If you’re speaking about wisdom, here’s a fun, interactive object lesson that you can use to add some EGG-CITEMENT to your teaching!
Topic - Wisdom
Bible Story - Solomon Asks for Wisdom (1 Kings 3)
Bible Verse - "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5
Objective - Kids will learn that wisdom is a gift from God. They will learn about the three parts of wisdom (knowledge, experience, and good judgement) in a hilarious and interactive fashion.
Supplies: +3 eggs, 3 clear plastic cups, 3 toilet paper rolls, 1 full water pitcher, 1 bowl, 1 tray, safety goggles/outerwear, disinfectant wipes
Today we’re going to be talking about a gift that God gives us that can help us in every area of our lives. That gift is ‘WISDOM’.
What is wisdom? (Allow responses.)
Wisdom is a combination of KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and GOOD JUDGEMENT. Solomon understood that to effectively lead God’s people, he would need a great deal of wisdom. And so when God appeared to him in a dream and said He would give Solomon anything he chose, Solomon chose wisdom.
Invite participant to the front and introduce him or her to the audience.
Today, you’re going to help me demonstrate wisdom. (Set out a plastic cup and hold the egg.) I have a challenge for you: I want you to drop this egg into this cup. And we’re going to use knowledge (show a toilet paper roll), experience (show the bowl), and good judgement (using the pitcher, fill the cup with water.)
Place the bowl over the mouth of the full cup and the toilet paper roll standing upright on the bowl. Place the egg on top of the toilet paper roll.
Encourage the participant to smack the bowl sideways in such a way that it flies off the cup with the toilet paper roll. If everything goes well, the egg will fall straight down into the cup of water. Have a couple of extra eggs in case things don’t go according to plan. You can also demonstrate the way it’s done before giving the participant the opportunity.
Unfortunately, it becomes more and more difficult to make wise decisions.
Set out three cups and fill them with water. Place the tray over the three cups and the toilet paper rolls upright on the tray above the three cups. Place an egg on top of each toilet paper roll.
Encourage the participant to hit the tray with his or her arm positioned in the same direction as the cups. Have extra eggs available in case things don’t go according to plan.
When the participant achieves his or her goal, encourage the audience to give them a round of applause as they return to their seat.
For more information on this scientific feat, check it out from the master himself, Steve Spangler!