The Christian Kitchen
God’s has a fantastic recipe for a “full” Christian life in His “cookbook”. (Full, as in satisfied or walking in the fullness of God’s plan.) Have fun with this! You can transform your stage or room to have the feel of a commercial kitchen or a cooking tv show, or whatever else God brings to mind. (If you ask around, people in your congregation probably have kitchen appliances that they are not using and will let you borrow for the month – doesn’t hurt to ask!)
- Week 1: You are what you eat
- If you have a picture of yourself and a childhood best friend, bring that for this week. (Even better is if you have a second pic of you two together recently also.)
- For the skit, it helps make it even more intriguing for the kids if you get one of the battery powered balls, like this one: CLICK HERE. (You’ll put it in the box that gets carried out and dropped.)
- You will want to have a chalkboard, marker board, or an art board on an easel for the end of the sermon – it’s application time!
- Week 2: Garbage for Dinner
- There’s a lip reading contest this week, so it’s helpful to have some short sentences or phrases written down on a sheet of paper before service starts. Examples: “I love you”, “I want ice cream” or “Jack jumped over the candle stick.”
- There are a bunch of videos about people misunderstanding each other – they are hilarious! If you do a loop of music videos on the screen after service, it may be fun to add these to the mix, so the kids can share them with their parents as they are picked up.
- Week 3: Learning to Eat
- A basketball and/or golf club would be nice to have in hand for an example at the end of the sermon, but not a necessity. The skit calls for a baby bottle, milk, a fake baby (or real if you want to be adventurous), and some sort of “adult” meal, such as a massive sub, steak, sushi, etc.
- Week 4: Cooking up Good Behavior
- There’s a “Myth Burners” object lesson/skit this week. It’s helpful to have a white trench coat and googles for the character. You will also need to have two sheets of flash paper and a lighter. If you don’t have flash paper, CLICK HERE.
- If someone is good at magic tricks or you are willing to learn, making something disappear under a cloth would be fantastic as the kids learn the God didn’t just cover over our sins, He took them completely away from us (aka disappear).
Bonus: The Memory Verse Video!
That’s right – we posted the Memory Verse as a video to our Youtube account, so you can share the with your kids and parents, or even post the link on your church’s social media pages!
NEXT MONTH: THE REAL YOU (Carnival series)
Week 1: Free from Sin (Gideon)
Week 2: In Covenant with God (David and Goliath)
Week 3: Created to Rule (Adam and Eve)
Week 4: A Life in Christ (12 Spies/Promised Land)