Forgiveness and new life
Supplies needed: A dirty penny, a cup, 1 tsp. of salt and ¼ cup of vinegar (or fizzy cola drink).*
Have your kids combine the vinegar and salt in the cup (or pour the cola drink into the cup). Get them to drop the dirty penny into the cup and let it sit for about five minutes. After the time has passed, you should find a clean, shiny penny at the bottom of the cup.
Use this as an opportunity to share with your children how the penny illustrates sin in our lives. The dirty penny represents our sin-filled lives. When we ask Jesus into our hearts and receive forgiveness, He washes away our sin and we’re made “new” – just like the penny!
Reposted from FocusontheFamily.ca. Find more object lessons and other parenting tips at their site!