The Biggest Pumpkin
This object lesson uses facts about the BIGGEST pumpkin in the world to help children learn that we need Jesus to live and grow God’s way. Like grapes and pumpkins need to be connected to the vine to live and grow, we need to be connected to Jesus.
This free digital download includes:
- A leader’s guide that shows you what to do and say as you teach.
- Memory verse teaching and word search puzzle for 2 Peter 3:18.
- A “Giant Pumpkin Points” game idea.
- A “Pass the Pumpkin” activity idea.
- Printable visuals to enhance the lesson.
- PPT Slides for the lesson and memory verse
In John 15:5, Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” Apart from Jesus we are hopeless and helpless, but connected to Jesus, the true Vine, we have life with God that lasts forever and he grows good fruit in our lives. This Gospel lesson uses facts about a world record giant pumpkin to help children understand that Jesus is our true source of life and growth.
This lesson will be delivered as a digital PDF file. Suggested PPT slides are included as a separate digital file. A variety of activities are included in this leader’s guide to help you teach children about abiding and growing in Christ. Choose and use the ideas that work best for your teaching situation.
This lesson works best with a real pumpkin, but if you are not able to follow the instructions to prepare and use an actual pumpkin, there are plenty of pumpkin pictures in the PPT slides to visualize the lesson.