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Object Lesson : Thanksgiving Pumpkin Seed Toss Use this game as a discussion about the power of our words, or about how we choose goals in life.

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Materials 1. Several Carved pumpkins with different size mouths or with different size holes in the top. As an alternative, have a watermelon seed toss on a hot summer afternoon. Cut off the ends of the watermelon. Hollow it out and then pit it back together with toothpicks. Carve funny faces in the watermelons as you would a pumpkin.

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2. Small Bean Bags (Referred to as Pumpkin seeds / or watermelon seeds) 3. Place the pumpkins on a bale of hay or cloth covered table some distance from the participants. 4. Choose one of the discussion ideas below‌ Choosing only one will keep everyone focused and create a more powerful object lesson.

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Activity Each Youth / Child is given 5 chances to try to toss the pumpkin seeds into the pumpkin. Each pumpkin, depending on the size of the hole is worth different points.

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www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com Discussion Idea #1: Targets 1. Why did you choose your pumpkin target? Some people chose the smaller pumpkins because they were worth more. Others chose the pumpkins with the larger mouth because they were an easier target. 2. When it comes down to real life, do you choose your targets based on value or upon which is easier? 3. What are your targets in the Christian life? Are they easy? Why do you value these targets?

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Discussion Idea #2: Your Mouth 1. In this game you were judged by your ability to toss an object into a mouth. But in God’s kingdom we are not judged by what goes into our mouths, but by what comes out of our mouths. 2. What do your words reveal about you? 3. When is it more valuable to be a “big mouth”? To keep your mouth closed? 4. What does the Bible say about our words?

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Object Lesson - Thanksgiving - Pumpkin Seed Toss  

Use this game as a discussion about the power of our words, or about how we choose goals in life.