Object lesson - Abram and Lot: ‘Share and share alike’


A fun children's moment about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Share and share alike fun childrens moment about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church


A short introduction to the story of Lot and Abram’s shepherds, who argued because there wasn’t enough food to feed their animals.

What do you need:

- three pairs of objects that you can give away - for example two pencils, two pairs of socks and two apples. Make sure that one of each pair is new and beautiful, and that the other half of each pair is used and scruffy.

What do you do:

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Game - Abram and Lot: ‘What a tug of war!’


An introductory game about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

 
Tug of war fun introduction Bible game about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church
 
You can use this idea as before the programme has properly started, as the children are coming in.

The story today is about the shepherds who looked after the herds belonging to Lot and Abram. They were engaged in a tug of war about the food supply for their animals. There wasn’t enough for all the animals, and they argued: ‘We were here first!’. ‘No, we were first!’. 

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Index: Biblical feasts

Biblical Feasts Index Use this Biblical Feasts Index to discover hundreds of creative ideas for childrens ministry VBS and Sunday school lessonsUse this index to discover all our ideas

The index below is sorted by Biblical feasts. Click on the link to see the list of ideas that connects with that Biblical feast:

*  Advent
*  Christmas
*  Easter
   - Good Friday
   - Resurrection
*  Ascension
*  Pentecost

 

Index: Tools for children's ministry

Tools for Childrens Ministry Index Use this Childrens Ministry Tools Index to discover hundreds of creative ideas for childrens ministry VBS and Sunday school lessonsUse this index to discover all our ideas

The index below is sorted by all our children's ministry tools here on the site. Click on the link to see the list of ideas that connects with that specific tool:

*  Object lessons
*  Experiments - cool science experiments
*  Storytelling - ideas and tips
*  Children's moment - in the service
 Icebreakers
*  Games - ideas
*  Crafts - ideas
Puppets - acts, videos and scripts
*  Prayer - ideas
Worship - ideas
*  YouTube videos - secular videos to help you reflect on the Bible lesson
Gospel ilussions - magic tricks
*  Bible study tools
*  Demonstration videos - to help you with a specific idea
*  Training for children's workers - articles, exercises
*  Downloads - lessons and other material
*  Complete Sunday school lessons

 

Index: Biblical persons - Old Testament

Biblical Person Old Testament Index Use this Biblical Persons Index to discover hundreds of creative ideas for childrens ministry VBS and Sunday school lessonsUse this index to discover all our ideas

The index below is sorted by Old Testament Biblical persons.

Click on the link to see the list of ideas that connects with that Biblical person.

Underneath this list you'll find two extra lists with Old Testament stories that are easy to tell:

*  Adam & Eve 
*  Noah - the Ark
*  Abram / Abraham - patriarch
Eliezer

Isaac  - patriarch
*  Rebekah

*  Jacob - patriarch
Joseph - his life
*  Moses - leader
*  Joshua - leader
*  Samson - judgeamson - judge
*  Ruth - Naomi, Boaz
Samuel - judge
*  Saul - king
*  David - king
*  Goliath - enemy of David
Jonathan - friend of David
Mephiboseth - son of Jonathan
*  Elijah - prophet
*  Elisha - prophet
*  Jonah - prophet
*  Daniel 
Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego
*  Esther - queen
*  Nehemiah - builder / leader
*  Ezra

*  Old Testament stories - easy to tell
*  Old Testament stories - sketchboard

Index: Biblical persons - New Testament

Biblical Person New Testament Index Use this Biblical Persons Index to discover hundreds of creative ideas for childrens ministry VBS and Sunday school lessonsUse this index to discover all our ideas

The index below is sorted by New Testament Biblical persons. Click on the link to see the list of ideas that connects with that Biblical person.

Underneath this list you'll find two extra lists with New Testament stories that are easy to tell:

*  Zachariah & Elisabeth
 Mary & Joseph
*  Shepherds
*  Magi - wise men
John the Baptist

Jesus - Son of God
*  Peter - disciple
*  Disciples of Jesus
 Bartimaeus - blind man
Paralysed man - through the roof
*  Canaanite woman - sick daughter
*  Jairus - ruler of the synagogue
Rich Young Ruler
Centurion - with sick servant
Samaritan woman - at the well
 Zacchaeus - tax collector
*  Lazarus - Martha & Mary
*  Pilate
*  Herod
Mary Magdalen - disciple
*  Thomas - disciple
*  Lame man - at the Beautiful gate
*  Philip - meets the Ethiopian
*  Paul - apostle
*  Silas - friend of Paul

 New Testament stories - easy to tell
*  New Testament stories - sketchboard 

 

Prayer idea - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Father forgive them’


Use this Easter prayer idea to think about forgiveness

We use Jesus' short prayer on the cross to help the children in our Sunday school, Bible lesson, kids work, children's church or youth work to think and pray in a creative way about forgiving those who have been mean to us or have hurt us. 

Father forgive them a creative Easter prayer idea for Sunday school Bible lesson youth work kids ministry or children church


What do you need:

- a piece of red cloth, as a cloak
- pins
- pen and paper

What to do:

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Game - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Go on, guess who it is!’


Use this Bible game to reflect on why Jesus allowed his own suffering

The soldiers blindfold Jesus and hit him, while they insult him: “Hey, you’re a prophet aren’t you? Go on then, tell us who hit you!”

Use this game to reflect on the meaning of Easter within your Sunday school, Bible lesson or Christian youth work.

 

Go on guess who it is Bible game meaning Easter Jesus suffering Sunday school Bible lesson youth work childrens church


What do you need:

- two blindfolds

What to do:

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Game - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation’


Use this Bible game to talk about Jesus being let down and betrayed by his friends in Gethsemane

Jesus knows what is going to happen in the coming hours. He encourages his disciples to pray for strength, so that they won’t fall into temptation. The disciples don’t seem to hear him, and fall asleep. Once more Jesus says the same thing, but it doesn’t seem to help.

Use this Bible game in your Sunday school lesson or Bible lesson to look at the meaning of "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation..."

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation Bible game Easter Gethsemane Sunday school lesson Bible lesson youth work


What do you need:

- ten large plastic cups
- ten stickers
- felt pens
- a soft ball

What to do:

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Object lesson - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘What does Easter mean to you?’


A creative group activity to enhance your telling of the Easter story

A simple craft activity that you can do as a group - decorate a large candle which you can light at the start of each Sunday School lesson or children's programme. It’s a lovely symbol to light a large candle to remind the children of Jesus’ presence in their lives. 

What does Easter mean to you decorate a large candle Sunday school lesson kids church Bible lesson childrens ministry kids ministry youth work


What do you need:

- a large white candle
- coloured sheets of candle wax
- pairs of scissors

What do you do:

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Object lesson - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Friends make wrong choices’


Use this creative activity to talk about Jesus being let down and betrayed by his friends in Gethsemane

Jesus encourages his friends to ask God for strength, so they won’t fall into temptation, but it all goes completely wrong.
Use this idea in your Sunday school or Bible lesson to look at friendship.

Friends make wrong choices Jesus betrayed by friends creative activity sunday school lesson bible lesson youth work bible story easter


What do you need:

- chocolates
- 10 small chocolate eggs for each child 
- four bowls or small boxes
- 4 statements in download

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Object lesson - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘In the garden of Gethsemane’


Use this creative activity to create a group discussion about four important events in the garden of Gethsemane

Four very important events in the life of Jesus happened in the garden of Gethsemane. Using four symbols or drawings, we are going to take a deeper look at what happened. This idea is ideal for a Sunday school lesson, a Bible lesson or within your youth work.

In the garden of Gethsemane a group discussion Sunday school lesson kids church Bible lesson childrens ministry kids ministry youth work


What do you need:

- worksheets
- pens / coloured pencils

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