A treasure hunt will capture the attention of your 9-11 year olds in the lesson for Sunday school. Try these Sunday school activities and games to stimulate thoughtful conversations on the lesson of Cain and Abel.
Sunday School Activities and Lesson Ideas for “Cain and Abel”
Read the story of Abel from the Bible or go around the room having each student read a section. (Genesis 4: 1-7)
Discussion: why God was pleased with Abel, but not Cain
Both men gave God something, why was God only happy with Abel’s offering? Is it more important what you give to God, or how you are giving it? (Abel gave to God first, and willingly.)
Write verse 4 with several blanks for the students to fill in and make copies. Challenge the students to fill in the blanks without using the Bible first.
On index cards, write out things that children of this age could do as an offering to God (sing in church, visit a nursing home, vacuum the house, etc.).
Hide the index cards in the room before class starts. Explain to the students that they are going to search for the treasure that they can give to God, and inform them of the number of hidden cards. Set a timer, and let them search. When the treasure hunt has ended, share with the class the offerings listed on the cards and challenge them to do at least one this week.
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