S.H.I.N.E. For Jesus
                   Pumpkin Spinner


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What you need: Pattern and pumpkin analogy, below, copied on white cardstock paper; scissors; 4-5" thin rubber band; and tape.

Print the rest of this page and give it to kids on Halloween or at Fall Festivals. 
(You may need to copy the text and graphics to your word processor to make them fit on two pages.)

Click here for a Pumpkin Prayer and more pumpkin activities.


Christians are like Jack O' Lanterns*

God picks you from the pumpkin patch and brings you into his home. He washes off all the dirt on the outside, that you got from being around all the other pumpkins. He cuts off the top and takes out all the yucky stuff on the inside. He removes the seeds of sinfulness and carves you a new smiling face. He then puts his light inside of you to shine for all to see. 

You can either stay outside and rot on the vine, or have Jesus come inside and become something new and bright! SHINE for Jesus!

God loves you so much! He sent Jesus, his only son, to earth to take the punishment for the wrong things you do. If you believe in Jesus and follow him, you will never die, but have everlasting life.

 Share  His  Incredible  News  Everywhere! 

The pumpkin spinner toy is my gift to you to remind you to shine for Jesus!

Directions to make the toy: Cut out pattern, below. Fold in half. Tape 4-5" thin rubber band to the inside center of pattern (where rubber band line is marked). Tape pattern closed on the top and the sides next to the rubber band. Hold onto both ends of rubber band. Pull slightly and roll between fingers to spin the pumpkin to put a smile on it and make it SHINE


Copyright 2005  Sarah A. Keith

* Adapted from various pumpkin analogies shared via the teacher's network.

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