Slime Sunday School Lesson
Take a look at our awesome and completely FREE Slime Sunday School Lesson! Teach kids that when we are selfish, it can lead to trouble. And by the end of this lesson, kids will think of something they can do to put someone in their family first. This lesson is great for every Children's Ministry, Kids Church, and Sunday School!  In Jacob and Esau's culture, the “birthright” was a very important privilege, but Esau treated it like it was nothing – which would lead to big troubles down the road. Kids will learn that when we are selfish and think only about ourselves it can lead to a slimy situation. God wants us to be patient. He wants us to put him first and our own desires second. When we are patient, when we think of God and others ahead of ourselves, we can avoid these slimy situations. We won’t miss out on the blessings God wants to give us. Check out our Slimed 8-Week Children's Ministry CurriculumAnd, if you like this lesson we have over 100 more free Sunday School Lessons for Kids!

Slime Sunday School Lesson for Kids:

BOTTOM LINE:

When we are selfish it can lead to trouble.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will think of something they can do to put someone in their family first.

KEY PASSAGE:

Genesis 25:21-34, Esau Sells His Birthright

MEMORY VERSE:

“But I call out to God. And the Lord saves me.” Psalm 55:16

SUMMARY:

In Jacob and Esau's culture, the “birthright” was a very important privilege, but Esau treated it like it was nothing – which would lead to big troubles down the road. Kids will learn that when we are selfish and think only about ourselves it can lead to a slimy situation.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Forgive us for the times we are selfish.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

 

MEMORY VERSE

“As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me.” Psalm 55:16 (NIV)

“But I call out to God. And the Lord saves me.” Psalm 55:16 (NIRV)

LARGE GROUP:

Divide the room into girls and boys. Have the boys read the verse aloud, and then have the girls read it aloud. Who can read the loudest?

SMALL GROUP:

Ask the kids what they think the writer was trying to say when he wrote these words. Then ask them how this verse is connected to today’s story.

 

SKIT

SLIME TIME - THE IMPATIENT GAME PLAYER

ITEMS NEEDED:

A large box

Slime

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

2M, 1F

CHARACTERS:

Guy Himself - A game show host

Carol Barrel - A game show hostess

Dougie Jones - A contestant

Carol enters. Dougie is in the audience.

CAROL: And now it’s time for America’s messiest game show, Slime Time. And here’s your host, that slimy guy himself… Guy Himself!

Guy enters.

GUY: Thank you, Carol Barrel! Hey, kids, and welcome to Slime Time, the messiest game show on cable television. I’m your host, Guy Himself. On this show, we give people the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in fabulous prizes. But, if the game doesn’t go well, look out! You could get slimed. Let’s get the fun rolling. Carol, tell us who our first contestant is.

CAROL: Our first contestant is Dougie Jones.

Dougie jumps up. Guy walks out to him.

DOUGIE: Wooo! That’s me! I’m Dougie Jones! Whoopie! Dougie Jones, right here!

GUY: Dougie, welcome to Slime Time. We’re going to start with a very simple trivia question worth 100 points. Who invented Post-It Notes?

DOUGIE: That’s easy. Arthur Fry!

GUY: Arthur Fry is correct! Dougie has a hundred points!

DOUGIE: Wooo! Yeah!

GUY: Now, Dougie, it’s time to play Slime Time. Slime Time involves seven rounds of intense game play. If you do well, you’ll win prizes and money not just for yourself, but for all these people here.

DOUGIE: All of them?

GUY: But, I’m going to give you a chance to win a prize now, right now!

DOUGIE: You are?

Carol brings the box out into the audience.

GUY: I am! I want you to take a look at the box Carol Barrel is bringing our way right now.

DOUGIE: Wow, that’s a big box! What’s in it?

GUY: Could be cash.

DOUGIE: Cool.

GUY: Could be gold!

DOUGIE: Oh boy!

GUY: Could be the keys to a brand new car!

DOUGIE: YES!!!!

GUY: So Dougie, are you going to play the game for the people? Or for 100 points, are you    going to take what’s in the box?

DOUGIE: I want what’s in the box!

GUY: Carol Barrel, tell him what’s in the box!

Carol reaches in and pulls out a handful of slime that she drops into Dougie’s hand.

CAROL: It’s slime!

DOUGIE: Slime?? Where’s my car keys? Where’s the gold?

GUY: Oh I’m so sorry, Dougie. I guess you got a little too selfish, didn’t you?

DOUGIE: But I wanted a car.

GUY: Sometimes being selfish can lead to slimy situations, and you just got slimed. We’re going to take a little break, and when we come back, we’ll see if we can find a contestant a little less selfish than Dougie here.

OBJECT LESSON

ITEMS NEEDED:

A bowl of slime

Slime is sticky and gooey. Slime isn’t solid or liquid. It’s fun to play with, but it’s not easy to handle. Kids love playing with slime for all these reasons, but a wise kid knows that when Mom and Dad lay down rules about slime, they need to be followed.

If Mom and Dad say to play with slime only in the kitchen, only over a play table, only outside, or only when they can supervise, you better listen. Mom and Dad realize that slime can damage some of the nice things in their house. If you get slime dripped on the carpet or furniture at     home, you could be in for a mess of trouble.

When we don't listen to our parents, we are acting selfishly, and when we act selfishly, we can get into a slimy situation. We may not ruin the new carpet in the living room, but we can still get ourselves in trouble.

We need to think of other people ahead of ourselves. We need to put God first and the needs of others ahead of our own. Don’t let selfishness get you into a sticky situation. Be humble. Be   unselfish. It will keep you out of trouble - and keep mom and dad from confiscating your slime!

 

LARGE GROUP GAME

SLIME DUMP

ITEMS NEEDED:

Two small bowls of slime

Two larger bowls

INSTRUCTIONS:

Choose two players for this game. Give each player a small bowl of slime and set a larger bowl at their feet. The two players will turn their small bowls upside down and try to pour all the slime into the larger bowl. They can shake the bowls if they want, but they can’t touch the slime. And if any of the slime falls out of the larger bowl, they lose.

VARIATION:

You can also use jelly or another sticky substance for this game. For younger kids, you can also let them use a spoon.

WHAT’S THE POINT?

Be patient so you can avoid slimy situations.

 

LARGE GROUP LESSON

BOTTOM LINE:

When we are selfish it can lead to trouble.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will think of something they can do to put someone in their family first.

KEY PASSAGE:

Genesis 25:21-34, Esau Sells His Birthright

INTRO:

Slime has always been a fascination of kids. Long before there were websites giving kids and parents some amazing recipes for homemade slime, every kid dreamed of what they would do with a hand full of slime. Slime isn’t liquid and it isn’t solid. It’s a sticky, gooey substance that’s fun to play with and fun to make messes with.

We can probably thank Nickelodeon for increasing the popularity of slime. Slime has been a  trademark of Nickelodeon from the beginning. It started with a comedy program in the 80s called “You Can’t Do That on Television.” Anytime a kid on the show said, “I don’t know,” green   slime would fall on their heads from above. The kids who worked on the show didn’t get paid very much, but any time a kid had slime dumped on their heads, they got a $150 bonus. How many of you would take $150 to be covered in slime?

Sometimes in life it feels like we’ve been slimed. Sometimes it’s because of decisions we make, sometimes it from decisions others make that hurt us. In this series, we’re not just going to talk about slime. We’re going to talk about a man named Jacob, whose life seemed to go from one sticky situation to another. We’re going to discover that when we stick to God, He can make   something beautiful out of any slimy situation.

Jacob was the youngest of two boys, twin sons of a man named Isaac and a woman named      Rebekah. Jacob’s older brother Esau was an outdoorsy type. He was his father’s favorite.      Rebekah’s favorite was Jacob. You can already see the sticky situation coming, can’t you?

READ GENESIS 25:21-34

MAIN POINT:

Esau was the oldest of the two boys, and in Old Testament times, the oldest boy was the rightful heir to all of his father’s property. That means when Isaac died, Esau would get everything and Jacob would get nothing.

God had told their mother that one day, Jacob would rule over Esau, but on the day Esau came in hungry from the fields, all was as it should be. Esau was hungry. His hunger made him impatient and selfish. And that selfishness led to a very foolish decision.

Sometimes we can get selfish like Esau. Selfishness can lead to impatience, and impatience can lead us into trouble. We think we are headed for a $150 bonus. Instead, we get our head covered in slime.

God wants us to put His plans first and ours second. He wants us to wait for his best. When we learn to put God first, we can avoid the sticky situation that Esau created.

DRIVE IT HOME:

A birthright was a very special thing. Esau would have inherited all of Isaac’s land, all of his animals, all of his property. Esau would become a very wealthy man when his father passed away. Esau treated that blessing like it was nothing. He traded it all away, and for what? For a bowl of stew.

Would you trade a million dollars for a bowl of soup? Would you trade your own NFL team for a bowl of soup? Would you trade your favorite toy for a bowl of soup? Esau was reckless. His selfishness led to a slimy situation between him and Jacob - and as we will see in the coming weeks, that situation would only get stickier as time went on.

There are many things that can cause us to make a rash decision like Esau’s. Hunger. Tiredness. Impatience. As crazy as it sounds, people make rash decisions like Esau’s every day. We’ve all made a choice in the moment to say something we did not mean. We’ve all made the selfish decision to take something that’s not ours. We’ve all made poor choices in the moment that led to slimy situations.

God wants us to be patient. He wants us to put him first and our own desires second. When we are patient, when we think of God and others ahead of ourselves, we can avoid these slimy situations. We won’t miss out on the blessings God wants to give us.

Esau had it all. He threw it away for a bowl of soup. Don’t let selfishness put you in a slimy situation. Be patient. Be humble. Be willing to wait for God’s best.

CLOSE WITH A SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Forgive us for the times we are selfish.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (K-2ND)

ICEBREAKER:

How many of you have made slime at home?

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY:

Psalm 55:16

Ask the kids what they think the writer was trying to say when he wrote these words. Then ask them how this verse is connected to today’s story.

SMALL GROUP GAME/ACTIVITY:

Pass around a bowl of slime so everyone gets a feel for it. Ask the kids how it feels, how sticky it is, and what ideas they have for playing with it.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Genesis 25:21-34

Who were Jacob and Esau?

What is a birthright?

What did Esau do that was selfish?

What should Esau have done instead?

What is something you can do to think of others first and not yourself?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Teach us to put you first and our own desires second.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

 

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (3RD-5TH)

ICEBREAKER:

How many of you have made slime at home?

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY:

Psalm 55:16

Ask the kids what they think the writer was trying to say when he wrote these words. Then ask them how this verse is connected to today’s story.

SMALL GROUP GAME/ACTIVITY:

Pass around a bowl of slime so everyone gets a feel for it. Ask the kids how it feels, how sticky it is, and what ideas they have for playing with it.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Genesis 25:21-34

What did Esau trade for his birthright?

How was Esau’s actions selfish?

How do you think Esau’s selfishness will lead to trouble with his brother Jacob?

What should Esau have done instead?

What is something you can do this week to put others first and not yourself?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Teach us to put you first and our own desires second.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

 

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