When Jesus taught us to “Do unto others” he set the golden rule for relating to one another in love. Use these free Golden Rule Sunday School lessons and Bible craft ideas to share this powerful message with the children in your kids church ministry.
Use these free Sunday School lesson ideas and activities to teach kids about the Golden Rule. The links below are to direct download PDF documents. Please share them anywhere you like to help others in children’s ministry or in your church tell kids about Jesus.
Lesson Objective: The lesson here uses unexpected combinations to illustrate what can happen when we love our enemies. This message focuses on Christ’s challenging instructions admonishing us to love others. We are called to not only care for people that we like, but to pray even for those who might be unkind to us. It seems contradictory, but loving our enemies has power to change our hearts as well as theirs. An odd food mixture demonstrates how even salty things can become “sweet”, and so can tough people!
Jesus called us to love our enemies, not just care for those who like us. The lesson here uses unexpected combinations that illustrate what can happen when we do this–a message focused on Christ’s challenging instructions about how best should interact with others: “Love your neighbor.” We are also told in no uncertain terms against praying professedly unless they’re kind enough towards ourselves so as well!
Do Unto Others… Craft Ideas for The Golden Rule. The laws of Christlike love often defy what we might expect. Jesus calls us to love not only those who return kindness, but also people who might not be too friendly with us. However, we know that we are to treat others as we would hope they treat us. It’s important to remind children of this “golden rule”, as it has come to be known. We can communicate to kids how to love others and treat them well. These two crafts serve as decorative reminders of those principles. A “love others wreath” considers people to think of and pray for, friends as well as tougher individuals. A “Golden ruler” is a glittering ornament that recounts how valuable that principle is.
We all want to be loved, but how do we actually go about loving others? This project provides an outlet for children who may need some guidance in understanding this important aspect of life. The “Do Unto Others” wreath and Love-themed crafts are perfect ways to teach kids the laws that Jesus followed when teaching us his name: Loving God With All Your Heart And Might (love), injuring no one else’s property without cause ( vandalizing isn’t allowed), showing respect at every opportunity possible – even if someone has done something wrong against you! These two decorative pieces will remind young ones everywhere what true compassion looks
Bible Story Video on the Golden Rule
More Sunday School Lesson Ideas
- Compare our full Luke 6:27-38 Sunday School Lesson on Loving Your Enemies
- Compare another Kids Bible lesson on the Golden Rule
- Don’t miss our Bible Trivia Questions & Answers for children
- Kids 4 Kindness is a 4-part Sunday School lesson curriculum that shows children what it means to be kind and live out the golden rule in real life.
Luke 6:27-38 Do Unto Others
But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 32 “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” –Luke 6:27-38 ESV