Object lessons are one of my favorite ways to teach children important truths. These 20 Bible object lessons for kids should help equip you to teach scriptural truths to your children in meaningful ways that kids will really remember. I have gathered ideas I found around the web as well as including some of my own posts on the topic. I hope this helps equip those who are working with kids in their home, church, school or community.
Before we get started, I also want to give you some wonderful Christian resources for teaching kids about Biblical truths (affiliate links).
Jesus Storybook Bible – This is my favorite. I tear up throughout the story, and I am amazed at how beautifully they tell the gospel story and weave Jesus into each story from the creation of the world to the end of the New Testament. I even buy this book for friends who are wanting to learn more about the Christian faith. It tells God’s story in a way that makes so much sense.
Long Story Short – Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God – This is the Bible Study we are currently doing as a family, and I love it. I love that it ties the Old Testament stories to Jesus, like the “Jesus Storybook Bible.” It is an engaging way to interact with your kids, with questions geared for great discussion. My oldest (age 7) is especially loving it, and it always the one who goes and grabs the book to make sure we get our devotion done. There are 5 lessons a week that take about 10 minutes. It is super manageable and brings a lot of intention into your Christian parenting journey. Even today, my daughter was whining about not getting something her sister was able to get. They had learned about the story of Cain and the word “envy.” It was a great tie in to discussion about her current feelings. Although I haven’t read them, the same author has two other books – Old Story New and The Gospel Bible Story.
Seeds Worship CDs – These are my favorite kid music CD’s to play in the car. They are not annoying! The music is well composed but straight scripture. My kids have easily memorized scriptures since we have these playing in the car. Here are some of their CD’s: Seeds of Courage, Seeds of Praise, Seeds of Character, Seeds Family Worship
Grace for the Moment – I haven’t actually gone through this one with my kids, but I have heard great things. It is full of 365 different devotions to last throughout the year. It’s written by Max Lucado, and I tend to love all of his work, so I look forward to doing this one in the future.
Bible Object Lessons for Kids
Kindness with Toothpaste – Scripture focus: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32 or any verse that talks about taming the tongue – Meaningful Mama
No More Than we Can Bear Balloons – Focus: God can help us through struggles and temptations. – Teach Them.
Cellophane Grace – Focus: Jesus’ death makes our sin disappear. – Meaningful Mama
Being in the World – Focus: Be in the World but not of the World – Your Life Uncommon
You, Sin and Christ Experiment – Focus: Jesus takes away our sins. – Escuela Dominical Nacional IPUC
Bible Object Lessons on the Trinity – Focus: How is God three in one? – Creative Bible Study
Bubble Gum Object Lesson – Focus: A Lesson on Pride AND Sticky Sin – Ministry to Children
Egg Explosion – Focus: A Lesson on Forgiveness – Meaningful Mama
Baking Soda Bible Object Lesson – Focus: A Look at Self-Control and Anger – Ministry to Children
Molded to be Holy – Focus: God Calls us to be Holy – Children’s Ministry
Paper Folding Object Lesson – Focus: A Look at Salvation – Future Flying Saucers
Celery and Virtue – Focus: Our character is influenced by the world around us. – Meaningful Mama
Object Lesson Using M&M’s – Focus: 3 Ways M&M’s Teach us About God – Creative Bible Study
Don’t Explode in Anger – Focus: Anger can build and turn into sin. – Free Bible Lessons
A Lesson in Honesty – Focus: A Look at the Importance of Honesty – Over the Big Moon
Object Lesson for Forgiveness – Focus: There is a weight lifted when we choose to forgive. – Meaningful Mama
Martha and Mary Object Lesson – Focus: Making room for Jesus and Learning about Hospitality – Meaningful Mama
The Key is Grace – Focus: How do you get to Heaven? – Meaningful Mama
Balloons and Bubbles Object Lesson – Focus: Godly Things vs. Earthly Things – Our Family for His Glory
The Goodness of God Overflowing – Focus: How to Remain Optimistic and see the Good – Meaningful Mama
There are so many great word pictures and object lessons that help us understand God more thoroughly and help spread these messages to our kids. I’m hoping that this group of lessons inspires much teaching about Biblical truths. Blessings on your pursuits.
My Favorite Books for Teaching Character to Kids
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NOTE: I’m not convinced these books are going to be around forever. I believe, unfortunately, that they are out of print. I have snatched up all of them I can. If you are interested, I wouldn’t wait.