The Transfiguration of Jesus Scene

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Make Jesus glow as you illustrate a scene from the Transfiguration of Jesus for kids.

You’ll need:

  • paper
  • tape
  • markers
  • scissors
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • three caps of hydrogen peroxide
  • one glow stick (cut off the end)
  • one 16-ounce bottle, containing 4 ounces of Mountain Dew
  • Invite three kids to draw a small picture of Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. Let other kids cut out the pictures.

Dim the lights. Read Matthew 17:1, then tape Jesus to the bottle.

Read Matthew 17:2, and add baking soda, peroxide, and glow stick liquid to the bottle.

Replace the lid, and let kids shake the bottle until it glows. Read Matthew 17:3.

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Have kids tape Elijah and Moses next to Jesus. Then read Matthew 17:4-8, and remove Elijah and Moses.

Finally, read Matthew 17:9.

Ask: What was it like to see Jesus glowing? Explain what you think is amazing about Jesus. How does knowing Jesus is amazing impact your faith?

Mary Davis 
Montrose, Iowa

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Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 28 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as co-director of the KidMin Conference. She’s led teams in the development of leading innovative resources, including Buzz Instant Sunday School curriculum, Grapple Preteen Curriculum, and the new Dig-In Sunday School curriculum. Follow Christine on Twitter @ChristineYJones

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