A Special Place
Say: When we’re friends with Jesus, we’ll go to heaven someday. The Bible says heaven is amazing. Have family members use modelling dough to create shapes of what they imagine heaven will be like.
Say: Matthew 6:20 says we’ll have treasures in heaven. John 14:2 says heaven has rooms for many people. Revelation 19:1 says people in heaven shout praises to God. Revelation 21:3-4 says God lives with us in heaven and wipes away our tears. There’s no more sadness or death in heaven. It’s our forever home with God.
When you see butterflies, discuss their life cycle and how that symbolizes our rebirth in Jesus.
Say: After a caterpillar spins a cocoon, it begins a new life as a beautiful butterfly. Someday we’ll die, but when we believe in Jesus, he gives us a beautiful new life in heaven. We’ll be happy and free forever! Draw or make butterflies as reminders of new life in Jesus.
Headed to Heaven
Place a variety of small items on a tray.
Say: Look at these items and try to remember them all. Have family members close their eyes while you remove one item. Then have them guess what’s missing. Play several rounds. Read aloud Acts 1:8-11. Ask: How hard was this game? What do you think about how Jesus disappeared in the clouds? Why do you think Jesus returned to heaven?
Say: Jesus is preparing a place for us in heaven, but he’s still with us today, in our hearts. Jesus is never missing.
Make crowns out of construction paper and craft gems. Read aloud Revelation 21:10-11, 18-23.
Ask: Why do you think heaven is filled with gold, precious gems, bright light, and no darkness? Read Revelation 2:10.
Say: We’re children of Jesus the King; we’re his heirs. That means we’ll live in his kingdom of heaven