Saying sorry to God for doing

things that make Him sad.

You will need: 

Some dark coloured construction/sugar paper, some chalk & an eraser

Isaiah Chapter 30 verse 15:

You will find peace and rest when you turn away from your sins and depend on me.
You will receive the strength you need when you stay calm and trust in me.


God wants us to say  sorry for all the wrong things we do.

What we mean by that  is: all those things that make God

sad like being rude, telling lies, not sharing or taking

something that isn't ours. The Bible calls this Sin.

Some people say they’ve never done anything wrong! But the truth is – we all do, and we need to say sorry for those things – and mean it 

Ponder some more:

Sometimes it’s really clear when we’ve done something wrong. 

Sometimes it isn’t so clear: 

Like not doing anything when we saw someone needed help. 

Or, it can be making something else more important than God.

When we say sorry and mean it, God promises to forgive.

He chooses not to remember it again! 

What would you like to say sorry for today? (You don’t have to say it out loud - unless you need to say sorry to a person too!)


Use the chalk to scribble on the paper.

Make it look really messy!


As you scribble, ask God to show you what you need to say sorry for.

As things come to mind, say sorry to Him.

Then rub out the chalk with the eraser, and say thank you to God for forgiving you.


Click the picture above for a printable version of this page

Click the platypus photo for a fuller version of this activity from Theo the Platypus, along with extra ponderings for those who want to know more about why we can be forgiven.

Also gives ideas for children's leaders on covid friendly use.


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