Do, Make, Pray and Sing activities based on Matthew 18.15-20
Choose from these ideas to help the children make connections between the Bible reading and their lives
Don’t get mad, be forgiving
Play and think about ‘putting things right’
You will need: a simple balance scale (you can make this by hanging a yoghurt pot off either side of a wire coat hanger and hanging it on a rail), different sized stones.
- Place a big stone in one side of the balance scale and challenge the children to add stones to the other side to make it balance.
- Talk about how difficult this is, and how the easiest way to balance the scale would be to take all the stones away.
- It’s like this when someone does something that upsets us – trying to take revenge will never achieve balance. Forgiveness is the only way to put things right.
Gathered groups: the leader could demonstrate this.
Make a symbol of restored relationships
You will need: a pack of different coloured paper, glue.