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Icebreaker: Play the dancing chair game: Arrange six chairs in a circle form, select 3 boys and 3 girls and let each of them stand infront of a chair, play some music as they rotate around the chairs, in the course of rotating remove one chair, then at some point stop the music- whoever doesn’t get a chair is out of the game, make it continuous until you remain with one chair and two children. Please give the winner a gift to encourage the children as we go into the cell.
Good reports: Introduce new children and let the children share about last week, testimonies of what God has done. Share your testimony as well.
Praise & worship: Prepare songs of your choice and pick a few of the children to lead others in praise and worship.
Topic: WHY CHRISTMAS?
REVIEW: Recap of our 2 previous lessons
Objective: By the end of Cell, Children will understand that the reason for Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our saviour.
Bible Verse: Luke 1:26-33, John 3:16-18
Let’s involve the children by coming up with different actions as u read the verses. For example when you mention the words God, son and Jesus they clap, stand or repeat after you.
1. What were your thoughts about Christmas before?
2. What do you understand about Christmas now?
3. What does Christmas mean to you now after knowing why Christmas happens?
MEMORY VERSE: Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given.’’
WAY OF MEMORIZING: Come up with creative actions. Say the memory verse while clapping, dancing, and jumping. Please involve each and everyone in cell.
ACTIVITY: Let the children write one Special thing they are going to do this Christmas. In case you are short of paper, let them just say out their special thing and please make sure you follow it up.
CONCLUSION: Christmas is a time of celebration when we come together as family, communities and nations to celebrate the birth of Jesus our saviour. Children make this Christmas special in your families, friends, schools and communities because it is a very special season for us.
Prayer time: Let’s share our prayer request for this Christmas season with one another and pray.