Use these Sunday school ideas exactly or modify them to your needs, but use them and see how easy it can be to plan a Sunday school lesson in just a few short minutes!
Matthew 5:43-45: “‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
Craft: Create a wreath from a paper plate and attach handprint cutouts with ideas for random acts of kindness.
Materials: Construction paper, paper plates, crayons/markers, scissors, glue/tape, pencils
1.Give each student a paper plate.
2.Give them a smaller, round object that you have available in the room to trace the inner circle of the wreath.
3.Have students trace the smaller round object and cut it out, so that there is a circle-shaped hole in the middle of the paper plate.
4.Students should color the wreath green.
5.Have students trace their handprints on construction paper. Students can use any color, although green is the most common for the traditional wreath.
6.Students should cut out their handprints.
7.Attach the handprints to the front of the wreath. Handprints should overlap so that there are no white spaces left over.
8.On each handprint, students should write ideas for random acts of kindness that the class develops together. Tell your students to put a date on the handprint when they complete that act of kindness. The first person to have a date on every act of kindness can receive a special prize.
9.Students should color in any white spaces with an appropriately-colored marker or crayon.
10.NOTE: If you have markers, your students can take cotton balls and color them red to look like holly berries. When they are colored, students can glue them on the wreath to make it look more festive!