a middle-aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule. After 4 minutes the violinist received his first dollar – a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. After 6 minutes a young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. After 10 minutes a three year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly. After 45 minutes the musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32. After 1 hour he finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces of ever written, with a violin worth 3.5 million...