Our scripture passage for February provides a wonderful opportunity for you to talk about Jesus taking our sin and making us righteous. The purpose behind these activities is for you to share the Truth found in 2 Corinthians 5:21. Before sharing pray that your child will have open ears to hear God’s word and that this opportunity will be one of the many that will bring your child to an understanding of God.
New International Version (NIV)
21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Use this activity to teach your child that Jesus makes us right with God.
Gather a chalkboard and chalk or a white board (window, mirror, back of paper plate) and dry erase marker. Draw a picture of your child. Talk about how we all sin by disobeying God commands in the Bible.
Color in the body of your child. You can even name some ways we have disobeyed God’s rules. Taking a clean paper towel or cloth wipe away the marking inside the figure.
As you wipe them away explain that Jesus was perfect and took away our sin so that now we are clean for God. Show them the dirty cloth or paper towel and point to them being clean. Thank God with your child that because of Jesus dying on the cross we are now clean before God.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for an activity you can do with your school aged children.