Coming up with tweeners Sunday school lessons can be challenging. Use these discussion topics and activities to teach the Sunday school lesson on forgiveness to your 12-14 year olds.
Ask the students if they have ever sinned. Ask them if people have ever sinned done anything that has hurt them emotionally. Ask them if they are supposed to forgive or if God is just supposed to forgive.
Have the students read Colossians 3:13.
Ask them how their view of forgiveness has changed after reading the passage. Ask them again who is supposed to forgive. Ask the students how they can show others that they forgive them.
Have the children play the bean bag toss game.
Bowl or bucket
Place the bucket or bowl on the floor, then about 5 or 6 feet back place a strip of tape, for the standing line. Have the students take turns trying to throw the bean bag into the bucket. When someone misses have the children determine how many times that person should get in order to make it into the bucket. Play for as long as you like, but make sure that each student has at least one turn. When you are done playing ask them to tell you again how many tries they decided that they should get to make it in if they messed up the first time. When they tell you their answer ask them how many chances they give their friends and family when they mess up. Talk about how we should forgive our friends and family and give them many, many chances.
Have the students make cards.
Give the students two pieces of colored paper each. Have them make two different cards. One card should be an “I’m Sorry” card. The other card should be a “Your Forgiven” card. Have them write the apology card from themselves to God. Then have them make the forgiveness card as if God sent it to them.