Make this Yummy Treat during
your Fall Festival
(Halloween Tract, below!)
Object Lesson: Have you ever
seen a scarecrow? (You might show pictures.) Farmers use them in their fields. Do you know why? To scare away crows and
other kinds of birds that eat their crops. Wouldn't it be great if we could
use scarecrows to scare away frightening things in our lives?
What are some
things that scare you? (Allow for discussion).
We can't use scarecrows to
scare away frightening things, but we do have someone who has
promised to be with us, to protect us, and to never leave us. We have Jesus,
our Savior and Forever Friend! Listen to these promises from God's Word, "The
LORD is with me; I will not be afraid" (Psalm 118:6); "You
are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble" (Psalm
32:7); "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Joshua
1:5); and "For in the day of trouble he
will keep me safe . . . " (Psalm 27:5). (Spend some time saying and
repeating these verses. It's also helpful to make up hand motions to
make them memorable.)
Let's pray and ask Jesus to help us
trust him to protect us (Pray specifically about the scary things mentioned
during your discussion time. Thank God for his promise to protect us and never leave us.).
Today we will make a Scarecrow Lollipop to remind us that God will
protect us and never leave
us, and because of
this, life doesn’t have to be scary!
What You Need: Tootsie
pops or round lollipop (do not remove paper); thin burlap fabric or
cloth (4"-5" square) enough to fit around the lollipop; rubber
band; 2"-3" round piece of green felt; orange and black
strip of paper with Psalm 118:6 written on it or use the tract below; hole
permanent black marker; tacky glue or hot glue.
Directions: Place fabric over lollipop. Wrap a rubber band around the "neck" of the
scarecrow to hold in place. Draw
the eyes, nose and mouth using the black marker. Tie orange and black
yarn around the neck of the scarecrow. Glue the round piece of green felt to
the top of the lollipop to form the hat* (you can dip the top of the
lollipop into the glue or hot glue a ring of glue around the lollipop
to cover the sides, back and brow of the face). Punch a hole in the strip of paper. Tie the Bible verse to the neck of
the scarecrow using another piece of yarn or attach the Scarecrow Lollipop to the
Halloween tract, link below.
our Halloween tract cards! Place a Scarecrow Lollipop
in the tract card, and then hand it out during your Fall Festival or to Trick-or-Treaters in your neighborhood.
Click here to print the tract card.
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