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Flying Mouse

I'm flying to you!

Application:

Jesus wants us to be like Him by forgiving our enemies, and doing good to those who hate us.

Materials You Need:

Two E260 balloons (any colour).

Making the Sculpture:

  1. For the "Stick" blow up one balloon completely and tie it off.
  2. Inflate a second balloon only for 500mm and tie off.
  3. Twist off a 50mm bubble for the head, then two more 50mm bubbles and twist-connect these for ears.
  4. Twist a 40mm bubble for the neck, then a 300mm bubble for the body.
  5. Bend the body into a circle and twist-connect to the neck.
  6. Decorate the "Mouse" by drawing a mouth and eyes with a black pen.
  7. Place the mouse on the "Stick" and twirl this to make the mouse climb up it and then fly off.
     

 
Making Flying Mouse

Lesson:

I am making a nice cuddly mouse which you could wear on your wrist.  I am going to put him on this "Stick" for him to climb up.  He wants to remind you that Jesus lives in your heart.

Jesus wants to make us kind, loving and truthful to everybody we come into contact with at home, school or wherever we may go.  Don't fly off the handle like this mouse will when I twirl the stick (Twirl the stick until the mouse flies off).  We want people to like us and to be nice to us.  We don't like people who are unkind to us, who sneer at us or say nasty things about us.

What about you?  Are you doing these nasty things to other children?   If you do, you are making it very hard for them to like you, or be your friend.  Next time you see them, try and show them the love of Jesus.  Ask Jesus to show you something good that's in them, even if you don't like them.  And then say something nice and be kind to them.

Don't lose your temper when people upset you.  Try counting slowly to ten in your mind and then just be polite to them.  In Matthew 5:44-45, Jesus said:

"Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be sons of your Father in heaven."

Jesus wants us to be just like Him.  He never spoke unkindly or was unkind to people who hated Him.  If you have ever kept a mouse as a pet, you will know that they are little cuddly animals.  It's great to hold one in your hand and stroke its soft fur, while it twitches its nose at you.  They are small and defenceless and rely on you to care for them.  Ask Jesus to help you love people like this.  You never know, they might just become your best friend!

God bless.
 

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