Guest Post: Kids’ Humor! by Christopher Wise

We all know it happens! The children in our ministries can say things now and again that make us laugh. Here are some humorous things that I have heard in ministry, both from my experiences and the experiences of others. Enjoy!

DID NOAH FISH?

A Sunday school teacher asked, “Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark ?” “No,” replied Johnny, “How could he, with just two worms?”

GOOD SAMARITAN

A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, “If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?” A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence….. “I think I’d throw up…..”

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible – Psalm 23 . She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task – but he just couldn’t remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, “The Lord is my Shepherd, and that’s all I need to know.”

 

UNANSWERED PRAYER

The preacher’s 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him, “Daddy, why do you do that?” “Well, Honey,” he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages. “I’m asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.” “How come He doesn’t answer it?” she asked.

BEING THANKFUL

A pastor said to a precocious six-year-old boy, “So your mother prays with you each night? That’s very commendable. What does she say?” The little boy replied, “Thank God he’s in bed!”

ALL MEN / ALL GIRLS

There was a little girl named Kelli. When she said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, “And all girls.” This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, “Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?” Her response; “Because everybody always finishes their prayers by saying ‘All Men’!”

TEACHER, I HAVE A QUESTION?

I was helping out with my church’s Sunday School program, and the children’s director was teaching a lesson on Gideon and how God used him to defeat the Mideanites. At the end of the lesson, the children’s director asked the kids if they had any questions. One kid, who was a little first grader, raised his hand and asked, “The minianites, were they really tiny?

SAY A PRAYER

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother’s house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away. “Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer,” said his mother. “I don’t need to,” the boy replied. “Of course, you do,” his mother insisted. “We always say a prayer before eating at our house.” “That’s at our house,” Johnny explained. “But this is Grandma’s house, and she knows how to cook.”

I hope this article brought you a few laughs!

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The author of this article, Christopher Wise, is a passionate Outdoor Ministry and Children’s Ministry leader. He is currently a Bible College student majoring in Outdoor Ministry. You can email him at christopherwise@tfc.edu or follow him on Twitter.