Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Name That Bible Tune

Begin by singing a number of favorite praise songs or old hymns. Let the children name some of their favorites. Have a coworker write down the song titles in large print, one per paper, as they are mentioned. Then play a game of "Name That Bible Tune"!

Divide the students into two teams. Seat each team in a half circle, some distance apart from each other. Have two coworkers be referees, one for each team. Choose a student volunteer for each team to stand facing the half circle (someone from each team who thinks they are good at guessing songs). Stand behind the guessers and show the teams the first song title. Have the students start humming the tune. See which team can be first to guess the song title (or first line). Give 100 points to the winning team. Play several rounds. If the players are stumped, have the children sing the words to help them out.

Give the winning team a round of applause. Say the following Bible verses together:
"I will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel." — Judges 5:3
"Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song." — Psalm 149:1

Feel free to print the following coloring page for your students to help reinforce Psalm 149:1. The first page has the verse in KJV and the second page is NIV. Click on the image below to download the file.

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