Define praise: allow kids to define first.
Praise: To tell someone how great they are
Praise: To thank someone for what they have done for us
Praise God: To tell God how great He is
Praise God: To thank God for all He has done for us.
Who gets praised? We all do
What do we get praised for? doing what we're asked, being polite, etc
Who praises God? We all do
What does it look like when I praise God?
How long do we praise God?
Where do we praise God?
On a note card or paper write
Orange: who praised God?
Yellow: why did they praise God?
Pink: actions they did to praise God?
Introduce a song for the kids to sing. We sang several songs, but we started with verse 1 of Praise Him (#300 in Songs of Faith and Praise). We sang it together, then we read the first stanza, defining words as we went. Taking the orange crayon we had given the kids, we asked them to draw over the words in that stanza that discussed who was praising God. We repeated this process for yellow and pink colors as well, only on the first stanza.
We next did the same project with Doxology (#66). It was simple song to sing, and another way to teach the kids to praise God. Again, we had the kids highlight with orange, yellow, and pink crayons.
The completed "Praise Him." It took three weeks to finish.
A sideways Doxology.
This took about 40 minutes. I don't know why I thought I could teach this whole lesson in 1 hour! Parts 3 and 4 coming soon!