Foolish builders

This is a great activity for young students to do to illustrate the Parable of the foolish man building his house on the sand. Matthew 7:24-27 The Message. 

Start with a tray of play sand. Have the students build up the sand as firm as possible. Then used blocks or Lincoln logs to construct a house. IMG_1675

Punch 2-3 holes in the bottom of a plastic cup. Fill the cup with water. Hold the cup above the house built on the sand. The water will drip out of the holes in the bottom of the cup to represent rain.

The students will observe the sand getting wet and collapsing, causing the house to collapse and lean. This activity proves that we must build on a solid foundation to withstand rain and storms. IMG_1677

Jesus is the solid rock foundation upon which to build our lives.

 

3 Responses to “Foolish builders”

  1. kewkew May 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    Wow, what a great idea for an object lesson. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Brenna Phillips May 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    Thank you for commenting. This was a great object lesson to teach in children’s ministry and in preschool chapel.

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