Philippians 2:4 Bible Lesson
Walk in Someone Else's Shoes
The following Bible crafts and activites come from the Bible lesson, "Walk in Someone Else's Shoes! from Philippians 2:4. This lesson is available to members on The Resource Room.
Bible Reference: "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." Phil. 2:4, KJV and Matthew 22: 37 - 39 - The Pharisees asked Jesus what the most important commandment was.
Teaching Concept: Children learn that God wants them to love others as much as they love themselves. In this lesson they learn how to think of other's needs by "walking in their shoes".
Color a "Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes" Bible Verse Sheet – Younger Children
Walk in Someone Else's Shoes Bible Verse Coloring Sheet - Boy
Walk in Someone Else's Shoes Bible Verse Coloring Sheet - Girl
Bible Verse Review and Hands-on Activity Sheet
Philippians 2:4 Bible Verse Review and Activity Sheet - Older Children
My Shoes Activity Sheet – Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes Practice
1. Play a Shoe Match Up Game
Have the children take turns matching up shoes to their owners. Have a child pick up the first pair of shoes in the row of shoes and take them to the child he thinks they belong to and then go sit down. If the shoes do not belong to the person the child picked, have the child that received the shoes try to find the child they belong to. Keep going until the owner of the shoes are found. Pick another child to pick up the second pair of shoes in line and take them to the child he thinks they belong to. Keep playing until all the children have had a turn.
2. Have a Relay Race Wearing Big Shoes
Have the children put on big shoes and race against each other.
3. Play a Memory Game
Tell your children that this game will help them to “walk in their classmates shoes” because they will learn more about them. Read the child’s name and the first line on each “Shoe Activity Sheet” For example, you might read, “Randy’s favorite thing to do is ride his bike. Karen’s favorite thing to do is play with her dolls, etc.” Read all the papers and then mix them them up, and then read them again, one at a time, and see if your children remember what each of his classmate’s favorite things are. Then read the second line on all the activities sheets and play again.
4. Play a Bible Verse Review Game – Older Children
1. Before class print out the shoe patterns and write one word of the verse on each shoe. Make a set of shoes for each two to three children in your class.
2. In class divide your children up into teams and give each team a set of shoes. On the word “go” see which team can put the shoes in order first to spell out the verse.
1. Make a Shoe Booklet
Parents help their children remember to “walk in someone else’s shoes” by writing down what their children did when they thought about what other people needed or wanted instead of themselves.
What you will need:
Card stock (Thick Paper)
Yarn or string
Colored Pencils or Crayons
What to do:
1. Before class print out shoe patterns and make copies. (Available to members on The Resource Room. See above.)
2. Cut out the patterns and staple them together to make a book.
3. Use a small hole punch to punch out the holes where the shoelaces go.
4. Cut lengths of yarn about twelve inches long and roll tape around each end to make a shoelace.
5. In class have the children color the shoes. Show them how to lace the shoe and tie a bow.
I found that most of my first graders had a hard time lacing the shoe. If you don’t have a lot of helpers, I would draw in the laces at the bottom of the shoe with a matching color marker and just punch the top two holes and let the children practice tying a bow with the laces.