So, the answer I was trying to get out of them (and failed miserably to) was that Trinity means three in one, as in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit all rolled into one God. Well, in my defense, the mystery of the Holy Trinity is a difficult concept even for adults to grasp so I really had my work cut out for me that week – I teach the younger class so we’re talking about 4- to 7-year-olds.
Another time, I was telling them the story of Noah’s ark and how he gathered all different kinds of animals in pairs. I’d asked them “what animals do you think were in Noah’s ark?” I got typical answers like “lions! giraffes! elephants!” but then this one kid suddenly shouted “cockroaches!” I mean, he probably wasn’t wrong but in that moment I just couldn’t help but laugh. Incidents like these really remind me just how innocent and simple-minded kids are.
Have you ever had a similar situation with a kid where you ask them a question and got the most purely unexpected answer from them? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear your stories!