Help kids remember that God is always with us, even if we can't
Bible Connect: 1 Timothy 1:15-17
Best for: Ages 6 to 12
Stuff Per Group: A balloon, yeast, sugar, water, a glass
jar, a funnel, and an empty glass drink bottle.
The Experiment: Say: Can something invisible have visible
Mix 1 tablespoon of yeast, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and 1 cup warm
(not hot) water in the glass jar. Use a funnel to pour the mixture
into the bottle. Ask kids to hypothesize about what'll happen to
the balloon when you stretch it over the bottleneck. Then watch as
the balloon inflates.
Scientific Facts: Air is made of different gases,
including carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide gas released by the
growing yeast is lighter than other gases in the bottle, so it
rises to the top and inflates the balloon.
Talk About It: Ask: Was your guess correct? Is it easy or
difficult to understand something you can't see, such as the carbon
dioxide? Explain. How would you explain how carbon dioxide works?
How would you explain our invisible God to someone? Read the
Scripture. Is it easy or difficult to have faith in a God you can't
see? Why or why not? How can you explain your faith in God so
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