13 Bible Object Lessons for Kids and Sunday School

Bible based object lessons are memorable, fun, and can teach character building. Here are my top favorite Christian object lessons, from honesty to the Armor of God!

Each object lessons include a simple activity with a valuable lesson. Below, I have included the lesson, materials needed, and the link for the activity. The approximate age range is K-6, but these activities can be used for older grades in youth group!
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13 Bible Based Object Lessons

Judging on Appearances – Slide Share
Materials needed: cupcake mix, cotton ball, cupcake cups, cupcake tins

Being in the world, but not of the world – Your Life Uncommon
Materials needed: jar, water, oil, red food coloring

Sin Spoils – Kids Sunday School
Materials needed: green food coloring, bread

The Armor of God – Our Journey Westward
Materials needed: two oranges, a glass bowl

Honesty – Over the Big Moon
Materials needed: vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, salt, 3 bowls

Temptation – Kids Sunday School
Materials needed: old bed sheet, something to write with, pairs of rolled-up socks (or balled up junk-papers)

Sin Revealed – Kids Sunday School
Materials needed: clear drinking glass, can of Coca Cola, spoon, plastic buttons

Why Jesus’ Sacrifice Was Necessary
Materials needed: plastic tablecloth, corn starch OR baby powder OR baking soda, tape, black construction paper

House on Sand vs. a Rock – Mama Jenn
Materials needed: large flat rock, sand, popsicle sticks

Being Slow to Anger – Children’s Ministry
Materials needed: two large bowls filled with water, dishwashing liquid, straw for each person

Sin and Forgiveness – Creative Bible Study
Materials needed: chalkboard or dry erase board

True Christianity – Kid’s Sunday Schooly
Materials needed: vase, a fake flower, a real flower

Waiting for Heavenly Awards / Patience – Kid’s Sunday School
Materials needed: cookie, other “bigger” dessert (cake, banana split)

Know any other good Bible based object lessons for kids? Have you tried any of these? Let me know! Please comment below!

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  1. I am from Illinois. Each year I go with a team to teach Bible School in Jamaica. Object lessons are perfect to relate to the kids. I think I will try to use the flower idea this year — thank you. Do you have any other ideas I can use with a large group (over 100)?

    • Hey Julie, thanks for commenting! No, but I bet you can Google “object lessons for large groups.” I scoured Google the day I wrote this, and compiled a list of my favorites, mostly for small/homeschool groups.
      Good luck!

  2. Hi Sam…
    Thank you sooo much for these lesson ideas. I’ve just started Bible education witg Grade 6s and this is such a great way to work with them. Thank you. Have a blessed day 🙂

  3. One that I have used in the past is an orange and bowl of water to illustrate the whole armor of God. even if just a piece is missing, you aren’t fully protected.

  4. Oh Samantha, this is perfect!! I’m a french mom of 4, we live in Ireland and I was looking for great lesson plans for the Bible Activity I’m doing each Monday after school at home for my kids. I particularly love the idea about Sin Spoils with the green food coloring. Thanks a lot for providing such a useful list of ressources!! God bless, Elise

  5. Thank you much Samantha,it’s really amazing and it was very useful for me to use in our Sunday school.Thankyou so much for providing such a useful material and innovative ideas

  6. Hi Samantha,these are great ideas….thanks for sharing so others can learn from it.
    I enjoy using them in Sunday School.

  7. Thank you so much Samantha
    This is a very useful material because I don’t have creativity. God is using you in a great way.

  8. Hi samantha, i’m efrata form Indonesia, Just now, i found a applicable things for teens, coz children get more focus when we, try to explain with exercise, a little experiment that related to, bible of course. Thanks so much for the idea. Eventhough a lot of media can’t find here. I’ll try my Best. Thanks

  9. Hi Samantha
    I love object lessons as I know that children can definitely relate. Do you have something I can use to teach on the topic of The True Vine. Thank you


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