Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Nothing is impossible to God paper cutting illustration

Here's a clever way to help children to think about nothing being impossible to God.  It's quite a good illustration for an assembly and, if you practise, you will be able to cut while talking!  It's especially good for times of transition when children are worried about going into a new situation.

Ask some children to come out to the front give each of them a sheet of A5 sized paper and some scissors.

Ask them to cut a hole in the paper that they will be able to fit their whole body through.

Some of the children will immediately decide that this is not possible, while some may have an attempt!

Sometimes we are faced with problems that really worry us and that we don't know how to solve!

Now take a piece of the A5 paper and follow these instructions...

1. Fold the paper in half lengthways
2 Cut alternating 'up' and 'down' slits in the paper as shown
3.Cut through the fold of the paper, leaving the fold of the end slit pieces in tact
4. Open the paper out into a big circle that you can pass your whole body through!

You may need to try this a few times before you actually do it for real so that you know roughly how many slits you need to make for your body to get through.

Talk about the fact that sometimes we are faced with problems that we don't know how to solve- things that seem impossible to us. Ask children if they've ever felt like that in their lives. Talk about times when you've faced a problem like this yourself and how trusting in God has helped you. What amazing ways has God shown you that he cares and is helping you? Tell the children that the Bible says that all things are possible to God (Matthew 19:26, Mark 10:27) and that, knowing this, can give us hope that if we trust in Him he will do amazing things.


  1. great.trying this out.thanks a lot

  2. Thank you for helping with questions and crafts.

  3. IT worked! Well, it worked once I read ALL the directions, LOL. But, it was also great to tell the kids about that part - I used it as a lesson on changing. Some changes happen just all of the sudden, but some we plan for, we have to listen to others, and sometimes even follow directions!