At 11 years old, Tyler Butler-Figueroa received the golden buzzer on the stage of America’s Got Talent when he played his violin in 2019.
Share the following video with your students [5:58]:
Tyler Butler-Figueroa Golden Buzzer Audition AGT 2019
- What do you think Tyler had to do to get his music to the point of public performance? (Answers will vary; lessons, practice, try over and over.)
Not everyone is going to have the same talent as Tyler, but everyone has special abilities and interests.
- When do you think a person’s talent, ability, or interest is “good enough” to be shared with others? (Answers will vary.)
In considering your abilities and interests, if you had to choose one from each of the following sets of activities, which would you prefer to do and why? Feel free to share briefly a favorite experience when you have performed that activity.
Sports, art, or music?
Cook, build, or sew?
Read, write, solve math problems, work on a computer, or complete an experiment?
Laugh, hug someone, or wrap a present?
Organize a room, cheer up someone who is feeling down, help someone with homework, or talk to someone on the phone?
We each prefer to do certain things more than we like to do others. We each have abilities where we perform better in some areas than others.
- If you have an ability in a certain area that hasn’t been mentioned yet, tell us about it now. (Answers will vary.)
From what you have shared, we have a group of students with a number of interests and favorite things to do. Today’s lesson is going to be exciting, for we are going to discover that God has a plan for us to use these things for His purpose.