Heaven Sunday School Lesson and Activities from Revelation 21:1-7

Download our free 30-minute Sunday School lesson on Heaven to teach children the hope of eternal life found in Jesus Christ. These scriptures are from Revelation 21:1-7 where the new heavens and new earth are described. Download the PDF lesson plans, teaching activities, crafts, worksheets, and coloring pages below.

Lesson Summary: Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end of all things. He promises that one day He will take all things and make them new again. We don’t know exactly what Heaven will look like, but we can be sure that God will take away all of our sadness and tears and turn them into joy. Kids can find this difficult to imagine, but no matter what we can be sure God will make it amazing. We can take hope in the fact that for those who love the Lord, life after death will be wonderful.    

Heaven Children’s Sermon for Kids Church

Use this “heaven” themed children’s sermon message in your kids church, Sunday School, or children’s ministry moment to share the hope of Heaven from Revelation 21:1-7. Watch our video demonstration below and download the lesson plan notes. Gather your object lesson materials and enjoy teaching this Bible message of hope to the children in your ministry.

Heaven Craft Ideas for Sunday School

Life is full of challenges, but as Christians we have the blessing of knowing that something wonderful awaits us after this life. In Revelation, we receive the promise that God will wipe away our tears, give us a new home, and make all things new. Even young children can take heart in knowing that sickness and sorrow don’t last and we have great things to look forward to. These crafts aim to celebrate that hope. “Crayon Cupcakes” demonstrate creating something new from something old and tarnished. A “Tears Wiped Away Hankie” offers a decorative reminder that God will wipe away our tears. 

Bible Story Video about Heaven for Kids

Revelation 21:1-7 Scriptures on the New Heaven and New Earth (Children’s Bible Translation)

Revelation 21:1-8 NIrV  I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth were completely gone. There was no longer any sea.  (2)  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem. It was coming down out of heaven from God. It was prepared like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.  (3)  I heard a loud voice from the throne. It said, “Now God makes his home with people. He will live with them. They will be his people. And God himself will be with them and be their God.  (4)  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or sadness. There will be no more crying or pain. Things are no longer the way they used to be.”  (5)  He who was sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down. You can trust these words. They are true.”  (6)  He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. I am the Beginning and the End. Anyone who is thirsty may drink from the spring of the water of life. It doesn’t cost anything!  (7)  Anyone who overcomes will receive all this from me. I will be his God, and he will be my child.  (8)  “But others will have their place in the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. Those who are afraid and those who do not believe will be there. Murderers and those who pollute themselves will join them. Those who commit sexual sins and those who practice witchcraft will go there. Those who worship statues of gods and all who tell lies will be there too. It is the second death.”

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL READER’S VERSION®. Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

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FAQ for Teaching Kids about Heaven

Can preschool aged children understand Heaven?

There’s no one definitive answer to this question since understanding varies from child to child. However, in general, kids at this age are beginning to develop a more concrete understanding of the world around them and are starting to grasp the concept of finality. For some little ones, this may mean they have a basic understanding of heaven as a place where people go after they die. Others may not yet have any clear religious beliefs and thus their idea of heaven may be more limited or nonexistent. In terms of talking about heaven with preschoolers, it’s often helpful to focus on the positive aspects such as being reunited with loved ones who have passed away or having eternal peace and happiness.

What can we know about heaven from the Bible?

The Bible tells us that heaven is a place where God lives (1 Kings 8:30; Ps. 11:4; Matt. 5:34; Rev. 21:3). It’s a place of incredible beauty (Is. 35:2; Acts 7:55-56; Matt. 13:43), full of light (Rev. 21:23), and free from sin and suffering (Rev. 21:4). Heaven is also a place of great joy, where there will be perfect fellowship with God and with other believers (Matt. 25:21, 23; 1 Cor. 13:12; Rev. 7:17).

What are some good teaching activities for explaining Heaven to a child?

There are a few different ways that you can go about explaining Heaven to a child. One thing you could do is tell them a story about what Heaven is like. You could also show them pictures or videos of people who have died and gone to Heaven. Another option would be to take them to visit a church or cemetery, so they can see where people go when they die. No matter what approach you take, the most important thing is to stress that Heaven is a happy and peaceful place where we will be reunited with our loved ones who have passed away.

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Revelation 21:1-7 King James Version

Revelation 21:1-8 KJV  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  (2)  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  (3)  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.  (4)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  (5)  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.  (6)  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.  (7)  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  (8)  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

This is the 1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible (also known as the Authorized Version).
Published in 1769; public domain.

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