Object lesson - Acts 2 - Discover the fruit of the Spirit


At Pentecost we celebrate that the Holy Spirit has come to live in us and make us more and more like Jesus. The Spirit does this by, among other things, making nine different characteristics grow in us. In this activity we will discover with the children these nine characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit.

Object lesson in Galatians 6 verse 22 Discover the fruit of the spirit Pentecost

What do you need:

- mixed fruit salad, forks
- blindfolds
- an A4 sheet of paper and a pen for each child

What do you do:

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Prayer idea - Acts 2 - What do you want to receive from the Holy Spirit?

Encouraging children to talk/communicate with God.

Pentecost is the day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit from heaven to live in us. He gives people strength, changes us, gives us gifts and helps us to become more and more like Jesus. We too may know that the Holy Spirit lives in us and wants to give us things.

Creative prayer idea on pentecost and holy spirit what do you want to receive from the holy spirit

What do you need:

- a flame for each child (download worksheet)
- pens
- scissors

Preparation:

Print out a flame for each child on sturdy A4 paper.

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Game - Acts 2 - Blown over - FREE

The believers hear the sound of a strong wind. It is the Holy Spirit turning their lives upside down. They are, as it were, blown over by the Spirit. For this game, you need an Airzooka. They are not expensive and will give you hours of fun!

What do you need:

- an Airzooka (you can order one here
- plastic cups

Watch a video about using the Airzooka here: 

Tell:
The believers hear the sound of a strong wind. It is the Holy Spirit turning their lives upside down. They are as it were blown over by the Spirit.

For our game today, we need an Airzooka. With this you can shoot a ball of air and blow over cups at a distance.

Do:
Place a number of pyramids with plastic cups on the table and let each child try a number of times whether they can knock the cups over.

Ask:
If you had been one of the disciples, would you have been blown away?
What blows you away about God? Or what do you find special about the Holy Spirit?

Do:
Let the children try again!

 

Game - Acts 2 - Build a LEGO car with a balloon engine - FREE

The Hebrew word for the Holy Spirit is 'Ruach', which means wind. The believers do not just hear the sound of a strong wind, but the Wind of God has come in them and on them. The Wind of God drives them to tell everyone about God. They 'race' out to tell everyone the Good News.

What do you need:

- lots of Lego to build Lego cars
- large balloons

What do you do:

Watch this video beforehand and make one or more examples so that the children can see what to make.

Do:
Have the children build a Lego car alone or in pairs, which is pushed forward by a balloon.
When everyone has made a car, let them race against each other in pairs.
Which car is the fastest?

 

Icebreaker - Acts 2 - How many different languages do we speak?


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 believers discover that they can suddenly speak in all different languages and tell everyone about the miracles of God in their own language.

 

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Object lesson - Acts 2 - The torch without batteries

Just as the battery gives power to make the light shine, so the Holy Spirit gives us power to be a light and live the way God wants us to.

On the First Pentecost, all the believers in different languages go and tell all the people in Jerusalem about the miracles of God. In this way they shine with their light.
We too may shine with our light. Today we celebrate that the Holy Spirit has come to live in us. He wants to fill us with Himself each day anew, so that we may always let our light shine

 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:

- flashlight
- batteries

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Sunday school lesson - NT - Acts 4: The unity of the early church


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

Are you looking for a Sunday school lesson on the Bible passage of Acts 4 on sharing together in unity?Sunday school lesson Isaiah dreams of peace ten ideas

We offer you the following eleveb 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:

*  Many pieces make up a puzzle - a walk-in activity:
*  Who is richer? - a children's moment
*  Let’s swap - an icebreaker
*  Watch  the video ‘Catch it’ - a YouTube video and discussion
*  Blow those books over - a fun science experiment
*  Do you have a nickname? - a creative activity 
*  Do we always share everything honesty? - a creative activity
*  Give it away before the time runs out - a creative activity
*  The chocolate party! - a Bible game
*  Move the empty Coke can - a Bible game
*  The most precious thing I can give - a crafts and creative prayer ide

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

Game - Catch that balloon in a funnel - FREE

The Hebrew word for the Holy Spirit is "Ruach," which means wind. The believers do not just hear the sound of a strong wind, but the Wind of God has come into them and on them. In this game we dwell on this.

What do you need:

- a number of inflated balloons
- a number of funnels

Catch that balloon in a funnel fun bible game on pentecost and holy spirit sunday school

What do you do:

Tell:
The Hebrew word for the Holy Spirit is "Ruach," which means wind. The believers don't just hear the sound of a strong wind, but the Wind of God has come in them and on them.
I have some balloons here. These balloons are also filled with wind, with my breath. Can you catch these balloons?

Do:
Take turns asking two or three children to come forward (depending on how many funnels you have).
The children hold the funnel with their right hand from below. With the other hand they put the inflated balloon on / in the funnel. Now they are not allowed to use their other hand.
They throw the balloon up with their funnel hand and then try to catch the balloon again.
How long does this go well? Who can do this the most number of times without the balloon falling to the ground?
After a few times, switch players so that everyone gets a chance.

Ask:
It is quite difficult to catch a balloon. Who knows what to do to get the Holy Spirit in and on you?

Game - Let that balloon fly... - FREE

The Hebrew word for the Holy Spirit is "Ruach," which means wind.  The believers don't just hear the sound of a strong wind, but the Wind of God has come into them and is leading them forward. The believers immediately spring into action and start telling everyone about the good deeds of God. In this game we dwell on this. 

What do you need:

- balloons
- masking tape 

Let that balloon fly fun bible game on pentecost and holy spirit sunday school

Preparation:

You will need a large play area for this. Tape a line on one side of the room with masking tape and tape a second line on the other side of the room.

What do you do: 

Tell:
The Hebrew word for the Holy Spirit is "Ruach," which means wind.  The believers not only hear the sound of a strong wind, but the Wind of God has come into them and is leading them forward. The believers immediately spring into action and start telling everyone about the good deeds of God. Today we are going to use our breath, which is also a type of wind, to blow up a balloon and put it into action. 

Do:
Divide the children into groups of four to five children. 
Put them in a row next to each other and give them all an empty balloon. 

The children must inflate the balloon and release it toward the line on the other side of the room. Of course, they can't do this in one go because the balloon might go the other way. The children walk to the balloon, pick it up, but must remain standing where the balloon fell. From this spot, they inflate the balloon again and try to shoot it towards the line again. 

Who needs the least number of attempts to make the balloon fly on the other side of the line?
 
 

Prayer idea - Acts 4 - The most precious thing I can give


The believers in Acts 4 in the early church must work together to make sure everyone has enough.

In this creative prayer idea, we are going to encourage the children to think about the most precious thing they can give to God or to others.

The most precious thing I can give creative prayer idea on Acts 4 unity early church

What do you need:

- two paper plates for each child
- for each child a piece of paper and a pen

What do you do:

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Game - Acts 4 - Move the empty Coke can


The believers in Acts 4 in the early church must work together to make sure everyone has enough. Rich people sell houses and land. The apostles distribute it to the poor. In this game we are going to work closely together to get something for the other person.

Share honestly object lesson and bible game on Acts 4 unity early church

What do you need:

- uncooked spaghetti
- empty lemonade cans with the tab still attached

What do you do:

As an example of the game, watch this video on YouTube: 

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Game - Acts 4 - The chocolate party!


Sharing everything together sounds easier than it is.

We are going to discover this today in this game in which groups are going to share a bar of chocolate with each other. That is: with a knife and fork and neatly dressed, of course!

Share honestly object lesson and bible game on Acts 4 unity early church

What do you need:

For each team:
- a large slice of chocolate
- one die
- a knife and fork
- a scarf, gloves and a hat

What do you do:

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