What is this? (Show sand in box. Make small sand castle, pour water on it as you talk.) . . . → Read More: Sand, Piece of Glass, Rock, Small House
To help the children: to know the difference between a good foundation and a poor one, good choices and poor ones; to appreciate good and poor uses of sand; and to choose Jesus, the rock, as a foundation for their lives
Matthew 7:26,27 “But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
What does a rock look like? Is it soft or strong and hard? How many kinds of rocks are there? Show stones or rocks in the Show and Tell Bag and discuss. . . . → Read More: Rocks 2, Variety of Types.
To help the children: to know that as God made solid strong rocks to support the earth, He gave His Son, Jesus, to be the strong supporting foundation for our lives; to desire Him as their Savior; and to trust Him for salvation.
Psalm 18:2: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
Have you ever seen something like this? (Show tricky dog magnets and how they hold and repel each other). What makes them act like this? . . . → Read More: Magnets of Several Types
To help the children: to know that God and His love are all powerful; to want that love themselves; and to decide to be kind (to show love) to their friends.
Proverbs17:17a A friend loves at all time.
Show geode and ask what it is and how it was made. . . . → Read More: Geodes
To help the children: to know that the all powerful God loves them beyond measure, creating great beauty for them in unexpected places; to appreciate and love Him; and to choose to trust Him as beautiful Lord and Savior.
Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
(Show box of dirt and ask), What is this? Is it important? How important? . . . → Read More: Dirt (earth) 2
To help the children: to know that God created everything for a purpose; to consider God’s purpose for themselves; and to choose to love and trust God.
Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.
If you were going to make the very best, most important thing in the whole world, what would you use to make it with? (Try to get a variety of answers). If you were going to heal someone’s blind eyes and make him see, what kind of medicine would you use? (Try to get some answers) . . . → Read More: Dirt (earth) 1
To help the children: to know that anything with God is valuable; to want Jesus in their own lives; and to trust Him as their Savior.
Genesis 2:7 The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Today, I want us to talk about houses. You all live in a house, right? Do you ever go away from your house? What about animals? Do they live in houses? What kind? (Get variety of answers, like an old tree trunk, a den, the ground, etc.) Yes, animals live in many kinds of houses. Do they ever leave them? Yes, most of them go out to look for food or to exercise. But I brought one here today that never leaves its house. What do you think it is? . . . → Read More: Turtle, either real or manufactured
To help the children: to understand God’s unlimited creativity and care for His creatures; to marvel at His love and protection for them; and to trust Him as their own great Savior and protector.
Hebrews 13:5 Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
Isaiah 1:18 Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as wool. . . . → Read More: Sheep’s Hair (fleece), washed
To help the children: to understand God’s wonderful plan of salvation; to be sorry for their sins; and to choose Jesus as their Savior.
Isaiah 1:18 Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as wool.
Here is an interesting sea creature. Does anyone know what it is? . . . → Read More: Sand Dollar
To help the children: to know more of God’s greatness seen in His creation; to admire God; and to choose to thank, love and trust Him.
Genesis 1:21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Have you ever seen something like this? (Show cicada shell). Do you know what it is? . . . → Read More: Cicada Shell – often called “Locust Shell”
To help the children: to know that God has promised believers new bodies; to marvel at the example of God’s complex creature; and to trust God’s Word for salvation.
I Corinthians 15:51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.