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Elijah and the Widow Bible Crafts for Sunday School



The Widow Makes Elijah Bread

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(1 Kings 17:7-16) In this lesson your children act out the story as it is being told. They then use the actions to review the story.

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Coloring Sheet available to members on The Resource Room.



Say a Rhyme While Kneading Bread

Have the children line up in a row. As you say the rhyme have a child knead the bread. At the end of the rhyme, he should go to the end of the line and the next child starts to knead the bread at the beginning of the rhyme.

Kneading Dough Activity

"The Widow Kneads Some Bread"
by Carolyn Warvel

One, two, God loves you!
Three, four, do it some more.
Five, Six, knead and mix.
Seven, eight, God is great!
Nine, ten, say amen!
Do it again.

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Decorate a Napkin to Place in a Bread Basket

Bread Basket and Biscuit Recipe Craft for Elijah and the Widow Bible Lesson on Danielle's Place - www.daniellesplace.com


What you will need:

White paper Towels or White Material or Cotton Craft Napkins

Bread Baskets (Buy them at your local dollar store or second-hand store.)

Markers - If you are using fabric, use Marvy Fabric Markers, Highlighter Markers work great on paper towels or material.

White Card Stock



How to Make the Napkins:

1. Before class print out the biscuit recipe cards and cut them apart. (Printable Patterns are available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. In class have your children decorate paper towels, white napkins, or white pieces of material with fabric markers.

3. When they are finished have them place their napkins in their baskets. You can also place a piece of plastic wrap over the napkin to protect any food from the ink.

4. Give each child a biscuit recipe card to place in their baskets.

5. If you can, make biscuits with your children. Serve them hot with butter and send some home in the baskets. If you can't make biscuits, just bring some to class give some to your children to eat and some to take home in their baskets.

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Paper Plate Bread Basket with Different Types of Bread

Bread Basket Craft

1. Print out the Bread Basket Pattern and the Different Types of Bread Pattern.

2. In class have the children color the pictures and cut out the different types of bread. Discuss different types of breads.

3. Cut a slit in the top front of the basket. Have the children place the breads in the basket. They can put some of them in the slit so that it looks like the bread is in the basket.

4. Glue the bread in place.



Make a Bible Cookbook with Recipes to Reinforce the Lessons About Elijah

Each recipe in the Bible Cookbook relates to a part of the story of Elijah and has a scripture reference so that children and parents can look up the verses to review the story.

My Bible Cookbook for Sunday School

1.King Ahab's Crown - (Sugar cookies cut into crown shapes. Ice and decorate them with candy confetti and small pieces of candy.) King Ahab was an evil king. He worshipped idols, 1 Kings 16:29-33

2. Runner's Snack - (Gorp) Elijah runs away and hides from King Ahab, 1 Kings 17:2-4

3. Ravens - Made with chocolate wafers and candy corn beak

Elijah Cookbook Recipes for Sunday School and Childrens Ministry

4. Raven's Food - (Made from won ton wraps) The ravens fed Elijah at the Kerith Brook. 1 Kings 17:6

5. Dried Earth - (Cookies with crack on the top) It did not rain, the Kerith Brook dried up and the earth looked cracked and dry, 1 Kings 17:7

6. Widow's Bread - (Easy to make biscuits) The widow used the last of her flour and oil to make bread for Elijah, 1 Kings 17:8-16

7. Elijah's Altar - (Dough formed into rock shapes, with Chow Mein noodle wood and fire on top) Elijah built an altar with 12 stones, 1 Kings 18:31

8. Clouds - (Coconut Macaroon cookies) Elijah sent his servant to go look for signs of rain seven times. On the seventh time he came back and said he saw a cloud the size of a hand in the sky. 1 Kings 18:44

9. Rain Drops - (Cookies formed into rain drop shapes) After God sent fire to burn up the offering, wood, altar, and the ground around the altar, God sent rain.

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You will find even more activities, songs and rhymes and a complete lesson on The Resource Room.



Kitchen Experimentation

Set up different stations in which the children measure, weigh, smell, taste, and experiment. Before class decide which of the following activities you will use. Write up a worksheet using the following questions or your own. Older children can go from station to station and fill out their worksheets as they go. If you have younger children, just have helpers at different stations to ask the children the questions and help them measure and pour.

1. How many cups of water are in the bottle? Set out a bottle filled with water. Pre-measure the water so that it equals a cup or 1/2 cup or a measurement the children can identify. Provide a measuring cup, funnel, and another container that the children can use to pour the water into.

2. Which bottle has more water? Put different amounts of water in two different jars (use plastic containers) that are different widths. You can add food coloring to make it more interesting. The child should look at the jars and decide which jar he thinks has more water. Provide measuring cups for the children to pour out the water to see which one actually has more water.

3. Which one weighs more? Fill two different containers with different types of food such as nuts and raisins. Have the children pick up the containers and decide which one is heavier and then weigh each container.

4. What spices are in the bottles? Bring in different spices that the children can identify such as cinnamon, onion powder, ginger, garlic, etc. Cover up the labels. Let the children smell them and see if they can guess what the spices are.

5. Which is salt and which is sugar? Fill one container with salt and one with sugar. Let the children study the container to see if they can guess which is which?

6. How many tablespoons fit in a container? Bring in a bowl of sugar and a small container. Have the children guess how many tablespoons of sugar with fit in the small container. Have the children measure tablespoons of sugar into the small container to see how close their guess was.

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Make Bread Like the Widow

Elijah and the Widow Bread Making Activity from www.daniellesplace.com

Before class prepare some yeast bread and let it rise. (Or buy the pre-made bread dough and thaw it out before class.)

In class give each child a handful of bread dough.

Let them shape their dough the way they would like. Let the dough rise for half an hour.

Bake the bread dough during the lesson.

If you don't have an oven in church, you can have the children help you make some bread from scratch. Show them how to knead the bread.

Give them each a handful in a plastic bag and tell them they can take it home and bake it. Write the Bible verse on the outside of the bag and the directions on how to bake the bread.

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