WHAT YOU NEED:
A ball or pillow you can toss
What You Do
Say, “I’m going to say something and toss you the ball. You have to decide if what I say is possible or impossible. Once you decide, tell me your answer and throw the ball back to me. Ready?”
Toss the ball back and forth, making one of the following statements each time:
An elephant can fit inside a shoebox
A dolphin can walk
A baby can crawl
A shark can say the ABCs
A penguin can swim
A house can walk
A baby can fly an airplane
A horse can play the violin
A duck can swim
An octopus can go to school
If there’s time, make up a few of your own. Or, allow your child to make up some, and you say if their statements are possible or impossible.
Talk about the Bible Story
What happened in our story today that seemed impossible? (God sent fire down from heaven to prove that He is the one true God.)
Who was Elijah? (a prophet)
What’s a prophet? (Someone who speaks words from God to the people)
Are you dealing with anything now that feels impossible?
Parent: Share about a time when you faced an impossible situation. Maybe you and a friend had a broken relationship, and reconciliation seemed impossible. Or maybe something related to the pandemic caused an impossible situation. Were you able to stay confident in God’s power, no matter the outcome? What truths or Scripture did you lean into during that time?