Joshua Bible Crafts and Activities
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"Can Do Kids " Bible Lesson on The Resource Room

Joshua trusted God; he believed that he could do anything with God’s help. Your children will learn that God wants them to be like Joshua, to be “Can do kids.” A complete lesson with early arrival activities, crafts, Bible verse review games, etc. is available to members of Danielle's Place or The Resource Room. Following are some crafts and activities from the lesson.

 

Make a "Can Do Can"

Can-do Kid Can Craft for Sunday School  from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Tin cans, card stock, green pipe cleaners, glue, markers or crayons, tape, different colors of construction paper and scissors.

How to make:

1. Make sure there are no sharp edges on the cans.  (You can buy can openers that open cans so that there are no sharp edges on the can or the lids.) Before class cover each can with construction paper. Cut flower shapes from different colors of construction paper.

2. Draw a kid pattern that will fit around the can as shown in the picture or use the pattern for this craft. (This pattern is available to members only.) If you don't have a lot of time in class, cut out around the body of the kid but not the face.  The children will be drawing hair on the face so you need to leave room for it.

3. Print out the Bible verses and a paper that says, "My Can Do Can" or use the patterns provided. (This pattern is available to members only.)

4. In class have the children draw a face and hair on their kid pattern.  Cut out the rest of the face around the hair and help them glue and tape it to the can as shown above. Have them glue the Bible verse to the back of the can and the "My Can Do Can" title to the front of the can.

5. Give each child at least three green pipe cleaners. Bend them at the bottom to give them strength.  You can place a small bit of play dough or Styrofoam at the bottom of the can to help keep the flowers in the can.  Help the children think of things that they need God to help them do.  Write one thing on each flower. Have the children tape the pipe cleaner to the flower and place it in the can.

You can send home the award ribbons (below) and a letter telling the parents to give their child an "I'm a Can Do Kid" award ribbon when they have accomplished one of the things written on their flowers in their "Can Do Cans"

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Make an "I'm a Can Do Kid" Award Ribbon

I'm a Can-do Kids Award Ribbon Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Card stock

Scissors

Ribbon

 

How to Make the Ribbon:

1. Cut circles from card stock and write "I'm a 'Can Do Kid'" in the center. Or use the pattern. This pattern is available to members only.

2. Cut strips of ribbon 12" long. Fold the ribbon in half and tape to the back of the badge.

3. Use another piece of tape to stick on the child.

This craft can be used with any lesson having to do with trusting God. The memory verse that goes on the back of the can is "I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

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"Can-Do" Can Holders Sunday School Craft

Can-do Kid Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com Copyright 2009What you will need:

Craft Foam

Foam Letters

Foam Stickers-Friendship Flowers

Various other stickers

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

How to make:

1. Cut the craft foam to fit around the can so that it overlaps about an inch.

2. Glue the craft foam around the can so that it fits tight, but can still be removed.

3. To finish stick craft foam shapes and letters to the can.

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"When You Think You Are Beet" Bible Craft for Sunday School

"When you think you are beet, and the devil turnips the heat, turn to God; don't accept defeat!" Bible Craft for Sunday School  Copyright: 2014 www.daniellesplace.com.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Phil. 4:13  - Children use real beets and turnips to make this craft.Children use real beets and turnips to make this fun craft for homeschool!

What you will need:

Two-inch Beets

Two-inch Turnips

Paper

Markers

How to Make the Beet and Turnip Craft:

1. Before class cut a beet in half and boil it in water until it starts to get soft.

2. Cut the turnip in half.

3. Print out the pattern (Printable Pattern available to members.) and make copies.

3. In class have your children press beet halves onto their papers to make imprints of the beets. If you don't want to use cooked beets, you can have them trace around the outside of the beet. Have them trace a turnip half and then color it to look like a turnip.

4. Write "When you think you are beet", next to the beet print. "And the devil turnips the heat", next to the turnip drawing. And then "Turn to God; don't accept defeat!" and the Bible verse “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13 at the bottom of the page. 2014, Digital by Design, Inc.

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Play a Bible Verse Game

(This game is for children who can read) - Before class write the Bible verse "I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength." Philippians 4:13 on lids from cans, one per lid (if you don't have any lids just cut circular shapes from cardboard.) Bring in a timer.  Have the children take turns seeing who can put the lids in order the fastest.

 

Make a Memory Verse Banner

(This activity is for children who cannot read yet.) Before class print out the words from the verse onto different colors of typing paper and cut the words apart.  Cut adding machine paper into one yard lengths.  In class give each child a set of words to make the Bible verse, a glue stick, and the adding machine paper.  Make a sample copy before class so that your children can copy yours. Write the verse on the board also.  Instruct the children to place the words in the correct order and then glue them onto the adding machine tape. When they are finished roll them up and write the Bible reference on the outside.  Secure with a paper clip.  A pattern for this activity is available on The Resource Room. You can also do this as a class. Before class write the words on a piece of adding machine paper in the correct place. Put all the words in a tin can and as a child arrives have him pick a word from the can and place over the word on the banner and glue it down. You can also give each child an extra set of Bible verse words to take home and practice putting in the right order to help him memorize the verse. (A Pattern is available to members of The Resource Room.)

 

Play "Can You Find the Can Game"

Before class print out verses relating to the lesson or use the pattern. (Pattern available to members only.) Cut them apart and fold them up. In class place three cans upside down next to each other. Place one of the memory verses under one of the cans.  Tell the children to keep their eyes on the can with the verse in it. Quickly mix up the cans by sliding them around on the table. When you think the children are confused asked one of the children to pick the can they think is the one with the verse under it.  Pick up the can to see if he is correct.  If he is, take the verse out and read it. If not, start the game again and let another child try. Keep going until all the children have had a turn.

 

Practice Walking on Can Stilts

Before class make some stilts out of tin cans.  To make a stilt turn a tin can upside down and drill or punch holes in the side of the cans so that they are on opposite sides at the top edge of the can. I used a hand held can opener, the type that puts a triangular hole in the can. I just used it on the side of the can instead of the top.  Thread nylon cord through the holes and tie the ends together so that the loop is about two feet long. Pull on the cord so that the tied end is inside the can. Make two stilts for each child or have them share.  In class the children place their feet on the stilts holding onto the cord. When they lift up their foot they pull up on the rope so that the stilt comes up with their foot.  Have the children practice walking around the room on the stilts.

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"Obey Your Leaders" Bible lesson

The following ideas come from The Resource Room - The Israelites cross the Jordan River. In this lesson children learn that God gives us leaders to protect and guide us. We should listen and obey them. A complete lesson with early arrival activities, crafts, Bible verse review games, etc. is available to members of Danielle's Place or The Resource Room. Following are some crafts and activities from the lesson.

 

Talk About the Ark of the Covenant

Ark of the Covenant Box Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.comDisplay the Ark of the Covenant or a picture of one on a table so that the children can see it as they come in. Ask them if they know what it is? Explain to them what it is and what it was used for. Tell them that it was a box or chest in which the ten commandments and other things were placed. (Also a golden bowl filled with manna and Aaron’s rod)

The Israelites carried it everywhere they went. It was made from wood and was overlaid with gold. On the lid of the ark there were two angels with their wings spread out to cover the top.

For more information on the ark go to the Ark of the Covenant Web Site:

www.domini.org/tabern/arkcovnt.htm.

(Directions and a pattern to make an Ark of the covenant replica is available to members of The Resource Room.)

 

Make an “Obey Your Leaders” Picture with O’s

"Obey Your Leaders" Letter O - Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Page reinforcements, Cheerios, or anthing else that is "O" shaped

Paper

Glue

Colored Pencils or Crayons

 

How to Make the Craft:

1. Before class make up a poster that says, "Obey Your Leaders," Hebrews 13:17 or use the pattern provided. (This pattern is available to members.)

2. In class have your children color the picture and then glue or stick "O's" onto the page.

Note" You can color white page reinforcements with highlighter markers to make colored reinforcements.,

 

Play with “Crossing the Jordan River” Display

Crossing the Jordan River Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.comYou can use this display as you tell the story. The children can help you add more Israelites at craft time and use the display next week to talk about the Battle of Jericho.

What you will need: One piece of foam core board or heavy cardboard, green and and brown paint, blue construction paper, rocks, small pebbles, small box, gold paint.

How to make:

1. Paint half of the foam core board shades of brown and tan for the desert and paint half of the board shades of green for the land of Canaan.

2. Paint some rocks green for hills in Canaan and some rock tan for the dessert.

3. Roll up some construction paper so that it curls when it is unwound. 

4. Cut the blue construction paper into long length.  At the ends cut "V" shaped slits to look like waves (as shown in the picture).  Tape the paper to one side of the board in the middle so that the waves are curled up off of the board.

5. You may want to make some trees for the land of Canaan.

6. Make a Ark of the Covenant from a small box using the directions below.

7. Make four priests in white clothes to carry the ark using the directions below. Make some more Israelites to follow the priest using the same pattern.

 

Bible Character TP Dolls

sunday school bible character TP dolls bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

TP roll (optional), paper or card stock, white cotton material or paper towels, glue and tape.

Patterns for this craft is available on The Resource Room.

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"Joshua and the Battle of Jericho" Bible Lesson

In this lesson children learn that God is all powerful and that he keeps his promises. A complete lesson with early arrival activities, crafts, Bible verse review games, etc. is available to members of Danielle's Place or The Resource Room. Following are some crafts and activities from the lesson.

Color a Memory Verse Poster

sunday school color a memory verse poster bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comThis poster can be used to play a Bible Verse Match Up Game - Before class print out the Bible Verse Cards. (These cards match the picture and words on the poster.) Print one sheet per child. Cut the cards apart. Make sure you have at least one set of cards for each child. If you would like to make the game a little harder, you can place some blank cards in the pile or write something like “try again next time” on some of the cards. Have the children sit in a circle with the posters they colored from the opening activity beside them. Place all the cards in the center of the circle face down. Have the children take turns turning over one card and finding the matching picture and word on their poster. If they already have a match, they should turn the card over and put it back in the center and then try again on their next turn. Keep playing until all the children have found cards to match their poster. Have the children take their cards home with them to practice putting the words in order to help them remember the verse. (Pattern is available to members only.)

 

Make a Horn

sunday school god keeps his promises horn bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comMake a horn with the words "God Keeps His Promises" on it. (A pattern for this craft is available to members only.)

 

 

Act Out the Story

Use the ark of the covenant from last weeks lesson (above) and the horns from this weeks lesson. Cut out some sword shapes from cardboard. Assign each child a part or use the cards from the game below to randomly assign a part. Have the children line up according to the story. Have them march around the city of Jericho singing, “Joshua fought the battle of Jericho” or have them march around the city pretending to blow their horns, six times and then seven more times for the seventh day. Then have them shout and pretend the walls are falling down.

 

Play a “Get Ready for Battle” Game

What you will need: a box or the replica of the ark of the covenant, music, timer, paper.

How to make:

Before class make cards with pictures of horns, ark of the covenant, and swords. You will need 7 horns, 4 arks, and all the rest swords. (A pattern for these cards is available on The Resource Room.) Print an “R” on half the swords. (If you don’t have that many students take out some of the horns and two of the arks.
Explain to the children that you will hand each one a card. The horns represent the priests, the arks represent the priests carrying the ark of the covenant, and the swords represent the guards. If you get a sword with an “R” printed on it, it means you are a rear guard. Tell the children not to look at their cards until you start playing the music. When the music starts they are to look at their cards and decide where in line they should stand. (Make sure you tell them where the front of the line will start) Tell them that you will be timing them so they need to get in line as quickly as possible. When everyone is in the right place stop the timer and tell them how fast they did it. Collect all the cards and pass them out again. Have them do the same thing again to see if they can beat their time.

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Joshua 24:1 "As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord."

 

Work on a Memory Verse Color Sheet

sunday school mrmory verse color sheet bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comThis pattern is available to members on The Resouce Room.

The doors open to reveal different words to the Bible verse. A pattern for this craft is available to members only. You can also use the house patterns for a memory verse review game.

Print out the house patterns, cut them out, and use to review the memory verse the following week. Ask the children to put the houses in order to spell out the verse.

 

“We will Serve the Lord” Wall Hanging Craft

"We will serve the Lord" Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com "We will serve the Lord" Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

4 1/2" Colored Wood Craft Sticks or

Jumbo Colored Wood Craft Sticks - 500 Pieces

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Yarn

Printer Paper

Markers, pencils, crayons

Jewels, sequins, buttons, and other decorative items. The Sparkling Flower Jewels on the first house craft are from Discount School Supply.

 

How to Make the Wall Hanging:

sunday school we will serve the lord wall hanging bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com1. Before class glue craft sticks together to resemble a house using a low temp. glue gun. Place the craft stick house on a piece of paper and trace around the outside. Cut out the pattern.

(Printable patterns with the Bible verse for both the jumbo craft stick house and the regular-sized craft sticks as shown in the picture are available to members of Danielle's Place. You can cut out the patterns or just have your children glue the craft sticks to the pattern.

2. In class have your children write the Bible verse on the house and draw pictures of their families. Then have them glue crafts stick around the outside to made a house frame.

3. You can also have them glue on buttons, sequins, fun foam shapes, and other decorative items.

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"We Will Serve the Lord" Tactile Picture Craft

"We will Serve the Lord" Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

4 1/2" Colored Wood Craft Sticks

Or Wood Craft Sticks and Crayons

Green Paper

Cotton Balls

Crayons, Water Color Piant, or Colored Pencils

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Scissors

 

How to Make the Tactile Picture Craft:

1. Have your children glue craft sticks on a piece of paper to form a house, draw in the windows and door. (A printable pattern with the house outline and Bible verse is available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. Draw cloud shapes in the sky and glue cotton balls on the clouds.

3. Run a piece of green paper through a paper shredder and use the shredded paper for grass. If you don't have a paper shredder, cut strips of paper about one-inch wide and cut slits all the way down the length of the paper to make grass. Glue th paper across the bottom of the picture.

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Play "We Will Serve the Lord” Build a House Craft Stick Game

What you will need: craft sticks, markers, tin can, and paper.

How to make:

1. Before class write the words from the memory verse (one word per stick) on one end of each craft stick. Make enough crafts sticks so that you have at least one whole memory verse per child. You can also put the Bible verse reference on one stick. If you have children who are just learning to read, color code the words. For example, make all the “we” words red and all the “Lord” words green.

2. Print out some of the memory verse review house patterns. Color the pattern to match the color of the words you put on the craft sticks. Place the crafts sticks in a tin can so that the words are at the bottom of the can.

3. To play have the children sit in a circle in groups of five. Make sure you have enough crafts stick for the whole group. Show the children how to make a house shape with the sticks using just one of each word so that it spells out the memory verse. See the wall hanging example above. You can also use the Bible reference and put it across the middle of the house to form the bottom of the roof.

4. Start the game by having the child on your right pick a stick. If he does not already have that stick, he can place it on the floor in front of him. Keep going around the circle. If a child picks a stick that he already has, he puts it back in the can and tries again next turn. Keep going until someone completes the whole verse.

5. As the children pick words tell them to read the words on their sticks and tell them which words are missing to complete their verse or see if they can figure it out. By the time the game is over you and they will have said the verse at least ten times.

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