Science with a twist
In this object lesson you’ll stain a cloth or paper towel with coloured water to dramatically illustrate how a person’s attitude affects how they speak and can lead them to hurt others. Discussion point: We can ask God to send His Holy Spirit to clean our hearts and give us right attitudes.
In this object lesson you’ll stain a cloth or paper towel with coloured water to dramatically illustrate how a person’s attitude affects how they speak and can lead them to hurt others.
Discussion point: We can ask God to send His Holy Spirit to clean our hearts and give us right attitudes.
You will need six clear glasses or cups, a plastic tablecloth to protect your work surface, a white cloth or paper towel, food colouring in red, yellow, blue, green, and brown or black, a tablespoon and some bleach.
Begin the teaching component of your object lesson as follows:
the yellow dye represents teasing – it leaves a stain that represents sadness
the blue dye represents being quick to point out someone else’s faults or mistakes, or correcting someone harshly – the blue stain represents a bruised heart
the brown or black dye represents prejudice – the stain represents hurt feelings over unfairness and being unfairly judged
the green dye represents envy – the stain represents the hurt of feeling the anger and resentment of others.
Dear God, please help us remember to pray to You when we have bad thoughts and sinful attitudes, so You can take them out of our hearts and put good attitudes there instead. We want good things to overflow from our hearts so that kind words come out of our mouths. Amen.
Acts 15:8-9 “
And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as He did to us, and He made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith.”
Psalm 139:4 “
Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.”
Psalm 141:3 “
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!”
Proverbs 22:11 “
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.”
Matthew 12:34-37 “
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”