Fireworks thanks! — Ana Gobledale, UK

A Children’s Message for after Guy Fawkes, New Years or Independence Days, connecting to the sounds of fireworks.

O Children of Jacob, O people of God,
Come, let us walk in the light of God.
Isaiah 2:5

(Ask one child) What are you thankful for?
God, thank you for (repeat what child said).
3-2-1 CLAP!

Let’s try it again, and clap really loudly.
(Ask second child) What are you thankful for?
God, thank you for (repeat what child said).
3-2-1 CLAP!

Let’s try it again, and this time let’s get some help. We’ll get a louder fireworks sound if everyone claps with us.
(Ask third child) What are you thankful for?
God, thank you for (repeat what child said).
3-2-1 Everyone… CLAP!

(Ask fourth child, or open it up to anyone) What are you thankful for?
God, thank you for (repeat what child/adult said).
3-2-1 CLAP!

I really like the rockets!
They shoot up..going whssssssh!
Then burst….CLAP!

Try it with me.
Whssssh!…CLAP!

God, help us be like rockets, soaring high, lighting up the earth with:
FAITH…whsssh! CLAP!
HOPE…whsssh! CLAP!
Good things always come in threes…
and…LOVE…whsssh! CLAP!
Thank you for lighting our way in good times and bad times.
Amen.

Thank you. (to the children)