Grace Kids Lesson August 16th
Talk about it video:
1x3-inch strips of colorful craft foam (4 per child)
washable ink pads
Talk About Messy Faces
Say: We sometimes get messy faces and need to clean up.
Share about a time you had a messy face. You may have gotten cake on your face at your wedding, gotten mud on your face playing football, or had face paints on your face as part of a costume.
Ask: Tell about a time you had a messy face. Kids may say after eating a chocolate ice cream cone, eating a hot dog with lots of ketchup, or playing with markers.
Say: We don’t know about our messy faces until we look in a mirror. Then we can see to clean up the mess. Like that, sometimes our hearts get messy when we make wrong choices. Let’s make something we can hang on our mirrors to remind us to clean our own messy faces.
Say: Messy faces remind me of when I’ve messed up and done something wrong. I can say sorry to God and others when I mess up, and God will help me be clean. When I look in the mirror at my messy face, I can remember God forgives me and cleans me when I do wrong things, too. But I can’t clean up my friend’s messiness. That’s God’s job because God’s the judge...not us. Put your frame on your mirror at home as a reminder to let God clean your messiness and trust that he’ll clean your friend’s messiness, too.
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