Music plays an important part in a child's development, and you can use music as an effective component in reaching children for Christ. For that reason, many ministries feature worship music during their large group programs. To enhance this music time for kids, consider using motions with the songs. People of all ages love to move during music, and the children in your ministry are no exception. Motions help children remember the song lyrics, provide an outlet for "extra" energy, and are fun! Although it can seem intimidating to create motions for songs that kids will like and actually do, the process doesn't have to be difficult.
Before you start, know that there isn't any single right or wrong way to create music motions. The following suggestions will help you start the creative process and realize that you can do it! Here are six helpful ideas:
- Find a volunteer, either in your ministry or in your church, who knows sign language. Kids love signing, and it can really add to the impact of a song.