Kids can learn to be more aware of God's voice in their lives
with this giggle-inducing activity. You'll need something to hide
behind, such as a desk, card table, or cardboard box.
Ask for one volunteer to sit behind the barrier with his or her
back to the class. Then have the rest of the class say one
word-"hello"-one by one; after that, kids must be totally silent.
Walk through the class and tap a child on the head. That child
repeats the word "hello."
The child behind the barrier must guess who's speaking to him or
her as each child is tapped. When he or she guesses correctly,
another child has a turn behind the barrier. If a child is having a
very difficult time guessing, say "hello" yourself, and the child
will almost certainly guess correctly!
Once everyone has had a chance, talk about how reading the Bible
helps us learn to listen for God, too. Ask kids to listen for God
during the week, then discuss their experiences in your next
Excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine. Subscribe today!