Joshua Takes Command Object Lesson


joshuaFEAR. You can’t see it, but you can sure see the effects of it. In this Joshua Takes Command Object Lesson, use a simple science experiment to help children understand that God asks us to make hard decisions and that He is with us wherever we go.

Scripture Focus: Joshua 1 and 5: 13-15

Materials: Wide candle, lighter, glass beaker or measuring cup, white vinegar, baking soda {CLICK HERE for a video showing you how to do this science experiment.}

Geography: Israel, Jordan River

Background: As a consequence of their choice to not go into the land, the Hebrews would be required to wander the desert for 40 years. All of the Israelites would die, and their children would be the ones to receive the blessing of the Promise Land. All would die, except for 2 men: Caleb and Joshua. Continue reading

The Twelve Spies and the Wandering Object Lesson


We like to exaggerate situations at times. We claim we cannot do something because the task seems huge and daunting. This Twelve Spies and the Wandering Object Lesson will help our children to understand that with Jesus we have already won the victory even if life seems hard.

Scripture Focus: Numbers 13

Materials: toy plastic insects

Geography: locate Kadesh (Paran) and Canaan

Background: The Israelites were given freedom from Egypt by the miraculous hand of God. God gave the Israelites some rules called the Ten Commandments. These Commandments would be The Law that everyone in the nation would follow. These laws were given to the people by God to protect them, to set them apart from the other nations, and to teach them how to live for God.

By the time the Hebrews reached Mt. Sinai, they had seen many wonders by God. They were beginning to see God fulfill His promises to Abraham. A nation was beginning to form. A great nation needs rules and they now had the Ten Commandments, as well as many other laws and regulations. God had given Moses the directions to build the tabernacle and the priesthood was set up through the tribe of Levi and the family of Aaron. Continue reading

Fruit of the Spirit Fruit Salad Object Lesson


What would life be like if there were no love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, or self control? It would be awful! Join us as we “taste” the fruits of the spirit and see just how good they are!

Scripture Focus:But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galations 5:22-23 ESV

Materials: A variety of 9 fruits (already cut into bite size pieces), bowls, spoons, and a piece of rotten fruit (You can easily make a banana go rotten if you don’t have anything else.)

Background: The Apostle Paul was writing to the church in Galatia to teach them how to keep in step with the Spirit. He had warned them against things to look out for. Now he was teaching them about things to focus on. He wanted the people to know what it looks like to walk with Christ. Continue reading

Moses and The Law Object Lesson


With a GPS, these days it can be difficult to get lost. However, relying on technology that *could* be incorrect might steer you in the wrong direction. This Moses and the Law object lesson teaches children the purpose of the law and what Jesus expects from those who follow Him.

ten commandments object lessons

Scripture Focus: Exodus 20

Materials: Road map

Geography: locate Egypt, Israel, and the Red Sea

Background: The Israelites were forced into slavery and God raised up Moses to be The Deliverer. Pharaoh’s heart had been hardened even after nine horrible nationwide plagues that destroyed Egypt’s economy and way of life. But Pharaoh’s heart still would not allow the people of Israel to leave his nation. The tenth and final plague caused a cry to be heard throughout Egypt as the Angel of Death killed the first born of all Egypt and passed over the homes with the blood of the lamb on the doors. Continue reading

Blanket of Comfort Object Lesson



Use a blanket in this object lesson to teach that the Holy Spirit will wrap us in comfort whenever we face difficult times in life.

Holy Spirit Object Lesson

Scripture Focus: John 14

Materials: Blanket and/or stuffed animal

{Hold up the blanket. Say:}

When you look around you have probably seen toddlers carrying around a blanket or stuffed animal wherever they go.

  • Why do they carry these things around?  (Allow for responses.)

Most toddlers feel safer with their favorite blanket or bear. Older people say that those items are a comfort item.  If the toddler loses his or her blanket or bear they may become sad and begin to cry.

Some adults have comforting things as well. Usually this is in the form of food, such as chocolate, or a dish such as macaroni and cheese.

  • Do you have something that is a comfort to you? It could be a bear or blanket or even something else. (Allow for responses.)
  • Have you ever lost your special item? (Allow for responses.)
  • How did you feel when you could not find it? (Allow for responses.)

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