Here’s a free Bible lesson for kids in 1st-5th grade on Kindness, based on Psalm 145:17.

Big idea: God is filled with kindness. 

Includes a fun opening game to set up the lesson.

Enjoy!

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BIBLE LESSON FOR KIDS ON KINDNESS

Bible: Psalm 145:17

Bottom Line:  God is filled with kindness. 

GAME SUPPLIES:

• 4 Rolls of Toilet Paper

• 2 Sharpies

• Paper and Pen

• Garbage Can

GAME PREP:

Divide the kids into two teams of equal size.

Have each team choose one person to represent their team.

Give each team two rolls of toilet paper.

Assign a leader to each team who will use a Sharpie throughout the game.

Have paper and pen on hand to keep track of each team’s points.

Place the garbage can at the front of the game space and have the person who is calling out the numbers (you) stand by it.

HOW TO PLAY THE GAME: 

Say: The game we are about to play will take a lot of teamwork!

Each team has picked one person who has a special job.

Your team is going to wrap you like a mummy with two rolls of toilet paper.

I’m going to give you a couple of minutes to wrap up your teammate.

Give each team time to wrap their teammates.

Now, we are ready to play the game.

The game will begin when I call a number out loud.

After you hear the number, you will unwrap that many pieces of toilet paper off of your teammate, rip them into sheets, and hand them to the leader who has the Sharpie.

The leader will number each sheet of toilet paper and then hand them to someone who will quickly bring them to me.

I will count the sheets of toilet paper and if the team has the correct amount, I will add that many points to the team’s score.

Now, here are a couple of rules.

You can’t use any sheets of toilet paper that are ripped.

Each sheet has to be torn apart and it can’t be attached to another sheet (that’s a great way to involve everyone on the team).

You can’t use any sheets that are leftovers from other rounds.

The team with the highest score at the end of the game is declared the winner!

NUMBERS TO CALL DURING THE GAME: 

• 8, 4, 12, 9, 15, 2, 20, 13, 5, 25, 17, 1, 10, 28, 7

TEACH

Ask: What is the kindest thing you have ever done for someone? What is the kindest thing someone has ever done for you?

After each question, allow a few responses from students.

Now, for this question, I don’t want you to answer out loud, but can you think of the last time someone treated you unkindly—when someone was mean to you?

Both of those things tend to stick out in our minds—when people are really nice or really mean.

Ask: Why do you think we remember those things?

Allow a few responses from students.

It’s not just what people do that we remember, but the people themselves.

For example: you wouldn’t say, “Some random person told me I’m ugly.”

You would remember their exact name, where you were when it happened, and how you felt. You would remember everything.

Sometimes people can hurt us, but God never will because He is kind.

Read Psalm 145:17.

“The Lord is righteous in everything he does; he is filled with kindness.” 

If you have a glass of chocolate milk that is filled to the top, that means there is no room for anything else.

If you try to dip a cookie into it, the milk will pour out of the glass.

God is filled with kindness. It pours out of Him and into every part of our lives.

Nothing God makes happen in our lives starts with something other than kindness – it can’t, because God is filled to overflowing with kindness! 

And then when God’s kindness overflows onto us, we can turn around and do the same thing! 

If you are full of God’s kindness, then it should pour out of you and onto the people all around you.

Sometimes that can feel hard, right? Yeah, it can be difficult for us to be kind all the time. 

But the cool thing about God is that we can ask Him for help being more kind, and He loves to help us with those kinds of prayers! 

When you think about God, I hope you will remember that He is always kind. 

End Lesson

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