I’ve been teaching a fun class with 4-6 year olds at the church on Wednesday evenings. It has been so much fun, and this is one of the cute lessons we did just a couple weeks ago. I also did this same lesson at home with my 2 and 3 year old, so you can adjust it for anyone.
Hope you enjoy!
- Baby food jars with lids (one for each child plus you)
- Heavy whipping cream, enough to fill each jar 3/4 full.
- Marbles (one for each jar)
- Story Book bible Link (included in post)
Objective: Students will be able to tell you that God can do all things, and list out impossible things that God has done from the Bible. Students will be able to discuss how hard it is to trust God, but how important it is.
Have children gather around you and ask:
Can God do all things?
Let the kids respond, but then give them the answer:
Yes, God can do all his holy will…
Have children one by one finish the sentence, “It’s impossible to…” Tell the kids that there are no wrong answers. After everyone has gone , talk about some creative impossibilities.
- Float to the ceiling right now
- Start singing in another language I’ve never heard of or studied
- Move things with my mind
- Make fire by saying “Fire”
Then ask, “What is something impossible for God to do?”
Allow kids to respond and then read the following story from the Jesus Storybook Bible. You can also click on the link below and listen to it read.
Read Story: Exodus 14:1-31 God Makes a Way
- Can you name some things that God did in this even that are impossible for us?
- God is capable and able to do all the impossible.
- Do you think it’s hard to believe God that he can do all things?
Lets see how hard it might be…
- glass baby food jars with lid
- heavy whipping cream
- marble (optional)
You guys are going to make something, and it’s going to be hard to do, but when you’re all done, you will have something wonderful to eat!
Pour heavy cream in to every jar filling it 3/4 full. If you have clean marbles, add one marble to each jar of cream. Put the lids on very tight and remind the children that YOU are the only one to take the lids off. Now, tell them to get shakin’!
The kids will get tired very quickly, but encourage them to keep going! It’s a good idea to make one along side them that way it can keep them focused on the task at hand. Here are some things you may find yourself saying…
“Shake, shake, shake”
“Are you tired? It’s hard to keep going isn’t it. Even when you know there is something special at the end. It’s hard to persevere.”
“You can do it”
“Keep fighting that fight!”
“Don’t give up, we can help each other!” *Offer to help shake someone’s for a minutes so they can take a break.
“Are you physically tired? Are you mentally tired, it’s hard to remember that I promised you something in the end isn’t it.
Once everyone has made butter, pull out some bread and allow them to enjoy their delicious reward!
Talk with the kids about how physically and mentally tiring it was to make the butter, and how even though we knew their would be something special in the end, it was hard and we wanted to give up.
Trusting God is very similar to that. God promises that he will always be with us and that he can do all things, but living each day trusting what God says can be hard, and we can get tired. We can want to give up too. But, remember when we made butter, we reminded each other of the special treat in the end and that helped us keep going? We need to constantly remind ourselves of God’s promises and gather with his people! These things help us to push-on and persevere!
Brainstorm practical ways to keep God’s promises in our minds.
Memorize Luke 1:37 “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
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