Bible Activity: Trust Me – Form pairs.
Lead pairs in the following activities. Have partners trade places
for each event.
1. Cotton Ball Chase – One partner blindfolds the other and
guides the blindfolded partner in scooping up cotton balls with a
spoon and placing them in a bowl.
2. Blind Fall – One partner stands behind the other and catches the
standing partner as he or she falls back.
Ask: How did it feel to trust someone? How did it feel to
be trusted? not trusted?
Read aloud Genesis 22:1-19.
Ask: Why did Abraham trust God? How did God reward
Abraham? Is it easy or difficult for you to trust God? Explain.
What does this scripture passage reveal about God that’ll help you
Craft: Star Power – Have each child mix
together the following ingredients: 2 shredded slices of crustless
bread, 2 tablespoons of white glue, and 2 drops of food coloring.
Have kids knead their bread clay-mixture. Then have them roll out
their dough and use star cookie cutters to make stars. Kids can
paint their stars with Tempera paint. Encourage kids to reward
someone who is trusting God this week by giving them a star.
Snack: You’ll need: Ricotta cheese (or goat cheese),
crackers, dried fruit and blunt knives. Directions: Tell children
they’re going to enjoy a snack that Abraham and Isaac may’ve eaten
on their journey. Pretend that the ricotta cheese is goat’s cheese.
Have kids gather around the food and serve one another goat’s
cheese on crackers and dried fruit.
This lesson was created for GRADES 3 and 4.
Contributors: Nancy Paulson, Cindy Newell, Heather Ward,
Copyright© 1992 Group Publishing, Inc. / Children’s Ministry