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Sunday School Crafts and Activities

Bible Crafts Including: Labor Day, Lazarus, Leprosy, Light,
Lord's Prayer, Mary and Martha, and Mother's Day


Labor Day Sunday School Lesson
Crafts and Activities


Work for the Lord Sunday School Lesson

The Israelites Build the Tabernacle - The Israelites used their talents and wealth to build a temple for God. God gives everyone special abilities and wants us to use our talents to work for him. God wants us to work hard at whatever we are doing, not for the praise of men, but of the Lord. The following Crafts and Activities come from the Sunday School Lesson, "Work for the Lord" on The Resource Room


Talk About Work

Ask your children what jobs their parents have. Ask them what they would like to do when they grow up.



Make a Craft Stick Picture of the Ark of the Covenant

What you will need: Jumbo, mini, and regular-sized craft sticks, round 1" wood pieces, gold trim, and gold spray paint or acrylic paint.

How to Make the Ark of the Covenant:

sunday school Ark of the Covenant bible craft


1. A pattern for this craft is available to members of The Resource Room.

sunday school Ark of the Covenant bible craft

2. In class have your children glue the craft sticks on the paper. Then glue on some gold trim to finish.

If you have preschool children or don't have the mini craft stick, you can use this easier pattern. This activity sheet only uses the jumbo and regular-sized craft sticks. A pattern for this craft is available to members of The Resource Room.

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Make a Replica of the Ark of the Covenant (Older Children)

sunday school ark of the Covenant box bible craft

What you will need:

Small boxes such as jewelry boxes

Gold Paint

Gold Trim

Gold Paper

Skinny Craft Sticks or straws

Small Ttwigs


How to Make the Ark of the Covenant:

1. Paint a small box, inside and out, with gold paint. Paint craft sticks gold and then glue them to the box to make the poles.

2. Print out the angel patterns or draw angels or onto gold paper, cut them out, and then glue them onto the top of the "ark". A pattern for this craft is available to members of The Resource Room.

3. Glue gold trim around the top of the box.

4. Make the Ten Commandment tablets out of white clay, and the bowl out of gold Fimo clay, and place them in the box. Place a small stick in the box to represent Aaron's rod. For more information about the Ark of the Covenant go to this page http://www.domini.org/tabern/arkcovnt.htm

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Play "Important Jobs" Charades Game

Place your children into teams of twos and give each child a piece of paper with a description of the work being performed. Let the teams take turns acting out the scene and have the other children guess what they are doing. Remind your children that they can't say anything while they are acting. (If you have very young children, have older children or adults act out the scenarios and let the children guess what they are doing.)

Note: My first grade class did an excellent job on acting out the jobs and guessing what they were. I gave them a few ideas of what they could do before they started.

1.Teacher teaching a student.

2.Doctor examining a patient.

3.Window washers.

4.Taxi car driver taking someone some place.

5.Office workers answering phones and typing.

6.Fast food worker and customer.

7.Grocery store clerk and someone buying food.

8.Garbage men picking up trash.

9.Delivery truck driver delivering package to home.

10.Repair man coming to a person's home to repair something.

11.Construction workers building a house.

12.Assembly line workers.

13.Cooks in a fast food restaurant.

14.Lifeguard and a swimmer.

15.Police officer arresting someone.

16.Crossing guard and student.

17.Mother feeding baby a bottle and burping the baby.

18.Gymnastics instructor and student.

19.Coach and student.

20.Farmer feeding animals.

21.Firemen fighting a fire.

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Work for the Lord Color Sheets

These color sheets are available on The Resource Room.



Lazarus or Leprosy Bible Lesson Crafts and
Activities Ideas


Lazarus Sunday School Display


Lazarus Paper Doll

This paper doll can be used as a prop during your lesson, or you can have your children make them for a craft to reinforce the lesson.

Lazarus Paper Doll Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

White Cardstock (heavy paper)


Colored pencils

Elmer's Paper Glue

Strips of white, Off-white material or paper towels


How to Make a Lazarus Paper Doll

1. Print out the paper doll patterns and loosely cut them out. Patterns for this craft are available to members only on The Resource Room.

2. Glue the patterns together on the white sides so that when you turn the paper doll over you see a different view of Lazarus.

3. Tape strips of material around the paper doll as you explain that when people died in Bible-times they would cover the body with strips of material. Place the paper doll in a "tomb" (You can use a box or something similar.) and then tell them the rest of the story. When Jesus tells Lazarus to come out, bring out the paper doll, turn it over so the side with his eyes open is facing toward the class, and unwrap the cloth.

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Lazarus Come Out Bible Game and Craft

Lazarus Come Out Bible Cup Game for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com


What you will need:

Baby Flat Clothespins or Flat Slotted Wooden Clothespins

Strips of White Cotton Material (If you don't have material, you can use strips of paper towels.



Paper Cups

What to do:

Lazarus Clothespin Dolls Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Have your children wrap strips of material or paper towels around the clothespins to make Lazarus. Tell them to draw a sad face on one side and a happy face on the other. They can glue pieces of yarn on the head for hair.

2. Give each child three Styrofoam cups. Have them crinkle up old newspaper to make rocks to fit in the tops of the cups, or you can just turn the cups upside down and place one of the cups over the clothespin doll.

3. If you don't want to use clothespins and cups to make this game, you can use pictures of Lazarus and glue pictures of the tomb on envelopes. Before class print out patterns and have your children color them and cut them out. Glue the three tomb pictures on three different envelopes. Place the Lazarus paper doll in one of the envelope tombs. (Patterns available on The Resource Room)

sunday school lazarus pin bible craft

4. Show your children how to play a game with the clothespin dolls. Place a doll in one of the three paper cups and place the paper "rock" on all the cups. (You can also add a cookie or some other treat.)

5. Quickly mix up all the cups and then ask a child to point to the cup that he thinks "Lazarus" might be in. He then should say, "Lazarus, come out!" Open up the lid to find out if he picked the right cup. If he didn't pick the correct cup, have him try again. Let all your children have a turn. Tell them to take their games home with them and tell their parents and friends about Lazarus, and play the game with their families. You can also play this game with the "Lazarus" paper dolls and envelopes.

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Wrap Lazarus Sunday School Game

Lazarus Bible Game for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Rolls of cheap toilet paper


How to Play:

1. Divide your children up into teams of two or three children.

2. Give each team a roll of toilet paper. Have each team pick one child on the team to be Lazarus.

3. On the word "go" see which team can make the best "Lazarus" in one minute by wrapping the toilet paper around Lazarus.

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Bible Verse Review Game

Lazarus Bible Verse Review Bible Game from www.daniellesplace.com

Print the Bible verse on a piece of long material in big letters. Wrap up a child with the material starting with the end of the verse.

Hold the material at the beginning of the verse. Have the child turn in circles as you pull gently and back up to reveal the verse.

Have your children say the words to the verse as the words are revealed. If you have room on your floor, you can place the material on the floor with the verse showing.

Have a children lay down at the end of the verse and hold onto the end of the material and then roll towards the other end of the fabric to wrap himself up. Have someone hold the end of the fabric as the child unrolls revealing the verse. Have your children say the words to the verse as the words are revealed.

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Unwrap Lazarus Review Sunday School Game

Divide your children up into two teams. Pick one child from each team to be Lazarus. Wrap up both children with TP. Take turns asking your children questions from the story and previous lessons. If a child answers correctly, they get to remove ten squares of TP from the "Lazarus" from their team. The team who unwraps their "Lazarus" first wins.



Lazarus Come Out, Lazarus Go In

Place a line of tape down the middle of your playing area. Designate one side "inside the tomb" and the other side "outside the tomb". Have the children stand anywhere they would like. Tell them that when you say, "Lazarus Come Out", they should all jump to the "outside of the tomb" side of the room. When you say, "Lazarus Go In", they should all jump to the "inside" side of the room. You will try to trick them to jump on the wrong side depending on what you say. If a child jumps to the wrong side, he is out. Keep playing until only one child is left. When you say "Lazarus go in or go out" always jump to the opposite side. The children may automatically follow you to that side even though you said something different.

Comment: Hi, Just to say we used the Lazarus story, crafts and games for our Sunday club last week ,which has children aged 3 - 10 years. We asked the children to make a cave from blankets and chairs and then played the "Lazarus come out, Lazarus go in game". All the children loved this game and we didn't have time to do any of the craft activities as they were having so much fun! We have recently joined your site and it is so refreshing to have some new ideas. Thank you very much!! Vanessa

A complete lesson about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead is available on The Resource Room. This lesson includes Bible verse cards, printable displays to go along with the lesson, and printable crafts.

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Lazarus Cookies

One of our other teachers taught the Lazarus Lesson last week to our 3 - 5 year olds and she had such an interesting craft/snack idea I wanted to share it. She made gingerbread men that the children pretended were Lazarus and then they wrapped them in strips of fruit roll up (fruit by the foot would also work well). The kids loved it so much they didn't want to eat their Lazarus' until they had brought them downstairs and showed them to their parents. This week when I asked them about last week's lesson they were able to retell it well. Thanks so much, we have really enjoyed your curriculum, Krista Sparrow

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Light Sunday School Lesson
Craft and Activity Ideas


"Let it Shine!" Paper Plate Craft

"Let it Shine!" Candle Holder and Candle Paper Plate Craft from www.daniellesplace.com Copyright 2014

What you will need:

Lunch-size Paper Plates

Yellow Cupcake Liners

Construction Paper

Glue Sticks

Crayons and/or Water Color Paint




How to Make:

1. To make the candle holder cut a paper plate in half and them cut a sliver off the bottom to make it flat as shown in the picture. Use the other half of the paper plate to make the handle. Color and then paint the paper plate candle holder.

2. Cut the candle and flame shape from construction paper.

3. Flatten a cupcake liner and glue it to a piece of black construction paper.

4. Glue the flame and candle shape over the cupcake holder liner as shown in the picture.

5. Glue the paper plate "candle holder" on top and write "Let it Shine!" on the candle holder.

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Lighthouse Crafts

See the Lighthouse Crafts and Learning Activities Page

sunday school lighthouse bible craft
Starfish Lighthouse Frame
Paper Lighthouse Craft
Perch Rock Lighthouse Craft
Perch Rock Lighthouse Cup Craft




Love Bible Crafts and Activities



Manna - Sunday School Lesson,
Crafts, and Activity Ideas


See Bible Themes - Moses



Mary and Martha - Sunday School
Craft and Activity Ideas



Mary and Martha Sunday School Lesson

Go to the Mary and Martha Page for Crafts and Activities to go with this lesson.




Jesus Miracles - Sunday School Lessons
Craft and Activity Ideas


See the Miracles Crafts and Activity Page



Moses Bible Lessons, Crafts, and Games



See the Bible Themes Moses Page.




Mother's Day Bible Lesson, Crafts, and Games


Mothers Day Crafts

1. See the Mother's Day Craft Page for Craft ideas.

2. See Bible Themes - Mothers for Bible Lesson Ideas.


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