- some iodized salt
- some black pepper (coarser is better)
- a plastic spoon or balloon
- some fur
Pour a small amount of salt on the plate. Talk about the salt being like us--pure.
Sprinkle a little pepper in the salt. None of us is perfect; we all sin and become like this salt with pepper in it: impure.
Is there anyway for us to clean the salt without destroying it?
Bring out the plastic spoon and rub it on your clothes. Talk about the miraculous power of the Atonement. Tell the class no matter how serious our sins are, or if we think there's no way we can ever be clean again, the Atonement of the Savior makes it possible for us to be clean again.
Place the spoon over the salt and pepper--the pepper will LEAP to the spoon, leaving the salt clean again.
Source: Based on an object lesson from Children's Sunday School Object Lessons