We Are Fam-I-Ly!

Activity Objective

To reinforce the joy we receive and give as members of God's family

Lesson Outcome

The children will express the joy of belonging to the People of God.


  • Suggest enthusiastically that this activity will remind the children of the joy of being a member of God's family.
  • Invite the children to join you by standing in a circle. Ask them to join hands and hold their hands up as they practice chanting together: We are fam-i-ly! All God's happy children are we!
  • Review some of the things the children do as members of one family in Jesus. (help a friend practice pitching; bake cookies for a bake sale; welcome new classmates; pray together)
  • Call on volunteers to step into the circle and offer a suggestion of something a caring family member does.
  • Instruct the children to raise their hands and chant after each response. Continue until all those who wish to do so have had a turn.
  • Conclude by reminding the children to share their chant and their happiness with their families at home.

Learning Styles

Body Smart, Music Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


Demonstrate the rhythm of the chant for the children before asking them to do it.

Show enthusiasm as you demonstrate the rhythm so the children will do the same.