Welcome your students as they enter. As everyone settles in, ask the students to share their favorite thing about their bedroom. Maybe they love that they don’t have to share with a sibling or that they just got a new comforter. They could like the paint color or the new gaming system they got for Christmas. Make sure each of your students shares something they like about it—even if it is limited to “it’s cozy” or “it’s nice to have someplace to go when I am tired.” As your students respond, write their answers about what makes their bedroom great on the whiteboard.
We all have a lot to be thankful for. It can be easy to feel a little jealous of what someone else has if it seems better than ours though, can’t it? Let’s watch a video of some of the coolest kids’ bedrooms out there.
Share the following video [1:32]:
5 Amazing Kids’ Bedrooms
- What were some of your favorite rooms or features from the video we just watched? (Answers will vary.)
- What would your ideal bedroom be like? (Answers will vary. Encourage creative discussion.)
- How does seeing these amazing rooms or hearing about friends’ rooms that might be cooler than yours change how you feel about your own? (While some may insist they like their room best, most will probably say, “Yes, it makes me wish I had a better room.”
- Do these amazing bedrooms change anything about yours? (No. Our rooms are still exactly the same.)
It’s funny how comparing what we have to what others have can change how we feel about the blessings God has given us. We started by discussing what we love about our rooms, and we ended dreaming about things we don’t have. Somehow, what we have can seem a little bit worse when we compare it to what someone else has. Let’s take a look at a story Jesus told warning us against doing just that.