YouTube video - Parable of the Talents - Mouse for sale


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion on the parable of the talents

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

A little mouse with big floppy ears sits in a glass cage in a pet store. He tries to get the attention of shoppers, but they either laugh at him or don't see him. Eventually he manages to get the attention of a boy with headphones on. Turns out that the boy under the headphones has the same kind of floppy ears as the mouse. They have found each other.

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

Our Bible story today is about the question, "What do you do with your talents?" This mouse uses all his talents to get the attention of the prospective buyer. He does not give up, but continues to persevere and eventually receives his reward.

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 steps:

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Storytelling tips - Parable of the talents


How do I tell the story myself? - Storytelling tips for this story

We give you four tips that can help you tell the parable of the talents in a new and interesting way.

Four storytelling tips on the Bible story of the parable of the talents

The Bible passage in this lesson:

The disciples listen to Jesus and gain hope. In Jerusalem, where they are now on their way, God's new world will begin! Jesus knows what they are thinking and tells them a story about an important man who is going on a faraway journey so that he can be proclaimed king of his country. Before he leaves, he gives ten servants ten money coins to make even more money. When he returns after a long time, he asks his servants what they did with the money. The first servant has earned ten times as much money and is given by the master the administration of ten cities. The second servant has earned five times as much money and is being ruled over five cities by the master. The third servant has kept his money in a cloth. The master has this money taken away and given to the one with the most money. When people say that this is not fair, the master replies, "Whoever has, will get more. But he who has nothing, what he has, will also be taken away.

( Luke 19: 11-26 ) 
 

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Icebreaker - Parable of the Talents - What can you do with your talent?


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 we are going to listen and look at the parable of the talents. In the Bible we learn that God has given us all very beautiful talents. But what can you all do with your talents?

What can you do with your talent icebreaker on Jesus parable of talents sunday school lesson

What you need:

- different objects

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Object lesson - Parable of the Talents - Different from what we expected...


A fun children's moment on the parable of the talents

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.

Childrens moment on Jesus parable of talents for kidmin childrens ministry sunday school lesson 

What you need:

- an ice cream for every 'child

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Drop-in activity - Parable of the Talents - Folding and making building blocks


Ideas for what children can do while the programme is still in progress. Suitable for children's work, where children gradually trickle in.

Today we are thinking about the parable of the talents in Luke 19. An important man goes on a journey and gives ten disciples ten coins. What are they going to do with these? In one of the creative activities we are going to use our talents to build with. During our walk-in, we will first fold, cut and glue these 'building blocks', so that we will soon have a mountain of building blocks to build with.

Walk in activity on the parable of the talents childrens ministry sunday school lesson

What you need:

- all kinds of coloured square pieces of paper (10 x 10)
- scissors
- adhesive tape or staplers

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Prayer idea - Ascension - Jesus prays for us


When Jesus went back to his Father, one of the tasks he took upon himself was to pray for us. What would you most like Jesus to pray for you?

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

What do you need:

- one cloud for each child (download worksheet)
- pens
- pegs hanging on strings on the wall

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Game - Ascension - Where is heaven?


A giant board game that you can play with the children on the theme of the ascension of Jesus.

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

What do you need:

- coloured stars
- large dice

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Game - Ascension - Zero gravity


When Jesus goes to heaven he disappears behind a cloud. The only way we humans can go to the stars is as astronauts. But it is very hard to be an astronaut. Zero gravity can give its own problems as we find out in this fun game.

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

What do you need:

- a plastic cup
- pieces of string
- a bottle of water
- a needle
- balloons
- flour

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Game - Ascension - Through the meteorite storm


Jesus goes straight up to heaven. In movies when astronauts travel through the universe, they often find themselves in a meteorite storm. Today we will play a game where the children have to avoid a meteorite storm as an astronaut team.

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

What do you need:

- blindfolds
- a4's
- stopwatch on phone

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Sunday school lesson - NT - Acts 1: The ascension of Jesus


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

Are you looking for a Sunday school lesson on the Bible passage of Acts1: the Ascension of JesusSunday school lesson Isaiah dreams of peace ten ideas

We offer you the following fourteen 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?  - four storytelling tips
*  Build a rocket  - walk-in activity
*  The promise   - a children's moment
*  How to become an astronaut?   - an icebreaker
*  Watch  the video ‘Ladybugland’    - YouTube video and discussion
*  Can a balloon pull an empty soda can?   - a fun science experiment
*  Who or what has been defeated by Jesus?   - a creative activity
*  A look behind the cloud   - a creative activity
*  When Jesus comes back   - a creative activity
*  Through the meteorite storm   - a Bible game
*  Zero gravity   - a Bible game
*  Where is heaven?  - a Bible game
*  Jesus prays for us      - 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

Free Sunday school lesson on the Ascension of Jesus

Download the PFD booklet with fourteen great ideas on this Bible passageFree Sunday school lesson on ascension of Jesus Acts 1


"Download: The Ascension of Jesus - Sunday school lesson"

Are you looking for a Bible lesson for your children's ministry on Acts1: the Ascension of Jesus?

We offer you fourteen creative ideas that you can use. We understand that all these ideas are way too many to fit into just one Bible 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.

Download the booklet:   "Acts 1 - The Ascension of Jesus - Sunday school lesson"

 

 

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

Object lesson - Ascension - When Jesus comes back....


In this series between Easter and Pentecost, we dwell a lot on the ascension of Jesus. In this parable of the wise and foolish virgins, Jesus tells the story of the bridegroom who actually returns after a long time. With the ascension of Jesus, the two men in white robes promised that Jesus would return in the same way. But what happens next? What image do the children have of this? What do they think about the return of Jesus / the second coming?

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

What do you need:

- flipchart or A4 sheets that you can stick on the door or wall
- marker
- a colour fan for each child
- enough small stickers

What do you do:

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