"Salt" is poured into two glasses and a child is asked to taste
them. The salt tastes salty while sugar will taste sweet.
Grades 1 - 5 (7 to 11 years).
As Christians we need not only to love Jesus, but also to love
each other by caring and showing respect for one another.
In that way we will be salt that is full of flavour!
I have a problem! Someone has mixed up my salt cellars.
They both look like salt but how can we find out what is inside?
Perhaps I can put some in these two glasses and mix it with a spoon.
( Pour some "salt" from each cellar into separate glasses and
Now I need a person who will come and taste the glasses and tell me what
is in the cellars. You will? Thank you. ( Have the
child taste each glass and tell you what is in it ). You were
very brave. Perhaps there was poison in them! Anyway, what
is in the two cellars before I mix them up again? Sugar and salt?
That's funny, I expected to find salt in a salt cellar but not
sugar. I might have sprinkled sugar on my sloppy chips and they
would have tasted gross!
Is this the sugar cellar? I am going to have to throw it out into a
glass ( Pour the sugar into a glass and set it aside ).
That's better. Now there is no confusion and the next time I have
chips, they will taste super! Real salt has to taste like salt
and not like sugar!
Job complained that tasteless food needs salt, and that the white of an
egg has no flavour. I agree with Job, my food needs to have salt
in it when it is cooked ( Put some salt on the hard-boiled egg and
). "Mmmm, that was very tasty, what a pity that I only
had one egg!" Jesus spoke about salt in Matthew 5:13 and said:
"You are the salt of the earth.
But if the salt loses its saltiness,
how can it be made salty again?
It is no longer good for anything,
except to be thrown out and trampled by men."
Why are we the salt of the earth? ( Let the children respond
What can we do to be the salt of the earth?
Salt full of Flavour:
Jesus said that He had a new command for us. We are to love one
another, even as He loved us. In this way everybody will know
that we are His disciples (followers). As Christians we need to
be different from people in the world. We need love Jesus and
also love each other.
This means that we need to care and show respect for our frinds and to
other people. We also need to speak and treat one another with
respect, kindness and patience. Let's pray now and ask Jesus to
change us and fill us with His love for one another. Then we
will be like salt that is full of flavour.