Make simple faces like the ones shown in the photo. Ask the children to think about how they feel (happy, sad, sleepy, or so-so) and point to the picture of how they are feeling. Say: “Would you mind sharing why you feel that way today?”Often this will lead to opportunities to pray for a child. (“I’m sleepy because Mom and Dad were fighting last night and it kept me awake.”, “I’m happy because I have a new baby brother.”)
Songs which can be used during this sharing time are: Call Upon the Lord, (In My Garden), Give ˜em to Jesus, (In My Garden), Hold On (Lighthouse), Hole in the Sky (Get on Board), and Talk To You (Come Meet Jesus). Click on song titles to hear a clip.