Sunday School at Home for August 28

Theme: Don’t think too highly of yourself.
Scripture: Luke 14:1-11
Complete Supply List:
● A Bible
● A balloon
● 1 thumbtack
● A variety of chairs - 1 per child
● A long table
● “All Puffed Up” video
● Something to play the video
● Plates
● Napkins
● Fruit Roll Ups - 1 per child
● Light-colored felt sheets - 1 piece per child
● A stapler
● Markers
● Poly-fill


The Children’s Sermon

You’ll Need:
● A Bible
● A balloon
● 1 thumbtack

Do This:
SAY: This morning I have a balloon with me. (Hold up the balloon). A balloon is a
simple thing, but it brings a lot of joy to people of all ages. There are so many
things you can do with a balloon. You can use balloons for decorations at a party or
you can bat them around in the air like a ball. If you have a long, skinny balloon, you
can make it into the shape of different animals. Yes, a balloon can bring a lot of
happiness. But it can bring sadness and disappointment, too. Have you ever seen a
small child cry when his balloon bursts?
You and I are sometimes like a balloon. We sometimes get all puffed up with our
own importance. (Start blowing up the balloon). We think we are great and we expect
everyone else to think so, too. (Blow.) Maybe it is because we are so good looking.
(Blow.) Or maybe it is because we are so smart. (Blow.) Maybe we are really good at
sports. (Blow.) Or perhaps we have the best voice in the choir. (Blow.) Sooner or
later, if we keep getting puffed up with our own importance, something will happen
to burst our balloon. (Prick the balloon with the thumbtack).
Jesus warned us that this could happen. The Bible teaches us that if we are too
proud and think too highly of ourselves, we will burst. But, if we are humble, and
know that it is through God's strength that we are able to do great things, we will be
given a place of honor in the kingdom of God.
From now on, when you see a balloon, I hope it will remind you that we should not
become too puffed up with our own importance -- or something may come along
and burst our balloon!

PRAY: Jesus, help us to be humble. Remind us that our abilities are a gift from You
and that you are the One who deserves the praise! These things we pray in Your
holy name. Amen.

Bible Interactive Experience

You’ll Need:
● A Bible
● A variety of chairs - 1 per child
● A long table

Get Ready: Before the activity, set up a long table with several different chairs
around it, one for each child. Chairs should range from fancy and comfortable to
folding chairs and step stools.

Do This:
● Invite kids to choose a seat at the table.
● Open your Bible to Luke 14:1-11.
● Read the passage and invite kids to listen carefully to what is happening.

ASK:
● Which are the most important seats at our table today? Why?
● What does it mean to be humble?
● Were you humble when you chose your seat at the table?

SAY: To be humble means we don’t think that we are better than other people.
Jesus teaches us that one way to honor God with humility is to “sit in the lowest
seat,” or give up what we may want the most, trusting that God will lift us up.
● Read Luke 14:7-11 again.

ASK:
● What’s one way you can be humble with your family or friends this week?

SAY: Today we’re learning that honoring God means to humble ourselves in all that
we do. Being humble doesn’t mean we can’t be good at something or find success.
Humility means we seek to serve others and the Lord, and our greatness comes
from Him alone. Let’s learn more about that now.

All Puffed Up
You’ll Need:
● “All Puffed Up” video
● Something to play the video


Do This:
Show the video.

ASK:
● Was Handsome Hal humble or prideful in winning the award?
● What happened when Hal boasted about himself?
● What should Hal have done instead?
● What would it have looked like for Hal to be humble?


Fruity Balloons

You’ll Need:
● Plates
● Napkins
● Fruit Roll Ups snacks - 1 per child

Get Ready: Before the snack, have kids clean their hands.

Do This:
Follow these steps for the “Fruity Balloons” snacks:
● Give each child a plate, a napkin, and a Fruit Roll Up snack.
● Invite kids to use their Fruit Roll Up snacks to make a balloon shape. (Encourage
kids to use their imagination. They can create a cluster of balloons, a hot air
balloon, or even a balloon animal).
● Enjoy!

ASK:
● What are some ways you can humble yourself this week?

SAY: Being humble is honoring to God. Let’s give Him all the glory as we work, serve
and play.

Puffed Up Pillows
You’ll Need:
● All Puffed Up How-to video


● Light-colored felt sheets - 1 piece per child
● A stapler
● Markers
● Poly-Fil stuffing

Do This:
Lead kids in the following steps to make the “Puffed Up Pillows” crafts:
● Give each child a felt sheet and markers.
● Invite kids to color and decorate one side of their felt sheet.
● Help kids fold their felt sheet in half and staple two of the three sides together,
leaving an opening at the top.
● Have kids use Poly-Fil stuffing to “puff up” the inside of their foam pillows, then
staple the third side together to complete the pillow.

SAY: Great job making your “Puffed Up Pillows.” Take these crafts home as a
reminder that Jesus teaches us not to think too highly of ourselves, but in
everything, give glory to God for the ways He blesses us.

Complete Supply List:
● A Bible
● A balloon
● 1 thumbtack
● A variety of chairs - 1 per child
● A long table
● “All Puffed Up” video
● Something to play the video
● Plates
● Napkins
● Fruit Roll Ups - 1 per child
● Light-colored felt sheets - 1 piece per child
● A stapler
● Markers
● Poly-fill
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