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Body of Christ Crafts and Bible Lesson Ideas

 

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The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson for children "You Are Important! - The Body of Christ" on The Resource Room.

 

 

Make a "God Made Me Just the Way He Wanted Me to Be" Booklet"

Important Mini Book

1. Before class print out the cover pattern and the inside of the book pattern and make copies. (Printable patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. Cut the inside pages apart.

3. Cut the cover pattern in half and fold the top and bottom half to make the back and front cover.

4. Staple the book together.

5. In class read the book to the children and have them finish the sentences. If you have very young children, fill in the answers for the children.

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"Here's The Church" Envelope Craft

Here's the Church Bible Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

Here is the church,
Here is the steeple,
Open the door and see all the people!

What you will need:

Scissors

Markers

Glue

 

What to do:

1. Before class print out the patterns and make copies. (Printable patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. In class have your children color the patterns and cut them out. Have your children draw pictures of the people in your church on the inside of the envelope.

3. Glue the cross to the inside, top of the envelope. Fold the cross down on the dotted lines and fold the envelope up.

4. Glue the door, windows and "Here's the church" words on the outside of the envelope. Make sure your children only glue one side of the door to the outside so that they can open the envelop completely without ripping the envelope.

Talk to the children about the importance of attending church regularly and belonging to a church family. Tell them that we often think of the church as a building, but the church is actually those who believe in Christ.

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"We Are the Church" Activity Sheet

What you will need:

Printer paper

Crayons

Markers

Colored Pencils

Glue or tape

 

How to make:

1. Before class print out the Church Pattern and the Doors Pattern make copies. (Printable patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. In class have your children color the church and door pictures.

3. Cut the thick center line of the door pattern and the tops of the door just to the outline. Fold the doors open and glue the sides and top arch to the church pattern.

Note: The Bible verse on the picture is, “Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.” Eph. 1:23

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Church Activity Sheet - Members of Church - Older Children

Body of Christ Activity Sheet

1. Before class print out the activity sheet and make copies. (Printable patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. In class have your children study the picture and try to determine what each cartoon character is doing to serve the church. Then ask them if they can name some of the people in your church and what they do in service for the church. Have them write the names and what they do on the back of the sheet.

3. Discuss with your students what they can do in their part of the body of Christ.

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Make a "We Are all Important to God" Bulletin Board Display

Before class draw puzzle shapes on a piece of poster board so that they make one big puzzle. Make a large center puzzle shape and write, "We Are all Important to God" on it. Cut apart all the pieces and staple the centerpiece to your bulletin board. As the children arrive give them a puzzle piece and have them write their names on it and color it. When they have finished, help them find how their piece fits into all the other pieces. Talk about how important it is to have all the pieces to a puzzle. The puzzle doesn't look good when their is a piece missing.

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Color "Important to God" Coloring Sheet

1. Before class print out the sheets and make copies. (Printable patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. In class have your children color the picture. As they work talk about each part of the body and discuss how each part is important. Have them image what it would be like if one part was missing.

Ask you children how they can use each part to glorify God. Ask them how they can use their hands, feet, ears, eyes, etc. to help others and tell others about Jesus.

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Words that Describe Body Parts - Older Children

First Corninthians 12:22 says, "On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable. Here are some other words that discribe body parts. See if your children know what they mean and might refer to: bendable, flexible, dependable, exceptional, incredible, and presentable (some parts are and and some are not)

Here are some words that do not describe body parts: Destestable, contemptible, expendable, dispensable. See if your children know what each word means. Emphesis that just as with our physical bodies, all parts of the body of Christ are indispensable, incredible and important.

 

Do The Hokey Pokey - Younger Children

You put your right foot in you put your right foot out
You put your right foot in and you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around (or sing: If you give your heart to Jesus he will turn your life around. Variation sent in by Joan Coriell)
That's what it is all about!
(Continue with the rest of the hands, legs, then "whole self")

When you have finished ask the children: "Aren't you glad you have feet, hands, legs, arms, and shoulders? Aren't you glad God made us all different? Remember he made you just the way he wanted you to be".

 

 

Draw Group Pictures of People

Give each child a piece of paper and have them write their names at the top. Tell the children that they will be drawing people, but that the whole class will be helping them to draw their picture. They can start with any part of the body they would like but they can only draw one shape on their paper then they have to pass it to the left. Then they will draw another shape to make a body on the paper that was passed to them. When they get their papers back, they can finish their own pictures.

 

 

Sing "If You Are Happy and You Know It"

If you're happy, and you know it, clap your hands!
If you're happy, and you know it, clap your hands!
If you're happy, and you know it, Then your life will surely show it,

If you're happy, and you know it, clap your hands!
stamp your feet!
hug a friend!
say, "Amen!"

 

 

Make Feet Paper Bag Puppets

 

Paper Bag Foot Puppet Craft

What you will need:

Brown lunch bags

Brown, Tan, or Flesh Construction Paper

White Paper

Scissors

Glue Sticks

What to do:

1. Before class print out the top of the foot pattern and the bottom of the foot pattern and the eyes onto white paper. (Printable patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. Use the feet patterns to cut feet from construction paper. Cut the eyes apart and cut them out if your children aren't very good at cutting.

3. In class show the children how to fold down the two bottom corners of the bag about one inch and tape them down. Have the children glue the toe part of the foot on the bottom of the bag so that the straight part lines up with the fold of the bag. Have them glue the heel part of the foot on the top of the bag so that the straight edge lines up with the straight edge of the toe pattern. They can also draw on eyes or glue the ones you cut out and draw on a mouth and nose.

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Felt Foot Puppet

Foot Puppet Craft

What you will need:

Two pieces of Flesh Colored Felt and Pink Felt

Hot Melt Glue Gun

Fiber Fill

Wiggly Eyes

Scissors

 

What to do:

1. Print out the back puppet pattern and front puppet pattern and cut from flesh colored felt. (Printable patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. Cut the mouth from pink felt. Cut the slit in the front of the puppet for the mouth. Mark the center of the slit on the puppet on the top and bottom of the slit. Mark the center and sides of the mouth on the felt puppet.

2. Make the mouth first. To make the mouth, working from the back side of the front foot pattern, glue one side of the mouth at the center to the top center mark on the slit. Place glue along the edge of one side of the top slit and press the mouth piece along the curve down onto the glue. The side of the mouth should match up with the end of the slit. Do the same for the other side. Fold the mouth in half and glue the other center mark on the mouth to the center of the bottom slit. Place a line of glue on one side along the bottom slit and press the curved side of the mouth down into the glue. Do the same for the other. The mouth should be in place.

3. Glue the puppet together. Start by gluing the toes, wrong sides together, (glue along the inside of the puppet) along the edges about one inch at a time, waiting for the glue to set before gluing another one inch section. Stuff the toes with fiberfill.

4. Glue the sides of the puppet together to finish. Glue on wiggly eyes.

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Comments

 

Last week I did the "You are Important" lesson. I didn't have time to make a foot puppet so I used boy puppet I had. He told the children there was a play at school and he had to be the 'foot' in the play and he wanted to be the star. I adjusted the story to fit the boy. Now that is really ad-libbing! LOL! Afterwards I wish I had thought to read them THE FOOT BOOK by Dr. Seuss, it would be perfect - a fun book just to get them thinking about feet. They all did a good job thinking of ways they could make others feel important. We made the sack foot puppets and they loved them. Class got a little rowdy toward the end as all the 'feet' chased each other around the room! Narita

I used this lesson last night in Bible class. The kids loved it. I had them remove a shoe and we all examined each others feet, hands, and ears. I had traced my foot and hand on construction paper and held these up as visuals while telling the story. They thought my "big" foot was hilarious. They also enjoyed Freddy Foot, they made their own foot sack puppet to take home. Thanks so much for these lessons. They are great! Tina McFall

I did this lesson last night and we had such a wonderful time. We made the puppets and instead of using the printed eyes I bought the little eyes from the craft store. I let the children color the precut foot first as they were coloring I was reading the lesson. After we were done making them I pulled mine out. I named her "Freida the talking foot" We discussed the lesson. We sung and played. After each lesson what I do is we all sit on the floor in a circle and I have each of the children to say there own prayer. This works well because in the beginning when I took over the class, a lot of the children were really shy and did not want to pray in front of us. Now, I have to pick which one goes first because they all want to go first. I think these lessons are wonderful. Tammy

I just finished the lesson "You Are Important". We made the book and did the wall puzzle. The hit of the lesson for my class was the foot bag puppet and the felt foot puppet. We talked back and forth with one another using our puppets. The kids loved talking to my puppet.

I had to make two felt puppets. The first was made as you suggested but it was too small. I enlarged the whole foot pattern to 141%. I then decided to make the puppet out of red felt instead of flesh. The mouth was reinforced with cardboard and the felt for the mouth was glued to that. Instead of gluing the pieces together, I whip-stitched the edges together. The name of the puppet was changed to Big Red. The kids loved him. Shirley Kent