Let's become a music machine
This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on Psalm 150. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.
What do you do:
Together you are going to become a music machine.
Get everyone to sit in a circle.
Read psalm 150 aloud.
In the text you’ll see that the writer encourages us to use everything to make music; clapping, singing, using instruments. We’re going to have a time of celebration for the Lord.
Start simply, by clapping a rhythm with your hands and get the rest of the group to join in.
Then encourage them to add another rhythm or sound in turn; the leader starts with a simple rhythm, then the child next to them adds something to it; another rhythm or a simple tune, or a whistle.
Try to make it as nice sounding as possible. You could make it a little more complicated for the older children, by asking them to add a movement to their sound, in which they tap their neighbour so that he or she knows when they have to start making their sound.
At the end ask the children to look around them in the room to see what else they could use to make music for God.