Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary Children’s Ministry Devotion: Building Kindness Published: January 14, 2021 This children’s ministry devotion will help encourage children to build each other up through kindness. Elementary Children’s Ministry Devotion: Building Kindness You’ll need: eight wooden blocks for each pair of kids and a Bible. Form pairs, and give each pair eight blocks. Say: With your partner, use five blocks to make a block building. Spread out at least an arm’s length from other pairs. Allow time. Say: Now stand by your building and use your three extra blocks to knock down other buildings. You can protect your building, but you only have 10 seconds. Go! Allow 10 seconds. Ask: How did it feel to have others tear down your buildings? How does it feel when people tear you down with their words? Read Ephesians 4:29. Say: When people are unkind to us, they tear down our feelings just as we tore down the buildings. When were unkind to others, we tear down their feelings. Say: But God has called us to build up others. Ask: What are some things you can say to build up people and help them feel good? For each answer, have the children pick up a block and add it back to another pair’s building. Lead the group in a prayer asking God to help them love and build up others. Dawn Smith Cape Girardeau, Missouri Looking for more devotions? Check out these ideas! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!