Every day, in every season, God has placed Christian object lessons for us to see Him more clearly! They're like His fingerprints or "God-prints" as they identify His character and truth within His creation!
Use these to help children, youth and even adults learn important Bible lessons that can keep them focused on Jesus during every season!
Of course who needs to wait on a special season, to talk about God?! He is everywhere every day! We can look at everyday objects and see Christian object lessons that will inspire and draw us closer to Him and help us teach others of His great love through Jesus!
Beginning with Fall, look for the many Autumn objects that can teach Christian object lessons. As the leaves change colors and the air turns cooler, one of the most obvious objects we see are pumpkins! Use one of these great big orange gifts of God to share the Pumpkin Gospel to illustrate how Jesus makes us a new creation and shines His light in and through us!
Then there's always football season! Use football as a sports object lesson to teach about the armor of God from Ephesians 6!
Then there comes the wonderful season of thankfulness - Thanksgiving! I'm sure most of us have at one time or another in our lives made a handprint turkey! Have children trace both their hands on a sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheet of plain or colored construction paper. Show them how to color and make their handprints into two turkeys. Then have them write one thing for which they are thankful on each turkey feather. Once finished, have them put their two hands together and pray thanking God for the blessings they listed. A great memory verse passage would be 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Object lessons are meant to be reminders every time we see the objects, so ask students to remember to be thankful each time they see a turkey or see their two hands that made the turkey! :)
There are so many Christmas items that can be used as Christmas object talks to teach the TRUE meaning of CHRISTmas! Also, this a great time to begin special family Christmas traditions and bring a Christian Christmas to your home!
Ministry-to-children also offers four other great Christmas object lessons!
Even though we don't get much wintery bliss down here in the South, January is a perfect time to share God's magnificent creation with a snowflake object lesson. Create paper snowflakes like the Chrismon pattern above, or create your own special coffee filter snowflake!
February of course brings Valentine's Day object lessons on the wonders of God's amazing love using a fun science experiment, a Tootsie pop, or a math equation! Or check out other great Valentine's Day ideas from Ministry-to-Children!
What a special season to share the everlasting love of God!
Spring brings Easter which is probably one of the two most significant holiday celebration times for Christians! Easter object lessons can be key to bringing new life to children's Bible lessons during this very special season. Find out how a tea bag or Easter eggs can teach the true meaning of Easter!
And although summer is a time we take a break from school and take off for vacations, it's not a time to take off from learning to know God better through Christian object lessons! One of our favorite summer vacations is to go to the beach! And one of our favorite things to do is look for seashells! The sand dollar story makes for a wonderful summer object lesson for kids!
Any day can become a holiday! Try this "Every Day is Holiday" Bible lesson for any time of the year!