We are continuing our Object Lesson Series.We are all unique. Now that is a big word, it means that not one of us are the same we all have different things that we are good at.Teach this concept with an object lesson using sweets/candy(or beads/buttons).
You will need:
– Smarties/M&M’s or sweets/ candy of different colors or different colored beads
Divide the candy between the number of children you have. Each child gets a specific color. With a small number of children, you can give each child two or three colors each.
Let’s look at the candy in your plate. Can you see you all of you have candy? What can you see in your plate that is different to the other plates? Yes, you all have different colored candy. Some of you have red others have green etc. Just as the candy on your plate we can also say that each of you have talents something that you are good at. But your talent is not the same as your friends’ talents. Just as the candy has different colors in each person’s plate in that same way each person has different talents.
Let’s list some things that you are good at. Here the other children can help to affirm the talents in someone else. Also focus on good character traits such as caring heart, collective nature, integrity etc.
– You might be good at maths but sound terrible when you sing whereas someone else might not be a maths star, but they can sing beautifully.
After the discussion, one can ask each child to tell another child something kind. For each kind word, he/she can eat a candy.
God has given each one of us gifts and talents to use. We must use these gifts to serve others and when we do that we glorify God.
1 Peter 4:10-11
“10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
A great-and yummy, object lesson teaching children about uniqueness and specialness!
Written by Ps Natasha Joubert