Read in 1 min Bible Lessons » Key Bible Topic or Story » New Testament Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Kids Sunday School Lesson: Independence Day Published: June 15, 2021 Use this Kids Sunday School Lesson: Independence Day to teach your kids about real freedom—freedom from sin and how to avoid letting it weigh them down—on Independence Day. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith. Preparation Theme: Independence Day Text: Romans 6:18 Place a couple of bricks in a shoe box and seal the lid. The box should be light enough for children to lift but heavy enough that they won’t want to hold it more than a minute. The Message Say: As we’re talking today, I’d like you to pass around this box. When you get it, stand and hold it in front of you as long as you can. When you get tired, pass it on. (Don’t let kids rest the box on their legs.) Ask: Why do we celebrate Independence Day? What does it mean to be free? How are we free? Are we free to litter? Are we free to call people names? Read the Scripture. Say: What does it mean to be free from sin? As Christians, we believe that people get weighed down with sin but that we’re free from sin if we believe in Jesus. (Take the box from the child currently holding it.) Ask: How is holding this box like not being free from sin? How did you feel when you could pass it on and be free of it? How’s that like being free from sin? Say: Once we’re free from sin, how do we use that freedom? The Bible says we become slaves to goodness. We have to do good! We’re free to worship and love God and to love and help others, without the weight of bad things. Looking for even more great ideas for Independence Day? Check out all our 4th of July posts. 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!