If you are [tag]teaching Sunday school[/tag] on the lesson of [tag]Abraham[/tag], here is an activity that works well with all ages. Most kids can relate to Father Abraham from the book of Genesis. He had to leave his home and travel where he had never been to receive God’s promises of becoming father to the nation of Israel.
A lot of children have moved at least once. Sometimes moving can be very exciting and sometimes it’s stressful. There may be new schools, new neighbors, and the loss of old friends whom they miss. It’s in this way that most kids can relate to Father Abraham.
Kids will relate to his nervousness and can be taught through the story that the journey to [tag]God’s promises[/tag] is not always easy. But it’s always rewarding, and God always keeps his promises.
1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people, and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
Here is a simple activity that you can use with your [tag]Sunday school[/tag] students to help teach the lessons on Abraham.
If You Had to Move
Need: Paper, markers, pens, crayons
For all ages, ask them to pretend that they have to move to another country with their parents. They can only bring 5 things with them; they must choose toys, games, or forms of entertainment including cell phones, iPods, computer games, television and computers.
Your younger children could draw their favorite toys and older children will have to choose from the other items. With older children, I ask them to divide their paper in half and indicate on one side what they want to bring with them and the other side to tell what they must leave behind.
This simple activity can lead to great discussions about themselves and how these relate to the Lesson of Abraham and God’s promises to take care of us and to provide.