Two "Flip Flops" Bible Object Lessons (Ephesians 6:15 & Exodus 3:5)

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"Flip Flops" Bible Object Lessons (Ephesians 6:15) for Kids
Summertime means warm weather and wearing flip flops!
These inexpensive shoes are colorful and could help you share exciting bible stories. If you have some extra flip flops, decorate your classroom using this casual theme. Fill buckets with flip flops and set them on the welcome table. You could always send kids home with a pair of these comfy shoes.
Add a few Summer themed coloring pages and a water games and you will have a backup lesson ready – while walking out the door with 5 minutes to spare!

Lesson Idea: Shoes of Peace (Ephesians 6:15)

“For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.” Ephesians 6:15

(Take off your shoes and stand in front of your class. Place some flip flops on the floor near where you are standing.)
Say: “God tells us that when we go to battle, we should have a shield and a sword but that’s not all. Besides a cool helmet, we also need the shoes of peace. That’s right, shoes of peace. Let’s read the verse together.”
Read: Ephesians 6:15
Say: “You know what, shoes of peace sound comfy don’t they? They sound like the shoes you would wear during summer–like these flip flops. I’m going to slide on my shoes of peace now.”
(Put on your flip flops.)
“Now I want you to pretend that you have a pair of nice, comfortable flip flops in front of you. When I count to three, step into your flip flops, into your shoes of peace. Ready? 1, 2, 3!”
Pray: Lead the children in a closing prayer from your heart.
Lesson Idea: Standing On Holy Ground (Exodus 3:5)

“Then he said, ‘Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5

Say: “In bible times, people wore sandals because the land in which they lived was hot and dusty. Sandals, like these flip flops, give your feet plenty of air and just feel comfortable don’t they. These shoes remind of the story of Moses. Once he saw a burning bush and when he got closer to look at it, a voice, the voice of God told him to take off his shoes because the ground where he walked was holy.”
(Take off your flip flops.)
Say: “Has your Mom ever told you to take off your shoes when you come inside? If so, it was probably because she wanted to keep you from getting dirt in the house. God isn’t allergic to dirt but he is allergic to sin. We must be careful that our feet don’t take us places we should not go.”
Pray: Lead the children in a closing prayer from your heart.

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