Object lesson - Jesus is arrested: ‘Who does Pontius Pilate listen to?


A creative activity about the Easter story 

Pilate quickly comes to the conclusion that Jesus is innocent. But the people keep on shouting out for him to be crucified. Who does he listen to? Does he listen to the people, or his heart?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Who does Pilate listen to creative activity about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

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- sticky post-it notes
- pens

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Object lesson - Jesus is arrested: ‘What kind of King is Jesus?’


A creative activity about the Easter story 

Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Pilate doesn’t know what sort of King Jesus is. If he really is a king, he is a very different sort of king to the Emperor in Rome or King Herod. Jesus is also very different to the kings in our modern day world. What sort of king is Jesus?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

What kind of king is Jeus creative activity about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

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Experiment - Jesus is arrested: ‘Does an ice cube float on oil?’


A fun science experiment about the Easter story 

Jesus is not a king like Herod or Pilate. He came down from heaven to give us his love and salvation. You can use this fun experiment to demonstrate this!

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Floating ice cube fun science experiment about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- edible food colouring
- water
- sunflower or other vegetable oil
- a glass

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Complete Sunday School lesson - Abram 2: 'Abram and Lot separate’


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Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18?

Abram and Lot separate a complete Easter Sunday school lesson with fourteen creative ideas. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson VBC kidmin childrens ministry or childrens church and youth ministryWe 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 fourteen ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  What a tug of war! - an introductory activity
*  Share and share alike - a children's moment
*  Share a marshmallow tea cake - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell this Bible story? - a storytelling tip
*  Hewn - YouTube video and discussion
*  The never ending bar of chocolate - a fun science experiment
*  How much space do we need? - a creative activity
*  What is a climate refugee? - a creative activity
*  This beautiful earth - a creative activity
*  Make a choice - a Bible game
*  Feed the sheep relay race - a Bible game
Build a nomad tent - a crafts idea
*  Make a 3D map - a crafts idea
*  A prayer for the journey - a creative prayer idea

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Complete Sunday School lesson - Easter 2: ‘Jesus is a different kind of King’


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Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 – 25  -  Jesus meeting king Herod and Pilate and both of them asking: "What kind of king is this man?"

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Jesus is a different king a complete Easter Sunday school lesson with thirteen creative ideas. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson VBC kidmin childrens ministry or childrens church and youth ministryWe understand that these thirteen 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 thirteen ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  The King says… - an introductory activity
*  Sour Milk - a children’s moment
*  Build a bridge of spaghetti - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story? - four storytelling tips
*  LIFE - YouTube video and discussion
*  Does an ice cube float on oil? - a fun science experiment
*  What sort of king is Jesus? - a creative activity
*  Who does Pilate listen to? - a creative activity
*  The story of Barabbas (1) - a creative activity
*  The story of Barabbas (2) - a creative activity
*  On or in the cross? - a Bible game
*  What sort of animal am I? - a Bible game
*  You’re my King! - a creative prayer idea

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Complete Sunday School lesson - Easter 1: ‘Jesus is betrayed by his friends’ - FREE


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

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 22: 39 – 71  -  Jesus being betrayed bj Judas, deserted by his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane and disowned by Peter?

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Jesus is betrayed by his friends a complete Easter Sunday school lesson with eleven creative ideas. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson VBC kidmin childrens ministry or childrens church and youth ministryWe understand that these eleven 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 eleven ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  Alone in the world - a children’s moment
*  Egg bowling - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story? - four storytelling tips
*  The early hatchling gets the worm - YouTube video and discussion
*  Pencils through a plastic bag - a fun science experiment
*  In the garden of Gethsemane - a creative activity
*  Friends make wrong choices - a creative activity
*  What does Easter mean to us? - a creative activity
*  Watch and pray... - a Bible game
*  Go on, guess who it is? - a Bible game
*  Father, forgive them… - a creative prayer idea

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‘Jesus is betrayed by his friends’ - an Easter Sunday school lesson


Download the PDF booklet with eleven great ideas on this Bible story

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 22: 39 – 71  -  Jesus being betrayed bj Judas, deserted by his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane and disowned by Peter?

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Jesus is betrayed by his friends in the garden of Gethsemane

We understand that these eleven ideas are way too many to fit into just one 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 eleven ideas for you to choose from:

*  Alone in the world - a children’s moment
*  Egg bowling - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story? - four storytelling tips
*  The early hatchling gets the worm - YouTube video and discussion
*  Pencils through a plastic bag - a fun science experiment
*  In the garden of Gethsemane - an object lesson
*  Friends make wrong choices - an object lesson
*  What does Easter mean to us? - an object lesson
*  Watch and pray... - a Bible game
*  Go on, guess who it is? - a Bible game
*  Father, forgive them… - a creative prayer idea

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YouTube video - Jesus is arrested: ‘LIFE’


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story.

There’s a large puddle of water on the pathway. Some people walk straight through it and get wet shoes. Then a boy comes along. He puts large stepping stones in the water to form a sort of bridge, so that not only he but also everyone else coming after him can walk across to the other side.

Life Use this YouTube video to talk about Bible story of Easter for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin 

 
Why is this film applicable to the story of the betrayal of Jesus? 

Today’s question is, “What sort of king is Jesus?” The answer is not at all clear to Pontius Pilate. Looking back two thousand years later we can see that Jesus is the king who, through his suffering, death and resurrection, built a bridge, so that we can walk over it to God.

Important questions:

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- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

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Icebreaker - Jesus is arrested: ‘Build a spaghetti bridge’


A fun icebreaker about the Easter story 

A playful introduction to our Sunday school lesson about Easter and Jesus being becoming a bridge between God and humankind.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Build a spaghetti bridge fun icebreaker about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

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- lots of spaghetti
- cello tape / sticky tape

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Object lesson - Jesus is arrested: ‘Sour milk’


A fun children's moment about the Easter story 

It’s all going sour in today's Bible story. All the people who at first were so happy that Jesus was healing them and feeding them, are now sour and angry. They want Jesus to be crucified.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Sour Milk fun childrens moment about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- two glasses
- some normal milk that has not been in the fridge for a few days and has gone off
- a pack of long-life milk
- a bucket
- a bottle of water

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Icebreaker - Abram and Lot: ‘Share a marshmallow teacake’


A fun icebreaker 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 a marshmallow tea cake fun icebreaker about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church


Abram and Lot have to share the country that they live in. How do they share it out evenly?

What do you need:

- a number of marshmallow tea cakes, or jaffa cakes
- knives and forks
- plates

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Complete Sunday School lesson - Abram 1: ‘Abram follows God’s voice’ - FREE


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

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram being called by God to go to Canaan in Genesis 12: 1 - 9?

Abram follows Gods voice a complete Sunday school lesson with 14 creative ideasWe offer you the following fourteen creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that these fourteen 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 fourteen ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  Which countries have you visited? - an introductory activity
*  Are you a good listener? - a children's moment
*  I am going on a journey… - an icebreaker
*  Which countries do you know? - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the story of Abram? - a storytelling tip
*  Scraps - YouTube video and discussion
*  Build your own old fashioned phone - a fun science experiment
*  I know that sound! - a creative activity
*  Quite a walk! - a creative activity
*  A suitcase race - a Bible game
*  Let’s travel to Canaan - a Bible game / quiz
*  Create your own paper sandals - a crafts idea & game
*  Footsteps in paint - a crafts idea
*  Let’s build an altar together - a creative prayer idea

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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.

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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 Topics

Topic index Use this Biblical Topics 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 topic. Click on the link to see the list of ideas that connects with that Biblical topic:

Acts – Bible book
*  Anger / Jealousy
Baptism
Blessings - to bless / to curse
*  Body of Christ – the church
*  Creation – God as Creator
*  Disciples of Jesus

Faith / Unbelief
*
  Family of God – the church

*  Following Jesus - discipleship
*  Forgiveness
*  Friendship / Enemies
*  Fruit of the Spirit
*  Giving / Sharing / Greed
*  God the Father
God’s care
God’s guidance
*  God’s love
God’s presence
*  God’s promises
God’s protection
God’s voice
Good Friday

*  Good Shepherd
Grace / the Law
*  Heaven
Holiness / Sin
*  Holy Spirit- God’s Spirit
*  Holy Trinity
*  Humility / Pride
*  Image / Identity
*  Jesus, Son of God
*  Letters of Paul – Bible books
Light / Darkness
*  Lord’s prayer
*  Lord’s supper
*  Miracles of Jesus
Missionaries / Mission Sunday
*  New Testament stories - easy to tell

*  New Testament stories - sketchboard
*  Obedience / Disobedience
Old Testament stories - easy to tell

*  Old Testament stories - sketchboard
Parables of Jesus
*  Perseverance
Philippians – Bible book
*  Poverty – homelessness / hunger
*  Power of the Spirit
*  Prodigal son - parable
*  Psalms – Bible book
Resurrection
Rich Young Ruler

*  Samaritan - parable
Serving another
*  Sharing the gospel
*  Talents – discovering / developing
Teamwork – unity / working together
*  Thanksfulness - giving thanks
Tongue – power of our words
Trust / Fear
*  Truth / Lying

 

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

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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

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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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Experiment - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Pencils through a plastic bag’


A fun science experiment to the Easter story

Jesus has a lot to cope with in this Easter Bible story:

- The disciples abandon him by falling asleep
- Judas betrays him with a kiss
- His disciples use violence
- Peter denies knowing him
- He is hurt and insulted, and falsely convicted.

How does Jesus cope with all of this?

Use this experiment to talk about this Easter theme in a Sunday school setting or within your youth work.

Pencils through a bag fun science experiment to tell Bible story of Easter in Sunday school Bible lesson object lesson kids church kids ministry yout work


What do you need:

- a strong ziplock plastic bag
- water
- six pencils

What do you do:

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YouTube video - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘The early hatchling gets the worm’


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story.

A small chick finds a worm, who then becomes her best friend. They play together all the time. One morning when she wakes up the worm is gone. As she goes out to look for him, she sees another chick with a worm in its beak. She finally succeeds in getting the worm back out of its beak, but it turns out to be the wrong worm. She throws the wrong worm away and rushes over to hug her real friend who has just showed up.

The early hatchling gets the worm use this Youtube video to talk about Jesus betrayal Sunday school lesson kids church Bible lesson childrens ministry kids ministry youth work 

 
Why is this film applicable to the story of the betrayal of Jesus? 

Our story today is about friendship, and also the things that can go wrong in a friendship. At the lowest point in his life, Jesus’ friends are not there for him. They fall asleep, betray him, deny knowing him, and even resort to violence, because they really don’t know what to do any more.

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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Icebreaker - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Egg bowling’


A playful introduction about the Easter story and Jesus being deserted by his friends.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 22: 39 – 71. The disciples who fall asleep and Peter who disowns Jesus three times.

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Egg bowling fun Bible game about Easter Bible story Jesus deserted by his disciples for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin VBS


An icebreaker about Jesus feeling all alone while he is praying in the garden of Gethsemane and his disciples are all fast asleep.

What do you need:

- two chocolate eggs per child
- a tennis ball

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Object lesson - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Alone in the world’


A children's moment about Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 22: 39 – 71. The disciples who fall asleep and Peter who disowns Jesus three times.

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Alone in the world childrens moment about Easter Bible story Jesus praying in garden Gethsemane for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church


A children’s moment about Jesus feeling all alone while he is praying in the garden of Gethsemane and his disciples are all fast asleep.

What do you need:

- a copy of the book ‘Alone in the world’ by Hector Malot, or another book

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Complete Sunday School lesson - Joseph 6: ‘Joseph reconciles with his brothers’


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Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers in Egypt in Genesis 44 - 45?

Joseph being reconciled with his brothers a complete Sunday school lesson with 10 creative ideasWe offer you the following ten creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that these ten 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 ten ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  A turning windmill - a children's moment
*  Who’s got the cup? - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story? - four storytelling tips
*  Buggy - YouTube video and discussion
*  The heart of ice - a science experiment
*  Bitter or Better? - a creative activity
*  Stewed Apples - a creative activity
*  Bring me the… - a Bible game
*  Watch out when you take revenge! - a Bible game
*  Feel God’s love - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these ten creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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Prayer idea - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Feel God’s love’


Use this creative prayer idea to pray with the children about the theme of the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Let the children feel God's love that can melt the hardest heart. Even the hearts of the brothers of Joseph!

Heart of ice a creative prayer idea about the love of God and the Bible story of Joseph brothers Egypt for Sunday school lesson youth work kids church kids ministry


What do you need:

- a silicone cake tin in the shape of a heart
- a bucket or large saucepan
- chicken wire
- string

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Game - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Watch out when you take revenge’


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Joseph’s brothers are scared when they find out who Joseph is. After all, they were the ones who put him in the pit and sold him as a slave. Now he is much more powerful than they are. Is he going to take revenge?

Watch out when you take revenge Game a fun Bible game about Joseph reconciling with his brothers. Used in a Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy childrens work Bible lesson


What do you need:

- balloons
- lengths of string – about 40 cm long

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Game - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Bring me the…..’


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

The brothers go back to Canaan to fetch their father Jacob and their wives and children. Joseph had said ‘Bring them all here, then I will give you fertile land’. This game is all about fetching and bringing!

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Object lesson - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Stewed apples’


Use this fun creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

When Joseph looks back on his life he sees God’s hand in the things that have happened. If Joseph had been an apple, people would have dropped him, peeled him, kicked him, and cut him into little pieces. But eventually Joseph sees that God used all this to make delicious stewed apples.

Stewed Apples creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers To be used in a Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy childrens work Bible lesson

What do you need:

- a jam pot with a lid for each child (or if this is not possible, a plastic cup, foil and elastic bands).
- a label for each child, one you can stick onto the pot, or hang round the pot with a piece of string
- pens to decorate the label
- stewing apples
- knives
- sugar
- cinnamon
- water
- an electric hot plate
- a saucepan and wooden spoon
- a recipe for stewed apples

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Object lesson - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Bitter or better?’


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Joseph has been through so much suffering that he could easily have become bitter. A fun creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers in Egypt.

Bitter or Better a creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers. To be used in Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy Bible lesson

What do you need:

- worksheet
- grapefruit
- (toy) diamond
- pearl – not a real one!
- 4 large envelopes with a picture of a key on each one.
- 4 sheets of paper, each with one of the following phrases:
- ‘Generous’
- ‘Don’t take revenge’
- ‘Be loving’
- ‘See God’

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Experiment - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘The heart of ice’


Use this science experiment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

With a frozen heart, Juda and his eight brothers throw Joseph into the pit. Twenty years later you might expect that Joseph’s heart has become frozen. Thankfully that isn’t the case. Juda’s frozen heart is even starting to melt, as he offers to save Benjamin.

Heart of ice fun science experiment object lesson about Bible story of Joseph brothers Egypt for Sunday school lesson youth work kids church kids ministry

What do you need:

- a silicone cake tin in the shape of a heart
- a bucket or large saucepan
- chicken wire
- string
- glasses
- salt

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YouTube video - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Buggy’ - FREE


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers in Egypt

A ladybird dreams of being a bee and collecting pollen. But when he does meet a bee, it takes his toy away and stamps on it. Then the bee flies away. As he flies away he loses all his pollen and flies into a plant. The ladybird comes to help him, and they end up becoming good friends. The ladybird rides on the back of the bee, and together they collect lots of pollen. This works so well that all the other bees end up collecting pollen with a ladybird on their backs.

Buggy use this Youtube video to talk about Bible story Joseph in Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry youtk work


So what makes this film suitable for a discussion on the story of Joseph reconciling his brothers?

Just like the ladybird, Joseph had a dream. He dreamt that everyone would bow down to him one day. His brothers were like the bee – to start with they ignored him and treated him very badly. It seemed that there was no chance that his dream would come true.

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:

Step 1 – This is what I really want to achieve… (5 minutes)

What do you need:
- a soft foam ball
- basket or rubbish bin

What do you do:
One of the leaders holds the basket or bin high above his or her head. The children can then take it in turns to try and throw the ball into the basket while answering the following question – “This is what I really want to achieve…”

Tell the children – it’s good to have dreams, and to try to achieve things – for example winning at football or learning to swim, or playing a lovely piece of music.
Sometimes we have to work really hard to reach our goals, and keep on trying until we succeed.

Step 2: Watch the video ‘Buggy’ together (5 minutes)



Step 3: Joseph’s four keys

What do you need:
- four large envelopes, each with a picture of a key on them
- four sheets of paper with the following words:
1 - ‘giving’
2 - ‘don’t take revenge’
3 - ‘show love’
4 - ‘see God’

What do you do:

Tell the children:  "This ladybird is a bit like Joseph. Just like the ladybird, Joseph had a dream. He dreamt that everyone would bow down to him one day. His brothers were like the bee – to start with they ignored him and treated him very badly. It seemed that there was no chance that his dream would come true – was there?"

Joseph discovered four keys to life that really helped him not to become bitter, but to touch his brothers’ hearts. Keys that eventually turned the situation completely around, and resulted in his whole family being reunited.

Let’s look at the four keys:

Show the children the four envelopes – open them one by one and talk with the children about the ‘key’ inside:

‘Generous’ – Joseph has a generous attitude towards his brothers – he gives them clothes, money, wagons, fertile land in Egypt, food.
* - Question for the children: how hard or easy do you find it to be generous to others?

‘Don’t take revenge’ – Joseph could have made life very difficult for his brothers because of his position of power. But he doesn’t take revenge.
* - Question for the children: have you ever taken revenge on someone?

‘Show love’ – Joseph chooses to love his brothers, not hate them.
* - Question for the children: How do you show love in your life?

‘See God’ – Joseph chooses to see God’s hand in all that has happened to him, and to be thankful for what God has done.
* - Question for the children: How was Joseph able to see God’s hand in his life, even during the hard times?

 

Icebreaker - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Who’s got the cup?’


An icebreaker about the Bible story where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers

Joseph tests his brothers by hiding the silver goblet in Benjamin’s sack. How do the brothers react?

Who has got the cup fun icebreaker where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a (silver) cup or goblet
- music

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Object lesson - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘A turning windmill’


A short introduction to the Bible story where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers

A Turning Windmill Use this fun childrens moment where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or

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- a children’s windmill

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Complete Sunday School lesson - Joseph 5: ‘Joseph meets his brothers in Egypt’


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Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt in Genesis 42 - 43?

Joseph meets his brothers in Egypt a complete Sunday school lesson with 10 creative ideasWe offer you the following ten creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that these ten 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 ten ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  Do you recognize that? - a children's moment
*  Hey, I recognize your shoe! - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story? - four storytelling tips
*  Caminandes 1 - YouTube video and discussion
*  Is it a duck of a rabbit? - a science experiment
*  The brothers are left in the dark - a creative activity
*  Touched to the heart - a creative activity
*  That takes the biscuit! - a creative activity
*  I’m hungry - a Bible game
*  Praying with rice - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these ten creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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Prayer idea - Joseph meets his brothers: ‘Praying with rice’


A creative prayer idea to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

In this idea we focus on refugees who are needing food.

Praying with rice a creative prayer idea on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church 1

What do you need:

- small bags of rice – one for each child
- a saucepan of water

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