Tag Archive: building a strong foundation

Building defenses

Object Lesson

Before class starts build a fortress out of lego’s and one out of wooden blocks. While talking about making choices now about what you will do when you’re tempted you can use the fortress of wood blocks as someone who didn’t decide before hand what to do when a temptation came and the lego fortress as someone who decided what to do before they were tempted. Have a child toss…
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Bad Habits are Hard to Break

Object Lesson

This object lesson works best for senior primary aged kids through adults. Choose a member to help you. I usually always choose a gentleman who looks like he is fairly strong. Hand him one sheet of paper and ask him to rip it in two. Obviously he will be able to accomplish it easily. Then hand him the ream (or several sheets of paper) and ask him to rip the…
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Build on the Rock

Object Lesson

Put the empty casserole dish on the table so that all the children can see it. Then tip the small bowl with sand in it upside down inside the casserole dish to make something like a small sand island in the dish. (Don’t worry if a little crumbles.) Place the medium size rock at the other end of the casserole dish. Then place a “house” on both the sand island…
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How strong is your foundation?

Object Lesson

I have 2 small drawstring bags, one filled with Legos and one filled with junk (broken Popsicle sticks, small rocks, broken hunks of concrete, twigs, etc.) I have 2 children each come to the front of the room, in view of all, and build a house out of their materials, so we can then compare the different “houses”. Our good, carefully thought out decisions are like the legos. If we…
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