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                                                                                             THE SALVATION ARMY

1. Learn about William and Catherine Booth. Show pictures of them.

Have children assist in saying the famous quote from William Booth

Teacher: While women weep, as they do now,
Kids: I'll fight
Teacher: while little children go hungry, as they do now,
Kids: I'll fight
Teacher: while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now,
Kids: I'll fight
Teacher: while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul
without the light of God,
Kids: I'll fight
All: I'll fight to the very end!

2. Gather several different children’s books. Include some fantasy such as “Cinderlla”, “Curious George” or Dr. Suess and
include some non-fiction (biographies, national events, etc.). Remember to include the Bible as well. Show the children
the stories and ask them if they are true or not true. Have them explain why. Help children to recognize the difference
between what is real and what is imagination.

Sin is doing something that is bad such as hurting others, not listening to our parents or teachers or lying. Sin is also when
we know something is wrong and we don’t do anything. If we see someone who is hurt and we ignore them. If we find
someone’s toys and we keep them for ourselves.
          Have children list aloud some things that we do or others do that would be considered sin. Show the pictures
             in the resource section and have the children choose which picture is sin and which picture is not.

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3. Color the picture of the Salvation Army Flag. Explain why the flag is important and what it means.
4. There are many uniforms in the Salvation Army. Discuss the different ones that are worn such as Jr. Soldiers,
Sr. Soldiers, Girl Guards, Officers. Uniforms are very important in distinguishing a person or specific job. Use
the resource page to have your children identify different people based on their uniforms.

5. Music is an important part of Worship in the Salvation Army. Follow the instructions to make Musical Cans.

This musical can craft will certainly help kids keep the beat. The magic of music is not just in the tune; it's in
the rhythm. This coffee can trio of rhythm instruments can help kids play along with any of their favorite songs.

What You'll Need:

      Three small metal coffee cans with lids
      White paper
      Colored markers
      Old magazines
      Scissors
      Glue
      Measuring cup
      Uncooked pinto beans
      Popcorn (that has not been popped)
      Uncooked rice
      Heavy-duty tape

Step 1: Wash and dry the coffee cans.

Step 2: Decorate three sheets of paper with colorful drawings of musical notes or fun shapes. You can also use
old magazines to cut out pictures of your favorite musical legends or stars, and glue them on the paper.

Step 3: Glue your design to the outside of the coffee can, covering the brand name and logo.

Step 4: Now put one half cup of uncooked pinto beans in a can, one half cup of uncooked popcorn in another,
and one half cup of uncooked rice in the third.

Step 5: Pop on the plastic lids, and make sure they are securely in place. Tape the lids in place with heavy-duty
tape. Now it's time to shake, shake, shake your way to musical adventure.

Notice how different the sounds inside each can are, thanks to the different shapes and densities of the contents.

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6. Make Doughnut holes and have served at a Sunday Service before or after holiness meeting. Take canned
biscuits and slice each biscuit into four equal pieces. Roll in your hand and put in hot frying oil for about 2
minutes. Have a paper bag prepared with cinnamon and sugar or powdered sugar. Toss in bag when they come
out of the oil.

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Submitted by:
Fawn Cornielle
Youth Department
Pendel DHQ
USA Eastern Territory   Page 4 of 4

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