Awana Lessons

Preaching the Gospel ~ Acts 17 Bible Lesson for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! When people hear the gospel, they can respond in different ways. Use this Acts 17 Bible lesson and discuss how three different cities reacted to Paul’s preaching of the gospel. Scripture Focus: Acts 17 Materials: 3-D solids of a cube and a cone (Use the following patterns to create your own if you need them: CUBE; CONE) Geography: Thessalonica, Berea, Athens Background: Paul is on his Second Missionary Journey with Silas. Paul went to Lystra and invited…

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Acts 14 – The Persistence of Paul Bible Object Lesson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! How should we handle life when hard situations come our way? Use this fun object lesson to teach events from Acts 14 when Paul and Barnabas endured and persisted to share the gospel. Scripture Focus: Acts 14 Materials: paper towel tube (or 2 toilet paper tubes taped together 1 piece of typing paper 2-3 “heavy” books (not encyclopedias, but do not use thin children’s books) tape **Idea for object lesson based on iFindSermons video. See end of…

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Acts 12 Bible Lesson ~ Peter, Angels, and King Herod – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! How much do you know about angels? Use this Acts 12 Bible lesson about Peter, King Herod, and angels to discuss the purpose of angels and the meaning of selfless fervent prayer. Scripture Focus: Acts 12 Materials: Different angels, or pictures or angels, you might have around the house Geography: Israel; Antioch; Jerusalem; Caesarea; Tyre; Sidon Background: Saul, the great persecutor, had been converted and accepted by the leaders of the new church movement, but gentiles were still…

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Acts 10 Peter and Cornelius Bible Object Lesson for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! The spread of Christianity threatened the status quo of the day. The events that take place in Acts 10 teach us that not only did Christianity go against the idols and gods of the empire, but it threatened traditions of Jews. Use this Peter and Cornelius bible lesson to teach children how God shows no partiality or favoritism.  Scripture Focus: Acts 10 {Read the scripture in sections, or storytell, as you go through the interactive questions.} Materials:…

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Ezekiel 37 Dry Bones Object Lesson l FutureFlyingSaucers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! What do dry bones and two sticks have to do with Jesus? Use this Ezekiel 37 Bible Object Lesson to teach children that God is trustworthy and that new life comes through Jesus. Scripture Focus: Ezekiel 37 Materials: poster of a skeleton (even better if you have a Halloween Skeleton with the body parts that move) two sticks, or dowel rods paper to make a flag for Judah and one for Israel (attach one to each stick)…

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Acts 9 Conversion of Saul Object Lesson for Children – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! What happens when a person encounters Jesus? Use this Acts 9 Bible Lesson on the Conversion of Saul to discuss being empty vessels and how we can be instruments for God. Scripture Focus: Acts 9 Materials: Vase or other empty container Volunteers to act out the story event Geography: Israel; Jerusalem; Damascus Background: Persecution of the early church had begun with the death of Stephen. And so the Christians fled from Jerusalem. They went to Judea, Samaria, and to…

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A Sorcerer and an Ethiopian – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Can we be sure that we are saved from our sins? Use this Acts 8 Bible lesson about a sorcerer and an Ethiopian to explore the idea of experiencing God and total heart change. Scripture Focus: Acts 8 {This is a lot of scripture. You can either narrate the events or have older children read the scripture sections.} Materials: {Choose 3-4 pairs of products} Vanilla frosting Shortening Milk Buttermilk Sugar Salt Paprika Chili powder Whipped cream Shaving…

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Jeremiah Bible Illusion Lesson l FutureFlyingSaucers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! The prophet Jeremiah had a strong word from God for the King of Judah. Would he listen? Use an optical illusion to teach children to not just listen to the word of God, but to do what it says. Scripture Focus: Jeremiah 36; James 1:22 Materials: 3 pieces of typing paper 1 piece of construction paper scissors glue {You will be using an optical illusion for the object lesson, so be sure to have it ready before…

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Hosea the Prophet Bible Object Lesson l FutureFlyingSaucers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Hosea means salvation, and this Hosea Bible Object Lesson is perfect to use as a channel to present the gospel to children. This object lesson can easily be used in any context where you want to present the gospel. Scripture Focus: Hosea 1:1-9; 3:1-3 *This scripture uses words such as “harlot” and “prostitute”. If you are teaching younger children, or these words are uncomfortable to use, substitute words such as “an unfaithful wife” or “lived with a…

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The Stoning of Stephen Bible Object Lesson l FutureFlyingSaucers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! How do you want your life to end? Use this Stoning of Stephen Bible Object Lesson to discuss the race of life and how focusing on Jesus and being filled with the Holy Spirit is how one runs a good race. Scripture Focus: Acts 6-7 Materials: White or chalk board (if you create the chart) Trophy, ribbon, or some other major award Geography: Israel; Jerusalem Background: The Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples in the upper room…

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Elijah and the Prophets of Baal Object Lesson for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Bible lessons can be fun and interactive, but still teach important concepts. Use this Elijah and the Prophets of Baal object lesson experience to teach children the power of the One True God. Scripture Focus: 1 Kings 18 Materials: 1 of each red and yellow plastic table cloth Backdrop (a large refrigerator box, or I used a photography backdrop at my church) tape an adult to hide behind the backdrop Children volunteers to help act out the…

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Valentine’s Day Gospel Presentation for Children K through 6th Grade – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Valentine’s Day is a great time to talk about Jesus’ love for our kids. This crayon rubbing activity will help you to present the gospel while sharing about God’s love. “Tonight at Awanas I used the Valentine gospel message off your website. I had 1 little girl go home and tell her mom that she wanted and needed Jesus! Another sister in Christ has been added and I have you to thank! Keep up the good work.”…

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The Early Church Object Lesson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! The tabernacle in the Old Testament was a picture of God dwelling with His people. In the New Testament, the Holy Spirit came to dwell within God’s people. Use this Early Church lesson to teach children how the tabernacle was temporary, but that the human temple is the home of the Holy Spirit. Scripture Focus: Acts 2: 1-7, 12-24, 37-39 Materials: Small tent (If you don’t have a tent, use chairs, a large sheet, and clothes pins…

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Peter, John, and a Lame Man Acts 3 Object Lesson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Prayer is how we can communicate with God. But there are times when we ask for something small when God wants to bless us with something greater. Use this object lesson to teach children from Acts 3 about Peter, John, and the lame man. Scripture Focus: Acts 3:1-10 Materials: Inductive Bible Study Form; 3 non-seethrough cups (label them 1, 2 and 3); 1 quarter; $1 bill; $20 bill Geography: Israel; Jerusalem Background: On the day of Pentecost,…

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Solomon Builds the Temple Bible Object Lesson for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Where does God live? This is a great question! Use this bible lesson to discuss how Solomon builds the temple so God could dwell with the people of Israel and how the Holy Spirit now dwells with those who choose to follow Jesus. Scripture Focus: 1 Kings 6-8 Materials: Dry Ice (keep in a cooler) Bucket of water Gardening gloves salad tongs An item(s) that is gold plated, or bronze **Funny story – I first wanted to…

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Embezzlement ~ Acts 4-5 {Object Lesson} FutureFlyingSaucers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Satan is known as the Deceiver. Sin can look good, even beautiful, at times, but it is deceptive. Use images of three deceptive animals to teach this Ananias and Sapphira object lesson. Scripture Focus: Acts 5:1-11 Materials: Geography: Israel; Jerusalem Background: After the day of Pentecost, Peter and John went to the temple to pray around 3:00 in the afternoon. At the same time, a lame man was being carried by some people and placed at his normal…

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Get Rid of the Sin Object Lesson {Acts 19} – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! This Get Rid of the Sin Object Lesson is based on Acts 19 which took place during the years of Paul’s 3rd missionary journey. Teach children to locate Ephesus on a map, define repentance, and to describe the actions of a heart changed by belief in Jesus. Scripture Focus: Acts 19:11-20 Materials: 4 clear/glass bowls; water-based paint; chocolate syrup, crushed crackers or cereal, clean water Preparation: Put one messy item per bowl. Put enough in each bowl…

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Pentecost Object Lesson for Acts 1-2 ~ On Fire for Jesus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Who is the Holy Spirit? Why should we care? Use this exciting Pentecost object lesson to teach children about the Holy Spirit and what happened when the disciples began to live a spirit-filled life. Scripture Focus: Acts 1 and 2 Materials: two $10 bills towel lighter 91% rubbing alcohol water salt glass bowl metal tongs fire extinguisher (just in case!) **DISCLAIMER: This should not be done with children sitting close to you and do not get your…

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Cain and Abel Bible Object Lesson from Genesis 4 – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! It is important for children to understand that sin spreads and begins at birth. Adam and Eve sinned, therefore their children were in sin. This object lesson about Cain and Abel from Genesis 4 will help children understand their need for a perfect Savior. Scripture Focus: Genesis 4: 1-15 Materials: book with scientific pictures of blood a glass jar water red food coloring Geography: Somewhere outside of the Garden Background: When Eve looked at the fruit, saw…

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Apostles on Trial – Acts 5 Bible Object Lesson for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! When life is good, it is easy to thank God for blessings. What about during times of suffering? Did you know that suffering has a purpose? Use this object lesson about the apostles and suffering to teach children that thanksgiving through suffering produces the assurance of salvation. Scripture Focus: Acts 5:12-42 Materials: 3-4 tea light candles (number depends on the size of the vase or jar) glass vase or jar with an opening large enough to fit…

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