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Three kids, ranging in age from preschool to elementary-aged, give each other a helping hand.
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Children’s Ministry Activity: Lending Others a Helping Hand

Use this activity to help kids discover they have the ability to lend a helping hand to those around them.


You’ll need:

  • a cupcake for each child,
  • small bowls of icing,
  • plastic knives, and
  • a Bible.

Children’s Ministry Activity: Lending Others a Helping Hand

First, tell kids to put one hand behind their backs and keep it there as they try to ice the cupcakes. Let children try for a couple of minutes—they’ll struggle as the bowls will scoot and the cupcakes won’t be stable, making it difficult to ice the cupcake. Ask kids to take a break from their task, then read aloud Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.

Say: Many times we can’t do something on our own. Let’s get some help for icing the cupcakes. 

Tap every other child and ask him or her to help the child to the right ice the cupcake. One child can hold the bowl and cupcake steady while the other puts on the icing. Then have children switch roles. Have kids talk about why it’s important to help others and who they can help this week.

Carla Joinson
Arlington, Virginia

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