Object lesson - Ascension - A look behind the cloud


In this object lesson we will think with the children about the questions, "Why did Jesus go to heaven?" and "What is Jesus doing in heaven now?

Count those 1500 grains of rice object lesson on Pentecost and the Holy Spirit 1

What do you need:

- large white cloud made of cardboard
- a highlighter

What do you do:

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Object lesson - Ascension - Who or what has been defeated by Jesus?


Jesus was placed on earth by his Heavenly Father to defeat "something or someone". When Jesus' task is complete, he goes back to his Father in heaven, but whom or what has he defeated?

In this object lesson we look at what Jesus has done for us.

Count those 1500 grains of rice object lesson on Pentecost and the Holy Spirit 1

What do you need:

- ten worksheets  that you can download here.

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Experiment - Ascension - Can a balloon pull an empty soda can?


A fun experiment about the ascension of Jesus, where the children answer the question: "What attraction caused Jesus to go to heaven?"

Alongside this experiment, we take time to talk with the children about their thoughts, images and expectations with heaven.

Filled with something from nothing science experiment and object lesson on Holy Spirit and Pentecost

What do you need:

- a balloon
- an empty lemonade can

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Game - Ascension - Build a rocket - FREE


Walk-in activity 

A idea that the kids in your children's ministry can do while the program hasn't started yet. Suitable for children's work, where children gradually trickle in.

Today we are reflecting on the ascension of Jesus. In this lesson we use the image of an astronaut and rockets as a starting point to think about ascension with the children..

 

Many pieces make up a puzzle Object lesson on Acts 4 early church unity

What you need:

- newspapers
- adhesive tape

What to do:

Do:
Divide the children who drop in into small groups. Give each group a large stack of newspapers and enough rolls of tape. Ask them to build a large rocket with the newspapers and tape.

YouTube video - Ascension - Ladybugland


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion on the Ascension of Jesus in Acts 1

With the help of a secular YouTube video and creative activities we encourage the children to think about today's Bible story.

Three little ladybugs are dropped off by their mother in a large playroom full of toys. The ladybugs start playing with the toys, but the room also has a spider who wants to catch them. Time after time, the three ladybugs defeat the spider and eventually fly away with their mother. Leaving the spider completely defeated.

Johnny Express

Why does this film fit in with today's Bible story?

The three ladybugs look a little like Jesus. Jesus was placed on earth by his father to defeat "something. But what? This is what we are going to talk about with the children. Do they know the answer? Was it 'sin', the devil or death? Or all three? When Jesus' task is done, he goes back to his Father in heaven, just as the ladybugs leave with their mother, having defeated the spider.

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?

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Icebreaker - Ascencion - How to become an astronaut?


With an icebreaker you introduce the children at the beginning of the children's work to the theme in a introduction to the theme in a playful manner.

Today in our Bible story, the disciples see Jesus going back to his Father in heaven. They saw him going up into the sky... But where is heaven? Is Jesus some kind of astronaut?

Many pieces make up a puzzle Object lesson on Acts 4 early church unity

What you need:

- newspapers
- rolls of toilet paper
- adhesive tape

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Object lesson - Ascencion - The promise


A fun children's moment on the Ascension of Jesus

A short introduction to the Bible story, the purpose of which is to learn something together from the Bible story and which at the same time makes you curious about what is to come.

Many pieces make up a puzzle Object lesson on Acts 4 early church unity

What you need:

- helium balloon
- cardboard box
- thin fishing line

What to do:

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Sunday school lesson - NT - Acts 2: Pentecost - the Holy Spirit


Download the PFD booklet with twelve great ideas on this Bible passage

Are you looking for a Sunday school lesson on the Bible passage of Acts 2 on Pentecost and the Holy Spirit?Sunday school lesson Isaiah dreams of peace ten ideas

We offer you the following twelve creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that all these ideas are way too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

* How do I tell the story myself? - five storytelling tips
* The torch without batteries - a children's moment
* How many different languages do we speak - an icebreaker
* Watch the video ‘Johny Express’ - YouTube video and discussion
* Filled with something from nothing... - a fun science experiment
* Who is God? - a creative activity
* Count those 1500 grains of rice... - a creative activity
* Discover the fruit of the Spirit - a creative activity
* Blown over! - a Bible game
* Build a LEGO car with a balloon engine - a Bible game
* What do you want to receive from the Holy Spirit? - creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

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Scripture reference: Psalm 100:3, Luke 15:4-7, Matthew 9:36, John 10:1-16, Matthew 7:15, Jeremiah 50:6, Isaiah 53:6, Matthew 10:16, Ezekiel 34:1-31, John 21:17, Psalm 23:1-6, Isaiah 53:7, Matthew 26:31, Ezekiel 34:17-22, Micah 2:12, Mark 14:27, Matthew 10:6, Matthew 18:10-13

YouTube video - Acts 2 - Johnny Express


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion on Pentecost in Acts 2

With the help of a secular YouTube video and creative activities we encourage the children to think about today's Bible story.

Johnny Express delivers packages all over the universe. One day he has to deliver a tiny package to a tiny planet with his rocket. The inhabitants of this planet are so small that he flattens entire cities with his shoes without realising it. In the end, he unwittingly destroys the entire planet with the fire of his rocket, while he is satisfied that he delivered the package.

Important: This film is sometimes a bit exciting and sad. I think it is more suitable for older children.

Johnny Express

Why does this film fit in with today's Bible story?

Today, in the Bible story, we are dwelling on the coming of the Holy Spirit. In the video, the planet and its inhabitants are very small compared to the deliverer of the package. At Pentecost, the difference is even greater. Compared to the Holy Spirit, we are still much smaller. Just as with the delivery of the package, at Pentecost there is wind and fire. So much could have gone wrong, but the Holy Spirit comes with love, care and attention for us little people. Around this video we look at the contrast between the arrival of the delivery man in the video and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

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?

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Experiment - Acts 2 - Filled with something from nothing...


A fun science experiment about the coming of the Holy Spirit in which the children see what happens when you are filled with something from nothing...

Filled with something from nothing science experiment and object lesson on Holy Spirit and Pentecost

What do you need:

- a transparent bottle
- a glass of cleaning vinegar with red liquid
- a balloon filled with baking powder
- a funnel

Preparation:

Use the funnel to put a few teaspoons of baking powder into the balloon in advance.
Dissolve a few drops of red food colouring in the cleaning vinegar so that it turns red.

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Object lesson - Acts 2 - Count those 1500 grains of rice...


In this object lesson we look at the enormous task that the disciples of Jesus had to tell the whole world about the Gospel. Through the coming and power of the Holy Spirit this great adventure began, but how great was this adventure really?

Count those 1500 grains of rice object lesson on Pentecost and the Holy Spirit 1

What do you need:

- two packs of rice (one pack is spare)
- large glass jar

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Object lesson - Acts 2 - Who is God?


At Pentecost we celebrate that the Holy Spirit has come. But who is the Holy Spirit? Is He the same as God? Is He God? What thoughts do the children have about this? How can we help children to think about this and express it to each other?

Fun object lesson on Pentecost and Holy Spirit Who is God

What do you need:

- All kinds of objects that you can use as symbols for God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit. You can think of the contents of your junk drawer. You can also collect specific objects: bottle of water, tea light, globe, windmill, dove, cross, hearts, key, play bread, circle, watch, etc.

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