Doughnuts 12-Week Children's Ministry Curriculum
Use Doughnuts to teach your kids the Ten Commandments. The Do Nots of Doughnuts!
God gave us 10 commandments to help us live a life that’s sweeter not only to him, but to everyone around us. The 10 Commandments can make us, and the world around us, a sweeter place.
Doughnuts Lessons Overview:
Memory Verse: “Never stop reading this Book of the Law. Day and night you must think about what it says. Make sure you do everything written in it. Then things will go well with you. And you will have great success.” Joshua 1:8 (NIRV)
A Dozen (Minus Two)
Objective: Kids will share what the 10 Commandments are.
Synopsis: God wanted his people Israel to live as sweet a life as possible, so he gave him 10 commandments for being “sweet” to him and “sweet” to others.
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-20
Your Favorite Doughnut
Objective: Kids will learn the first commandment
Synopsis: We all have a favorite doughnut one that no other doughnut in the world can touch. God is the one true God, and like our favorite doughnut, we must put no other gods before him.
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:20-39
Objective: Kids will learn the second commandment
Synopsis: Bagels aren’t really doughnuts they are imposters! God made it very clear that we are not to worship imposters, but only him!
Scripture: 2 Kings 23:1-6, 24-25
Objective: Kids will learn the third commandment
Synopsis: These doughnuts have a unique name so you know exactly what type of doughnut you want when you say cruller. God wants us to hold his name in the highest regard and not to use it inappropriately.
Scripture: Exodus 20:7
Objective: Kids will learn the fourth commandment.
Synopsis: Sundays are always better when doughnuts are involved. God wants us to consider Sundays to be extra special and to make it a priority to worship with fellow believers at church.
Scripture: Genesis 2:1-3
Too Many Doughnuts
Objective: Kids will learn the fifth commandment.
Synopsis: Parents are the doughnut gate keepers. They can get us doughnuts but they can also cut us off. God wants us to honor and obey them as they teach us how to follow Christ.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-3
Objective: Kids will learn the sixth commandment.
Synopsis: Sprinkled doughnuts aren’t done until some delicious sprinkles are tossed on top. The sixth commandment tells us not to kill, but Jesus tells us that we also must not hurl insults and cruel words at others as well.
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26
Not Your Doughnuts
Objective: Kids will learn the seventh commandment.
Synopsis: How would you feel if someone promised to bring you your favorite doughnut but they ate it on the way home? The seventh commandment is about married people, but it’s also a warning not to break the promises we make to other people and God.
Scripture: Numbers 30:1-2
Pay for the Doughnuts
Objective: Kids will learn the eighth commandment.
Synopsis: Doughnuts cost money. You can’t walk out of a doughnut shop with doughnuts unless you pay for them. God warns us not to take things that do not belong to us.
Scripture: Exodus 20:15
Custard vs. Cream Filled Doughnuts
Objective: Kids will learn the ninth commandment.
Synopsis: Some Long John lovers like cream. Others like custard. You better give them the right one, because they’ll know the difference. Jesus warns us to always be truthful and not tell lies because we will be found out.
Scripture: Psalm 101:7
Jealous Jelly Doughnuts
Objective: Kids will learn the last commandment.
Synopsis: You have a doughnut and it’s good, but the kid next to you? He’s got an amazing doughnut. The tenth commandment warns us against envy and teaches us to be grateful for what we have.
Scripture: Exodus 20:17
A Box of Doughnuts
Objective: Kids will review and recite the Ten Commandments.
Synopsis: The Ten Commandments teach us how to treat God and how to treat others. If we follow them, life will be sweeter not just for us, but for everyone we know and love.
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-20
About This Curriculum:
- Perfect for kids ages 6-12
- Includes large group and small group resources
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Each Lesson Includes:
- Make It Stick! Parent Sheet
- Memory Verse
- Skit or Puppet Show
- Craft Activity
- Large Group Lesson
- Small Group Discussion
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