With younger children it is often more effective to use [tag]Sunday school games[/tag] to teach your [tag]Sunday school[/tag] lesson. This lesson continues the theme of the [tag]fifth commandment[/tag]-Honor thy Father and Mother.
One of the reasons God likes it when we listen to Mom and Dad is that it’s good training for us. Our parents love us more than anyone on earth. So they come closest to showing us how much God loves us, which is even more. That’s why we call God our Father in Heaven.
Bring out one index card for each child. Go around placing the index card on one of each child’s shoulders telling them all to hold the card in place with their hand.
Tell them to pretend this card is like a really good friend. Let’s see how well the friend stays with us. Everyone let go of the card, letting it balance on your shoulder. Allow them to get the card balanced. Now everyone take three big steps forward. All should lose their cards.
Go around with clothes pins (the pinching kind) and attach the card with the clothes pin to everyone’s shoulder. God’s love, which is a lot like your parents’ love, doesn’t fall away at the first sign of trouble. Tell them to not touch the clothes pin or the card. Have them jiggle themselves around and try to get rid of “gods’ love”(symbolized by the attached card). Give them a chance to wiggle and jiggle. Some will be able to dislodge the clothes pin, though most will not.
It is a lot harder to get rid of the love of God in your life than even a good friend, isn’t it? People give up on us sometimes and go find new friends, and that hurts. But God’s love is like a parents’ love. It stays.