Sunday, July 26, 2009

Colors in God’s World: Rainbow in the Clouds

“I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” Genesis 9:13
Call to Worship
(Sung to “The Bear Went over the Mountain”)
Let’s worship God, let’s worship God, let’s worship God,
With joyful hearts, with joyful hearts, with joyful hearts,
Let’s worship God with joyful hearts!

Joys and Concerns
Have the children share a few joys and concerns they have and follow with a prayer thanking God for our joys and asking God to be with us in our concerns.

Ask: Have you ever seen a rainbow? Where? (At the beach, in a book, etc.)
Tape down colored paper on the floor ordered: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
Say: A long time ago God told a good man named Noah that a huge storm was coming. Noah built a big boat that kept his family and a lot of animals safe. When the storm was over God told him to bring his family and the animals outside and look at the sky. God set a rainbow in the clouds as a promise that the whole world would never be destroyed again by a flood.
Ask: In the story of Noah and the Ark, what appears in the sky when the flood is over? (A rainbow)
Say: When we see a rainbow in the sky we are to remember God’s promise. We also remember that God has filled our world with beautiful colors.
A color wheel shows us these colors in this order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Today I made a color when on the floor. You’re each going to get a turn to hop from color to color as we say the colors together.
Let the children take turns hopping from color to color as you lead the group in repeating the colors with each hop.
The children will make color wheels on white paper plates. They will have six sections on them and a dot of each color to help the children remember where the colors go.
Say: Loving God, Thank you for all of the beautiful colors in your world. Amen.
More Exploring
Play a game of categories that requires naming the color of the object in that category. Example: if you call out animals the children should say grey elephant or orange tiger.

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