Flowers & Family Object Lesson

We did this object lesson for one of our lessons on family.  I bought a variety of cheap flowers from Walmart and used them to illustrate the concept of a family. We talked about how all of the flowers look different — different sizes, shapes, colors, lengths — but they are all still flowers.  Just […]

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Bicycle Wheel Family Object Lesson

For one of our lessons about families, I used my bike wheel in an object lesson.  The whole wheel represents a family, with the individual spokes being the members of the family.  All of the spokes connect at the hub or center, which is the place that God should occupy in our families. When all […]

Skittles Tithe Demo

For our lesson on Stewardship & Treasure, we did this easy demonstration to give kids a good visual for how much their tithe really is. Materials: Lg. bag of Skittles Med./lg. bowl Small bowl Med./lg. spoon Napkins Directions: Review with the children what tithing is, and how much it is.  Tell them you’re going to […]

Jesus Walks on Water Lesson Intro

This is the intro or object lesson I had planned for our lesson about Jesus and Peter walking on water.  I really enjoy doing a quick initial activity to grab the kids’ attention and get them thinking about our topic. Fill a dish pan or bucket with water.  Ask your assistant or a child to […]

Starburst Tithe Lesson Intro

This is a really easy way to introduce your lesson on tithing and grab the childrens’ attention.  You can do it with a couple of adult helpers or an adult and teen. One person gives the other ten Starburst (or other individually wrapped candy) as a gift.  The person graciously accepts and is very happy […]

Stewardship & Talent Lesson Intro

I used this simple object lesson to introduce our lesson on stewardship and talents.  The theme was how we can exercise good stewardship over our gifts and talents. I wrote down five of my gifts and talents: baking, taking care of children, listening, crafts and reading.  (Really, these don’t need to be stellar gifts and […]

Unkind Words Object Lesson with Toothpaste

For our Joseph lesson I also did an object lesson about hurtful words, using a tube of toothpaste to illustrate the point.  I started by squeezing out toothpaste onto a plate while I talked about how Joseph’s brothers hated him and probably said some mean things about and to him.  I gave a few examples […]

Anger Object Lesson – 2

  Another object lesson I did with the older kids was this one involving baking soda and vinegar.  It is so easy to do.  Just put some baking soda in the bottom of a cup.  Make sure it is on something that will catch the spillover.  We talked about our anger and how if we […]

Anger Object Lesson – 1

The first object lesson we did when talking about anger with the older kids was this crumpled paper one.  I asked the kids if they ever got angry at someone and said mean things.  Then I asked if anyone ever got mad at them–like parents, siblings, or friends.  I asked for some examples of things […]

Easter Lesson Intro

To catch the kids’ attention and get them thinking in the right direction, I used the above prop to introduce our Easter lesson.  I held this little Easter basket filled with jelly beans and asked the kids what it was.  An Easter basket, of course!  Then I asked who had gotten or was going to […]