We learned how God often chooses the smallest, youngest, and/or least likely to be noticed to carry out his will in the story of [tag]Gideon[/tag]. Here are [tag]Sunday school activities[/tag] to use with your younger [tag]Sunday school[/tag] students. (Teachers words are in bold.)
Sunday School Activities for “Story of Gideon” Lessons
We have talked previously about how we should make friends based on how people look. Today we’ll be talking a little more about that. Again, we’ll be trying not to judge a present by its size. There are three treasures on the table. Without opening them, try to guess what each one contains.
On the table, have three different sized gift bags. Staple or tape them shut. In the biggest one, put clothes pins in a zip lock bag wrapped in tissue paper (to thwart the peekers) with a lot of gift wrap on top. In the middle one, put the candy (wrapped in tissue paper). In the smallest one, put just tissue paper, though decorate this bag with a very colorful bow or multi-colored curling ribbon.
As you open them this time say, some people are attracted to big things. They like big muscles, big houses, and in presents, they like big bags. But in the story we hear today, big muscles are not the most important issue.
Let them see that there were clothes pins in the bags.
Some people are attracted to splashy, colorful things. They like loud voices, well-dressed people, and in presents, they may not care about size, but they like what jumps out at the eyes and ears.
Let them see that there’s nothing in the tissue paper.
But sometimes the best present comes in the bag you might not notice. This bag is right in the middle, and it’s neither large nor colorfully decorated. Take the candy out.
God says don’t judge by outside appearances.
Let’s all have a piece of candy.
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