Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Children’s Message: Washed Clean Published: October 14, 2019 Use this children’s message: Washed Clean with children ages 6 to 8 to help them understand that God cleans our sins and makes our hearts brand new. You’ll need: a Bible, 1 large sponge per child, markers, and scissors Children’s Message: Washed Clean First, set out the supplies. Then instruct your kids to draw a shape such as a heart or a star on the sponge with a marker. Then have kids cut along the line to end up with a fun-shaped sponge. (For younger kids, you can buy shapped sponges and skip this step.) Read aloud 1 John 1:7-9. Ask kids what they think it means that God cleans us from wickedness. Then lead kids in singing a song to the tune of “The Mulberry Bush” while pretending to wash all over with their sponges. This is the way God cleans our sins, cleans our sins, cleans our sins. This is the way God cleans our sins and makes our hearts brand new. Encourage your kids to take their sponges home and sing the song in the shower or bath to remind them to seek God’s forgiveness whenever they need it this year. Looking for more children’s messages? Check out these posts! © 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!