When you’re looking for free Sunday school lessons for children you really have to pay close attention to the age of the children that you’ll be teaching! One great teaching method is playing games that the kids already know but with a Biblical twist. There are many appropriate games for kids that are three to six years old.
Colors of the Rainbow
“Colors of the Rainbow” is a game that’ll make the kids running around to find a seat on Noah’s Ark. Before you begin the game, introduce the story. All you’ll need to do to prepare is place chairs in the middle of the room in a circle, having one less chair then you do children. One of the kids should stand in the middle and the others should sit down on the chairs.
The child in the middle will say, “I see a beautiful rainbow and in it I see the color ____.” He or she will pick a color of the rainbow and then any of the kids that are wearing anything with that color should stand up. If you have a CD player at hand, it’ll be helpful. Along with the kid that was in the middle, the children that are standing up will start to move around the chairs while you play some music. Then, when you stop the music, everyone has to find a seat.
If you don’t have music to play then you can have the kids run around until you tell them to stop. The kid that doesn’t find a chair will be the next 1 to go in the middle. Try to continue playing until all of the kids have had a chance to be the caller.
Orange You Special
When you’re looking for free Sunday school lessons for children you want to find specific games or activities to use, not generalities. “Orange You Special” is a perfect game for little kids because it has religious elements and it’ll also make the kids feel good.
This activity covers the topics of creation, love and self worth. You’ll need to bring a bag of oranges. All of the kids should take one. Instruct the kids to be gentle with their oranges and to carefully examine them. Ask them to look for specific details that would help them to tell their orange apart from the others. After a few minutes, collect the oranges and scatter them on a table. Then, have the kids come up and see if they can find their orange.
For very young children you can have them draw faces on their oranges beforehand. You’ll tell them this: “All of us are different in one way or another but we are all made by God and he knows all of us very well. God knows everything about us and he never confuses us. We are all special to him and he wants us to love one another regardless of how we look or act. An orange is sweet no matter who is eating it. Therefore, we should always be kind to others no matter what. Now, let us eat our oranges.”
“Colors of the Rainbow” and “Orange You Special” are free Sunday school lessons for children that will keep their attention and be enjoyable. These are activities that the children will never forget.