God Is the Key

Activity Objective

To reinforce the importance of Reconciliation

Lesson Outcome

The children will understand how reconciling with God keeps us close to him.


  • Construction paper
  • Cardboard or stiff paper
  • Yarn
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher


  • Explain to the children that Reconciliation is the key to staying close to God. God will always forgive us if we ask, but we must ask.
  • Pass out one piece of construction paper per child. Have the children divide the paper into fourths widthwise and fold the two outer fourths in toward each other. What results should resemble a folio envelope, with two sides that open down the middle.
  • Instruct the children to write ?God's Love? on the inside back of the envelope (so that when you open the sides, you will see the words). Tell the children to decorate around the words.
  • Punch holes along the center opening, one hole on each side. Thread the yarn through the holes to make a tie closure.
  • Pass out the scissors and cardboard. Ask the children to cut out a key shape from the cardboard (they can draw a template if they want first). Punch holes and thread the top of the key with yarn.
  • Write Reconciliation on the key and tie it to the folio.
  • Remind the children that Reconciliation is the key to opening ourselves up to God's love.


Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


Stiff paper can be used if the children have trouble cutting the cardboard.


You may want to have a couple of extra keys in case some children struggle with the mechanics of cutting them.