Thursday, October 3, 2013

Music Night

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music."  
Psalm 98:4

Yesterday was the most glorious day!  
I absolutely love music.
I've been singing since I can remember, I play the violin, and I am actually self-teaching myself piano.
I've been in choirs, and led and sang on more praise teams than I can remember.
It's only natural that I incorporate music into as much as my #kidsmin as I can.  
In planning this year's themes I absolutely knew that I had to put music night on the calendar and I am so glad that I did. 

I sent home a postcard the week before as usual and encouraged all of my kids to get creative in coming up with their instruments and get creative they did!  I saw all of the most interesting and unique instruments last night. 

I set up a music station for our pre-service activity where all of the kids had the opportunity to make their own tambourines.  All I put out were plastic plates (paper works too) and markers.  I had one of my volunteers responsible for gluing the tambourines together and filling them with a mix of rice and beans.  We used hot glue because we used plastic plates and they were too thick to staple like you could a paper plate.  

Here's a look at what our table's looked like. 

After the kids made their tambourines they moved to their seats where Miss Mary helped lead them in lots of exciting music for Jesus while the rest of the kids were coming in and making their tambourines.  

We said our opening pledges and I gave a brief (3 minute) lesson on why we worship Jesus.  We talked about how the Bible says to shout to the Lord all the earth and how it doesn't matter how talented of a singer we are or how old we are.  We can all worship Jesus and it is exciting for all of us!

Here's a look at my tambourine!  Yes, it has bling on it!  Being the lady in charge has to have its perks somewhere.
Can you guys & gals keep a secret?
People think I plan theme nights for the kids... 
I really plan them so I can sit in my office and craft during the day without people looking at me like I'm weird.  

The most glorious thing that I've seen in my whole life happened after that.  All of the kids got their instruments and we worshiped Jesus together.  It was the best worship experience that I've ever had in my entire life.  There was truly something jubilant about worshiping Jesus with 50 of my littlest and closest friends. 

We sang "Shout" by Yancy and boy did my kids shout!
They loved it so much that we sang it again at the end of our club time.

If you don't have a music night planned already put it on your calendar... yesterday!

It's such an easy and again low-cost night!  This night cost me less than $25 dollars because I pulled together almost all of my supplies from what I already had in my resource room.  My biggest expense was my glue gun sticks to glue my plates together.

I truly believe that it is so important for kids to learn how to worship Jesus at a young age, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of my kids worshiping Jesus in church on Sunday.

Have you ever had a music night?  Share your thoughts below in the comments!

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