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Object Lesson for Kids -

Christian Trailblazers

The Bible uses a lot of symbols and metaphors from nature to

explain spiritual truths. In this outdoor Bible study, you’ll identify

some objects along a nature trail and ask the youth to make a list of everything they spot along the trail. These lists will then be used

to discuss various scripture passages. It’s great for any season, but

especially for summer!

What You Need

1.

Bibles

  • 2. An outdoor location with some nature. It can be an actual trail through a park, wilderness or natural area or it can be any path designated path. It could be a path along a sidewalk, a bike trail, a biking trail, or even the area between two trees, two designated landmarks, or even flags planted in the ground. All you need is a

predefine starting location and a predefined end point.

What to Do

  • 1. Guide the youth to walk along the trail route and to carefully write down everything that they see of interest.

  • 2. When you reach a predefined destination or stopping point along the trail, lay out a blanket or groundsheet and have the youth share the things they discovered along the trail.

  • 3. Ask youth what lessons they could learn about God from what they found, aside from the obvious of God being the Creator.

Scriptures

Here are some common items found along just about any trail

Animals, birds Acts 10:9-16

Ant Proverbs 6:6, 30:25

Bees Deuteronomy 1:44

Birds Matthew 6:25-34

Birds, foxes Matthew 8:20

Branch Psalm 4:2; Isaiah 11:1; John 15

Bush Exodus 3:2

Chicks, Hen Matthew 23:37

Coin Luke 15:9

Deer, water Psalm 42:1

Egg, scorpion Luke 11:12

Feathers Psalm 91:4

Flower, Grass, Dust Psalm 103:14-16

Flowers Matthew 6:27-29

Garbage Philippians 3:8

Gnat Matthew 23:44

Path, seeds, weeds, trees Matthew 13:1-23,

24-29, 31-34 Rock Psalm 18:2; Matthew 16:18

Rocks Luke 19:40

Roots Job 29:19

Sand Matthew 7:24-27

Sparrows Luke 12:6

Stone Acts 4:11

Trees, Leaf Psalm 1

Trees, stones Luke 3:9

Vine Jonah 4:6-11; John 15

Wild Flower James 1:10

Take it to the Next Level

If any of the objects are mentioned, you can assign the person who mentioned it to look up the scripture verse. You can also simply share some of the things you noted along the trail and reference the read the scripture verses together.

Make it Spiritual

How are these objects used in the Bible? What do they

mean?

Make it Practical

Why do you think God uses objects from nature in the

Bible as symbols and metaphors for spiritual truths?

Make it Personal

Which symbol or object had the biggest impression

on you? Why? What lesson from this nature walk can you apply to your spiritual walk this week.

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200 page e-book that explains everything you need to know when planning your very own object lessons. It contains 90 fully developed object lesson ideas and another 200 object

lesson starter ideas based on Biblical idioms

and Names / Descriptions of God.

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