Rev. Anne Paton suggests this idea for a children’s feature for Luke 12: 13-21, where Jesus speaks to the rich young fool.
(inspired by Luke 12: 13-21)
Find an [adult] volunteer who likes chewing gum or bubble gum. Bring them out and give them a piece of gum to chew. While they are chewing tell the story of the man who came to Jesus asking about his inheritance, then go into the parable. While doing this, keep giving the volunteer more and more gum to chew until they become uncomfortable, the teaching point being that if we store up too much it eventually chokes us.
~ written by Rev Anne Paton, and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website. http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/15620/4_august_2013.pdf