Psalm 25 colouring pages

The Psalm lessons each have two colouring pages in place of the usual Hero Resources.
These will print on either A4 or US letter sized paper as they are made slightly bigger than both.

The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(These images are not copyright free, they are for personal/classroom use only.)

 

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As we ask God to ‘Teach us His paths’ in Psalm 25, we also must learn to follow them. This activity and craft plays with the idea of leading down pathways by using a small magnet.

 
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The psalms have been a source of not only lyrics but inspiration for millennia. There are some games and activities you could do when teaching the beginning of Psalm 25.

Dominoes

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All Ages

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Small group

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Quiet game

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Can be seated

Use a real dominoes set(s) if you can access them, or find the craft for this lesson as your game that forms a journey across the table. Print multiple sets if needed.
Link: Following God’s path.

Pass the Parcel

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All Ages

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Use this classic game of passing a multi-layered parcel around and opening each layer when the music stops.
Link: parcel following a path & what gift we give to God.

Psalm Beat

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Ages 7+

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Using a small section of words from the Psalm as lyrics, have the youngsters make up a tune or a beat to sing the words. Add percussion instruments and work in pairs.
Link: Psalms were songs sung, not read.

Blind Directions

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All Ages

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A blindfolded child is whispered some instructions (e.g. take 3 steps, turn any direction and repeat). The other children don’t know the instructions and need to stand around the space, not moving. The first person reached by the blindfolded participant swaps places
Link: Following God’s path.

 

Psalm 25 talks about God leading us, revealing the paths he intended for us. This simple activity gets your youngsters to think about pathways, journeys and how one step leads to the next. Use it as a springboard, in place of a game slot, or as a craft that the youngsters can decorate and take home.

 
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This week we look at the first 10 verses of Psalm 25. It’s a beautiful passage. Rather than tell a story about the passage, we will read the verses pausing to discuss their meaning, then repeat the verses without pauses at the end.

These psalm lessons follow the Lectionary passages for the six weeks of year B Lent.

This retold version of the Bible passage is supplied for inspiration, feel free to omit or embellish to give it your personal voice.

Main Passage : Psalm 25

Biblical retelling of Psalm 25 for youngsters.

We are going to read a song, a song Jesus may have sung with his friends,
a song from the book of songs to be sung – the book called Psalms.

1 To you, Lord, I lift up my soul

Pause.
Do you know what your soul is?
It’s not something you can hold. It’s the part of you that makes you (insert child’s name).
When we give God our soul, we give him who we are.

2 My God, I trust in you. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies gloat over me.
3 No one who waits for you will be disgraced; those who act treacherously without cause will be disgraced.
4 Make your ways known to me, Lord; teach me your paths.

Pause.
Would you like to know God’s paths?
How would you feel if the God of the whole universe were guiding your way?
Listen carefully what types of path the author wants to be guided along.

5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; I wait for you all day long.
6 Remember, Lord, your compassion and your faithful love, for they have existed from everlasting.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion;
in keeping with your faithful love, remember me because of your goodness, Lord.
8 The Lord is good and upright; therefore he shows sinners the way.

Pause.
This bit of the song tells us that even when we go wrong, God will still guide us.

9 He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
10 All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truth to those who keep his covenant and decrees.

Pause. Read again without the notes.

You could end by asking which part of the psalm the listeners liked the most?

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