Christmas Object Lesson: Jesus, the Light of the World, Is Born
Published: December 8, 2021
In this object lesson, kids will show love with their eyes closed as they learn about Jesus, the light of the world.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Try Without Light
Say: Jesus is the light of the world, and he came to show us God’s love. Let’s have fun showing love to our friends.
Have kids scatter around the room so they’re as far apart as possible. Dim the lights, and ask children to cover or close their eyes tightly–and keep them closed!
Call out the following tasks one at a time, reminding children to keep their eyes closed or covered the whole time:
- Hug a friend.
- Kindly pat someone on the back.
- Give a high-five.
- Find a friend and say “Jesus is the light of the world!”
Let children open their eyes, and have them form a circle on the floor.
Say: It looked like you had some trouble showing love.
- Why was showing love hard?
Say: When God sent Jesus to be born, it was like God saying, “I love you so much that I’m sending my very own Son to help you!” Jesus was like a light, shining God’s love to people who felt sad and lonely. Jesus is the light of the world.
Turn on the lights. Say: Now that we have light, let’s play our game again!
Repeat the activity, but keep the lights on and let kids keep their eyes open. Each time kids show God’s love to a friend, call out “Jesus is the light of the world!”
Say: The light made a big difference! Jesus is the light of the world, and that makes a difference in our lives every day.
This object lesson was taken from Sciency-Fun WOWS!: 54 Surprising Bible Object Lessons (ages 3-7). Looking for more Christmas activities? Check out these ideas!
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