Last night our family had a fun night. I decided to have an object lesson while making homemade pretzels. I used the recipe I saw on the Food Network by Guy Fieri found here:
We all took part in adding ingredients and I let everyone pick whichever topping they wanted. They had fun raiding the spices.
The object lesson was even with the exact same dough, they made their own shapes and had choices in their toppings. It is kind of like life. We are all the same - human beings - but we all look different and make choices that can be positive (the salty pretzels turned out great) or negative (garlic wasn't a favorite of one child) but we must live with the consequences of our actions.
It can be just a moral lesson, a more philosophical or religious discussion. I hope you find this helpful.