A Bible Lesson for Children on the Value of Life

A free Bible lesson for preschool and elementary aged children on the value of human life. Perfect for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday!

January is Sanctity of Human Life Month.  Our children need to be taught that all life is valuable and this Bible lesson will help you do just that.  This lesson teaches that ALL PEOPLE are valuable because God made ALL PEOPLE and Jesus died for ALL PEOPLE. This lesson is best used with preschool and lower elementary children.

If you are looking for a deeper lesson on the value of life to use with your upper elementary students and teens, you can find one here.

I hope you are able to use this lesson! If you do use it, feel free to post pictures over in our  facebook group!

In His Service,


Life is Special_A Bible Lesson for Children

Opening Activities:

1. Put masking tape on the floor in a circle to mark off a space that would be a small for most of your children. (If you have a wide variety of sizes represented in your kids, make several circles.) Have the kids take turns standing in the circles while you give them activities to do. Activities you might want to use include: Kick your legs, but make sure your legs don’t leave the circle; Stretch your arms out as far as you can without leaving the circle, Hop on one leg, but don’t leave the circle, etc)

When you are finished, say: You did a great job following the instructions that I gave! You used your feet and hands without ever leaving the circle! It wasn’t always easy, was it? You had such a small space!

Do you know that you once lived in a space even smaller than that? When you were still inside your mommies, you lived in a very, very, small space. Yet, you were still able to use your hands and feet! In fact, you probably jumped, stretched, and did somersaults! That’s because when you were a baby inside your mommy, you were ALIVE, just like you are now . . . with hands and feet, mouths and eyes and ears. You were special . . . just like you are now! Today we are going to talk about how ALL PEOPLE are special because GOD made ALL PEOPLE and because JESUS died for ALL PEOPLE . . . even the babies who are still inside their mommies!

2. Play your own little game of “The Price is Right”. Put up different items and have your kids “bid” on what each item costs. Record the bids and then reveal the correct answers. Another variation is to put two items side by side and have the kids guess which one costs the most money. The last item you show should be a human being.

Say: This human being is worth WAY more than any of the other items! In fact, you can’t really put a dollar amount on a human’s life! God made the person, which makes this person INCREDIBLY valuable! Not only that, but the cost for this person was another life – the life of Jesus Christ. GOD made ALL PEOPLE and Jesus died for ALL PEOPLE. Therefore, ALL PEOPLE are extremely valuable!

The Lesson:

Begin by showing kids pictures of ultrasounds. This would be even neater if you are able to arrange ahead of time to get ultrasounds of some of the kids in your class. Point out the different parts of the baby. Say: These are all pictures of babies before they are even born. All these babies are still inside their mommas!

Guess what? These babies all have a heart that is beating! Do you have a beating heart? (Help kids put their hands over the hearts to feel their heart beat).

These babies all have hands. Do you have hands? Can you wiggle your hands? Raise your hands high in the air? Clap your hands together really fast? (have kids do each of those as you say them)

These babies all have feet. Do you have feet? Can you stomp your feet? Run in place really fast? Jump up high? (have kids do each of those as you say them)

What are some other things these babies have that you have? (Let kids discuss). These babies are a lot like you, aren’t they? They just haven’t been born yet, but they are still alive, and some day, they will be able to do all the things that you can do!

Listen to this verse from the Bible! Read Psalm 139:13-14. Who made all these babies? (God) Who made you? (God)

Yes, God made you, and, because God made you, you are VERY, VERY special! You were special when you were still inside your mommy, and you are special now!

In fact, God made EVERYONE! ALL PEOPLE are special because God made ALL PEOPLE!

Not only are you special because God made you, but you are also special because God sent JESUS to die for you! Do you know how God sent Jesus here? He sent Him here as a little baby! (show a picture of baby Jesus or piece of baby Jesus from a manger scene)

Jesus was a baby! That means he spent time inside his mommy! He had two hands (have kids stretch their hands high in the sky and wiggle them) He had two feet (have kids stomp their feet) He had a tongue (tell kids to touch their tongues) He had two ears (have kids touch their ears) He was a baby, just like you were! Then he grew up, just like you are growing up. But there was one big difference between Jesus and us. Jesus NEVER did anything wrong! He ALWAYS obeyed his parents. He ALWAYS said good words. He ALWAYS did the right thing!

And, because He never did anything wrong, He was able to take the punishment for everything WE did wrong. He DIED for us! (show a picture of Jesus on the cross).

But Jesus didn’t stay dead. Three days after being buried in the tomb, He rose from the dead! He was alive again.

Let’s count to three! (count to three) Now let’s count backwards from three (count backwards from three). Jesus is no longer dead! He is now in heaven, getting ready for US! If we say we are sorry for all the wrong things we have done and decide that we want to do what Jesus wants us to do, we can be with him in heaven some day!

Jesus DIED for us! That makes us pretty special!

In fact, Jesus died for EVERYONE! That makes EVERYONE pretty special!

ALL PEOPLE are special because Jesus died for ALL PEOPLE!

Give kids an assortment of old magazines and newspapers (go through them beforehand to make sure that everything in them is appropriate for children). Have the kids go through the newspapers and cut out pictures of people. Help them glue these on a bigger piece of paper with the heading “Jesus died for . . .”. Discuss with the kids how Jesus died for EVERY PERSON, no matter what they look like, how much money they have, the clothes they wear, where they live, etc. Say: God made ALL PEOPLE and Jesus died for ALL PEOPLE . . . that makes all people pretty special and worth a whole lot!!

AND Jesus wants ALL PEOPLE to follow him! Let’s pray for that right now. End by praying for people all over the world to follow Jesus. (It would also be neat to pray for the people that are on the posters that you recognize . . . celebrities, local people from the news, etc. If you or your kids know who any of the people on the posters are, have them pray for those people by name.)

Additional Activities:

1. Have a baby shower for a local pregnancy resource center. Encourage kids to bring in diapers, wipes, or baby clothes that will be donated to the center and given away to their clients.

2. Have the kids fill out a “God made me special” printable.

3. Beforehand, prepare sugar cookies (or another snack that can be easily adaptable). Then provide the kids with different colored frosting and help them frost the cookies, using a different color for each one. Say: Each of these cookies looks different because you used different colored frosting. However, they were all made by the same person (ME), and I know that they all will taste exactly the same (Super delicious!). In the same way, people might look different from one another – they might have different colored hair, eyes, or skin – but they were all made by the same person (GOD) and they are all SPECIAL! (Let the kids eat a cookie if they’d like).

4. Give kids a variety of fruit (grapes, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, etc). Instruct them to make a person out of their fruit, but don’t give any other direction. Walk around the group, commenting on what they are creating and giving them praise for their work. Let some of the kids share their creations with the group. Then say: You guys all did a great job making your people! You know what I like about this? None of your creations look exactly the same! Each person looks different! Yet, you had the same food to use to make your people . . . and they still turned out different from one another! Even though your creations are all different, they are made out of the same food and they will all taste SUPER GOOD!!! That’s just how it is with people! We all look different from one another, but we were all made out of the same stuff and we are all SUPER SPECIAL because GOD made us and JESUS died for us!

5. Draw an outline of a woman on a piece of paper. Make a “womb” by drawing a circle on the picture you drew and provide copies to all your kids. Have the kids draw a picture of a baby inside that circle. Encourage them to add eyes, nose, mouth, hands, feet, etc. Talk about how the baby inside the mom is alive, just like they are! Have the kids draw a mouth, nose, eyes, ears and hair on the woman as well. Talk about how the woman is also special. Say: Both the baby and the mommy are super special. Why? Because GOD made both of them and because Jesus died for both of them! ALL PEOPLE are special and God wants ALL PEOPLE to follow Him!

6. Sing “We All Bleed the Same” by Mandisa (or play it in the background while kids are working on their projects)



A Bible Lesson on the Value of Human Life

A Bible lesson that can be used with teens to teach the value of all life.

  • Find a Bible Lesson on the value of life for younger children here.

It was my turn to teach our middle school class today at church. I have been wanting to get into some deeper topics with them for awhile, and recent events gave me an even stronger desire to address this topic with them.  This was not a “fluff” Bible lesson.  The lesson was tough and to the point, but I felt that it really needed to be done. Our kids are bombarded every single day with the message that not all life has value and they need to be taught the Truth.

 Warning: This is not a normal Cheri Gamble lesson. There aren’t games, object lessons, crafts and snacks. This is simply an outline of what I did with my kids today with the hope that some of you who aren’t sure how to address this issue (but you know that it needs to be addressed) can use it.  (Oh, and I did throw in one game at the beginning for those of you who would like to start off with something a bit lighter.)

I hope you can use this, and remember . . . . EVERY LIFE really does matter . . . including the life of the baby in the womb.


The value of Life

A Bible Lesson

Opening Activity: Play a game of “Human ring toss” with your group. Place part of your group in certain locations (kind of like “bowling pins”) away from the others. Give each kid a point value. For example, kids in the back row might be worth 10 points, while kids in the front are only worth 1 point. For the first round, make sure all the point values make sense. Let the rest of your group take turns tossing hula hoops with the object of trying to “catch” the others. (The others should not move out of their positions) Keep track of how many points they make. Switch sides and let the kids who were the “pins” have a chance to toss the hula hoops. The team with the most points at the end wins the game.

Optional: Play another round, mixing the points up and keeping the point values a secret.

Say: In this game, every person had a different value. Sometimes, we try to “assign” a value to people. We say that some people have more value than others, or that some have no value at all. Today we are going to look at what the Bible says about the value of human life.

Bible Lesson:

I. Opening Discussion.

A. What gives something value? After you have had a discussion about this, say: There are two things that give an object value. They are:

1) Who made it: For example, a painting by Van Gogh would have much more value than a painting by ME!!!

2) How much someone is willing to pay for it.

B. Knowing that, let’s take a look at human life. Who made us?

1) Look up and read Genesis 1:26-27.

2) According to these verses, God created us. God is the one who made us.

There is no one better than God, therefore we have INCREDIBLE value!

C. What price was paid for us?

1) Look up and read Romans 5:8, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

2) According to these verses, the price paid for us was CHRIST himself! Jesus willingly died for us. That is the ultimate price . . . therefore we truly do have


So, our lives have value because God Created us and Jesus died for us, but what exactly constitutes life? Are there different degrees of value . . . like in the game we played earlier? Is one person’s life worth more than someone else’s? Are there different “degrees” of life? (Discuss)

II. When does life begin? (After discussing this question, ask if anyone can think of any Scripture that supports life beginning in the womb.)

A. Read Psalm 139:13-16. These verses say that we were “knit together’ by our creator while still in the womb.

B. Read Genesis 25:21-23. These verses tell the story of Jacob and Esau, twins who actually showed “sibling rivalry” while in the womb!

C. Read Luke 1:41-42. These verses show the reaction of baby John (while still in the womb) to his first meeting with baby Jesus (who was also still in the womb).

D. Read Exodus 21:22-25. This is an old testament law regarding the unborn in which it is clear that the unborn baby is considered a valuable life.

NOTE: If you remove God from the picture, you remove the VALUE of human life! If there is no God, life has no value. Removing God has HUGE implications for the value of life . . . which is one reason that the teaching of evolution is such a big deal. If we are taught from a young age that evolution is true, then we also begin to believe that there is no God, life has no value, and the baby in the womb is nothing more than a mass of tissue.

III. The attack on God’s people has involved killing babies in the past. Ask if anyone can give an example of this.

A. Pharaoh: The Israelite babies when Pharaoh ordered that all the baby boys were to be killed.

B. Herod – When he learned that baby Jesus had been born, he sent his soldiers to kill all babies age 2 and under in an effort to get rid of the new king.

But someone might say, “That’s different. In those cases, the people had no choice. Their babies were forcibly taken from them. In abortion, the woman has a choice. She should be allowed that choice.”

Let me ask this question: “Is something less valuable just because it is not wanted?”

And one more question, “Is anything ever truly NOT wanted?” Read John 3:16. God loves EVERYONE. God, the creator, made EVERYONE and loves EVERYONE. Everyone has value . . . from the unborn baby to the 90 year old with dementia. God wants EVERYONE to come to know Him. Jesus died for EVERYONE. Therefore EVERYONE has value.

IV. What does this mean for us?

A. How should this impact the way we treat others?

1. We need to treat everyone as valuable – even if we disagree with them.

2. We need to recognize the value of all people and live in such a way that we help others discover their value in Christ.

B. How should we live our lives?

Additional Activities:

1. Spend time in prayer!!!! There are a lot of things you can pray for that go along with this lesson – make a list and then spend time in serious prayer!

2. Volunteer at a local Pregnancy Resource Center.

3. Do something nice for someone who holds a different political view than you.