GPS Ministry Resources
ADVENT WEEK FOUR
HOPE-JOY-PEACE-LOVE SCAVENGER HUNT
This game can be done inside or outside. Get the kids to go and find 4 items;
1. Something that gives them Hope
2. Something that gives them Joy
3. Something that symbolises Love
4. Something that symbolises Peace
Bring everyone back together to share what they found. When we did this we went down to the local park but you could easily do this one in your church space or home space.
Thank you to Ros Jackson for the idea behind this game
Here is a gorgeous wee prayer that I found on the link below called the Reason for the Season. You can either say this prayer for the kids or get one of the kids to say the prayer out loud. You may even want to write a prayer together collating all the kids ideas of what the Reason for Christmas is.
Reason for the Season
Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank You for giving us the gift of Jesus, the greatest Christmas gift of all. Please help me to remember why we celebrate, even as we eat Christmas cookies and open presents. I am very thankful for the real reason for the season and, without Jesus, we wouldn’t have Christmas! I love You and thank You for giving us this day!
SUNDAY SCHOOL SONG:
Oh what a special night, is a gorgeous song using the animals in the barn. Below is a lyric video and a actions tutorial for the song.
YOUTH GROUP SONG:
Oh what a glorious night. I chose this song because it's very similar to the song above just made for older young people
Song with actions