|by Theresa S.|
|Children discover what pure goodness is.|
Solid milk chocolate,
Chocolate covered candy bar,
Approximately 10 minutes
Character of God, Purity
Grades 1-6 (Ages 6-12)
What you will do:
You will have three volunteers come forward. The first will cut the solid milk chocolate bar several times to see what is inside. The second will cut open the chocolate covered candy bar, and the third will cut open the hollow chocolate candy.
What you will say:
(Have a volunteer come forward and cut open the solid milk chocolate bar.) This chocolate is pure solid chocolate all the way through like God is pure goodness all the way through.
(Have another volunteer come forward and cut the chocolate covered candy bar.) This chocolate covered candy bar is kind of like us. We have some of the chocolate goodness on us, but we are no where near pure goodness.
(Have a third volunteer come forward and cut the hollow chocolate candy.) This is not solid and pure goodness like God is pure goodness. Many people may look good on the outside but be hollow when it really counts.
(Cut up candy bars on plate and have a volunteer take chocolate around to share with classmates.)
Melanie Rushing suggested this fun addition:
After the talk, I gave the children 2 miniature chocolate bars and two notes. I told the kids to give a chocolate bar and a note to two separate adults who they believed to be pure through and through. The note explains why the child gave the note to the adult. It also advised the receiver to question themselves about their own spiritual purity to be sure that what that child believed was true. It was a humbling experience for many.
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