"People were bringing
little children to Jesus. They wanted him to touch them. But the
disciples told the people to stop.
When Jesus saw this, he was angry. He said to his disciples, 'Let the
little children come to me. Donít keep them away. Godís kingdom
belongs to people like them. What Iím about to tell you is true.
Anyone who will not receive Godís kingdom like a little child will
never enter it.'
Then he took the children in his arms. He put his hands on them and
blessed them" (Mark 10:13-16).
The Greek word for bless in this passage is eulogeo,
from which we get the English term eulogy. Eulogeo is a
composite of two Greek words meaning "good + word." When we
bless someone, we are asking for God's favor to rest on that
Bless You, Bless You, Amen, to remind children to ask for God's
favor over the lives of people they know and love.
similarly to Duck, Duck, Goose. Begin with children sitting in a circle.
Choose one child to be the Blesser. Blesser begins by tapping the
heads of the children as he/she walks around the circle. As the Blesser
taps the heads of the children he/she says, Bless you, bless you, bless you. . . and
finally taps one player and says,Amen!,
signaling to that player to chase him or her around the circle.
Blesser then races around the circle to get to the vacant seat in the
circle. If the Blesser is caught he/she must sit in the center of the
playing area, or if you prefer, he/she sits in the vacant spot. The
player who caught the Blesser, becomes the Blesser in the next round
of play. If the Blesser wasn't caught he/she goes again.