Sunday School at Home for May 19, 2024


Theme: The Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost.
Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
Get Ready: Click here to get your complete supply list for this lesson.

The Children’s Sermon
You’ll Need:
● A windsock
● 5 index cards
● A pen
Get Ready: Before class, write the following verses on index cards:
● He comforts us when we are sad and alone. (John 15:26)
● He guides us in the way of truth. (John 16:13)
● He helps us when we don't know how to pray. (Romans 8:27)
● He lives inside us and gives us life. (Ezekiel 37:14)
● He shows us the good things God has for us. (1 Corinthians 2:9-11)
Do This:
SAY: You probably know this is a windsock, or a type of kite. It was invented many
years ago in Japan and was flown on "Boys Day." Families would hang one
windsock for each son in their family. You might’ve seen one at an airport, too.
They show pilots which way the wind is blowing so they can take off and land
safely. They’re even used to help guide the Space Shuttle pilots.
No one can see the wind, but we know the wind is there because it moves the
windsock. But just because we can’t see the wind, that doesn’t mean it’s not
important. The wind helps us cool off when we get hot; it cleans the air from
smog; and it can even be used to power our homes. What other things can you
think of that the wind does? (Pause.)
God’s Spirit is kind of like the wind. We can’t see the Holy Spirit, but the Holy Spirit
is very important and always with us. Actually, when God sent His Holy Spirit to be
with His people for the first time, it was like a mighty, rushing wind. Many
churches still celebrate that special day. It’s called the day of Pentecost. A bunch
of believers were all gathered together. When the loud wind came, they saw what
looked like tongues of fire that came to rest on each of them, and all of them were
filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helped them share God’s message of love
with everyone around by speaking other languages! When we believe, God puts His
Holy Spirit in us, too. Let’s do something to help us find out different ways the Holy
Spirit helps us.
(Give one child an index card, and have him or her attempt to act out what’s on the
card Charades-style, as the others guess. After a minute, have the child read the card
aloud. Continue with a new child for each of the cards you prepared ahead of time.)
There are so many ways the Holy Spirit helps us every day. You might say, "He is
the wind in your socks!"
PRAY: Dear Father, we thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to comfort us, guide
us, and live within us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

A Day to Remember Video
You’ll Need:
● “A Day to Remember” video lesson
● Something to play the video

Do This:
Show them the video.
● What do you think about the reporter’s “Great News”?
● How can you share that “Great News” with others?
● How does everything that happened on the day of Pentecost, including
Peter’s speech, help you believe?

Flaming Tongues Snack
You’ll Need:
● Cheetos puffs
● A large bowl
● White paper cups - one per child
● Markers
● Napkins - one per child
Follow these steps to make the “Flaming Tongues” snack:
● Give each child a paper cup and a few markers. Explain that their cups will hold
fire, so they will decorate their cups to say things like: “HOT - DO NOT TOUCH.”
● After their cups are decorated, dramatically bring the bowl of Cheeto puffs
around and act like they are sizzling hot as you scoop them into each kid’s cup.
● Enjoy.
SAY: Today we learned about the day of Pentecost, when the wind blew in flaming
tongues that landed on the people. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began
to speak in other languages as the Holy Spirit enabled them. That must have been
pretty amazing.

Complete Supply List:
● A windsock
● 5 index cards
● A pen
● “A Day to Remember” video lesson
● Something to play the video
● Cheetos puffs
● A large bowl
● White paper cups - one per child
● Markers
● Napkins - one per child
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