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YouTube video - Jesus on the cross: ‘A toy love story’ - FREE

Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story.

A robot falls in love with a doll. They even get married, but one day the doll can’t do anything anymore. Her batteries are empty. As the doll comes back to life, we see the robot sitting lifelessly next to her. He has given her his batteries so that she can come back to life.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56.

This video will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

A Toy Love Story use this YouTube video to reflect on Jesus death on the cross an Easter idea for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry kidmin VBS childrens church 

Why is this film applicable to the story of the crucifixion of Jesus? 

In our story today Jesus gives his life for us. He died so that we can live again.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following three steps:

Step 1: Test the battery

What do you need:

- a battery tester
- new and old batteries.

What do you do:

Give each of the children a battery

How do you know if the battery has any energy?

You could put the battery into a clock to see if it will work, or you could test the battery with a battery tester.

The children can take it in turns to test their battery. Is it empty, half empty or completely full?

You can’t tell just by looking if a battery is empty. Today we’re going to watch a video in which empty batteries play an important part, and are also part of the Easter story. Shall we watch?

Step 2: Watch Toy love story: 

Step 3: The Easter battery

What do you need:

- two torches

What do you do:

What does this video have to do with Easter, do you think?

Just as the robot gave his life to the doll he was married to, Jesus gave his life for us. The example of the batteries is a lovely one.

Show the children a torch that works because its batteries are full, and a torch whose batteries are empty. Take the batteries out of the working torch and put them in the torch that was empty.

This is just like Jesus. He knows that our batteries are empty and gives his own life giving energy to us, so that we can shine again.

- What are the empty batteries in our lives?
- How come our batteries are empty?
- What sort of light to Jesus’s batteries give?


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