Sunday School at Home for October 24, 2021

Speak Up

Theme: Let your requests be known to God.
Scripture: Mark 10:46-52
Complete Supply List:
● A baby doll
● Bibles - one per child
“Sight Words” handout - one per team
● Cardstock
● Scissors
● “Speak Up” video
● Something to play the video
● Rice cakes - one per child
● Blueberries
● Blindfolds - one per child
● Paper plates - one per child
● Napkins - one per child
● Black construction paper
● A hole punch
● Chenille wire - two per child
● Pens
● “Sight Words” cutouts

The Children’s Sermon
You’ll Need:
● A baby doll

Do This:
SAY: Do you remember when you were a baby? (Cradle the baby doll.) One thing I
know about babies is that they’re not shy when it comes to letting you know when
they want something. They’ll let you know when they’re hungry, thirsty, sick, tired,
or need a diaper change. Since little babies don't know how to talk, how can they
tell you what they need? (Pause for responses.)
Babies let you know what they need by crying. Babies don't care if you’re in
church, at a movie, or eating dinner in a fine restaurant; if they need something,
they’ll tell you. As we get older, we learn to be more reserved about making our
wants and wishes known. Or do we?
The Bible talks about a man who wasn’t scared to let Jesus know he needed
something. As Jesus and His disciples were leaving a town called Jericho, a blind
man named Bartimaeus was sitting beside the road. When he heard that Jesus
was approaching, he began to cry out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
His crying out disturbed the people around him. "Be quiet!" they yelled at him. But
he only shouted louder.
When Jesus heard Bartimaeus crying out, He stopped and said, "Tell him to come
to me."
Bartimaeus jumped up, threw aside his coat, and went to Jesus.
"What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked.
"I want to see," Bartimaeus answered.
"Go," Jesus said. "Your faith has healed you." Instantly, Bartimaeus could see and
he followed Jesus down the road.
Like a mother who does whatever she can to find out what her baby wants or
needs, God knows we have needs and wants what’s best for us. (Cradle the baby
doll.) The Bible says, "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." (Philippians 4:6)
When you have a need in your life, don't be shy. Speak up! Remember Jesus wants
you to come to Him.

PRAY: Heavenly Father, we know that You love Your children and want what’s best
for them. Help us remember we don’t need to worry about anything. All we need to
do is to speak up, and ask You. In Jesus' name, amen.

Bible Memory Verse
“ ‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he
received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.”
Mark 10:52


You’ll Need:
● Bibles - one per child
● “Sight Words” handout - one per team
● Cardstock
● Scissors

Get Ready: Before the lesson, print the “Sight Words” handout on cardstock, one
set for each team. Cut out the sunglasses and bundle together each set with a
paperclip.


Do This:
Lead kids in these steps to learn today’s Bible Memory Verse:
● Invite kids to open their Bibles to Mark 10:52.
● Invite volunteers to read aloud the verse multiple times so it becomes familiar.
● Invite kids to cover their eyes with the “Sight Words” sunglasses, then try to
stand in order of the memory verse.

SAY: Wow! Today’s verse tells us that someone was healed. Let’s dig in more and
learn about how he was healed and why we should make our requests known to
God.


Speak Up

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


Do This:
Show the video.
ASK:
● In what way was Bartimaeus brave?
● What is something you need to ask Jesus for?

SAY: God wants us to call out to Him with our needs; so remember to talk to Him
this week!


Blind Treats Snack
You’ll Need:
● Rice cakes - one per child
● Blueberries
● Blindfolds - one per child
● Paper plates - one per child
● Napkins - one per child


Do This:
Follow these steps for the “Blind Treats Snack”:
● Give each child a paper plate, a napkin, a rice cake, some blueberries, and a
blindfold.
● Blindfold each child, then have kids try to make a face on the rice cakes
without being able to see what they’re doing.
● Invite kids to share their creations and enjoy!


SAY: In today’s true story, a blind man called out to Jesus to heal Him. He really
made his requests known, didn’t he?
ASK:
● If Jesus walked by right now, what would you want to call out to Him?
● Explain whether you might be tempted to be shy about calling out like the
man did, and why.


I Can See Craft
You’ll Need:
● Black construction paper
● Scissors
● A hole punch
● Chenille wire - two per child
● Pens
● “Sight Words” cutouts

Do This:
Have kids follow these steps to make the “I Can See” craft:
● Give each child a piece of black construction paper, a pen, and one of the
memory verse cutouts from the “Sight Words” handout used earlier in the
lesson.
● Have kids use a pen to trace the “Sight Words” sunglasses onto the black
construction paper before cutting them out.
● Demonstrate for kids how to cut semi-circle flaps from each of the two lens
areas. You can do this by folding each lens area in half, towards the nosepiece,
then cutting along the lower curve of the glasses. (Note: do not cut the
semi-circle out of the glasses. Only cut the bottom half to create a flap.)
● Fold the semi-circle flaps upward.
● Have kids write on the folded-up parts so when folded down, the writing does
not appear. They’ll write, “Let your requests be known to God,” on one lens and
“Mark 10:46-52” on the other lens.
● Help kids to make a hole punch on each side of the sunglasses near the top
outer edges to attach the ear pieces.
● Give each child two chenille wires and invite them to loop the wire through the
holes on each side of the glasses. Have them bend over the ends near the holes
to secure them to the construction paper. Make a hook out of the opposite
ends to go around their ears.
● Kids can hook the chenille wires around their ears to wear the glasses.


SAY: Take these home as a reminder that, like the blind man, you can reach out to
Jesus with your requests.
 

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