Memorable Easter Object Lesson

15 Mar

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Dissolving paper is a tangible way to teach kids that when Jesus forgives sin, it is gone. The sight of paper dissolving before their eyes makes the lesson memorable. The dissolving paper can be purchased from magic stores or plumbing supply places.

Jesus Forgives Sin

Supplies: plastic Easter eggs, dissolving paper, pen, clear container (drinking glass works), water, red food coloring

Preparation: Place a couple drops of red food coloring in the container filled with water. Write “SIN” on small pieces of dissolving paper. Place the pieces of paper inside the Easter eggs. Hide the eggs in the room.

Have the children find the Easter eggs- one egg per child- and open the eggs.

What is written on the piece of paper hidden in your egg? “SIN”

Let’s see what happens when we drop the piece of paper into this red water. (Have the children take turns dropping their paper into the water and watching it dissolve. You might have to stir the water with a spoon.)

The red water symbolizes Jesus’ blood. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He took our sins on himself.

“Christ didn’t have any sin. But God made him become sin for us. So we can be made right with God because of what Christ has done for us.”  2 Corinthians 5:21

When we ask Jesus to forgive us for our sin, He does. It is like the piece of paper that disappeared. Jesus will not remember that sin.

Take the empty egg with you today as a reminder that the tomb that Jesus was buried in was empty on Easter morning. Jesus died on the cross for our sin but did not stay dead. He rose from the dead. He is no longer in the tomb. He gives us new life when our sins are forgiven.

How would you use this lesson on Easter or the weeks leading up to it?

 

Find Easter resources here, a free family devotional here and a preschool Easter idea here.

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8 Responses to “Memorable Easter Object Lesson”

  1. Richie Stone March 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    Will be doing this one easter morning thanks

  2. Stacey Kay March 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Great object lesson. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Virginia Graves March 20, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    Love this idea! Object lessons are a great teaching tool!

  4. Cheryl Boone March 20, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Always great to have new ideas for Easter lessons-thanks

  5. Betsy Newell March 20, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    We’ll be doing this at our Family Easter event

  6. mojomc March 20, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    River’s Edge Curriculum is the best place to find almost anything you’re looking for. It’s a great resource to me I know. You should try this website for yourself and recommend it to others. Our church sure uses it. Blessings to all! Have a Blessed Easter and don’t forget Jesus is our Reason Always

  7. Sharon Christenberry March 21, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    I like this object lesson!

    • Dienna G. March 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

      Congratulations Sharon. You are the random winner of the dissolving paper. If you send me the address you want the paper to sent to at dienna.goscha@gmail.com, we will get it out to you.

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