It is important to give kids positive reminders about placing God first and foremost in their lives. It’s easy to be distracted and misguided, but it’s also easily helpful to provide visuals that point back to the Lord. The “clock” craft here is a decorative reminder for kids to keep their hearts focused on the “number one” thing first and foremost.
The “lava lamp jar” is an interpretation of the Rich Man and Lazarus story. It might be confusing to delve into elements of Heaven and Hell (especially when we really can’t know the details ourselves!), but we can emphasize the importance of justice and long-term satisfaction. Just as the elements of the jar get mixed up and then settle into layers, we can be sure that in our lives what seems “mixed up” or unfair will one day be put right and sorted out, according to God’s will.
Bible Verses or captions for these craft activities:
- But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. -1 Timothy 6:11
- But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. –Matthew 6:33
- Put God first! Let everything else come later…
- All will be right in the end…look to God first.