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Children's Sermon: July 4th
Is it Really Independence Day?




Hello kids! Why do we celebrate July 4th? (Listen for answers.) 

Yes, its Independence Day! 

Does Mexico have a July 4th? (This is a joke. Of course they have July 4th. They just don't celebrate their independence on that day.)

What does it mean to have independence? (Listen to answers.) 

When the USA gained independence from England, we received freedom from their control. The king of England could no longer tell people living in our country--in the United States of America--how to live. We were free to establish our own rules and government. 

But today, I want to talk to you about true freedom, which no king, government, or person can ever take from you! 

Continue reading the July 4th lesson.

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Patriotic Games

1. Statue of Liberty - Yellow ball on top of small cone
2. Betsy Ross Fabric Wash - Strips of red white and blue fabric in a kiddy pool. Child runs, takes out a piece of wet fabric and races to the clothes line to hang it.
3. 4th of July fireworks - Child runs with 5 balls to end line and throws them in the air, gathers them up and runs back.
4. Niagara Falls - Team lines up in front of kiddie pool and passes a soaked sponge over heads.
5. Red, White, and Blue beach ball kick (soccer dribble with red, white, and blue beach balls)

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U.S.A. Patriotic Catcher 



Kids will learn the answers to eight basic 
USA citizenship questions such as, 
Why did the Pilgrims come to America? 
What is the US Constitution?
and What does the First Amendment guarantee? 

Learn more about the Patriotic Catcher

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Bible Skit: The Prodigal Son

Narrator reads the script and the actors follow the italicized instructions. (Prodigal means reckless, wasteful, uncontrolled.)

Actors: Narrator, Father, Younger Son.

Props: Fake or real money.

Narrator: "There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, `Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property and gave half to his younger son.Ē

Father, give the younger son half your money.

Narrator: The younger son decided he didnít want to live with his father, so he took the money and ran off to a distant land. 

Take the money and run away, Younger Son.

Narrator: While he was away, the younger son got into all kinds of trouble and spent all the money his father had given him doing all sorts of bad things. Now he was broke and tired and hungry!

Learn more about the Prodigal Son Lesson and Bible Skit.

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