Materials You Need:
Your own two fingers and two eyes!
The index fingers are held in front of the eyes and slowly
brought closer to the face. As the fingers come
closer, one can see a "Vienna Sausage" joined to the
fingers. The fingers are pulled apart and the
"Sausage" appears to be floating in the air!
Pulling pull the fingers further apart and the "Sausage"
Grades 1 - 5 (7 to 11 years).
An illusion to help boys and girls realise that the devil
wants to trick them into believing they have all the time
in the world to get to Heaven. Jesus is the Way and
the truth, but now is the accepted time, and its later
than we think!
Here's a Cool Trick to try on your Friends!
Do you like tricks? You do? Well I have trick
that you can do whenever you are hungry. It makes
instant "food". You can even try to eat it!
Shall we try it? Good, now I want you to follow
everything that I do. You need to do it just right
or you will never ever get the trick to work. Are you
A Sausage on Your Fingers:
Hold out your hands in front of you. Lace your fingers
together and stretch your hands out as far as they will go.
Good, now your fingers are flexible enough to do the
trick. Now, bring your two index fingers together,
until the tips just touch each other. Hold your hands
so that your fingers are level with your eyes. You
can do that? Very good, I am very pleased with you!
Now, bring your fingers slowly closer to your eyes while you
keep looking at the tips of your fingers. Do you see it?
I have made a "Vienna Sausage" and it looks really good
enough to eat! Can you see yours? Now, we don't
have to worry about finding some lunch. We will just
buy some rolls and we can have Hotdogs for lunch!
Let's pull our fingers slowly about a centimetre apart.
Now my "Vienna" is floating between my fingers! Pull
your fingers slowly further apart. Wow! My
"Vienna" has disappeared! Who has taken it? I
was going to eat it for lunch and now it has gone!
Possible or Impossible:
What can we learn from this trick? Your eyes are
experienced at looking at objects and telling your brain
what they are, where they are, and how far away from you
they are. You can tell at a glance where your
favourite boyfriend or girlfriend is sitting in class
right now. And you can judge what is the shortest
route to them so that you can give them a great big hug!
However, your eyes don't always tell you the truth. In
fact, if we just use our "experience" to find out truth,
we would be in serious trouble! Our "experience" has
just told us that we saw something happen that's impossible.
We made a "Vienna Sausage" to "float" and then made
it to disappear.
You were Deceived:
In fact, nothing happened! I was watching you as you
did my trick. What did I see? You were just
waving your fingers around in front of your face. I
saw nothing floating and there were no "Vienna Sausages"
and now you are going to go hungry at lunch time!
All we actually did was trick our eyes into believing in
something that wasn't there. We need to remember
that it's very easy to trick our physical senses.
You enjoyed the mystery of this trick, but let's be sure
we know the truth.
Knowing the Truth:
God gave us a spiritual side to our lives so that we can
know good from bad, and the truth from a lie.
Jesus said in John 14:6:
"I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me."
The devil wants to trick children and young people into
believing that they don't have to worry about when
they're going to die. After all it's years and
years away isn't it? No, that's not true!
Children get run over, fall off buildings, get sick,
take drugs and find themselves in the middle of wars.
In fact you don't have to be old to die, as you
can die young. None of us knows just how long we
The devil is also busy telling children that they don't
need God. The TV characters have superpowers so
it's only a matter of time before scientists can make us
live forever. They will just replace the bits that
wear out! Not true! Jesus said that no one
can come to God, except by Him. He is the only way
and the Bible says that "Now" is the accepted time.
Don't leave it too late, or like our trick, your
chance of entering Heaven will disappear forever!