Object Lessons Zone

Getting children to understand spiritual truth is like threading a needle...

It is easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle than for...

I don't mean to string you along, or hem you in, but the point of this Zone is to thread together all of the object lessons we've knitted together in this site. So don't get all wound up or get yourself in a ball just cut loose and tie these object lessons into the next yarn you are teaching. I know these puns are piercing, but like the man of the cloth said, "You reap what you sew!" Or sew they say!

See also: Why I Believe In Object Lessons by Barney Kinard

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All Access One Now or Two When You Leave

A lesson on waiting the involves one of kids favorite things, CANDY!

Waiting, Patience
All Access Our Outside Power Source

We all need a source of power outside of ourselves, or we will get drained spiritually.

God
All Access Paper And Tape

Sin causes friendships and relationships to be torn.

ChristianLife
All Access Pick Your Prize Game Show

Be careful not to lie. The key is to tell the truth, just not the ‘whole truth’ because that is what the world/Satan does.

Deception
All Access Pipe Object Lesson

Sin gets in the way of God being able to do things in our life.

ChristianLife
All Access Prophesy Weather Wheel

This is an activity that illustrates in a fun way the difference between a prediction and a prophesy.

Prophesy vs. Predictions
All Access Red Phone

Demonstrate the phone and talk about how helpful it is. (for talking to friends and family, getting help, directions, reminders, etc.)

ChristianLife
All Access Reflection of Our Self

You look in the mirror and see what needs to be fixed before you are presentable to the world, but God’s Word shows us what we need to fix to be presentable to God and others.

Faith
All Access Remote Control Kid

This is an entertaining object lesson where a leader "controls" a kid with a remote and concludes by teaching about about allowing God to take our remote control.

Asking, Conduct, Holy Spirit
All Access Rise or Fall

God wants us all to go up to heaven - and it is whether you have Jesus inside that determines that.

Bible
All Access Rubber bottle opener gripper

We need to get a grip on God!

ChristianLife
All Access Satan's Traps

Satan traps you by tempting you. He makes you think it is only a little lie or a small thing and that will give you a lot of pleasure.

ChristianLife
All Access Seeing is Believing

Magic Trick (Don't worry, you CAN do this - because you don't really DO anything.) Show ...

Bible
All Access Sins Nailed to a Cross

Encourage the kids in your ministry to repent from their sins.

Salvation, Repentance
All Access Sling Shot and Balloon Object Lesson

How we can protect ourselves from the attacks of the enemy.

ChristianLife
All Access Spiritual Glasses

Just as real glasses help many us see objects in perspective, spiritual glasses can help us see things with a godly perspective.

ChristianLife
All Access Stinky Sock Sale

Helps the kids see the importance of how they represent the kingdom through a humorous object lesson.

Evangelism, Good News
All Access Teaching Responsibility

A fun and interactive way to teach on the parable of the talents. This was originally taught in a school chapel on responsibility.  

Responsibility & Talents
All Access Telephone Game

Have your kids play the classic "Telephone Game" and teach them about communication.

Communication, Game
All Access The “Magic Box” Show

The “Magic Box” - Show a box empty, and then ask kids what they would like for you to make ‘appear’ in the box…

ChristianLife
All Access The Amazing Magic In-Out Tube Trick!

It is foolish to think that if we allow bad things into our life that good will come out.

ChristianLife
All Access The Bible is like?

The Bible is like .....

Bible
All Access The Bible is our Mirror to see What we Look Like Spiritually

What we build our life UPON is important. We must build it upon the WORD OF GOD, not the wisdom of the world.

Bible
All Access The Broken Pencil

Where did the world come from?

ChristianLife
All Access The Fixed Magazine

A leader has an altered magazine to illustrate how God made us each unique.

Self Image
All Access The Gifts of the Puzzle

Kids will learn how spiritual gifts by themselves are incomplete and missing something. They are designed to  fit together within the church and the Kingdom of God around the world.

Spiritual gifts, The church
All Access The Key to Heaven

Jesus is the only way to heaven, He is like the Key to Heaven!

Salvation
All Access The Value of Worship

Andy the Appraiser visits and talks about the worth of a valuable object as a lead in to the fact that Worship is how we show God how much HE is worth to us!

Worship
All Access The Whine Menu

Creative way to visually teach your kids to have a better attitude using a "Whine Menu".

Attitude, Being Positive
All Access Thermostat Vs. Thermometer

Teach your kids to remain strong in God through this exciting object lesson

Trusting God, Promises
All Access Ticket to Heaven Game

A game by Karl Bastian that visually illustrates the eternal impact of sharing your faith. Includes a complete video of the game in action!  

The Gospel
All Access Time's Up

Time is always passing and we cannot get it back. Someday, the ultimate alarm will go off and we will meet God.

Bible
All Access We Know This Story Already!

How can you teach the standard Bible stories and still engage those kids who "already know this one"?

Bringing Stories to Life
All Access Which one is the Bible?

Teach kids about the different translations in the Bible in a way that they will remember, by acting it out.

Bible Translations
All Access Wise and Foolish Builders who built on the rock and the jello

Where we build our life is important – Will we build it on God’s Ways or World’s.

ChristianLife
All Access Yummy Water

This object lesson visually demonstrates the change that happens to a person when they become a Christian - they change from ordinary to something very special!

Gifts of the Spirit
All Access Don't Pull the Pin

My grenade reminds me of some people. They have a bad temper and explode like a grenade.

Anger
All Access Holy Spirit Balloon Game & Object Lesson

A fun game that also teaches four things the Holy Spirit does for us.

Holy Spirit Helps
All Access Fire From Heaven

The point of the story is that kids will be like Elijah and stand up for God even if they are standing alone.

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
Free 5 Ways to Use Beach Balls in Kids' Church

Here are some creative ways to use beach balls as object lessons.

Object Lessons
Starter A Fidget Spinner Bible Lesson

Fidget Spinners: What's the Big Deal? If you've never heard of a fidget spinner, then chances are, you've never made contact with someone between the ages of 6 and 16 in the past two months. Here is a fun devotional to tap into that fad! (While it lasts)

Pursue What Lasts!
All Access Applying God's Word to Our Lives

Take the DIY project you've been working on and use it to teach a valuable lesson in applying God's Word.

Application, Obedience
All Access As Unique As a Snowflake

This simple Bible lesson for preschoolers is perfect for those Sundays when you have snow on the ground. It could be used in Sunday School or Kids church. Some families could also use it as an outline for a family devotion.

Individuality
All Access Baskets for Jesus!

He drives, he shoots, he scores! The Lord wants us to be active, working for Him in this lost world, serving others and sharing the Gospel to win souls. When we put our hands to God's work, the rewards are great. We are on the winning team!

Christian Life
Free Blacklight Bible Object Lesson: Do You See Any Sin?

Is it okay to sin as long as you keep it hidden? Can you really keep sin hidden from God? Use this object lesson to teach about the concept of hidden sin. 

Object Lesson, Hidden Sin
Free Blindfolded Race

A fun game to play in a medium to large size group.

Games, Activities
All Access Bubbles Like Friends

A fun activity that helps kids understand how to be nice to others

Kindness, friends
All Access Children's Sermon on Forgiveness

This is a children's object lesson that we came up with for forgiveness.

Forgiveness
Free Christmas Object Lesson: The Wrapping Paper

Use this object lesson to illustrate how Jesus is the best gift that we can receive, at Christmas or any time. 

Christmas, Object Lessons
All Access Christmas Worship Stations

 A four station journey to search for, discover, follow and share the Light this Christmas.

Christmas, Evangelism, Gospel Message
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