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Experiment - Hydrogel beads: ‘Waiting for the Holy Spirit at Pentecost’

A cool science experiment with hydrogel beads about the disciples waiting in the Upper Room for the Holy Spirit to come at Pentecost

In Acts 2: 1 - 4 we read: “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” 

In this object lesson we’re going to use hydrogel beads and a hot frying pan to demonstrate to children what happened at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon them.


The coming of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost, being filled with the Spirit, the power of the Spirit


You can download a complete worksheet which will help you to do the object lesson and teach on the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost within your Sunday school lesson or kids ministry.

Tags: Object lessons, Experiments , Demonstration videos, Pentecost , Holy Spirit - God's Spirit, Children's moments in church, Downloads - lessons and extra material, Power of the Spirit

Scripture reference: Acts 2: 1 - 4
You can use this idea in a: Sunday School lesson, Sunday school class, Sunday school curriculum, children's ministry, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assembly, RE lesson, youth work, youth group, preaching illustration, creative preaching