You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
Talk about names. Why do we have them? What do they mean? Does anyone have a nickname? Does anyone have a name that they don’t like being called? Why?
Game: Fill it up
Relay race against the clock to fill up a vat or other large bucket with rice/water/pasta (whichever is easier to clean up) using a variety of objects to transport your filling: Spoons, cups, bowls, pans, trays, lids, hands etc.
Game: Fizz Buzz
This is a game that gets kids to think about thinking about what they’re saying. In a circle count from 1 upwards only anyone who would say a number divisible by 3 has to replace it with the word ‘fizz’ and anyone who would say a multiple of 5 has to say ‘buzz’ instead. It should go something like this: 1, 2, fizz, 4, buzz, fizz, 7, 8, fizz, buzz, 11, fizz, 13, 14, fizz-buzz, 16 and so on. Any mistakes and you all restart. How high can you get?
A less mathematical version is to close your eyes and count to 21 with people taking it in no particular order to say a number – everybody must say at least one number. If anybody says the wrong number or two people speak at the same time start again.
and write them on their hearts. Hebrews 8:10
Come up with actions to help them memorise this second section of the verse.
Use the activity below to record their ideas.
Write or print out the letters G O D and ask the children to fill them up with things that God is full of i.e. power, love, creativity, compassion, purity, mercy, goodness etc.
WOW God! You are so much bigger than we even realise!
OWN UP to making God small in the way we think about him
THANK Jesus that he came so that we can know what God is like and died so we can know him as our friend.
ASK God to help you love him more and more and more.