As warm weather settles in, more families will be making trips to the beach and their favorite water parks. What a perfect time to break out these beach object lessons for kids church! These visual aids are inexpensive and easy to find, perfect for teaching kids important lessons from the Bible. Ready to use some lessons that are just “beachy?”
Beach Sand Object Lesson
For this object lesson, you need a few cups of sand and two containers. If you have a counter, (like an attendance counter) you could use that to count the grains of sand. If not, have the kids count for you. Say to the kids, “You know, I read an awesome Bible verse the other day. It goes, ‘How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You. O that You would slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.…’ (Psalm 139:18 KJV) Let me show you what I mean.” (Grab the pail of sand and prepare to pour it slowly into the other container.) Say, “Okay, I am going to pour out the sand and I want you to count them. Ready?” (Begin to pour. When you are done pouring ask the kids to tell you how many grains of sand there were.) “I’m not sure that is right, let’s try it again.” (Pour the sand again from one container to the other.) “Wow! If God has that many thoughts, about you and I and the world, that is a lot. Like the verse says, we can’t even add them up. God is constantly thinking about us. Isn’t that amazing?”
Beach Ball Lesson
Before your class begins, inflate a medium-sized beach ball. In each segment of the ball, write a word that a person would find in the Bible like love, sin or forgiveness. Arrange the class in the circle. Toss someone the ball and ask them to tell you something about the word they touch with their right hand. You could also write the names of Bible characters in the beach ball segments. Have the kids tell you something or ask you a question about the name they touch/select.
These are just a few object lessons but I think you will find them perfect for a summer theme.
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