Trash Can Heads

Trash_CanLesson Application:  Every day we put things in our minds. Things like music, conversations, scenery, things we read, things we see.  What we put inside is what comes out when we are “kicked” by people, circumstances, problems, etc.  Scripture: ” Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might NOT sin against God.” Psalm 119:11

Supplies: an empty bucket any size, colored cards of different shapes, and markers

Have the children collect junk-trash from around the area and put it in the bucket. Explain: We all have a bucket, it’s our brain, etc. We put things inside our brains everyday. Things like music, conversations, scenery, things we read, things we see. What we put inside our brains is what comes out when we are kicked (difficult things happen).  Ask someone to come up and kick the bucket over. What comes out? Trash. Because that’s what was in the bucket. Ask question: How many of you want to be a kind, loving, forgiving, happy person? Write the things they say on different shaped colored cards. Pass them out to children. Set the bucket with trash in it on the floor. Have the kids refill the bucket with the cards (read them as they go in). Ask someone to come up and Kick that bucket! What comes out? (re-read the cards) Say “what we put in our brain comes out under pressure”. Now Read Psalms 119:11

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