Category Archives: Object Lessons

No Leftover Thanks Object Lesson

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving This is a great object lesson for the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

No Leftover Thanks

Verse:  Ephesian 5:20 (ICB)  Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Supplies Needed: Tupperware Containers

Read the verse and talk about how important it is to always give God thanks. Thanksgiving to God is more important than even eating Thanksgiving dinner.

Say this in your own words:

How many of you have some of these containers in your refrigerator? I always have lots of leftovers after Thanksgiving. Name some leftovers you might have. There’s one thing I don’t have leftover from Thanksgiving though. Thanksgiving is a day set aside to thank God for his blessings. But we shouldn’t give God thanks only on Thanksgiving. When we do that, it’s like serving God leftover thanks. We should thank God every day for his blessings. 

The Only One That Can Stop You Object Lesson

Ages: K-6th Grade

Purpose: Children will learn that they are the only ones who can stop God from fulfilling His will for their lives


LORD of Heaven’s Armies has spoken–who can change his plans? When his hand is raised, who can stop him? Isaiah 14:27 (NLT)

For I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4;13 (NIV)


  • Shoe box with a lid
  • Small mirror

Preparation: Place the mirror face up in the shoe box, and close the lid.


Read either Scripture. Tell the students that nothing can stop God plans for you. It doesn’t matter what home they were born in or who their parents are. It doesn’t matter if their smart enough or talented enough to do what God has planned for you. Give examples of some bad things that happen in children’s lives, and talk about how even those things can’t stop God’s plans.
Tell your students about something bad that happened to you and how that didn’t stop God’s plan for you.

Even the devil can’t stop God’s plans for them because God is stronger than the devil. But there is one thing that can stop God’s plans.

Tell the students that you have the image of that one thing. You’ll let each child come up and look in the box if they promise not to tell what they saw. Have each child, one at a time, come up and look in the box.

Ask the students what they saw when they looked in the box. God is more powerful than circumstances, people, and even the devil. But He allows us to choose. He has a plan for our lives. I am the only one that can stop God’s plan for my life, and you are the only one who can stop God’s plan for your life.

Veteran’s Day Lesson – What a Hero Looks Like

Saluting soldier. Young boyOn Veteran’s Day, we honor our military heroes who have fought for freedom. These men and women are warriors who fight against evil. Today, I’m going to tell you a story recorded in the Bible about another warrior who became a hero. His name was King David. King David shows us what a hero looks like and how we can become heroes of the faith.

Do what’s right. David was responsible for the sheep in his father’s field before he became a warrior or a king. Even though it was hard work, David took care of the sheep and did what was right when nobody else was looking. What right things can you do when nobody is looking?

Difficulties prepare us for greater challenges. Before David became famous for fighting Goliath, he had some difficult things happen in his life. Once while he was watching the sheep, a bear tried to attack. David killed the bear with his slingshot. Another time, he killed a lion with a slingshot. When David faced Goliath, he was prepared because of the times he had to fight the lion and the bear. When you go through hard times, ask God to help you through them in a way that will prepare you for the future.

Heroes have convictions and beliefs based on God’s Word. David was treated unfairly many times throughout his life. King Saul, the man who was king before David, was jealous of David and tried to kill him many times. David hadn’t done anything wrong, but he had to run for his life. King Saul was unfair to David, but David still treated Saul the way God’s Word said. David showed the king love and respect. When you’re treated unfairly, do you do what God’s Word says and treat people like you want to be treated?

Heroes help others. When David was king, he did what he could to help others. Once he had his men search for his friend’s crippled son so that he could invite him to the palace and treat him like royalty.

Heroes have the courage to repent and fix what they’ve done wrong. David wasn’t perfect. He did some very bad things. He even stole the wife of another man. But when he was confronted, David had the courage to confess his sin and take the consequences.

Heroes are honest even when under pressure. When David was running from King Saul, he found Saul alone in a dark cave. David cut a piece of Saul’s robe. The next morning, David told Saul what he’d done. The king could have killed him, but he was still honest. Saul felt bad and stopped pursuing him because he told the truth. Do you tell the truth even when it is hard.

Heroes resist temptation. David helped a man named Nabal by keeping robbers away from his sheep, but Nabal wouldn’t even give his men food and lodging. David could have attacked Nabal, but he resisted the temptation and left Nabal alone. What temptations do you need to resist?

Heroes do more than required. Heroes honor others by doing more than expected. David honored God by bringing the ark God’s way. He went the extra mile.

We can all become heroes of the faith, but like David, we need God to help us. The most important thing David did to become a hero was to spend time with God and to rely on God.

Equipped For Battle Object Lesson

This is a great object lesson for Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day or whenever you’re teaching on spiritual warfare.

Equipped For Battle

Supplies Needed: A picture of soldiers similar to this one, Spiritual armor objects or picture.

Next week, we honor our veterans on Veterans Day. These are the men who fought for our freedom.

What is some of the equipment a soldier needs when he goes into battle? Give the children a chance to answer before giving suggestions.

Suggestions: uniform, google for night vision, gas mask, food, water, blankets, backpack, guns, bullets, tanks, jeeps, grenades, etc.

The Bible tells us of another kind of warfare. This warfare is spiritual and every Christian is involved in it. Just as every soldier needs equipment when he goes into battle, we Christians need equipment for spiritual battle.

Ephesians 6:10-18 lists the equipment we need. As you mention each piece of armor, show a picture of it or illustrate it with an object. Here’s a link with a picture you can print.

Belt of Truth: Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. When we put on the belt of truth, we live the truth.

Breastplate of Righteousness: When we ask Jesus to forgive our sins, He makes us right before Him.

Shoes of the Readiness of the Gospel of Peace: When we are ready to do what God says, we’ll have peace of God in our lives.

Shield of Faith: When we place our faith in Jesus, He will protect us against the devil’s lies.

Helmet of Salvation: We need to protect our minds by thinking the way God wants us to think.

Sword of the Spirit: The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God – the Bible. The Bible defeats our spiritual enemies. That’s why it’s important to learn what it says and to obey it.

Prayer: The last weapon God gives us is prayer. After we’ve put on all of the armor, if we pray, God will fight our battles for us, and we will be fully equipped soldiers ready for spiritual battle.

Halloween Object Lesson

Jesus and the Jack-O-Lanterns

This object lesson is perfect to use at Halloween. Something that people use as decoration will remind children how Jesus saves them from their sin.

Needed: 2 jack-o-lanterns. One should have a frown carved, and should be warped and ugly. It shouldn’t be cleaned out completely and shouldn’t have a light in it. If you can, leave it to rot for a few days. The more disgusting it is, the better. The second jack-o-lantern should be clean, with a smile on its face and a candle in it.

Everywhere you go at this time of the year, you see jack-o-lanterns. Did you know jack-o-lanterns can remind you of how Jesus saved you. Before Jesus came into your heart, you were like this jack-o-lantern. Show first jack-o-lantern. You were full of sin and dirty inside. You had no light inside you, and you were very unhappy. But Jesus came into your heart and cleaned all the sin inside. Show the second jack-o-lantern. He gave you peace and put a smile on your face. He even shines His light through you. So everywhere you go this Halloween, when you see a jack-o-lantern, let it remind you of what Jesus did when He saved you.