Last week we read the lesson about Jesus blessing the children in our Bible curriculum. I like that the lesson focused on what a blessing is and what it means to open oneself to receive a blessing.
It seemed appropriate to bless the boys after the lesson and I decided to do a secret message blessing (a big hit with mystery loving boys.) I wrote a blessing in white crayon ("May Christ's light Shine in You, Jonah!" and "May you, Rowan, know God's love for you!") on white paper and then let them watercolor over it and discover the message. When they were finished I blessed each boy with the words they found.
We also enjoy singing Let the Little Children Come by Steve Green when working with this story.