Use this fun and interactive activity to bring home the important message that the Spirit speaks to us quietly and we need to be still to hear His voice. You’ll play a fun game I’m calling The Holy Ghost Still Small Voice to pass an object and pause the music to whisper sing the next word of the song – great for reviewing this song!
The Holy Ghost Still Small Voice
How to Play:
Sing through The Holy Ghost (flip chart here) once, before introducing this activity.
Ask the children what rain sounds like. Take a few of their answers. Did you know that rain can sound really soft and quiet that you don’t even notice it is raining if you aren’t paying attention? And other times rain can sound like and important so you can’t miss it.
The Holy Ghost is a lot like rain. Most of the time, the Spirit speaks to us with a still small voice. So quiet and gentle that if we aren’t paying attention, we could easily miss it or think the prompting was just our own thoughts.
Then, there are other times where we need an urgent and important warning. In those times we might hear a clear distinct voice giving us instructions. But those times are much less frequent. Let’s practice using a still small voice.
You will pass around the still small voice from child to child while you sing. When the music pauses, whoever is holding the card will whisper the next word. Make a big fuss about it, too. You’ll have to be really quiet so you can hear the next word! Praise the children for their great example of being a “still small voice” and continue to sing and pause the music whispering the next word.
End this activity with a question or two to teach the children about experiencing the Spirit, such as:
- Why do you think the Spirit talks in a quiet voice?
- What can we do to better listen to the Holy Ghost?
- Switch it up and have them speak like the Spirit when they talk loud and clear. Have all the children say the next missing word in unison (or just one child if you prefer) when the music pauses. Can they say it all at the same time to help make the voice clear and easy to understand?
- Have everyone whisper sing keywords about the Holy Ghost throughout the song such as:
- The Holy Ghost, eternal friend, Holy Spirit whispers, still small voice, He testifies, hearts rejoice.
- Assign one class to come up front and lead the music and whisper sing the song – while everyone else sings out loud!
- Let the child holding the card whisper sing their word, then pass the card on each word of the song so everyone gets a chance to whisper! Everyone else sings normally.
For another fun singing time activity with a similar vibe, head over to see how to play Hot & Cold review game in Singing Time!
The Holy Ghost Still Small Voice
Printable Song Helps
This post includes a free 1-page with 2 Still Small Voice pass-along prop you can use with this activity. Or, pass along any object you’d like such as a small stuffed animal.
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Head over next to see how we’re using a Hand Clap Pattern to teach The Holy Ghost!
What other fun ways could you extend this The Holy Ghost Still Small Voice activity?