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
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!
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.
Love these, Sam! Totally pinning these on my Homeschooling and Children board. I will be a dorkily prepared homeschool mom xD
Great list! I will be pinning this to my Kids Church board!
I am so excited to use these! Thanks for sharing!
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 🙂
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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
Thanks, Elise! 🙂 Hope your family has fun with these!
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
Hi Samantha,these are great ideas….thanks for sharing so others can learn from it.
I enjoy using them in Sunday School.
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.
Thank you 🙂
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
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
Thank you! And unfortunately, I do not! 🙁
These lessons are really important for all the kids to learn in life, so kids can have a strong faith on God. Thank you for writing this beautiful article for us.