(This is another lesson from Here a Little, There a Little,. It was designed to spend a week memorizing the Psalm and reinforcing it through 5 activities.)
Help your child memorize Psalm 100 by finding pictures to illustrate the verses.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness:
Come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,and into his courts with praise:
Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.
Prayer: Thank you for all you have given us and all you do for us. Help us to always have a grateful attitude toward You and others.
Activities for younger preschooler:
Laugh and sing a lot
Sing and smile while changing his diaper or dressing him and talk about being happy to serve him.
Show a picture of sheep – let him feel wool. Talk about being God’s lamb that He takes care of.
Take a day and give thanks for every little thing: toothbrush, clean sheets, water, soap, diapers, etc.
Start a thank you box of pictures of things to be thankful for. Show them as you say, “Thank you God for ______”
Activities for older preschoolers:
Laugh and sing a lot
Talk about the fact that serving God is really serving others. Do an act of service with a cheerful spirit. (rake leaves, bake and share cookies, or simply tie his shoe and talk about how you are happy to serve him.)
Find a picture of a sheep, mount it on cardboard, then cut it into a puzzle. Talk about how we belong to God and He cares for us as the shepherd cares for his sheep.
Take a day and give thanks for every little thing: toothbrush, clean sheets, water, soap, crayons, etc.
Make a thank you box by filling a box with pictures of things and people to be thankful for. Each night let him pull out a few and lead him to tell God thank you.
see and hear these at http://www.trainupthechild.org/2010/11/09/keeping-thanks-in-thanksgiving-songs/
We Are Thankful (tune of Are You Sleeping)
We’re Glad Today
We’ve Got So Much