St. Patrick's Day Object Lessons
1. The Proof is in the Pancakes
No matter what life stage you are in, object lessons always seem to drive the message home better than just words. And especially when it involves food. Here are a few ideas to make meaning memorable as St. Patrick's Day approaches with St. Patrick's day object lessons.
Make green pancakes by coloring the batter with a few drops of food coloring. Explain to your children that if God is like food coloring and colors our lives (the pancakes) with His spirit, we will be green like Him. Well not actually green, but kind, loving, giving, truthful, faithful, etc. You get the idea.
Make fresh lemonade by squeezing lemons (or limes) and adding water and sugar. Talk about how God squeezes us sometimes in the hard times of our lives, and reveals all of our sourness, but then He adds the water of His Spirit and the sweetness of His Word to change us into something He can use to bless others.
3. Clovers and Cake
Teach the Trinity using a clover just like St. Patrick did. Read more about that in this book. The 3 parts of the clover leaf appear to be separate, but are one leaf. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three persons of one God. (Similarly we may be one person with several different functions: we may be a daughter, a wife, and a mother, all at the same time.)
To illustrate this further, make a several layer cake. You could even color it green for the occasion. Once frosted, it appears to be, and is, one cake, but when you cut it open, your child can see that it is made up of several layers of cakes. Each of those are their own layer, but part of one cake. This further reinforces the understanding of how God can be one God in three persons.
What are other object lessons you use to teach spiritual truths around St. Patrick's Day? I'd love to have you share them in the comments.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!