Spectacular Sunday School Object Lessons

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Walk (safely) on RAW eggs!

Describe how God cares for us even in the most impossible situations. For instance, when he took care of Shadrach, Meshach, Obedingo, and Daniel in the firey furnace.)

The first time I did this in class, everyone was on the edge of their seat. You will love this one!

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Sin Breaks Our Relationship With God

Cut and Restored Rope (Magic!)

I first used this one teaching on Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (a very familiar story for most most kids.)

When they both sinned that broke their relationship with God.

It's one thing to say that, it's another to demonstrate it with a great object lesson.

When the rope is restored at the end it's a great way to talk about the cross and Jesus' sacrifice for all of us.

The Believer's Armor (Spiritual Warfare)

The Floating Orange

Paul encourages us to daily put on the armor we have been given.

Here's a great way to demonstrate the impact of not having it on and not being prepared.

The orange in it's original form (peel on) floats, but when you take the peel off...I bet you can guess what's going to happen!

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Jesus Rescues Us / Redeems Us

Egg Drop

As most object lessons do, this particular one will work for a variety of topics.

I used it to talk about how Jesus can rescue/redeem us even after our worst failures. For this particular object lesson I was telling the story of Peter denying Jesus three times.

Note: In the video the teacher uses a broom. To make it less complicated you can just as easily use your hand.

Jesus is the Living Water

Disappearing Water

I used this one for a lesson about the woman at the well. The woman asks Jesus for water because...obviously water makes you less thirsty! Jesus offers her a different kind of water that will satisfy forever.

Here's an easy, but spectacular way, to demonstrate this.

Sorry for the dark (in my garage) video!

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God Can Do The Impossible

Water Over My Head

I don't remember the exact lesson I used this demonstration for.

But I recall very distinctly how nervous the kid was that they would get a face full of water. lol...

Pro Tip: Once you have turned the cup over and before you let go of the paper/cup and put it over someone's head, say something like...."I sure hope this works!" This adds a little extra drama to the object lesson! 🙂


Free 5-week series on Elijah (that includes awesome object lessons)

Elijah is a familiar story for many Sunday School regulars. Which is why I took a unique approach to this amazing story to make sure even the most well-versed kids pay close attention!

In this free, complete series your kids will learn the story of Elijah and that God is bigger than my biggest problem.

Lesson Breakdown:
1: Don't Stop Believin'
2: Livin' on a Prayer
3: The Final Countdown
4: Earth, Wind, and Fire
5: Stairway to Heaven

Jesus Cleanses Us From Sin

Dark Water Turned Clear

My brother-in-law sent me this object lesson a while ago.

The video is pretty self-explanatory on how the illustration works.

Just make sure to practice this yourself a time or two because the order is important!

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God is the Source of Power

Floating Ping Pong Ball

A lot of things we talk about in Sunday School are invisible, like....the Holy Spirit.

So here's a great way to demonstrate incredible power from something (air from a blow dryer in this case) that we cannot see.

No More Than We Can Handle

Balloon on a Stick

This one seems impossible at first glance...how can you put a sharp stick through a balloon without it popping?!!

It's possible if you know what you are doing!

Note: Watch where they put the stick through the balloon. It's at the point where the balloon is the least stretched. If they put it in the side of the balloon (where it's much more stretched) it would pop.

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God's Grace

Pencils Through a Bag of Water

This one sounds (and actually is) pretty easy. I would do it yourself before class starts just so you know how it works. You'll get the hang of it quickly.

For this particular lesson you can focus on the things in life that make kids sad. Whether it's our favorite pet dying, losing a friend, or even a family breaking up we all have situations that make us feel hurt. This is a great lesson on God's grace.

Faith in God

Blindfold Faith

Like I say in the video, you've probably seen the original version of this object lesson.

So...now it's time for you to try it again - WITH a blindfold.

I explain everything in the video....

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God Will Make Everything Right

Broken and Restored Glass

I did this science experiment when I was teaching an overview on the book of Revelation. Essentially, the idea was - God will make everything right again at the end of time.

I think the "script" for this is probably pretty self-explanatory after watching the video.

Statement of Faith

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Born of a Virgin, Sinless

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Elementary-Age Curriculum That Won't Bore Kids to Death

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