Sticky Friends

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This sticky activity helps kids appreciate the gift of
friends.

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Bible Connect: Proverbs 18:24

Best for: Ages 6 to 12

Stuff for Each Child: A balloon and small scraps
of paper or threads.

The Experiment: Ask: Can an invisible bond 
make everyday objects stick together?
Inflate a balloon and tie it. Rub it on your clothing, and stick
it to a wall. Rub the balloon more, and hold it over small pieces
of paper or thread. The objects will stick to the balloon.

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Scientific Facts: The balloons stick to objects
because when two objects are rubbed together, one becomes
positively charged and the other becomes negatively charged,
forming static electricity. The balloon is positively charged and
will attract objects that are negatively charged.

Talk About It: Ask: Why did some things stick and
others didn’t? Read the Scripture. How was this experiment like or
unlike our friendships? What qualities do you look for in a friend?
Have you experienced friendships that didn’t stick? Explain. What
qualities form lasting friendships? What makes Jesus our forever
friend? How can you be a friend who, like Jesus, sticks with
someone no matter what?

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