There are many Sunday school lessons for 9-11 year olds. This lesson and discussions teach them the value of sharing attitudes and abilities as well as material things.
Sunday School Lessons Series: Jesus Feeds Five Thousand
Sunday School Lessons Discussion #1:
Ask the children what they have that they can share. Explain to them that they can share not only toys but also attitudes and abilities. Ask them what attitudes they can share. Then ask what happens when they share positive attitudes and what happens when they share negative attitudes. Discuss what abilities people share.
Sunday School Lessons Bible Story:
Choose several students to rotate reading the story about Jesus feeding the five thousand people in John 6:1-13.
Sunday School Lessons Discussion #2:
Refer back to the discussion before the Bible story. Explain to the children that they can share not only toys but also attitudes and abilities. Ask them what attitudes they can share. Then ask what happens when they share positive attitudes and what happens when they share negative attitudes. Discuss what abilities people share.
Sunday School Lessons Activity:
Have the students write abilities and attitudes that they can share on a rubber band. Tell them to write as many as they can. After everyone has finished writing, have them line up next to each other. Have them take turns shooting their rubber bands toward a shoe box. As each student shoots their rubber band have them say this prayer, “Jesus, help my sharing go a long way.” After everyone has had the chance to shoot theirs, have them pick up their rubber band. Then talk to the students about how Jesus stretched the food that the boy brought a long way. Have each student turn to a partner and tell them something that they wrote on their rubber band.
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