Taste buds, Little Bowls of Salt and Sugar

I have here two little bowls with white powder in them. One is salt and one is sugar. Which one is which one? Can you tell by looking? No. Can you tell by smelling? (Have them try.) It doesn’t work. How can you tell which is which? (If they say “taste it”, put some on your arm). You cannot tell by feeling it. Why should I put it in my mouth? . . . → Read More: Taste buds, Little Bowls of Salt and Sugar

Smile

I brought something today that I think everyone likes. I am wearing it. (Smile) What is it? Can you wear one? . . . → Read More: Smile

Scars

(Talk about a fall you had as a child and show your scar or discuss scar caused by something else such as vaccination, etc. Ask if any of them have scars and let some of them tell their stories.) Have you ever caused anyone else to have a scar? That would make you feel terrible, wouldn’t it! . . . → Read More: Scars

Mind

We are going to play a game that shows some choices you made this morning. If you ate corn flakes, raise your hands. Hands down. If you made your bed, stamp your feet. OK. Be quiet. If you sat quietly in Sunday School, nod your head. If you did not do any of these things, wiggle your shoulders. That’s enough, you can sit still now. How much is two and two? That is right. Four. . . . → Read More: Mind

Sun, Bright Flashlight or Camera Flash

Show bright light you brought. Ask, “Have you ever seen a brighter light than this? What was it? What is brighter? Can you look at it? Is anything too bright to look at?” . . . → Read More: Sun, Bright Flashlight or Camera Flash

Soap Bubbles

 

Aim: To help the children: to know that some things which look beautiful, can be empty and meaningless; to want things that have lasting value; and to choose Jesus who satisfies.

Verse: John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except . . . → Read More: Soap Bubbles

Sky (firmament or heavens)

 

Aim: To help the children: to grow in comprehension of God’s glory, power and splendor; to appreciate His handiwork in the sky; and to trust and love Him.

Verse: Psalm 19:1,2 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; . . . → Read More: Sky (firmament or heavens)

Rain

 – Spray bottle with water

 Aim: To help the children: to know that God loves everyone with no discrimination; to think about His goodness when they see the rain; and to decide to trust God for themselves and ask Him for love for everyone.

Verse Illustrated: Matthew 5:44, 45 “But I tell you: Love . . . → Read More: Rain

Full moon

Cookie sheet for reflection

Aim: To help the children: to gain more understanding of God’s greatness; to admire His creation; and to choose to reflect His light as the moon reflects the sunlight..

Verse Illustrated: Genesis 1:14,15 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day . . . → Read More: Full moon

Clouds

 - Cotton ball

 Aim: To help the children: to know that Jesus is coming again to take His people to be with Him; to appreciate His glory and power; and to be ready to go with Him.

Verse Illustrated: I Thessalonians 4:16, 17 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a . . . → Read More: Clouds