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POPPING THE CORK

Bible Lesson:

  • An uncontrolled temper is like the pressure that builds up inside a bottle until the cork pops off.
  • An uncontrolled temper often leads to words and actions that hurt others and break friendships.
 

Supplies:

  • Pop bottles with corks
  • Vinegar measured by a cup
  • Baking soda measured by a teaspoon and wrapped in a small piece of toilet paper.
  • (Optional) Short lengths of ribbon to attach to each cork.
 
Directions:
  1. Put a cup of vinegar into the pop bottles.
  2. Wrap a teaspoon of baking soda in a small piece of toilet paper and stuff it into each pop bottle.
  3. Put a cork on each bottle.

    Watch what happens: As the paper gets wet, bubbling will start. The chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda produces carbon dioxide gas. (If the reaction seems lazy, shake the bottles slightly.) After the pressure builds up enough, the corks will loudly pop out and travel across the room.

    WATCH OUT! Don't stand over the corked bottle or point it at anyone or anything breakable. Flying corks can be DANGEROUS!

    Temper tantrums are like corks flying off bottles because of the inside pressure. They reveal the lack of self control and can hurt others. Jesus wants to help you control your temper. The answer to the temper problem is found in Proverbs 15:1, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”


 
 
 
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