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 Salvation Socks

Use different socks to help explain the way of salvation

Salvation, Repentance,
All Access Seeing God in the Normal and Everyday

Sometimes we get so focused on our normal routine, we forget to look for God.

Focusing on God
All Access Seeking the Messiah

Compare and contrast the circumstances surrounding the birth of an earthly king with the birth of the King of Kings. 

Christmas Experience
All Access Show & Tell Transformer

Using the demonstration of the transformer shows the children how people can be transformed, or changed.

Reaching Others for Christ
All Access Talking Fish

Want to tell the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 in an exciting new way?

Creative Bible Stories
All Access The Candle of the Lord - Object Lesson

Teach kids that they need to learn to obey their own conscience instead of relying on others to tell them what they should and should not do.  

Object Lesson
All Access The Glowing Pickle

Your kids will love this! The pickle when “plugged into the power” actually glows! Great lesson to show kids that when we are plugged into God's power, we glow from the inside out. 

God's Power in Us
All Access The Holy Spirit Helps Us

The Holy Spirit helps us put out the acts of the sinful nature and live instead filled with the fruit of the Spirit--demonstrated by a CO2 experiment.  

Acts of Sinful Nature vs. The Fruit of the Spirit
All Access The Inside Counts

Fun object lesson that teaches kids that all of us are loved by God.

God, people, love
All Access The M&M Nativity Legend

We wanted to complete our Advent study, and with a fifth Sunday, it seemed like a great idea to do something unique.  That’s where the M&M Nativity Legend comes in.

Nativity Object Lesson
All Access The Parable of the Persistent Widow

It takes persistence to get to the center of the lollipop! Just like with the lollipop, Jesus tells us to be persistent in our prayers.

Prayer, Persistence
All Access The Reason for the Season Object Lesson

Kids learn the real meaning of Christmas and where traditions came from.

Christmas,
All Access The Treasure Remains

Pencils pierce a water-filled, zip lock bag and it doesn't leak. This demonstrates that when Jesus is in our lives, he doesn't leave us when tough times come.

Treasure in Jars of Clay
All Access The True Gift of Christmas

Here is an object lesson that uses a Christmas present to demonstrate that Jesus is the best gift of Christmas!

Christmas Object Lesson
All Access Three Last Minute Christmas Lesson Ideas

Since the holidays are such a busy time, we all get behind in something. For this Christmas season, I wanted to provide you with three last minute Christmas lesson ideas to help you, if you are in need of a quick children’s ministry lesson!

Children's Ministry, Christmas Lessons
Free Watch Where You Step!

Here is an object lesson to demonstrate how we need to follow God and watch where we step!

Following God
All Access Wedding Rings & Wedding Pictures

Being baptized is like wearing a wedding ring. It shows people who you belong to.

Baptism
All Access What Are You Thankful For?

Here is an object lesson for Thanksgiving to remind us how much we have to be thankful for!

Thankfulness
All Access What Kind of Fruit Did Adam and Eve Eat?

Does the Bible really say that? We should never assume we know what the Bible says. We need to read it, study it, and teach it properly!

Presumptions of What the Bible Says
Free What Weighs Us Down Object Lesson - Matthew 11:28

Use this object lesson to teach children how carrying the weigh of worry and sin can be a heavy burden. 

Peace, Rest
All Access You Can't Fool God

Christian Life
All Access Balloon Release (Give It To God)

The kids in our Elementary class wrote down their gifts, talents, and plans for their lives and stuck them to a helium filled balloon. They released the balloons into the sky, signifying that they were releasing their will for their life to God.

Gifts, Talents, God's Will
All Access Film Tube Rockets

Here is a fun outdoor object lesson to show the power of the Holy Spirit in one's life

Object Lesson, Idea Swap
All Access Jelly Donuts: It's the inside that matters

Don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a donut by its outside, and don't judge a person, because God looks on the inside.

Heart, Judge, Inside
All Access Put Others First

This is a group activity that doubles as an object lesson, getting your kids to be artistic.

Golden Rule, Drawing
All Access Siri, what does my day look like?

Kids are encouraged to meet with God first thing in the morning to ask for encouragement for their day ahead.

Prayer in the morning
All Access The Big Picture

This is an object lesson or a group activity which will help explain that God sometimes has a different perspective than we do. Isaiah 55:9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

Perspective,
All Access The Ministries of Jesus

Families visit five different rooms in order to learn about the five ministries of Jesus: Prayer, Healing, Teaching, Feeding the Hungry, and Serving God.

The Ministries of Jesus
All Access Why I Believe In Object Lessons

This article explains the reasons why object lessons are important.

Object Lessons
All Access Heart-Rope Trick

A rope is hung from the center of a cutout wooden heart. By a couple of simple moves the rope is wound around the heart sides. When the heart is suspended by the rope and draped with a red scarf, it is easily released. The scarf is removed to show the heart freely hanging on the suspended rope.

Salvation
All Access Substitutionary Atonement?

Kids see a first hand example of how Jesus took our punishment for us.

Salvation
Free Teaching Kids To Hear The Voice Of God

Teach your kids how they can listen for the voice of God when choosing friends.

Wise Choices, Hearing the Holy Spirit, Discernment
All Access .....But I paid for the whole thing!

Bible
All Access 3 Things You May Have Overlooked

A visual object lesson - the audience misses the obvious. Do we miss out on the most important thing in life?

Christian Life
All Access A Higher Law

Bible
All Access A Lemonade Recipe That Doesn't Work

Christian Life
All Access A Letter from God

Bible
All Access A Memory Feat

Other
All Access A perfect copy

God's desire for us is that we be a "copy" of Christ.

ChristianLife
All Access A Pumpkin Object Lesson

Christian Life
All Access A Ticket to Heaven?

Jesus
All Access All Things Work Together

God sometimes allows things to happen in our lives that may not be very "tasteful" or good, and He also allows good things to happen in our lives. It takes the bad and the good things together to make our life what God wants it to be.

ChristianLife
All Access Angels Unaware

Christian Life
All Access Anger Like a Volcano

A science experiment that illustrates how anger can grow and hurt others.

Anger, Speech, Self Control
All Access Are You a Soldier?

Christian Life
All Access Are you Fruity Enough?

Christian Life
All Access Are You Like a Fake Plant?

Christian Life
All Access Are you ready?

Jesus is coming back soon. Are you ready?

Jesus' Return
All Access Armor of God

This is a fun and creative way to help kids understand the importance of the armor of God and how it can protect us, even today.

Armor of God
All Access Ask a Friend

An object lesson that illustrates just how fast a Sunday school class can grow when the Word of God is shared.

Christian Life
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