Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message » Snacks Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Children’s Ministry Activity: Lending Others a Helping Hand Published: June 2, 2014 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 Looking for more ideas? Check out these posts! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © 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!