Bible Crafts for Cain and Abel Theme
Cain and Abel Crafts and Activities for Kids
The ideas for these Cain and Abel crafts and activities come from the printable Sunday lesson on The Resource Room, a members-only section of Danielle's Place.
In this lesson children learn about Cain and Abel, and how Cain made the wrong choice. They learn that sin separates us from God. Sin requires punishment, but God is a kind and loving God and forgives us, and restores our relationship with him if we confess our sins and ask for forgiveness.
Included in this lesson is the printable Bible Verse coloring sheet pictured to the right. The Bible verse is 1 John 1:9.
Cain and Abel Activity and Coloring Sheet Printable
What you will need:
Colored Pencils or crayons
Children color the pictures of Cain and Abel and then glue pictures to the page in the appropriate place.
To make this activity easier, children can draw pictures instead of gluing pictures to the sheet.
As your children work talk about the differences between them and their brothers and sisters, jealousy, doing the right thing, and forgiveness.
This Activity Sheet is available to members on The Resource Room.
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Cain and Abel Paper Bag Dolls
What you will need:
Paint Sticks or Other Support such as Cardboard
Colored Pencils or crayons
Tan cardstock or Tagboard
Ribbon other Material
Plastic Grocery Bags (Recycle)
How to Make the Cain and Abel Characters
1. Place a rock or something heavy at the bottom of a brown lunch bag. Place a paint stick or other support such as card board inside the bag so it is sticking out the top.
2. Stuff the bag with plastic grocery bags. Gather the top of the bag around the paint stick or support and glue it to the paint stick or support.
3. Cut the edges off around the two paper bowls, leaving just enough edge to glue the two paper bowls together. Glue a bowl to one side of the bag and support and then glue another paper bowl to the other bowl top to top. Paint the bowl flesh color.
4. Draw a face on the bowl or use the printable patterns and glue one to the bowl. (Patterns available to members.)
5. Cut the front out of a colored gift bag to make the head covering as shown in the picture. Place the bag on the paper bowl head and glue it down. Tie a ribbon or material around the head covering.
6. To make the cloak cut another brown down the side to the bottom of the bag and then cut off the bottom so that you have flat piece of paper. Color the bag and then wrap it around the Bible character's body as shown in the picture. Fold down the corners to make the collar and glue it to the body.
7. Draw arms and feet on cards stock (Printable patterns are available to members), color them, cut them out, and glue them to the body as shown in the picture.
8. To finish draw a sheep, a carrot of other vegetables, color them and cut them out (Printable Patterns available to members) and glue them to the arms.
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Color a Bible Verse Picture
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Act Out the Story
Place your children in groups of three and have each group practice making a skit about Cain and Abel and then have all the groups perform their skits in front of the class. If possible record the skits and replay them in class.
Play a Relay Game
1. Before class write the following words and phrases on craft sticks or pieces of paper, and place them in a large bowl. (Available to members on The Resource Room.)
Older Children Relay Race
1. Print out the Cain Patterns and Abel Patterns, cut them out, and glue them to card stock. Make a set of pictures for each team. (Patterns available to members on The Resource Room.)
2. In class divide your children up into two teams and place the bowl with the craft sticks in the middle of the two teams just before the start line.
3. Place cups and the pictures of Cain and Abel at the opposite end of the room across from each team. Place a cup in front of each picture. Children take turns picking up a craft stick, reading it, and then running to the other side of the room, and dropping the craft stick in the appropriate cup. When the bowl is empty the game is over. The team that has the most correct craft sticks in the cups wins.
1. Place all the craft sticks in a bowl. Let your children take turns picking a craft stick. Read the words craft stick and let the child decide in which cup he or she should place the stick. When all the craft sticks are in the cups, take one out at a time, read it, and ask your children if it is in the correct cup.
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