Idea: Sin causes us to view the world, each other, in a skewed manner. When we confess our sins, our hearts are wiped clean.
Materials needed: Copy machine transparencies (one for each child), a permanent magic marker, crayons, dry paper towels.
Preparation: On each of the transparencies draw a large heart with the permanent magic marker.
"Hi, kids! I have something interesting to show you. I'd like each of you to take one of these hearts. Now, lets look through them at each other. We can see pretty clearly, can't we? I can see your beautiful brown eyes, your sparkling smile, your shiny hair. (At this point I pretended to look at the congregation) And I can see Mr. Smith yawning, and Mrs. Jones wriggling in her seat.... etc.