Masterpieces Are Not for the Closet (Classroom Activity for Grades 2-5)
This lesson is part of God's Story of Work for Kids, a 12-week curriculum that teaches children to see work through God's perspective.
- the-me-God-designed.pdf (print one for each child)
- large puzzle pieces, 1 per child
Opening Activity: Different from You (5 minutes)
Sit in a circle and have each person think of 3 things that they think are probably unique to them and that no one else has done. Go around the circle and have each person share their 3 things. If no one has done any of them they get 3 points. Deduct a point for each thing shared that others have also done.
Review: Though we might have some things that we've done that are similar, how we felt about them is not exactly the same. Each of us has been designed quite differently.
Worksheet: The Me God Designed (15 minutes)
Have students fill out the worksheet. When completed, have each student share 1 or 2 things from their worksheet with the group.
Review: What do you like most about yourself? What do you find the most interesting about someone else in the group?
My Puzzle Piece (10 minutes)
Have kids decorate their puzzle piece with things that represent who they are. (You can either decorate large pieces of a real puzzle, or cut puzzle piece shapes out of paper for each child.) For decoration ideas, the children can use their inventory worksheet. Tape the puzzle pieces together or hang them on the wall.
Review: What do you think about how God made people? What is something new you appreciate about how God made you or someone else in the group?
Share & Pray (5 minutes)
Remind the children that God uniquely designed them in the unique ways they described in the worksheet. God has a special purpose for each child in his plan. Ask children if they have anything about their unique design that they want to thank God for. Ask if there are any things they have a hard time accepting about themselves, and ask for God's help. Pray for the requests or invite a child to pray for the class.