An activity from The Hands-On Bible

The Hands-On Bible is filled with activities, games, recipes, trivia questions, and more to get your kids (and you) engaged in God’s Word. This is an activity based on Proverbs 9:10 that will helps kids understand the importance of a sturdy foundation when making decisions.

“Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.” Proverbs 9:10, NLT

Grab about 10 to 12 paper cups. Can you stand on these cups without crushing them? Here’s what to do:

Arrange the paper cups upside down on top of a piece of cardboard. Place more cardboard on top.

Now try to stand on the structure you just built. Does it support your weight? Experiment with different numbers of cups to see how many cups it takes to support you.

Now stand on your paper-cup foundation again, and say PROVERBS 9:10 out loud.

Just as the paper cups provided support—a foundation—when you stood on them, the fear of the Lord will provide a foundation as you grow in wisdom and understanding.

Want wisdom? Start by learning more about God and His Word.