Healing Words

Activity Objective

To experience Psalm 34 through artistic expression

Lesson Outcome

The children will identify that Jesus used words to teach and to heal.


  • Large drawing paper
  • Markers, colored pencils, pens
  • Chalkboard


  • Arrange the children in four groups.
  • Remind them that Jesus used words to teach and heal. Jesus' words brought goodness and peace.
  • Introduce Psalm 34 by explaining that this psalm is about how we should use our words.
  • Assign each group a line from Psalm 34.
  • Instruct the children to work together to illustrate with words and images what is meant by each line.
  • Invite the children to share their illustrations.
  • Display the illustrations.
  • Pray the psalm together.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


Write Psalm 34 on the board before the session.