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Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-20) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities

Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-20) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities

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🚸 Ages 6-12 Years Old

What do light and salt have in common? Both can make quite a difference in things and are very much missed when not present. In addition to that, Jesus used them to describe our Christian lives! We are called to light the world with the hope of Jesus, and to be "salt", making a difference in the lives of others. This lesson describes how light and salt impact things, and how we can influence others with God's love.

We want to encourage students to be “salt and light”, making a difference in the lives of those around them. Yet the way they can make that impact comes first from recognizing how much Jesus changes us. He is the light that guides our way, and it’s because of His light that we can shine for others. He is the “salt” in our lives, flavoring and preserving us to great things for His kingdom. As you encourage young students, be sure to emphasize the blessings we have been given in Christ!

Bible Passage: Matthew 5:13-20 

Target Audience: Kindergarten-6th grade. Children age 6-12 years old.

Sunday School Supplies Needed: Construction paper; salt; saltshakers; glue; markers or crayons; food coloring; cups; tea lights; salted snacks; flashlights or headlamps; tape; scissors; decorative supplies; Bibles. Object lesson props can include : Salt, flashlight or light bulb, salty items.   

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            Customer Reviews

            Based on 13 reviews

            Had a great time tasting various kinds of salt along the way.

            That's such a creative idea 💡 we're glad you enjoyed the lesson and may God continue to bless your ministry. 🙏

            Kathy Webert

            Great lesson

            TRACI MALONE

            The kids really enjoyed the lesson and the salt relay we did.

            Santa Ana Padilla

            Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-20) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities


            Great material and craft ideas for teaching this lesson. The children were very tentative, understood the lesson and enjoyed putting the craft together to tell the story.

            Elizabeth Rasmussen

            Excellent materials! Great variety! The kids love the lessons! Thanks so much!

            Iliana DeRemer
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            This was a great unit. I was able to adapt it for use, with students ages 5-12. Thank you for providing materials to help teach children the truths in God's word. God's blessings to your team!

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            Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-20) Printable Bible Lesson & Sunday School Activities