The Scripture Lady loves creating Bible lessons for kids! Here is one called “Bible People Had Feelings Too” to help learn about feelings.
Emotions are a part of everyone’s life. What are you feeling today? Happy, sad, glad, mad? There are myriads of feelings and our children need to learn about the different emotions with which God has blessed them. All too often, I believe adults squelch their children’s feelings. Instead, we should be teaching our kids how to deal with their feelings so that they can learn to react rightly and appropriately in the different circumstances that will come along their way. “Bible People Had Feelings Too” is a fun Scripture game to help the lines of communication flow about our emotions and how to deal with them.
Bible lessons for kids will help your children hide God’s Word in their hearts and for this one you will need to do the following:
Below, you will find 15 different Bible story snippets that showcase 15 different emotions. Write each of the feelings up on a board or on cards displayed out on a table.
Now gather your class or children and read one of the Bible story snippets and have a child make a guess as to what emotion the Bible character was feeling. Of course, there might be more than one option. Praise the children for their choice, but in the end, try to focus on the emotion that I have listed for each situation. Engage in conversation that encourages the children to think about what they would feel or do if they were in the same position. Talk about the consequences of their feelings, whether positive or negative. Remind the children that feelings are not wrong. It’s what we do with them that can lead to doing wrong things.
Bible Story Snippets
1. Adam and Eve must have felt this emotion when they were forced to leave the beautiful Garden of Eden. (Sadness)
2. Noah and his family must have felt this emotion knowing that they had been saved from the flood. (Relief)
3. Zechariah and Elizabeth must have felt this emotion when they learned they would have a baby in their old age. (Joy)
4. Mary must have felt this emotion when the angel appeared to her announcing that she would give birth to the Son of God. (Fear)
5. Ruth must have felt this emotion when she realized that Boaz was in love with her. (Love)
6. Jesus must have felt this emotion while dying on the cross for our sins. (Pain)
7. Peter must have felt this emotion after realizing he had denied the Lord 3 times. (Embarrassed)
8. Gideon must have felt this emotion when God decreased the number of his army to fight the Midianites. (Confused)
9. Hannah must have felt this emotion when her attempts to have a baby kept failing. (Frustrated)
10. The prodigal son must have felt this emotion when he saw his dad running up to meet him after all the wrong he had done. (Surprised)
11. Jesus must have felt this emotion as He was turning over the money table in the temple. (Angry)
12. David must have felt this emotion when he faced the giant Goliath and slayed him. (Courageous)
13. Zacheus must have felt this emotion when he asked Jesus to come over for dinner. (Hopeful)
14. Moses must have felt this emotion when Pharaoh would not let the children of Israel leave Egypt. (Disappointed)
15. Joseph must have felt this emotion when he was brought into a new land that was strange to him. (Nervous)
Just in case you’re interested, you might want to check out this book with even more Bible activities for your kids: The Big Book of Bible Story Activity Pages #1: Help Kids Play, Listen and Talk Through the Bible (Big Books)
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