Thursday, January 24, 2013

Guest Post: Forgiveness Super Soap

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Guest Post by Tauna:

We used the idea of soap to talk about Jesus washing away sins.  It's not a new idea, but I found it when I came across a Donut Man coloring sheet and song. Of course, I forgot to use the song during the lesson. But, we've been singing it every time we get in the bath!

To illustrate the point, I drew a child on a whiteboard. We talked about how sin is something that can cloud up our hearts and separate us from God. The kids gave examples of sins and we drew them on the figure. Then we talked about how God's forgiveness, through Jesus, is like super soap that washes away our sins when we are really sorry and ask forgiveness.



Then we had the kids decorate their own bar of soap label using stamps, crayons, and markers. We taped the label on the soap when they were done. The kids loved it and it was a fairly easy object lesson and craft to do.



 
A few days later, my son came barging into the bathroom with his bar of soap in hand and said, with a very serious face, "Mom! I just washed away my sins!" HAHA! Needless to say, we've spent several days talking about how JESUS truly washes away our sins. No soap required. :)
Tauna loves her family and loves God. She has been married for 7 years and has 3 young children with another on the way. She writes at ProverbialHomemaker.com, so named because, as she says, "me becoming a wife, mom, and homemaker proves that anything is possible with God."

This would be a great activity to add to the study of forgiveness in the 4 Year Curriculum Week 8 and Week 21 as well as the 5 Year Curriculum Week 6
What other object lessons do you have to teach forgiveness?

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