The laundry sniff test


Hide dirty laundry, then have your kids try to find it by “sniffing it out.”

Discussion point: Just as dirty laundry smells bad, our sin “stinks” to God. We stay clean by regularly confessing our sins.

This activity is best done just before laundry day in your home so there will be plenty of dirty clothes to use as props. Begin by hiding a pile of dirty laundry somewhere in the house.

Use the discussion questions and key concepts from the hands-on option “we must confess, dirty clothes make a mess!” in the righteousness lesson.

Relevant Scripture

Isaiah 1:16-18 “ ‘. . . wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of My sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.’ ”

Proverbs 28:13 “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.