Here's a list of lesson projects for the Holy Spirit and Pentecost specifically suggested for "easy" at-home and in-class use. Add yours!
Please note: Our "Easy At-Home and "Back in the Building" Lessons" for use during the COVID Pandemic also has a collection of great Pentecost celebration ideas.
1. Pentecost Windsock and/or streamers
Provide kids with a Pentecost Windsock kit, or make them yourself and drop off at member homes for display. Include a message and also BE the message of caring and connecting beyond the building. Remember: On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit kicked the disciples out of their room and into the street
See my notes below in a subsequent post about making a windsock or instructing families to do so with readily available materials.
2. Celebrate the Birthday of the Church
Drop off Cake Mix and Red Sprinkles for families to make a Pentecost Birthday Cake or Cupcakes with "red hots" or M&M mosaic of dove. Don't forget the "birthday" candles!
Make a shopping list of the birthday presents your CHURCH needs right now and ask families to shop for or donate some of the items. (hand wipes, TP, a pledge to come clean up a classroom?)
3. Share the Bible story online!
Questions to ask:
- What "language" do you speak more fluently? Action, Compassion, Kindness?
- Which kind of "fire" does your faith feel like: a spark, warm embers, hot coals, blazing logs. Why?
4. A Great Music Video to Share and Discuss
Start a Fire in My Soul by Unspoken was one of the most popular Christian contemporary songs of the past few years. Share the music video and some questions, like,
- The scenes in the video reflect the lead singer's real-life desire to have a more fulfilling life, one that's more pleasing to God. So in the video he leaves his coffee shop job and collects other members of the band who also want to make a difference in the world.
- What difference would you like to make in the world?
- What are you "on fire about" in your soul right now? (or would you like to be on fire about?)
- What changes could you make in your life to begin to make more of a difference in the world?