Experiment – Insta-Worms: ‘Telling the Story of creation’

Introduction:
God spoke and it came into being. He said: “Let there be light’ And suddenly light appeared. What a creator! 
As humans we can also create things, but the way God creates is very different.

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God creates everything out of nothing. We need something to create something else.

Today we are going to create worms using various ingredients, looking at the story of God’s creation as we are creating something ourselves.

Before you start it's probably worth wachting the demonstration video before watching the story of creation. 

In the video below we demonstrate how you can tell the Bible story of creation by making worms with the children using Insta-Worms.

Themes:
God the Creator, creation, Adam and Eve, garden of Eden, seven days of creation

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Experiment – Insta-Worms: ‘Teach nine different Bible lessons’

Let us introduce you to Insta-Worms

"Create slimy, gooey worms—instantly! The moment the worm goo is added to the activator solution, worms magically appear. You can make fat worms, skinny worms, short worms, long worms, straight worms, zigzag worms, worm eggs, color-changing worms, or even a worm ring or bracelet. The secret is in the awesome world of polymer science.

How to teach nine different Bible lessons using Insta Worms
Makes more than 40 feet of worms. It's hands-on chemistry fun!"

It certainly is fun! Did you know that you can also use this with children in your Sunday school lesson / kids ministry or with adults during the church service to teach nine different Bible lessons, such as:

Idea 60 - the story of creation
Idea 61 - the story of the snake in the garden of Eden
Idea 62 - the calling of Moses
Idea 63 - the bronze snake in the desert
Idea 64 - Jonah and the worm
Idea 65 - Paul and the poisonous snake
Idea 66 - the importance of being constantly filled with the Holy Spirit
Idea 67 - the importance of clean water especlally in a situation of poverty
Idea 68 - you are a pearl in God's hand

By clicking on the links above you can see the stories being taught.

In this video below Katie demonstrates the use of Insta-Worms.
You can buy your own box of Insta-Worms here at Amazon.com and here at Amazon.co.uk.

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 assemblie, RE lesson, youth work, youth group, preaching illustration, creative preaching

Crafts idea: ‘From a cross to a box for a homeless child’- poverty

Short explanation:

A clear illustration and creative prayer idea for children and adults, whereby a cross can be changed into a box for homeless children to sleep in.

Themes:

Creative prayer, homeless children, poverty, the cross

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To be used for :

Children’s moment during a service, creative prayer, prayer room, an illustration for your teaching on prayer.

Bible text:

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (James 1: 27)

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Crafts idea - Abram's call: ‘Create your own paper sandals’


A crafts idea and fun game that will help you reflect on the story of Abram walking all the way to Canaan

Abram had to travel 700 kilometres or 440 miles to go from Haran to Canaan. He didn’t have: a car, a train or a plane. He would probably walked this distance. How hard is this?

In this activity we are going to make paper sandals and wonder: “How far can we walk on these?”


Create your own paper sandals crafts activity about the Bible story of God calling Abram walking to Canaan Haran for Sunday school Bible lesson youth work kids ministry

What do you need:

- coloured piece of A4 paper
- pens / pencils
- scissors 
- staplers

What do you do:

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Game - Abram's call: ‘The suitcase race’


A fun Bible game that will help you reflect on the story of God calling Abram

Abram had to travel 700 kilometres or 440 miles to go from Haran to Canaan. He didn’t travel alone. He went together with his family, servants and all his animals. It must have been quite a sight! How fast do you think they travelled? In this game we are going to race with suitcases.


Suitcase Race a fun creative activity Bible game about the Bible story of God calling Abram for Sunday school Bible lesson youth work kids ministry


What do you need:

- two suitcases
- an obstacle course

What do you do:

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Object lesson - Abram's call: ‘The most precious thing I own’

Introduction:
Abram is going to leave Haran and never come back. He has to take everything he owns with him on the journey.

He would probably have had to make some difficult decisions about what to take with him and what to leave behind in Haran. What is really precious? What can be left behind?

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In this activity we will look with the children at the precious things in their lives. 

Ages:
8 - 12 years

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Icebreaker - Abram's call: ‘Going on a journey’


A fun ice breaker to the Bible story of God calling Abram

Abram is going to leave Haran and never come back. He has to take everything he owns with him on the journey.

What do you think Abram took with him when he left Haran knowing he was never going to come back? Can we make a list of all his belongings?

Let’s play a fun game about going on a journey without forgetting all the important items that we want to take with us.

I am going on a journey a fun ice breaker about the Bible story of God calling Abram for Sunday school Bible lesson youth work kids ministry

What to do:

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Icebreaker - Abram's call: ‘Which countries have you visited?’


A fun introduction to the Bible story of God calling Abram

Abram had to travel from Haran to Canaan. Two strange places with strange names. How can we help the children to place this story in some sort of geographical context?

"Where is Haran? Where is Canaan?" This activity will help the children to place the story of Abram in a geographical context.

Let’s get a map of the world and make a start...


Which countries have you visited a fun introduction to the Bible story of God calling Abram for Sunday school Bible lesson youth work kids ministry

What do you need:

- a map of the world
- lots of little stickers

What do you do:

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Icebreaker - Abram's call: ‘Which countries do you know? – 2’


A fun ice breaker about God calling Abram in Haran - suitable for older children

Abram had to travel from Haran to Canaan. Two strange places with strange names. How can we help the children to place this story in some sort of geographical context? 

Maybe we can make a fun start with this game...


Which countries do you know a fun ice breaker about the Bible story of God calling Abram for Sunday school Bible lesson youth work kids ministry

What do you need:

- pen and paper

What do you do:

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Icebreaker - Abram's call: ‘Which countries do you know? – 1’


A fun ice breaker about God calling Abram in Haran - suitable for younger children

Abram had to travel from Haran to Canaan. Two strange places with strange names.

Where is Haran? Where is Canaan? This activity will help the children to place the story of Abram in a geographical context.  

Maybe we can make a small start with this activity for the younger children. 


Which countries do you know a fun ice breaker about the Bible story of God calling Abram for Sunday school Bible lesson youth work kids ministry 2

What do you need:

- a map of the world
- pen and paper

What do you do:

Ask:
As the children are sitting in a circle you ask them which countries they know. How many countries do we know all together?

Do:
Write all the countries down on a big list.

Tell:
Today we are going to look at someone who used to live in Haran and had to move to the country of Canaan.

Ask:
Who has ever heard of Haran and Canaan? 
Can we find these places on our world map?

Do:
See if you can find them with the children. 



 

Prayer idea - Lord's Prayer: ‘Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory’

Introduction: 
This is a fun way for children to contemplate God’s kingdom, power and glory.

Themes:
Our Father in heaven, the Lord's Prayer, God’s power and glory

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To be used for:
- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room

Bible text:
‘For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.’ (Matt 6:13)

Age:
4 – 12 years

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Prayer idea - Lord's Prayer: ‘As we forgive our debtors’

Introduction:
As we also have forgiven our debtors. But have we? Do we actually forgive those who have wronged us and/or owe us something? These are questions that this idea helps you ponder and bring into practice. 

Themes:
Our Father in heaver, the Lord's Prayer, learning to forgive others

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To be used for:

- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room

Bible text:
‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.’ (Matt 6:12)

Age:
12 – 88 years

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Prayer idea - Lord's Prayer: ‘I forgive myself’

Introduction: 
Forgiving others, even our enemies, can seem easy in comparison to forgiving ourselves!
This idea helps you to conceptualise the way you approach the act of forgiving yourself.

Themes:
Our Father in heaven, the Lord's prayer, learning to forgive yourself

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To be used for:

- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room.

Bible text:
‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.’ (Matt 6:12)

Ages:
12 – 88 years

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Prayer idea: ‘As the deer pants...’ - Psalm 42 / longing for God

Introduction:
You take a pair of deer antlers, a jug filled with water, a couple of glasses, and you end up with a very touching way of praying, which can be used, for example, in reference to Christmas. 

Themes:
Longing for God, creative prayer, praying around Christmas

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To be used for:
- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room.

Bible text:
‘As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?’ (Psalm 42:1-2)

Age:
8 – 88 years

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Prayer idea: ‘Connected in Prayer’ - a crafts idea

Introduction: 

This is a wonderful festive way of praying with children, which works well around Easter, but also really does not need an excuse! Fun, colourful and still a way of praying.

Themes:

Lord's Prayer, Our Father in heaven, Gods will

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To be used for:

- Creative prayer moment in church, Sunday school. assembly or RE lesson
- Prayer room

Bible text:

‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’ (Matthew 6:10)

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Object lesson - Lord's Prayer: ‘Do not lead us into temptation’

Introduction: 
‘Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’ But how can we bring this into practice?
How can we let this shape our lives? This idea can also be used as an object lesson.

Themes:
Lord's Prayer, Our Father in heaven, dealing with temptation

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To be used for:

- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room.

Bible text:
‘And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ (Matthew 6:13)

Age:
8 – 88 years

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Object lesson - Lord's Prayer: ‘The plumb line of God's will’

Introduction: 
‘Let your will be done on heaven as it is in earth.’
We all know this text, but what is Gods will? What does God want?  

Themes:
Lord's Prayer, Our Father in heaven, God's will

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To be used for:

- Creative prayer moment
- Prayer room.

Bible text:
‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’ (Matthew 6:10)

Age:
8 – 88 years

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Object lesson: ‘When can you trust someone?’ - trusting God

Introduction: 
This is an accessible, interactive way of leading a group discussion about the question: what makes someone trustworthy? 

Themes:
Trusting God, people in the Bible who are facing difficulties or scary situations.

To be used for:
- Creative children work

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Bible text:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5)

Age:
4 – 12 years

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Game: ‘Trustworthy?’ - trusting God

Introduction: 
This is a fun game which introduces the themes of trust and trustworthiness.

Themes:
Trusting God, people in the Bible who are facing difficulties or scary situations.

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To be used for:
- Creative children work

Bible text:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5)

Age:
4 – 12 years

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Puppets: ‘Heaven invites you to a party’ - a puppet script / Christmas

Introduction:
A complete puppet script about the Christmas story.
You can use this script to explain the gospel to children.


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Underneath you can read a small part of the script:

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Wise Man 1:

I say chaps, which way to Bethlehem?

Paddy:
Well, sir, if I was going to Bethlehem, I wouldn’t start from here. Take the ring road at Damascus and go south of Jerusalem.

(Enter other two wise men. One had headphones on and is boogying, the other is carrying presents)

Wise Man 2: 
This is typical, this is. I knew we’d get lost. Follow the star they told us. So off we go, but then what happens? It starts to rain. Bloomin’ clouds. Can’t see a thing. You just can’t trust the weather men these days. (To the headphones) Are you listening?

(No response - he carries on dancing)

Wise Man 2:
Who has to carry all the presents? Me that’s who.

Wise Man 3: (stops dancing)
Hey, man, cool it, ok?

Wise Man 2:
And now we’ll never get there on time. I told you we should have turned left at the Jordan.

Wise Man 1: (He’s been talking to Paddy, and now comes over to join the others.)
Not to worry, chaps. I know where we are now. Let’s get going.

Wise Man 3:
Hey man, that’s cool.

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You can download the whole 8 page script below:

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Object lesson: ‘How touching trust can be’ - trusting God

Introduction: 
This is a fun interactive object lesson about trusting God that is guaranteed to produce some nervous giggles.

Themes:
Trusting God, people in the Bible who are facing difficulties or scary situations.

To be used for:
-Children's moment during a service, preaching illustration, Sunday School, assembly or RE lesson.


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Bible text:

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5)

Age:
4 – 12 years

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Bible Story: ‘The coming of the Magi’s’ - a Christmas Story


Introduction:

This is a great story about the journey of the Magi, the three wise men from the East, which can either be told or enacted.

Themes:

The meaning of Christmas, the journey of the Magi

This can be used for:

- a Christmas service

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Bible text:

"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem." (Matthew 2:1)

Script:

You can either download the script/story through the subsequent link or read it on the site:

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Object lesson: ‘Sugar and coke’ - the Fall / putting off the old self / new creation

Introduction:
Who ever thought you could discuss theologically difficult themes such as the Fall, the putting off of your old self and the becoming of the New creation with sugar and coke?

Themes:
The Fall, surrendering, putting off of the old ‘me’, new creation

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To be used for:
- Children's moment during a service, a preaching illustration, in Sunday School, in assembly or an RE lesson

Bible text:
"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day." (Genesis 1:31)

Age:
4 – 88 years

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Object lesson: ‘Tearing up the green fifties or fives’ - God’s love, our worth in God’s eyes

Introduction:
This is a fun object lesson in which you use a 5 (or more) dollar/pound/eruo note to illustrate how nothing can separate us from Gods love. Whatever might happen, in His eyes, we will never lose our value.

Themes:
God’s love, our sense of worth in Gods eyes.

To be used for:
- Children's moment during a service, a preaching illustration, Sunday School, an assembly or RE lesson.

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Bible text:
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:  “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:35-39)

Age:
4 – 88 years

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Object lesson: ‘The upside down cup’ - conversion, being filled with the Holy Spirit


What happens if you try pouring water into an upside down cup?

Exactly, it all gets a bit messy! This easy object lesson illustrates our participation in order to be filled with God’s love and/or the Holy Spirit.

Themes:

Conversion, being filled with the Holy Spirit

To be used for:

Children's moment during the service, a preaching illustration, Sunday School

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Bible text:

"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." (Luke 5:32)

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Object lesson: ‘Strong cups’ - Body of Christ, dependency on fellow believers

Introduction:
This object lesson illustrates the working of the Body of Christ, our dependency on other Christians, and the fact that everyone can always get a new chance.

Themes:
The Body of Christ, dependency on fellow believers, new chances, who belongs?

To be used for:
- Children’s moment during a service
- Creative children’s work

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Bible text:

"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ." (1 Cor. 12:12)

Age:
4 – 88 years

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Object lesson: ‘Shoe-fashion-show’ - shoes of readiness / sharing the gospel

Introduction:
A personal favourite! Some people think you have to be very special to be able to talk about the Lord Jesus. They think you have to be very pretty, or very cool, or very neat, or very clever, or fancy, or old, or funny. It can feel like we need to work very hard to be a representative of Jesus! Some people are too afraid to try, thinking it will go wrong and they’ll get wet feet. 

But it doesn’t have to be like that at all! We can come just as we are, and be just who we are. We’re perfect in our imperfection! The idea is to make a catwalk and to get the children to walk a shoe fashion show. In this fashion show it’s about wearing the most clumsy, too big shoes, making it as difficult to walk normally as possible. God can’t use shoes like that, surely?!

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Themes:

Spreading the gospel, evangelizing, daring to be yourself, self worth.

To be used for:
- Children’s moment during a service
- Creative children’s work

Bible text:
"And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace." (Ephesians 6:15)

Age:
4 – 88 years

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Magic trick - Relighting candles: 'The resurrection of Jesus / Light of the world'

Introduction:
This rather illuminating object lesson illustrates just how invincible the Light of the World is. It also lends itself to the explanation of the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Themes:
Jesus as the Light of the World, the death and resurrection

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To be used for:
- Children’s moments during a service
- Creative children’s work
- School assembly
- RE lessons
- Preaching illustration

Bible text:
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:4-5)

Age:
4 – 88 years

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Prayer idea: ‘Praying with plasters and bears’ - poverty / deprived children

Introduction:
Time to let more bears into our congregations! This idea introduces five different ways of using plasters and teddy bears in prayer activities, creating an accessible way for children to pray for the poor and deprived.

Themes:
Contemplating poverty and deprived children around the world.

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To be used for:

-Children’s moment during a service
-Creative prayer moments
-Prayer room
-Teaching concerning poverty

Bible text:
"He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death." (Psalm 72:13)

Age:
6 – 88 years

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Crafts idea: ‘Decorating the cross’ - FREE

Introduction:

In this creative task the children are going to decorate a cross. This is a follow-up of writing and drawing prayers on the cross (see idea 4).

Themes:

Light of the world, the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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This idea can be used for:

- Creative prayer or interactive moments during a service
- Prayer rooms
- Teaching concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus

Bible text: 

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Description:

A big wooden cross is lying on the ground. In small groups the children get a few minutes to decorate part of the cross. Every child can glue beads to the cross, paint on the cross, or find another creative way of expressing what Jesus’ cross means for him or her. Within the preparation of this creative task around 50 holes have been drilled into the cross. After the decorating is completed fairy lights can be put through these holes. The cross can then be hung up somewhere and become a cherished memory, or be referred to within future settings.

You will need:

- A wooden cross (with holes drilled into it for fairy lights).
- Glue
- Beads
- Paint
- Fabric
- Scissors

Prayer idea: ‘Contemplating the cross’

Introduction:
The cross is one of the most important symbols within Christianity and will probably have been frequently spoken of in our children’s work. How do children experience the symbol of the cross? What does this mean for them?

Themes:
The symbol of the cross, Easter

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This idea can be used for:
- Creative prayer or interactive moments during a service
- Prayer rooms
- Teaching concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus

Bible text: 
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Age:
6 – 12 years

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Prayer idea: ‘Seeking refuge with God’

Introduction:
How can we help children (and grown-ups) seek refuge with God? This creative way of praying can help.

Themes:
- Seeking refuge with God
- Holding onto God's promises

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This idea can be used for:
- Creative prayer or interactive moments during a service
- Prayer rooms
- Teaching

Bible text: 
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91: 1-2)

Age
6 – 88 years

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Object lesson: ‘Make a rainbow with Skittles’ - Noah / God's promises / fruit of the Spirit


A fun activity that you can use for different Bible stories and Biblical themes.

Of course there is the rainbow in the story of Noah and the ark. But, for example, you can also use this in the story of the calming of the storm on the lake.

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I llike to use it to help the children look at different promises in Gods word, as the rainbow is a sign of Gods promise, but you can also use it to look at the theme of the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit. All the fruit and the gifts are different, like the colours in the rainbow, but each one is important. You can also link the Skittles to the Body of Christ. As believers we are the Body of Christ. We are all different. We are all colourful and that is good! Unity doesn't lie in being the same, just as a rainbow doesn't consist of one colour. Each person and each colour is important. 

Biblical themes:

Gods promises, fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Body of Christ, unity 

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Object lesson: ‘Draw a dot for each of the 100 million homeless children in the world’

Short explanation:
A clear illustration and idea for creative prayer, to help adults and children to think about the 100 million homeless children in the world.

Themes:
Creative prayer, homeless children, poverty

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To be used for:
Children’s moment during a service, creative prayer, prayer room, an illustration for your teaching about prayer, Sunday school

Bible text:
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (James 1: 27)

Age:
4 – 12 years

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Object lesson - Abram's call: ‘Who is Abram?’

Introduction:
In this series of creative ideas we are looking at the person of Abram. The first time we read in the Bible about Abram is when God calls him to leave Haran and travel with his family to the promised land. This first idea in the series on Abram is a fun and messy introduction to this remarkable man.

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Ingredients:

- balloons
- shaving foam
- permanent marker pens

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Storytelling tips - Abram's call: ‘God calls Abram’

Introduction:
We have created a special Sunday school program around the story of God calling Abram. Here on the site you will find 27 different ideas that you can use to tell and teach this story to the children. But before we start, let’s have a look our first look at this wonderful story in the Bible.

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Preparation:
Read the following passage at least five times. Sometimes it helps to read the Bible passage aloud.

The Call of Abram – Genesis 12: 1 - 7

“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation,  and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.

Abram travelled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.”

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Object lesson: ‘One drop too much!’ - Joshua's defeat at Ai / Achan's sin


A fun object lesson for your Sunday school lesson 

Use this object lesson in your Sunday school lesson, children's ministry, Bible lesson or youth ministry to tell the Bible story of Joshua, who wants to take the village of Ai. 

If you know your Bible well, you will know that there was another reason why the Israelites were defeated: Achan’s disobedience.

Achan had ‘stolen’ several items from Jericho and hid them underneath his tent. I find the Bible story about Achan’s punishment one of the harder stories to tell. Especially if you’re telling the story to children. 

One way to tell this story to adults and (maybe to children) and explain why such a severe punishment followed, is using this object lesson...

One drop too much object lesson about Joshua defeat Ai ideal for Sunday school lesson Bible lesson christian youth work Bible story kids church


What do you need:

- a jug of lemonade
- a pipette
- a glass of water from our toilet

What, water from your toilet?! Let me explain...

What do you do:

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Object lesson: ‘Mr. Torch and his friend Battery’ - Joshua's defeat at Ai

A fun object lesson for your Sunday school lesson on Joshua 

Use this object lesson in your Sunday school lesson, children's ministry, Bible lesson or youth ministry to tell the Bible story of Joshua, who wants to take the village of Ai. After the mighty defeat of Jericho, Joshua thinks it’s going to be very easy. Instead of being obedient and trusting in God, Joshua decides to trust in his own strength. The end results are not very good, to say the least! 

How can you tell this story in a different way? Let me introduce you to Mr. Torch and his friend Battery. It is the story of Joshua’s defeat, but a slightly different version...

Mister Torch and his friend Battery object lesson about Joshua defeat Ai ideal for Sunday school lesson Bible lesson christian youth work Bible story kids church

What do you need:

- an electric torch
- a battery

What do you do:

Do:
Show the children an electric torch.

Tell:
This is Mr Torch. Mr Torch is a sad torch, because he cannot shine. There is no light, just big tears.

Do:
Show the children a battery.

Tell:
When his friend Battery asks him why he is so sad, Mr Torch explains that he is a torch with no light. He is useless!!

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Object lesson: ‘Let's build a tower’ - Joshua's defeat at Ai


A fun object lesson for your Sunday school lesson on Joshua 

Use this object lesson / Bible game in your Sunday school lesson, children's ministry, Bible lesson or youth ministry to tell the Bible story of Joshua, who wants to take the village of Ai. After the mighty defeat of Jericho, Joshua thinks it’s going to be very easy. Instead of being obedient and trusting in God, Joshua decides to trust in his own strength. 

How do you help children think through the different issues of pride, trusting, and doing it your own way in this Bible story?


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What do you need:

- lots of plastic cups

What do you do:

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Object lesson: ‘It's hard to humble yourself’ - Joshua's defeat at Ai


A fun object lesson for your Sunday school lesson on Joshua and Jericho / Ai

Use this object lesson in your Sunday school lesson, children's ministry, Bible lesson or youth ministry to tell the Bible story of Joshua, who wants to take the village of Ai. After the mighty defeat of Jericho, Joshua thinks it’s going to be very easy. Instead of being obedient and trusting in God, Joshua decides to trust in his own strength. He struggles with constantly being reliant on God. He wants to stretch himself instead of humbling himself before God.

How do you illustrate this rather complicated story in such a way that children will listen attentively and understand what it is about? How does it feel to humble yourself? 

Using a rope and a game we can look with the children at what is means to bow before God and rely on Him instead of our own strength.


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What do you need:

- a piece of rope

What do you do:

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Object lesson: ‘What is unclean?’ - Jesus on clean and unclean

Short explanation:
This is an object lesson that will have the children talking for a long time! What is clean and unclean exactly? A fun introduction if you’re going to teach about how Jesus dealt with issues around clean/unclean.

Themes:
How Jesus dealt with issues of clean and unclean, holiness of God.

To be used for:
Children’s moment in a service, a preaching illustration, Sunday school, in an assembly or RE lesson.

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Bible text:
“What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” (Matthew 15:11)

Age:
8 – 88 years.

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