Object Lessons

Leftover Hurt and Anger (Ephesians 4:26) – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

An object lesson for elementary and preteen students that deals with anger and the power of forgiveness. You’ll need: one inflated, tied-off balloon for each child. Children’s Object Lesson: Leftover Hurt and Anger Say: Raise your hand if you’ve ever been angry. Can you show me your angry face? I’m going to give you each a balloon that you can sit on and pop. Try to make an angry face while you pop your balloon. Ask: How did you feel…

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Children’s Sermon (Matthew 17:1-9) The Transfiguration of Jesus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This Children’s Message is about The Transfiguration of Jesus. The Bible reference is Matthew 17:1-9. Use it in your Sunday School or Church Service this Sunday, February 23, 2020. Watch our demonstration of the object lesson and download the free teaching notes. All you need is the props to finish your Children’s Sermon preparation. Children’s Sermon the Transfiguration of Jesus Matthew 17 Children’s Sermon: The Transfiguration of Jesus An Object Lesson from Matthew 17:1-9 Teaching Objective: The transfiguration is an…

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Are You Anointed or Just a Good Entertainer? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Are you anointed with the Holy Spirit when you minister to children or are you just entertaining them because you are really talented? Is there a difference between anointing and entertaining? Is it possible that most children’s ministers never even think about the anointing, never look for the anointing or expect the anointing when they minister to kids? And does it matter? We as kids ministers need to become passionate about bringing the presence of God into our children’s services,…

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Valentine Children’s Sermon (Matthew 5:21-37) Object Lesson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Use this Children’s Message around Valentine’s Day. The theme is “What is Love?” and uses common Valentine’s Day props for a Bible Object Lesson. Download the teaching notes below, gather your supplies, and watch our Children’s Sermon example video. Children’s Sermon “What is Love?” Object Lesson for Valentine’s Day “What is True Love?” Children’s Sermon Object Lesson for Valentine’s Day Main Objective: Children often hear about and talk about love from early ages, but they might not always understand what…

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Children’s Sermon: Be “Salt and Light” for Jesus! Matthew 5:13-20 Object Lesson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This children’s sermon is about being “Salt and Light” for Jesus. This Bible object lesson message is from Matthew 5:13-20. Share it with your church this upcoming Sunday (February 9, 2020). Print the message script and then watch our teaching example video below. Shine Your Light Children’s Sermon (Matthew 5:13-20) Object Lesson for February 9, 2020 “Shine Your Light” Object Lesson Children’s Sermon on Matthew 5:13-20 Main Objective: Children today are more than familiar with the idea of plugging in,…

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Elementary Children’s Object Lesson for the New Year: Goal Tenders – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This New Year object lesson shows elementary-aged children that discovering God’s plan for our lives takes persistence and dedication to His teachings. Text: Philippians 3:12-14 Elementary Children’s Object Lesson for the New Year: Goal Tenders Form trios and give each group an empty bowl and a handful of buttons. Say: January 1 is the first day of the new year. On New Year’s Day, many people set goals they’d like to achieve in the coming year. Hold up an empty…

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Early Elementary Craft and Object Lesson: Glitter Jars – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Glitter jars provide a fun and crafty object lesson designed to help introduce the majesty of the Creation story to your children ministry. This project requires easy-to-find materials and takes only minutes to complete. You’ll Need: Clay, baby food jars (with lids), fake flowers, water, glitter, and nail polish. Early Elementary Craft and Object Lesson: Glitter Jars Press a piece of clay onto the inside of a baby food jar lid. Stick artificial flower blossoms into the clay. Fill the…

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Giving Thanks Eclectic Style – Christianity Cove – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s an easy lesson – until your children get to the thinking part. Pack up some household items which aren’t entirely useful. Sit with kids and try to think up five reasons to be thankful for that item. Materials Five objects from your house, possibly including a photograph of someone, an old kitchen utensil that is hard to identify like a masher, an empty water bottle, a small sewing kit, a branch or pinecone or rock from your garden. If…

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Happy Pumpkin Faces (& Our Partnership w/God) – A Pumpkin Object Lesson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Pumpkin painting can be a little messy, but it’s also a lot of fun!  Lay down newspapers and have a ball teaching kids about our partnership with God – using paints – in this pumpkin object lesson.  (He gives us our bodies; we decide whether we will have a smile or a scowl on our faces!) Materials: Preparation: Wash all of the pumpkins. Lay newspaper down on the tables. Do not pass out the items the rest of the items…

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Saturated by the Holy Spirit Kidmin Free Object Lesson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Here is a great object lesson to illustrate why we need to be filled and saturated by the Holy Spirit. Supplies Needed: flat sponge, bowl of water Ephesians 5:18 Do not be drunk with wine. That will ruin you spiritually. But be filled with the Spirit. The Bible talks a lot about being filled with the Holy Spirit. The word used in this verse for filled means being continually filled. That means being filled, and filled, and filled again. It…

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Citizens of Heaven (Luke 10:1-11; 16-20) Children’s Sermon for July 4th – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Children’s Sermon on Luke 10:1-11; 16-20. Being and Making Citizens of Heaven – Everyone is proud of their nation and it’s birthday, this lesson reminds kids they are also citizens of Heaven because they follow Jesus. This object lesson message is perfect for teaching on the Fourth of July weekend or any other patriotic occasion. Main Objective: National pride can be a popular and much celebrated thing, especially nearing Independence Day or surrounding big sporting events. For some, patriotic enthusiasm…

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Dark Cupcakes In The Light – Christian Article

We’re talking about being lights in the dark in this New Year! Keeping the room dark, put out a plate of chocolate cupcakes, you can barely see them! Put a glass filled with a glow-stick bouquet and ice water in the middle, and it lights up the snack… like we light up a dark world! The snack will also give you a chance to discuss the scripture Materials Extra glow sticks Glass Chocolate cupcakes Serving plate…

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