This Bible activity teaches kids that even though we all make mistakes, God loves us and will forgive us for our mistake when we ask.
- an Etch-A-Sketch toy.
The Message: Starting Over After a Mistake
Have the kids in your children’s ministry decide what picture you should draw with the Etch-A-Sketch for this object lesson. When finished drawing the picture, have the children who are participating in your Bible activity rate your drawing. If you’ve ever used an Etch-A-Sketch, you know that drawing a picture with curves is almost impossible. As you look at the picture you’ve drawn, express your unhappiness over your artwork. Then explain to the children that one of Etch-A-Sketch’s greatest features is its erasing ability. Turn the Etch-A-Sketch upside down, and give it a big shake.
Say: I made mistakes with my drawing. The Etch-A-Sketch lets me start over. Sometimes we make mistakes in life. God lets us start over too!
- Describe what is a sin.
- What does it mean to confess our sins?
- What happens when we confess our sins?