Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!

Sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!” Big Idea: God created you in a special way. Related Scripture: Know some of your body parts. Say or sing familiar songs and rhymes. Related Scripture: I can count all My bones.  Psalm 22:17 (NKJV) ... Read More

Songs from Distance Lands

Have your child listen and/or dance to worship songs from other countries. Do they use different instruments, or just voices? How are they like the songs you know? How are they different? Materials: Worship music from different countries.  You can find on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, or other online music sources. Big Idea: People all over the world are praising our same God with their own language and music. Readiness Milestone: Develop an appreciation of different styles of music. Related Scripture: . . .Let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD.  Psalm 106:48 (NIV) ... Read More

Church Field Trip

Take your child on a church field trip or two, where the music is very different than the church you usually attend. If you go to a traditional church where you quietly sing hymns, visit a church with a wonderful Gospel choir. If you go to a church with a big praise band and contemporary music, why not visit a smaller service, or even an international church service. Hear how there are many different ways that people sing praises to God. Big Idea: There are many ways we can worship God. Readiness Milestone: Listen and respond to recorded and live ... Read More

Do the Hokey Pokey

Sing “The Hokey Pokey”. Big Idea: God has given us instructions to follow. Readiness Milestone: Use words and descriptions to locate and compare people and places. Say or sing familiar songs and rhymes. Related Scripture: Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.  Psalm 149:3 (NIV) ... Read More

Family Band

Have a family band with your child and use different instruments to praise God. Materials: Children’s instruments (purchased or homemade) Big Idea: God is so good to us and He loves to hear us sing. Readiness Milestone: Listen to and enjoy stories and nursery rhymes. Related Scripture: Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre.  Psalm 150:3 (NIV) ... Read More

Scripture Songs

Choose a favorite scripture or Biblical concept and set it to a familiar tune: Yankee Doodle, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, etc. Example: (tune of Twinkle, Twinkle): God made me, He made you, too. God made the animals at the zoo. Every day He shows His love; in the sky way up above. Sun and moon and stars at night; Sweetest dreams and now sleep tight. Materials: Voice Big Idea: God is so good to us and He loves to hear us sing. Readiness Milestone: You can teach your child to say or sing familiar songs or rhymes. Related Scripture: Sing ... Read More