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 Amazing Easy Prediction Magic Trick!

This is a classic easy magic trick where you can predict a choice that a child makes.

Prophesy or Choices
Starter Baptism Illustration

3-5 year olds will see how baptism is a picture of what happens when we become Christians – our sins are washed away when we trust Christ for forgiveness.

Baptism
All Access Can we trust our senses?

Much in this world is unreliable, even our own senses can fool us. But God's Word IS reliable.

Bible
All Access Discovering Your Gifts

God has given us all many different gifts, talents and abilities. Here is a lesson to help children understand about discovering those gifts.

Spiritual Gifts
All Access Do you believe?

We can believe in Jesus and what He did for us even though we can't see or feel Him.  

Thomas didn't believe
All Access Easter Egg Puzzle of Life

Jesus is the solution to the puzzle of life, illustrated by an Easter egg puzzle.

Easter
All Access Facing Trials and Troubles

Children particularly enjoy any lessons involving fire, water or balloons. The following object lesson involves all three, so it should be a big hit!

Trials
All Access Getting into Character

Costumes
Free Jesus Like Vanilla

Ingredients needed to live a christian life more like Jesus. A hands on cooking activity for 3-5 graders (Can also be done with any age above Kindergarten).

Christian Life
All Access Musical Glasses

We are all given gifts and talents from the Lord that we are to use in the Church Body. This could be a good object lesson for a family service, to teach the importance of every age group in the church.

Spiritual Gifts
Starter Play Doh Heart

As we sin, we corrupt and break up our hearts, but when we ask God to forgive us he puts us back together and even makes our hearts new.

Forgiveness,Communion
All Access Sin Grows Rapidly

Learning that little sins build until they tie you up.

Sin
Free Squished Satan

Demonstrate with playdough that God & the Devil aren't equally matched.

devil, demons
All Access The Black Dot

God can change what we see as a "black dot" in our life into something beautiful!

Providence
All Access The Seriousness of Sin

There are no "little" or "big" sins in God's eyes.

Sin
All Access Treat Others as You Would Want to be Treated

Things you do and say in anger hurt others. Ask God to help you control your behavior.

Consideration
All Access Trinity object lesson

Trinity
All Access Virtual Bible place field trips

Many Bible places can still be found AND amazingly seen right where your at using on-line satelite maps and/or Google Earth. This article give coordidates that be entered in these websites or Google Earth program to teleport you to these amazing places.

Bible places
All Access What do you want on your Tombstone?

Think about what you want people to say about you someday! See what was said about a Bible character at the end of his life!

Life
All Access Working Together Is A Blast!

This object lesson uses the Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction to demonstrate the body of Christ working together.

Working Together
All Access The POP QUIZ

What if Jesus took a Pop Quiz on Life and His results were counted as yours? That's the meaning of atonement! Jesus score is placed on top of yours!

Gospel Presentation
All Access A Book of Books

Show kids that the Bible is many books combined.

Bible,
All Access A Letter From a Friend

Puppet gets a letter from a friend, is excited, but doesn't open it. Silly huh? Kinda like Christians who are excited about their Bibles, but don't read them. Silly huh?

Bible is Like a Letter from God
All Access An Easy Choice

Sometimes the things of the world appear to be more attractive than the things of God, but we have to remember that in the long run, choosing God’s Way will always be better!

Faith
All Access Ask, Seek, Knock

Have son or daughters asking for a certain need of theirs. Then give them the complete opposite. Teaching that God would not do this to anyone of us.

Needing God
All Access Awesome Mind Reading Trick

This trick will make it look like you can read kids' minds! However, you can then talk about how only God can really read our minds.

Mind Reading
All Access Back To School

Here is a great 'back to school' lesson that shares the Gospel using school supplies.

ChristianLife
All Access Backwards Room

A visual way to teach your kids what repentance means.

Salvation, Repentance,
All Access Balance the Plate

Engage your small group with this activity that teaches them to stay focused on Jesus.

Concentration,
All Access Being Connected to God Gives You Power

Being connected to God gives you power.

God
All Access Bible Story Mad Lib Idea

This is a super fun idea to teach on how amazing the Bible is by using a very fun introduction of creating a "mad libs" Bible story. It is funny, but has a teaching point on how God's Word came to be and what it means to be "inspired" by God.

The Good Samaritan / Inspiration of Scripture
All Access Broken Toaster

Using a toaster to demonstrate to children that Christians do not need to be afraid of death!

There Is No Need To Fear Death
All Access Bungee Cord

Imagine you are all alone and lost in the woods and a giant monster is chasing you and you trip....

Christian Living
All Access Does Ivory Soap Float?

Don't buy the lie of evolution.

ChristianLife
All Access Don't Blink!

We do not need to be afraid, because Jesus is our helper in times of need. Use this object lesson to communicate this important truth to children!  

Jesus, Fear
All Access Easter Egg Puzzle of Life

Jesus rose from the dead to fix the problem of death once and for all.

Easter
All Access Follow Instructions Game

I've been doing this for over 20 years and it works every time! A fun game/object lesson on the need to read the Bible carefully!

Following the Bible
All Access Gifts Make An Impact!

Help your kids understand gifts and the impact they make when you receive them at the right time.

Gifts, Need
All Access God As Father

God is the perfect Father.

Christian Living
All Access God is Your Spotter

You start with little weights and move up to big weights. The same is true in our spiritual life. If we aren’t even attempting little things for God, He will never be able to use us for anything great.

Faith - Strength
All Access God Keeps Us Safe

Help kids get a better understand of why God sets boundaries for us and how he tries to keep us safe in this exciting object lesson.

Safety, Boundaries, Freedom
All Access Hold Your Tongue

Just a fun introduction to teaching on the power of the tongue.

Bible
All Access I'm a Banana

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Spiritual Fruit
All Access Impact of Reading!

Help kids understand how much what we read can shape us through this object lesson.

Reading, Bible, God's Word
All Access Just Let it Happen

Short object lesson and talk using an egg to show God's purpose and ability to complete us.

Being Good, Purpose, Victory
All Access Kid-Written / God-Breathed

A fun interactive way to explain how God wrote the Bible when it had human authors.

Divine Inspirtation, Bible
All Access Magic Tricks

Many magic tricks rely on false assumptions...

ChristianLife
All Access Mercy and Grace

A very fun lesson on what Mercy and Grace really are. A student does not receive the super soaker treatment he deserves.

God's Love
All Access Muzzle

What is a muzzle? Do people ever need muzzles?

ChristianLife
All Access Now or Later?

A fun (and yummy) lesson introduction that helps kids learn about delayed gratification.

Delayed Gratification!
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