Showing God's Love

Activity Objective

To teach the children that Jesus is a model of love and goodness and we can model our lives after his

Lesson Outcome

The children will follow Jesus as a model of love and goodness.


  • Tell the children that they are going to show God's love to others with a simple gesture.
  • Role-play with a child by shaking his or her hand and smiling at him or her.
  • Emphasize that the gesture of a simple smile and a handshake is a way of showing God's love.
  • Guide the children to engage in this gesture with everyone in the group.
  • Conclude by reminding the children that we can show God's love every day with simple gestures that we share with others.

Learning Styles

People Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


Demonstrate gestures in front of the group (examples: a wave, a hand on the shoulder, an offer to help carry something, and so on).

Encourage the children to think of how they feel when someone smiles at them or shares a handshake with them.

Emphasize the simplicity of these gestures and encourage the children to practice them at home.