Don’t let anxiety steal children’s joy! Use this Bubble Buddies craft and object lesson on worry. It’s based on a scriptural command that emphasizes God’s constant love. Assure elementary-aged kids that they can give every worry to God.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
In these times of uncertainty, many kids struggl with anxiety. Finding ways to direct their focus to our mighty God can give kids peace. With this craft, help kids remember to give their worries to God because he cares about them.
Bubble Buddies Object Lesson on Worry
- 1/3 cup of liquid dish detergent
- 5 cups of water
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of glycerin or white corn syrup
- chenille wires
- clean baby food jar with lids
- mailing labels
- empty pitcher
- large wooden spoon
- measuring cup
Help kids mix the following bubble solution in a pitcher: 1/3 cup detergent, 5 cups water, and 2 1/2 tablespoons glycerin or white corn syrup. Give each child a baby food jar. Have kids fill their jars with bubble solution. Finally, place the lids on the jars.
Next, give each child a mailing label and a marker. Help kids write “Jesus cares for you—1 Peter 5:7” on the labels. Encourage kids to decorate the labels and put on the jars. Show kids how to bend a chenille wire into the shape of a bubble wand and blow some bubbles. Then have kids tape their wands to the side of the jars for safekeeping.
Discuss these questions with kids:
- How is blowing bubbles like giving our worries to God?
- What happens to our worries when we give them to God?