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Bible Craft for Miracles - Jesus Walks on Water

Jesus Walks on Water or Jesus Calms the Storm Bible Crafts for Children's Ministry

 

 

"Jesus Walks on the Water" Envelope Boat Craft

Made from one invitation-sized envelope this little boat takes only minutes to cut and assemble. Children will love acting out Bible stories with the Bible Paper Dolls. (Available to members on The Resource Room) If you aren't a member you can use craft sticks or clothes pins to make the Bible characters.

Member's Jesus walks on water bible pattern

Jesus Walks on Water Envelope Boat Craft

 

What you will need:

Invitation Envelope (4 3/8" x 5 3/4") or a Letter-sized Envelope, Pipe Cleaners or Drinking Straws, Scissors,Colored Pencil or Crayons and Clear Tape

 

How to Make the Envelope Boat:

1. To make the boat print out the Envelope Cutting Diagram onto card stock or heavy paper and cut it out.

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2. Place the patterns on the envelope and trace them onto the envelope. Cut the sail and the boat from the envelope. (Invitation-sized envelopes work best because they allow for a larger sail, but the letter-sized envelopes will also work.)

3. Use a sharp object such as a letter opener to score the fold lines on both sides of the boat shape. If you don't have a sharp object, you can just trace the line using a pen and heavy hand. (This is an important step because it will make it easier to fold the envelope.

4. Fold up the bottom of the boat shape 1/2" where indicated on the pattern. Turn the envelope over and fold it up again on the same line. Do the same thing for the other fold lines, folding them up and back.

5. Have your children color the boat shape before assembling the boat. You may also want them to write the Bible verse or short saying on the sail.

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6. To assemble the boat open the boat shape with your thumbs pulling out the sides so that two triangle shapes appear at the corners.
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7. Press down on the tips of the envelope to form smaller triangles (pre-folded lines) at the corners.
Envelope Boat Diagram 3 from www.daniellesplace.com
8. Fold back the corners towards to bottom of the boat.
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9. Tape the corners down to the bottom of the boat.

10. To finish tape the sail onto a pipe cleaner or straw and then tape it to the inside of the boat.

11. You can also have your children make a lake scene by cutting wave shapes from paper, make a net from vegetable bags, cut fish shapes from paper or use fish crackers.

12. Make Bible people out of craft sticks or clothes pins and place them in the boat. (A printable patterns for Jesus, Peter, the disciples, and the waves are available to members on The Resource Room.)

*Note - if you don't have envelopes there is a boat pattern available to members that you can just print out onto card stock and cut out.

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"Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" Wheel Craft

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This craft will remind your children to keep their eyes on Jesus when they face difficult or scary situations. Turn the wheel and different thoughts appear in the window such as: It's too dark!, It might hurt!, etc. The eyes on the little boy also move with each situation. When the words "Keep your eyes on Jesus!" show through the window, the little boy is looking straight ahead.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" on The Resource Room.

Member's Keep Your Eyes On Jesus Wheel Craft Pattern

 

 

Play "Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" Water Strider Game

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Children spin the water strider wheel to see in which direction the water strider is looking. The child or teacher reads the thought and then the child gives an example of when someone might take their eyes off of Jesus when they are thinking that thought. For example, if the water strider is looking at "It might hurt." The child may say, "A person may say this when he is going to get a shot." The teacher can comment that if this person remembers that Jesus will be with them, they won't be so afraid.

If they "keep their eyes on Jesus", he will help them get through it. If the water strider is looking at the word "Jesus", you can give the child a treat or make up some other reward.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" on The Resource Room.

Member's Water Strider Game Pattern

 

 

Jesus Walks on Water Craft Stick Craft

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What you will need:

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks

Block of Styrofoam or Clay

Markers

Drinking Straws

How to make:

1. Before class print out the boat pattern, cut it out, and use it as a template to cut out boats from card stock.

Member's Jesus walks on water craft pattern

2. To make the boat, fold on the dotted lines. At each end of the boat bring the pointed ends together and glue or tape them together.

3. Cut pieces of Styrofoam to fit inside the boat and glue them to the bottom of the boats. Instead you can place clay or play dough on the bottom of the boat.

4. Cut the ends off of the craft sticks to make the sticks different lengths, some shorter and taller than the others.

5. In class have the children count out twelve sticks plus one for Jesus. Have them draw faces on each stick and color the bottom of the sticks for the clothes.

6. Cut out triangle shapes for the boat's sail. Tape the sail to a straw.

7. Show the children how to press all the craft sticks and the straw into the styrofoam or clay.

 

 

Shaving Cream Fun

Squirt shaving cream on a table and sprinkle blue glitter to resemble water. Before hand have your children decorate wooden craft spoons as Jesus and Peter. Let the children play in the shaving cream with the spoons acting out the story. Use play boats if desired. Shaving cream seems messy but it will dissolve and not stain clothes.

 

 

"Keep Your Eyes on the Verse" Bible Verse Review

Print out the Bible verse to make a large poster.

Pick about five students to stand in the back of the room against a wall. Stand at the front of the room with the poster in your hands. Point to one of the words on the poster and see if any of the children can read the word from the back of the room. (If one of the children can see the word, try using a smaller poster.) If no one can read the word, take a step forward. Ask your children again if anyone can read the word. Keep playing until a child can read the word you are pointing to. Have the children say the whole verse and then pick another group of children.

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This Activity goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" on The Resource Room.

 

 

Jesus Walks on Water Wave Streamers

Cut light blue, dark blue, and white crepe strips into three feet lengths. In class have the children gather about five strips together and staple them together at one end. Tape the strips to a jumbo-sized craft stick. Show the children how they can move their hands up and down and make the streamers look like waves. Use the streamers later during music time.

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Miracles - Jesus Calms the Storm

 

 

Jesus Calms the Storm Wind and Wave Wind Sock Craft

Wind and Waves Windsock Craft This craft goes along with the lesson "Jesus Calmed the Storm" The windsock says, "Even the wind and the waves obey him." Mark 4:41

Wind and Wave Wind Sock Craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card Stock

Markers or Crayons

Fish or Butterfly Stickers (Optional)

7/8" Blue and Purple Ribbon

Glue

Tape

Staples

Laminator or Clear Contact Paper (Optional)

How to make a Bible Wind Sock Craft:

1. Before class print out the pattern or have your children draw their own designs onto card stock.

Member's Jesus calm's the storm wind sock pattern

2. Cut up pieces of ribbon into twelve-inch lengths.

3. In class have the children color the picture and add stickers. When they are done with their pictures have them glue or tape ribbon across the length of the bottom.

4. Staple the sides together to make at tube.

5. Staple yarn or ribbon at the top to hang the wind sock.

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Make Jesus Calms the Storm Boat Craft

Jesus Calms the Storm Boat Craft

What you will need:

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks

Block of Styrofoam or Clay

Markers

Straws

How to make:

1. Before class print out the Boat Pattern, cut it out, and use it as a template to cut out boats from card stock.

Member's Jesus calm's the storm boat craft pattern

2. To make the boat, fold on the dotted lines. At each end of the boat bring the pointed ends together and glue or tape them together.

3. Cut pieces of Styrofoam to fit inside the boat and glue them to the bottom of the boats. Instead you can place clay or play dough on the bottom of the boat.

4. Cut the ends off of the craft sticks to make the sticks different lengths, some shorter and taller than the others.

5. In class have the children count out twelve sticks plus one for Jesus. Have them draw faces on each stick and color the bottom of the sticks for the clothes.

6. Cut out triangle shapes for the boat's sail. Tape the sail to a straw.

7. Show the children how to press all the craft sticks and the straw into the styrofoam or clay.

My husband is a pastor of a small church. I teach Jr. Church ages from 5-11. I am so thankful that I found your web site!! Most of my lessons come from your web site. The class really enjoyed making the boat with the disciples in it. Kathy Aurandt.

 

 

Act Out the Story "Jesus Calms the Storm"

What you will need:

Spray Bottle Filled with Water (Optional), Large Cardboard Box for a Boat (Optional), Blue Sheet or Material, Flashlights, Poster Board, Cushion or Pillow for Jesus

1. Assign each child a part in the story and explain what he will be doing. If you have extra children have them be disciples.

2. Read the following story and have the children act it out as you read it.

Jesus Calms the Storm

Jesus had been teaching crowds of people all day long. They followed him and his disciples wherever they went. It had been a long day and Jesus needed some rest. Jesus and the disciples got into a boat to go to the other side of the sea. Jesus fell fast asleep in the back of the boat.

(Have the disciples get into the boat (a designated area in the room), and Jesus lay down.)

Soon the wind began to blow.

(Have the child with a piece of cardboard move it up and down to create the wind.)

The waves were getting bigger and starting to splash into their small boat.

(Have the children with the blue material wave it over the disciples in the boat.)

Clouds began to roll in and the sky got dark.

(Have a child turn off the lights. This child can also hold a flashlight on the scene if the room is really dark)

Thunder was rumbling.

(Have a child make thunder sounds. A large piece of poster board sounds like thunder when shaken.)

Lightening began flashing in the sky and it began to rain.

(Have the child at the light switch flash the lights on and off. Have the child with the squirt bottle spray the disciples and Jesus. You may want to be the one who holds the water bottle.)

The water was coming in faster than they could bail it out. The disciples were getting very scared. They woke Jesus up and yelled through the noise, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"

(You can have the children say the words or just act them out as you read the script.)

Jesus got up and said to the wind and waves, "Quiet! Be still!" The wind died down and it was completely calm. Jesus asked his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?" The disciples were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him?"

The activity comes from the "Jesus Calms the Storm" lesson on The Resource Room.

Member's Jesus calms the storm bible lesson

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