Object Lessons Zone

Getting children to understand spiritual truth is like threading a needle. In fact, it can be easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle...

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 on this site. So don't get all wound up! Just cut loose and tie these object lessons into the next yarn you teach. 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 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.

All Access You Can't Out-Give God! (Money Magic Trick)

A story and illusion demonstrating generosity.

Generosity or Giving
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.

Starter The 7 Most Powerful Letters

This simple, fun activity will help kids discover the power of saying "I'm Sorry."

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
All Access "Jesus the Sin Eraser" Object Lesson

It’s time to buy school supplies for the new school year – that’s a perfect time to share this object lesson on how Jesus erases sin.  

Back to School
Starter 20 Funny Signs

20 photos of funny road signs

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 Apple of His Eye Object Lesson

Use this object lesson anytime you want to illustrate how much we mean to God. 

Object Lesson
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.

All Access Balanced Generosity

Make a soda can stand at a 45 degree angle by adding only one thing! Then relate the balance to the Holy Spirit's work in our lives. 

The Holy Spirit's Guidance
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
All Access Bible Object Lessons about Sin

Here are a four great object lessons that explain sin to kids.

Object Lesson
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
Starter Candle Power

A simple science demonstration using a candle, plate, water, and a glass can be used to teach the truth that God's power is always available to his children when going through hard times.

Dealing with Problems
All Access Children's Sermon on Forgiveness

This is a children's object lesson that we came up with for 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
Free Cleansing Sins

Two object lessons that visually display to kids the power of what Jesus did on the cross. They naturally lead into an alter call, helping kids truly understand the gospel.

Sin, Salvation, Jesus
All Access Combination Lock

An introduction to talking the the unique gifts and talents that God has given every boy and girl.

Gifts, Talents
All Access David Tries to Hide His Sin (Game)

An adaptation of David and Bathsheba to teach about hiding sin. 

Hiding from God
All Access Dirty Feet

An object lesson that helps children understand the degree of service to others that Jesus demonstrated when he washed his disciples' feet.

Serving, Washing Feet
All Access Do you trust me?

Faith is believing and trusting in what you cannot see.

All Access Dr. Seuss' Bible

Using a Dr. Seuss' "Book of Books" to Explain how the Bible was put together.

Bible Structure
Starter Draw Near to God

Using birthday candles and a match or lighter, you can cause an egg to be sucked up into a bottle and use it to teach children the importance of drawing close to God.

Drawing Near to God
All Access Draw the Church

Can you draw the church?

Creative Idea, Object Lesson
All Access Duct tape and the Bible

Using Duct tape to share God's truth

Sticking together
Starter Egg Object Lesson

Use an egg to teach children about being a sinner.

Sin, Salvation
All Access Exalting God Illustration

A simple illustration to show how you can't exalt God when your life is full of other distractions.

Exalt, Praise, Stuff
All Access Family Christmas Devotional Bags

Equip your parents with devotionals for the Christmas season. 

Christmas, Devotions, Family
All Access Fidget Spinner Bible Lesson

How to use a fidget spinner (and other fad toys) to teach about the eternity of God!

Object Lesson; God Endures Forever
Free Fun Ways to Use Balloons in Ministry

I’m a firm believer that we should never let a tool go to waste, so I’ve found some fun ways to use balloons during children’s church. Keep kids focused on your lesson and keep them excited about attending by using balloons regularly!

Creative Ideas, Object Lessons
Starter Fuzzy Vision

This object lesson uses several different kinds of glasses to talk about the problem of sin and how you can correct it.

All Access Get Ready! The Harvest is Great! - Object Lesson

Use this object lesson to share a message with children about sharing the Gospel with others. This sermon is based on Matthew 9:35-10:11 where Jesus talks about the plentiful harvest ready for those who are sharing Good News.

Harvest, Evangelism, Discipleship
All Access God is All Powerful

God can do anything He wants to do. Object is a barbell.

All Powerful God

Like a ring, God has no beginning or end - He is eternal.

God's existence is forever
All Access God's Plan for Salvation

Science experiement that visually shows God's plan for salvation.

Salvation, God's Plan
All Access Good News Skittles Printable Gospel Tool for Kids

Try this creative idea using Skittles to share the good news of Jesus with your children. 

Creative Ideas, Gospel Presentation
Starter Goodbye Knots

A contest between two volunteers who untie knots off a rope is used to help teach why God is able to keep any promise he makes and where you can find those promises.

God's Promises
All Access GPS (God Provides Salvation)

Just the way a GPS guides you to your destination, God provided everything we need to know to get to our Final Destination with Him.

All Access His Name Endures Forever: An Object Lesson

An object lesson to use following worship to explain to kids how Jesus washes away our sins, yet he endures forever!

Worship Response, Object Lesson
All Access How a Helicopter Can Show God's Power

Using a remote-controlled helicoper, you can demonstrate how only God's genuine power can lead our lives in right ways.

God's Genuine Power vs. False Claims to Power
All Access How to Grow as a Child of God

Your growth as a Child of God is not measured in inches or years, but in the way we share our love.

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