This week's theme: Obedience
Goals: To teach the children that:
1. The Bible is our guide for living
2. God wants each of us to be obedient.
3. God rewards those who obey him.
The Swedish chef comes in to the room in his crazy manner, singing and flinging his utensils around. He runs around the
room looking for a chicky to lay him an egg. The leader intervenes and gives him some eggs. He excitedly chatters about
the omelette he is going to make for the leader. He babbles about how he has learned that he needs to use a recipe book.
The chef takes the cook book and begins reading, but he doesn't follow it exactly. When it says a pinch of salt he throws
in a whole can. He adds things he shouldn't. When it says whip the eggs softly with a whisk, he gets impatient and throws
them in the blender shells and all and starts the blender without the lid. When he reads the part about cooking the eggs
he looks around and decides that it isn't necessary to cook the eggs. He serves up the omlette raw.
The leader explains to the chef that reading the recipe isn't good enough. He has to do what it says. When it says a
pinch of salt, it means a pinch of salt not a pound. Following the directions ensures that the recipe will turn out like
it is supposed to.
Like wise, we shouldn't just read the Bible, we must also DO what it says. It's not enough to read it or to know what
it says. We must be obedient to what God says in his recipe book. If we want to live successful Christian lives we must
obey God's word. The Bible is full of stories that tell us how to live and what to do. And it is full of stories of people
who chose to do just that.
Crazy Moose story: Cocoa the crazy moose pops out in the puppet stage. He tells the leader that he knows all about those
stories. He has a great one to tell. He says he will be right back and comes up with a razor. He is going to tell a story
about a king who never used a razor. The leader tells Cocoa that there are no stories in the Bible about a King who never
used a razor. When the moose tries to tell her that it is found in Daniel chapter one, the leader realizes that he is talking
about King Nebakanezzer. She corrects him and he is undaunted. He comes back with a hen and says the story is about this
King Nebakanezzer and 4 young hens. The leader corrects him and tells him it is 4 young men! Then the moose comes out with
a chunk of artificial turf and tells the kids that these four young men were captured and taken to the kings pasture to serve
the cows. The leader corrects him again and tells him that they were captured and taken to the kings palace to serve the
king. The moose then comes out with a candy cane and says that all the men were given new canes. The leader corrects and
says new Names. Then the moose comes out with some royal brand jello and says that they were served delicious jello, the
royal brand! The leader explains that they were served Royal food, Royal brand jello. By this time the moose is frustrated
and gives up and the leader finishes the story of how these four young men refused to eat the royal food served to them because
it has been offered to idols and that was against God's law. They asked if they could eat only vegetables. God honored these
men for their obedience.
Cool Clyde's death defying double dare:
Deuteronomy 30:10 But you must obey the lord your God by keeping all of his commands.
Cool Clyde comes out to teach the memory verse. After teaching the verse he challenges the kids to his death defying
double dare. This dare involves eating something really gross that he has cooked up. One child from each team comes up and
takes the item out of Clyde's lunch bag, put it in their mouth and eat it and then recite the verse.
This week Cool Clyde has spinach with chocolate sauce in his lunch box. He tells the kids he has a Sunday in his lunch,
but doesn't tell them that it is a spinach Sunday.
Will you eat it?? You will need some vegetables such as mushrooms, broccoli, onions, etc. Place one veggie in each brown
Describe one of the foods. The child who guesses correctly has the opportunity to eat it and score points for their team.
Ask the child "Will you eat it?" It they won&'t eat it then give a member of the other team a chance to eat
it for points. Continue with the rest of the bags.
After you play the game discuss:
1. Eating vegetables is good for us right? It helps us stay healthy and strong. Obeying God also helps us to stay healthy
and strong spiritually.
2. Why did the young men refuse to eat the food served to them?
3. Why is it important to obey God's laws?
4. What happens to those who refuse to obey God?
5. What happened to the young men who refused to eat the meat?
6. What happens to those of us who obey God?
7. How can we obey God?
Closing object lesson:
The Swedish fish comes up and starts throwing things out of the puppet stage. He is throwing game pieces out of his fish
bowl. He is all upset because he was playing checkers with the chef and the chef wouldn't follow the rules.
Talk about games and rules for a few minutes. Discuss winning, losing, and cheating.
Life is like a game. There is a rule book, the Bible. It tells us how to live in order to win. We must follow the rules
in order to win. If we follow the rules we will win a reward in heaven. If we don't follow the rules we will be disqualified
and we automatically lose.
Tie the above object lesson into your closing as you challenge kids to obey God in all they do.