Use this devotion to help kids
appreciate each person's God-given uniqueness.
You'll need crayons, scissors, clear adhesive tape, a Bible, and
copies of the unique person template (click here for
First ask kids what makes them unique from others in the group
and what characteristics make them similar. Then give kids each a
copy of the template, and tell them to create a unique person by
filling in details such as hair, facial expressions, and clothing.
Encourage them to color every part of the template. Then have kids
each cut their person into three sections along the dotted lines.
Collect the pieces and redistribute them so each child gets three
different body sections. Have kids use tape to create their new
Afterward ask: Describe what's unique about your new paper
"friend." Why is it easy to make assumptions about someone based on
outward appearance? What's something no one would imagine about
you, based on how you might look on the outside?
Say: Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that
people wouldn't judge one another based on how they look on the
outside. His dream is similar to how God sees us because he
designed each of us uniquely. Read aloud Psalm 139:14.
Say: God wants us to celebrate and appreciate
our uniqueness. Place your paper friend somewhere at home to remind
you of the unique and wonderful qualities God has given to each of
Excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine.