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Children’s Message and Object Lesson: Mix It Up

This children’s message and object lesson, Mix It Up, teaches children that everyone in your church is an ingredient to your church’s success. 


Theme: The church

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

You’ll Need:

  • Cookie dough in a bowl,
  • a cup of flour,
  • an egg,
  • a large spoon, and
  • a plastic spoon for each child.

Children’s Message and Object Lesson: Mix It Up

Say: Who’d like to eat these ingredients? Hold up the flour and egg.

Ask:

  • What other ingredients do these ingredients need to make them taste better? Kids may answer chocolate chips, sugar or vanilla.
  • How can these ingredients become something that tastes better?

Say: These ingredients need to be mixed up with other ingredients to taste better.

Read the scripture.

Say: Turn to a partner and tell your partner one good ingredient he or she has that makes our church “taste better,” such as a sweet smile or a great voice. Give kids one minute.

Ask:

  • What would happen if we left out an ingredient from our recipe?
  • What would happen if one of us wasn’t mixed into our church?

As you give each child a spoonful of cookie dough, say things such as: You’re an important ingredient in our church. Our church is a better place because you’re mixed into it.

Pray: Father, thank you for all the unique and wonderful children who make a great recipe for our church.

Eric Wooding
Michigan City, Indiana

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