Happy Toss

Activity Objective

To reinforce with the children how happy God's creation makes us

Lesson Outcome

The children will describe the feeling of happiness that comes from seeing God's beauty and love in creation.


  • Large light weight ball, perhaps a beach ball


  • Suggest to the children how happy it makes us to play ball with friends. Tell them they will play a ball game in which they will tell about something beautiful in nature that God lovingly created that makes them happy.
  • Ask the children to join you in a large circle.
  • Begin by enthusiastically describing something that makes you happy. (Example: The reds and pinks and oranges in a beautiful sunset make me so happy.)
  • Toss the ball to one of the children and ask him or her to make a happy statement and then toss the ball to someone else.
  • Continue until everyone has had a turn.
  • Conclude by remarking about how many wonderful things we have to enjoy and be thankful for because of God's great love for us.

Learning Styles

Body Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


Encourage the children to toss the ball to a different person each time so everyone will have a turn.