The Holy Spirit is one of the most important yet elusive aspects of Christianity. While we can’t see the Holy Spirit directly, we can experience its work in our lives. This is what makes the Holy Spirit like the wind. Just like the wind, we cannot see the Holy Spirit, but we can see the effects of its presence.
In the Bible, the Holy Spirit is often compared to the wind. In John 3:8, it says, "The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." This analogy helps us understand that the Holy Spirit is beyond our control and comprehension. Just as the wind moves in unpredictable ways, the Holy Spirit moves in our lives in ways we may not expect.
One way to help children understand this concept is by using a kite activity. By flying a kite, children can see the effects of the wind in action. They can feel the wind pulling on the kite, and they can see how the kite moves and changes direction with the wind's movements. This activity can help them understand how the Holy Spirit can pull us in different directions, just as the wind can pull a kite.
To do this Holy Spirit is like the wind activity, you will need one or more kites and an outdoor location to fly them. Keep reading to see the instructions, scripture quotes, and reflection questions..
The Holy Spirit is like the wind, and the kite activity is a fun and interactive way to help children understand this concept. By seeing the effects of the wind on a kite, they can better understand how the Holy Spirit can work in their lives. It is important to teach children to listen to the Holy Spirit and to follow its guidance, just as we must pay attention to the wind when flying a kite.
The Holy Spirit Is Like the Wind Kite Activity
Introduction and Scripture for the Holy Spirit Is Like the Wind Activity
Explain that the Holy Spirit is compared to the wind in scripture:
The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. - John 3:8
And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Acts 2:2-4
Name some things which show the effects of the wind:
- tree branches
- laundry on a line
Go fly a kite. Let each youth take turns flying if necessary. Then follow up with the questions below about how the Holy Spirit is like the wind.
Reflection Questions for the Holy Spirit Is Like the Wind Activity
- Could you feel the wind pulling on the kite?
- How can this be like the Holy Spirit pulling you in a certain direction?
- If you did not pay attention to the way the wind was pulling, what happened? (Usually the kite falls if you pull the wrong way.)
- Have you ever felt the Holy Spirit pulling you to do something?
More Holy Spirit Resources
This coloring page can be used in conjunction with the kite flying activity as a follow-up activity or used separately as a way to teach children about the Holy Spirit in a fun and interactive way.
This worksheet can be used with the kite flying activity to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the Holy Spirit or used separately as a confirmation exercise or lesson related to the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit.