3 Object Lessons to Explain the Trinity to Kids

The Trinity is among the key doctrines that youngsters have to find out about. 

But how do you clarify the Trinity to a baby?  It’s a deep, complicated doctrine that is exhausting sufficient for us to know as adults, a lot much less for youngsters to know it as nicely.  

Here are 3 sensible methods you’ll be able to clarify the Trinity to youngsters.

Start by studying a minimum of two of those scriptures.

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”  2 Corinthians 13:14

“For to us a baby is born, to us a son is given, and the federal government shall be on his shoulders. And he shall be known as Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6

“I and the Father are one.”  John 10:30

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which implies “God with us”).  Matthew 1:23

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them within the identify of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”  Matthew 28:19

“For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in settlement.”     1 John 5:7-8

So though God is three distinct individuals – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, He can also be just one unified Godhead. 

Explain that God has manifested or proven Himself in three other ways – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Then use these easy object classes to assist them visually get an image of what these verses are saying.

The Banana

  • Peel a banana. 
  • Remove the highest and backside factors so the banana is flat.
  • Take your thumb and gently push down on the highest of the banana.  
  • The banana will start to divide into 3 completely different components. 
  • It is one banana that has 3 completely different components. 
  • The Trinity is like this – there are 3 distinct components of God that collectively make up God.
  • Break an egg open. 
  • You will see it has 3 completely different components. The shell, the yolk and the white.
  • Together these three components make up one egg. 
  • The Trinity is like this – 3 components that collectively make up one God.


  • Show the youngsters a glass of water.
  • Water can take 3 types.  As a stable, H20 (water) is ice.  As a liquid it is water.  In a gaseous state, it is steam.  
  • Regardless of which kind it takes, it’s nonetheless H20.
  • The Trinity is like this – one God who manifests (exhibits) Himself in 3 other ways.

It’s essential that we educate youngsters these and different doctrines.  They want to have the ability to articulate and clarify why they imagine what they imagine.

Your flip.  Share with us an illustration for the Trinity or different doctrines. 


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