Spoon Catapults

You Will Need: 

  • A spoon
  • A small food item
  • Two small bowls
  • A Bible marked at Romans 3:23


Put a spoon in a small bowl so that the handle sticks out. This naturally creates a catapult.


Take a small food item like a marshmallow or a piece of cereal and put it inside the spoon.


A few feet away from your spoon-catapult, set a second bowl to be your target. 


By flipping the tip of the spoon, try to shoot the food from one bowl to the other.

ASK—How did you do? Did you hit or miss your target?

In life we have a target too—to be perfect, just like Jesus, and all of us have fallen short. 

Read Romans 3:23 from your Bible.

SAY—We’ve all done wrong things and we’ve all fallen short of God’s perfection. That’s why we all need a Savior and that’s the reason Jesus died and rose again—To make a way to take our sins away. But just because He did this, doesn’t mean that everyone will be saved. We have to make a choice to receive Christ by surrendering our lives to Him. Giving your life to Jesus is the best decision anyone can ever make.

ASK—How do you think a person gives their life to Jesus?

SAY—This is how the Bible says that a person can be “saved’ from their sin:

SAY—“A” (Ask your child to say “A” real loud.)

  • Admit that we have done wrong things and be willing to stop doing those wrong things.

SAY—“B” (Ask your child to say “B” real loud.)

  • Believe that Jesus is God’s Son who died and was raised from the dead.

SAY—“C” (Ask your child to say “C” real loud.)

  • Call on the Lord, confess our sins, and commit our life to Him.

ASK if anyone has any questions about what it means to be saved or how a person can give his or her life to Christ.

PRAY—List prayer requests and thank God that He can forgive our sin.