Objective: To understand how the third
person of the Trinity--the Holy Spirit--helps us, and what Jesus had to say
concerning him and our lives.
Tell the story with expression and sound effects. Use props too, such
as a cane and cap for the grandpa.
Begin the lesson by telling the following
"There once were two children, a boy and a girl,
whose parents were going out of town for the night. They were new to
the area, so the parents
didn't want to leave them alone with a stranger. Thankfully the
grandfather lived nearby, so they asked him to care for the children
while they were gone.
Before the parents left, they told their children to be
good, obey their rules, and to make sure they cleaned
their rooms before they returned home.
Well, as soon as the parents left, the children
wanted to go outside and play. But the grandfather reminded them that
they weren't allowed to play outside at night. "But don't worry,
I've planned some really fun things to do indoors" the
grandfather said with a smile from ear to ear. After awhile, the kids asked for a
snack. The grandpa said, "I have just the thing! We'll make our
own S'mores and eat them before dinner!" And they did just
It was now getting late, and the children wanted
to stay up late to watch T.V. But the grandfather reminded them
that they were told to clean their rooms before their parents returned home.
"Oh, we're too tired, Grandpa! We'll do it in the
morning." the children pleaded.
But the grandfather said, "Nope! You must
obey your parents. But don't worry, I'll help you clean up!
In no time at all--with the grandfather's
help--their rooms were cleaned, and they got ready for bed. And as the
grandfather tucked them in for the night, he reminded them of their parents'
love, and told them he had something extra special planned for them
tomorrow, then kissed them goodnight.
As the children drifted off to sleep, there was a loud
just outside the kids' bedroom windows. And
as you can imagine it scared them half to
death! Well, the grandfather heard the noise too and looked out the
window to see what was the matter; then quickly rushed to calm the
screaming children. "Don't be afraid, it's only the neighbor's
big fat cat!" he chuckled.
Then he kissed the children and tucked them in again.
And soon the children were dreaming of tomorrow's adventure with