In many areas of the world, yo-yos have re-surged to be a popular children’s toy, once again. Use this series, themed with yo-yo tricks, to teach children the miracles of Jesus and that his word is true– he is God.

Each Lesson Title is the title of a yo-yo trick and is demonstrated in the resource video included with each week. This series is ideal for leading up to the stories of the crucifixion and resurrection.

As always, these are only rough outlines for you to use with your teaching style. Add your own object lessons and storytelling ability to each week’s lesson.

Week 1

Lesson Title: Brain Twister
Main Point: Jesus turned water into wine, and confused everyone about where it came from. As a result, his followers started believing what he said.
Scripture: John 2:1-11

Week 2

Lesson Title: Hook
Main Point: Jesus did a miracle, helping Simon catch tons of fish, so much that the boats began to sink. Jesus challenged Simon to follow him and help him fish for people.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11

Week 3

Lesson Title: Leg Wrap
Main Point: Jesus heals a paralytic man and forgives his sins, something only God could do.
Scripture: Mark 2:1-12

Week 4

Lesson Title: Seasick
Main Point: Jesus does yet another miracle, calming a storm, showing even more that he is Lord of all.
Scripture: Mark 4:35-41

Week 5

Lesson Title: Sleeper
Main Point: Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead proving he has all power, even over death.
Scripture: John 11:1-45
Alternate: If you are not continuing after the series to discuss the crucifixion and resurrection, use week 5 to teach on them.

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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.