Bible Crafts and Activities for Kids

Bible Lesson Ideas, Crafts and Activities Including: Parables, Purpose, Peace, Pentacost, Pharisees, Praise, Prayer, God Keeps His Promise, Psalm 23 -
Bible Lessons for Children, Psalm 23, Purpose

 

Parables

The Parable of the Great Banquet Sunday School Crafts and Activities

Scripture Reference: Luke 14:12-24

This week I did a lesson on the Parable of the Great Banquet in my Sunday school class (ages up to 6). To set the mood for the lesson, I told the children that we were going to have a party and that I had invited several very special guests to attend (holding up their RSVP's to their invitations). However, due to the fact that I didn't have a chance to decorate for the party, I needed the children to help decorate the room. This really excited the children.  I assigned each child something to do: Hang up balloons, hang up crepe paper, spread the tablecloth and put out plates, napkins, etc. During the whole time of decorating, I kept reminding the children that we really wanted the room to look nice for our special guests who had been invited.

After the children were satisfied with the decorations, we sat down to look at our RSVP's to see who all was coming to our party. To our dismay, just as in the parable, each and every person who had been invited to our party made an excuse not to come. The children were very disappointed, just like the banquet host in the parable, but when they found out that we were still going to have the party, it lifted their spirits. I served miniature cupcakes, chips and juice boxes, and while the children ate I spoke to them about the true meaning of the parable.

For our craft, we made goody bags to carry home our party prizes. I printed a pretty border with ribbons and bows on one side of a sheet of card stock. We folded the paper in half, cut out a handle at the top for carrying and stapled it on the bottom and the open side. The kids really understood the meaning of the parable and enjoyed all the prizes that they carried home. Sent by Theresa Bostick

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Parable of the Lost Coin Sunday School Craft Ideas

1. Make a Coin Purse or Pouch

sunday school fun foam Coin purse bible craft for kidssunday school Coin purse bible craft for kidsMake a purse or pouch out of fun foam sheets. Have your children decorate them with fun foam stickers. Punch holes in the sides and have them lace yarn through the holes. Have the boys make pouches they can wear on their belts. Just add loops to the back of the pouch. Patterns for this craft is available to members only.

2. Work on "Women Searching For Coin" Activity Sheet

Have your children color the activity sheet and glue cut up pieces of yarn or straw to the floor. A Pattern for this activity sheet is available to members only.

3. Make Coin Rubbings

sunday school coin rubbing coin purse bible craft for kidsTape coins to the back of the paper with a picture of a purse on it. Show your children how to make crayon rubbings of the coins. Tell them to make nine rubbing inside the purse and one outside to represent the lost coin. A Pattern for this craft is available on The Resource Room.

4. Make a Shoe Box Diorama

Have your children make dioramas by placing a box on its side and coloring the inside to look like the inside of a house. Have them glue straw on the floor. Glue a picture of a women holding a broom to the floor. Glue a picture a table and stool to the side of the box. Patterns for this craft are available on The Resource Room

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Parable of the Lost Coin Sunday School Activity Ideas

1. Play Hide and Seek with Chocolate Coins

Let your children take turns hiding a coin and having the other children try to find it. The child who finds the coin gets to keep it if he says the Bible verse. Keep playing until all the children have found a coin.

2. Look for a Lost Coins

Hide enough coins in your room so that each child will be able to find one. On the word go tell your children to go and find only one coin and then go and sit down. If a child can't find a coin, ask the class to help him.

3. Prayer Coins

Give each child ten chocolate coins. Have them think about people they might pray for and talk to about Jesus this week. Write the names of the people they think of on the coins with a permanent marker. Tell them that when they eat one they should pray for the person whose name is on the coins.

4. Bible Verse Review Game

Write the Bible verse on some chocolate coins, one word per coin. (You can use circles cut from shiny paper if you don't have the chocolate coins.) Make at least three sets. Have your children play three at a time. Review the Bible verse and write in on the board. If you have younger children use only a few words of the verse at a time. Have your children mix up the coin and on the word go see who can place the coins in order first. Keep playing until all the children have had a chance to play. You can also have the children play in groups.

5. Ideas from Subscribers

This week in Sunday school class (age up to 6) we learned about the Parable of the Lost Coin. As an introduction to the lesson, I had hidden ten silver coins around the classroom. I hid them rather hard so that it would take a while for the children to find them. I hid the last coin really hard. After the first nine were found, I gave the children a few hints on how to find the 'lost coin". When the coin was found, the children were so very proud of their accomplishment that they burst out with exciting squeals of joy. We then went into our discussion on the parable. We talked about how the lady in the parable searched for her lost coin, but could not find it. After searching for a while, she lit a lamp and searched some more. Still not finding it, she got a broom and began to sweep. She swept and swept and upon finding the coin she rejoiced. She even called her friends and neighbors and asked them to rejoice with her for her lost coin is now found, kind of like when we found our 'lost coin" and it made us so happy.

We then discussed the Lord's search for the lost and how we can be used to witness to those who do not know the Lord in what we say, what we do, and how we act. We must be diligent in living our lives for the Lord, and being set apart from the world, as the lady in the parable was to find her lost coin. And when a lost person sees this difference in us, they will eventually ask why we are different, opening the door for us to lead them to Jesus. Then, all the angels in heaven can rejoice over the one lost soul who repents of their sins. For our craft, we made a craft stick puppet of the lady from the parable holding a money bag in one hand the lost coin, which she found in the other. Theresa

Parable of the Lost Coin on The Resource Room - A complete lesson for this theme is available on The Resource Room.

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Songs for the Parable of the Lost Coin for Sunday School

Ten Little Coins
Written by Carolyn Warvel
Sing to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

A woman had ten little coins,
Little coins, little coins,
A women had ten little coins,
but lost one on the ground.

She got a broom and swept the floor
Swept the floor, swept the floor,
She got a broom and swept the floor,
until the coin was found.

Then she called to all her friends,
all her friends, all her friends
Come and see what I have found
What was lost has been found.

Jesus Came to Seek and Save
Written by Carolyn Warvel
Sing to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Jesus came to seek and save,
Seek and save, seek and save,
Jesus came to seek and save,
All those that have been lost.

Jesus came to seek and save,
Seek and save, seek and save,
Jesus came to seek and save,
Luke, Chapter Nineteen, Ten.

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The Parable of the Lost Sheep Sunday School Lesson

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sunday school God Loves You Sheep bible Craft Sheep Craft made from Craft Sticks and yarn from www.daniellesplace.com Paper plate sheep Bible craft for Sunday School

 

Parable of the Prodigal Son Sunday School Lesson on The Resource Room

Prodigal SonThe following lessons are available on The Resource Room, a subscription site.

"The Big Mistake" Bible lesson for Preschool Children

In this lesson children learn that God is a kind and forgiving God. God loves you no matter what you do. He is sad when you do wrong and make bad choices, but he will never leave you, and he will forgive you when you come to him and say you are sorry.

This lesson includes printable coloring sheets, a selection of crafts that reinforce the lesson, Bible review games that reinforce the lesson, and Bible verse cards in both KJV and NIV.

 

 

 

 

sunday school you are kind and forgiving Pig Bulletin Board Display sunday school prodigal sone Muddy Pig Picture bible craft

Bulletin Board Display

You can hang up their "Muddy Pig" pictures on a "You are Kind and Forgiving" bulletin board display.

"The Big Mistake" Bible lesson for Preschool Children

Muddy Pig Picture

Your children will love coloring this cute pig and then making him all muddy.

Children also play "Feed the Pig" to help them remember their Bible verse or pretend they are pigs and try to find "pea pods" with the words of the Bible verse written on them and put them together to make the verse.

"The Big Mistake" Bible lesson for Preschool Children

Parable of the Prodigal Son Pig and Pig Pen Paper Cup and Craft Stick Craft for Sunday School

Parable of the Prodigal Son Pig and Pig Pen Paper Cup and Craft Stick Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.comUsing a pink paper cup and thirteen craft sticks this craft is very cheap to make.

A Printable Pattern for the paper cup pig and the craft stick pig pen with the Bible verse are available to members on The Resource Room.

Children glue the craft sticks on the pattern page to make the pig pen, and then glue the paper cup pig on top of the craft sticks.

But the best part of the craft is adding brown paint to the picture to make the pig and pig pen muddy.

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Pig in a Basket Prodigal Son Bible Craft for Children's Church

Pig in a Basket Prodigal Son Bible Craft for Children's Church

What you will need:

Small paper plates

Card Stock

Crayons or Markers

Scissors

Yarn or Ribbon

Hole Punch

Glue

Stapler

How to Make the Pig in a Basket Craft:

1. Before class cut paper plates in half and glue them together to make pouches. Draw a pig head and feet on paper and make copies onto card stock. (Printable patterns for this craft are available on the free Prodigal Son lesson.)

2. Use a hole punch to punch holes about one inch apart around the edge of the paper plates.

3. Cut yarn into 24" pieces.

4. In class have your children color the paper plate basket, write the Bible verse on the front of the plate, and string the yarn through the holes and tie the yarn at the top of the plates to make a handle.

5. Have your children color the pigs and glue them onto the front of the basket so that it looks like the pig is hanging out.

Free Primary Sunday School Lesson - The Prodigal Son

Free Preschool Sunday School Lesson - The Big Mistake

 

The Parable of the Sheep and Goats

"Are You a Sheep or Goat? Sunday school lesson. Go to the G -Bible Crafts and Activities for Children Page under Giving.

 

The Parable to the Talents

Don't Be Slothful! Printable Itty Bitty Book

sloth-printable Bible Book-sunday-schoolThis book contain scriptures with corresponding pictures to help children learn about good stewardship in every aspect of their lives.

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;" Colossians 3:23

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim. 3:16-17

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16b

"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corn. 10:31

"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;" Romans 12:10-11

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Tim. 2:15

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;" Colossians 3:23

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Paul

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Apostle Paul in a Basket Bible Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com Paul and Silas Bile Coloring and Activity Sheet for Sunday School Paul and Silas Bible Spinner Game for Sunday School
Apostle Paul in a Basket Bible Craft for Sunday Paul and Silas in Jail Color and Activity Sheet "Go to Jail" Bible Lesson Review Game for Paul and Silas

 

Peace

 

Dove Peace Sunday School Craft

Dove Holding an Olive Leaf

sunday school dove with olive leaf bible craftWhat you will need: White construction paper, Scotch tape, wooden craft sticks, and string.

How to make the dove craft:

1. Print out the dove pattern (Available to Members Only) and use it to cut dove shapes from white construction paper. Cut two for each child.

2. Glue the dove together except for the beaks.

3. Place a piece of Scotch tape over the circles in the middle of the dove. Use a hole punch to punch holes through the tape and the circles. Thread string through the holes. Tie the string at the end and then tie the other end to a craft stick. Cut leaf shapes to fit in the dove's mouth.

 

Pentecost

 

Pentecost Bible Lesson

In this lesson children learn that Jesus went away to live with God, but he didn't leave us alone. He sent the Holy Spirit to comfort us, guide us, and teach us.(This lesson is available on The Resource Room.)

 

Pentecost Sunday School Crafts

sunday school wind twirlers bible craft for kids1. Make Wind Twirlers from Fun Foam - Cut the piece of fun foam in a circle then cut around in a spiral until you get to the middle of the circle. Decorate the spiral with fun foam shapes. Hang it up with a piece of yarn. This craft will remind your children that the Holy Spirit is present even though we can't see it.

sunday school pentecost Activity sheet bible craft for kids2. Pentecost Activity Sheet - Younger children will enjoy coloring an activity sheet and adding tissue paper flames. The complete lessons with printable craft patterns and activity sheets is available on The Resource Room.

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Pentecost Sunday School Activities

1. Tongues of Fire Bible Verse Review Game - Before class cut out flames shapes (A Pattern for the Flames is Available on The Resource Room). Make headbands from strips of paper and glue the flames to the front of the headbands. Write one word from the Bible verse on the front of each headband. Use "He shall give you another Comforter". Place the headbands on your children. Mix them up and then time them to see which team can line up in order to make the Bible verse.

2. Wind and Fire Relay - Before class cut crepe paper into two feet lengths. Divide your children up into teams and give them each a straw and a piece of crepe paper. Have them use the straw to blow the crepe across the room and back. If you don't want them to get on the floor you can have them blow the crepe across a table.

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Pentecost Sunday School Song

Wind and Fire
Written by Carolyn Warvel
(Sing to the tune of Frère Jacques)

Tongues of fire,
Tongues of fire,
Mighty wind,
Mighty wind,
The Holy Ghost is coming,
The Holy Ghost is coming,
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

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Before class cut pieces of crepe paper into 3 feet lengths. Use red and orange to make the fire sticks and white and blue to make the wind sticks. Staple 4 or 5 pieces of crepe paper to jumbo craft sticks and then cover the staples with tape. Make one fire and one wind pompom for each child. As you sing "tongues of fire" have your children wave their fire pompoms up and down. As you sing "mighty wind" have your children wave their wind pompoms side to side.

Here is another version of the song sent in by Jonathan Foster:

Flames of Fire, Flames of Fire
Mighty Wind, Mighty Wind
The Holy Spirit’s coming, the Holy Spirit’s coming
With his power, with his power

 

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Pharisees

 

Do the Right Thing for the Right Reason - Pharisees Sunday School Lesson

Bible Reference: Matthew: 23

Teaching Concept:In this Lesson children learn that it is not only important to do the right thing, but to do it for the right reason.

 

Pharisees Sunday School Crafts

Pharisee Cup Bible Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com

1. Pharisee Cup Doll

Directions and Patterns for this Craft is Available to Members Only.

 

2. Thinking Cup

sunday school Thinking cup bible craft for kids

What you will need: 16 oz foam cups, paper, and glue.

How to make the Pharisee and thinking cup:

1. Before class print out the "What's in your Cup?" sayings onto colorful paper and the Word Patterns onto white paper and cut them apart. Patterns for this Craft is Available to Members Only.

2. In class have your children glue the "What's in your Cup?" saying to the rim of the glass and the words all over the rest of the cup.

3. Tell your children and parents that each night during the week they should talk about what was in their child's heart. Were they helpful, kind, obedient, etc.? The parents should write words describing their child's behavior on pieces of paper and place them in the cup each night. If a bad word goes into the cup, they should pray about it with their child and ask God to help them not do that the next day. If the child is successful, he can take the word out the next night.

3. "What's in Your Cup?" Puppet Craft

Pharisee Cup Puppet Bible Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: 16 oz foam cups, yarn, stick on eyes, markers, paper, and glue.

What to do:

1. Before class make puppet hair by winding yarn around your four fingers about 25 times. Pull it off your fingers keeping the yarn in the same shape and tie the yarn together in the middle with another piece of yarn. Cut the looped ends to make a pompom.

sunday school puppet hair diagram bible craft

2. In class have your children glue the pompom to the bottom of the cup for the hair, stick on eyes, and draw on a face.

3. Punch a small hole in the face for the nose. Children will stick their hands in the cup and put their pointer fingers through the hole for the nose.

4. Print out the "What's in your Cup?" sayings onto colorful paper and cut them out. In class have your children glue them to the rim of the glass. Patterns for this Craft is Available to Members Only.

5. As you work remind your children that Jesus compared the Pharisees to a cup that was dirty inside. Ask them to think of some bad things that Jesus doesn't want us to have in our hearts - greed, envy, lying, laziness, bad words, etc, and have them think of good things Jesus would want us to have in our hearts such as love, kindness, helpfulness, patience, etc.

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Pharisee Sunday School Activities

sunday school shats in your cup activity sheet bible craft 1. "What's in Your Cup?" Activity Sheet

Children decide which words should go inside the cup and which should stay out. A Pattern for this Craft is Available to Members of The Resource Room Only.

2. "What's in Your Cup?" Game - Before class print a bunch of words on pieces of paper and place them in a large cup. Use words that describe things we don't want in our hearts and things that we do. Have the children take turning trying to throw a ping-pong ball into the cup from a short distance away. If a child gets the ping-pong ball in the cup, he gets to pull out a word. Read the word for him and ask him if that is something Jesus would want us to have in our hearts. If it is he gets to keep the word. The child with the most words at the end of the game wins.

3. " Find the Pharisee" Cup Game - Before class find three glass or cups that are exactly alike. Made the inside of one cup dirty or write the words: greedy, hypocrite, liar, etc. on the inside of the cup. Make sure the words don't show through the cup. In class show your children the cups and remind them about how the Pharisees look good on the outside but they were evil on the inside. Tell them that the dirty cup represents the Pharisees. Place all the cup upside down on a table and tell your children to watch as you mix them up. Then pick a children to guess which cup is the Pharisee cup.

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Praise

 

Praise Sunday School Crafts and Activities

See Bible Themes Praise and "Sing to the Lord"

Psalm 148 - Printable Praise Coloring Book and Actiivty for Sunday School Praise Him Paper Plate Tambourine Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com Praise Him Coloring Sheet Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com
     
 

 

Prayer

 

No tape, No staples Prayer Chains

Heart Chain DiagramThis chain can be used to teach children about the importance of prayer.  Make two chains, one for prayer requests and one for prayers answered.  Have your children write their prayer requests and the date on the front of the hearts and link them together under a piece of paper that says "Prayer Requests". Start another chain for prayers answered. When a prayer has been answered remove the link from the "Prayer Requests" chain, write the date it was answered, and put it on the "Prayers Answered" chain. Your children will begin to see how God answers their prayers.

What you will need:

Different colors of construction paper or typing pape, Scissors, Pen

 

Heart Chain Craft from www.daniellesplace.comHow to Make: 

1. Print out the pattern - Pattern or PDF Pattern.

2. Cut out the pattern and trace it onto another sheet of paper.  Cut on the solid lines. (Save time by cutting 4 to 5 links at a time by layering the paper.) 

3. Cut open the "Y" shaped lines in the center of the link being careful not to cut all the way through. To make cutting the slit easier, fold down the handle so that the lines overlap trying not to crease the paper to much. Cut through the paper, unfold, and finish cutting the line. 

2. To add a new link just slide the bottom heart of the chain behind and through the slit on the new link.

You can also use this craft as a memorization tool. Have your children write one word of the Bible verse on each heart and then chain them together in order.

 

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Call on God Prayer Bible Crafts

Older children who love to express themselves with art will love this craft. Using a phone book page as their canvas children can experiment with different designs. The back of the bookmark contains Bible verses that may help them with their prayers. The verses cover fear, anger, loneliness, and friends.

Bible Craft - "Call on God" Bookmark Bible Craft for Sunday School made from a Phone Book Page from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Cardstock - Bright Colors

Scissors

Glue

Ribbon

Phone Book Pages (Recycle Old Phone books)

Hole Punch

Clear Contact Paper (optional)

Colored Pencils - Prismacolor Colored Pencils work best! These are very soft lead pencils and cover very well.)

 

What to do:

Call on God Bible Bookmark Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com1. Before class print out the bookmark patterns onto bright color cardstock (heavy paper). A Pattern for the back of the bookmark and the front design picture to the right are available to members on The Resource Room.) If you aren't using the patterns, cut 3" x 8" rectangles from the card stock.

2. Cut the phone book pages into 2 3/4" x 7.5" rectangles. These are a little smaller than the back pattern so that the edge of the phone book page side will have a colorful boarder.

3. In class have your children use markers, pens, and colored pencils to draw a design on the phone book page and then glue them onto the back of the bookmark piece.

4. Have them write Bible verses that will help them with their prayers on the back of the bookmarks if you aren't using the pattern.

4. When your children are done with their bookmarks you can laminate them or cover them with clear contact paper and then punch a hole in the top and add a ribbon.

The patterns for these bookmarks can be found on The Resource Room and go along with the Bible lesson "Call on God".

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Paper Cup Phones Craft and Bible Verse Review Game

Paper Cup Phone Craft and Bible Verse Review GameWhat you will need:

9 oz. Paper Party Cups

String

Sharp Object to Punch Holes

Paper

Colored Pencils

Stickers (If you aren't using the printable pattern, you ca have your children decorate their cups with stickers.)

What to do:

1. Before class print out the cup cover patterns and make copies. (A pattern for the cup covers are available to members on The Resource Room.

2. Make enough paper cup phones so that you have one for every child. Poke holes in the bottom of cups with a large needle. Thread kite string or other string through the holes from the outside to the inside of the cup using the needle to poke the spring through. Pull the string through the hole with tweezers. Tie knots in the end of the string and cut off the end of the string up to the knot. Pull the string back through the cup so that the knot is tight up against the bottom of the cup. Thread the other end of the string through another cup. Make the strings about 6 feet long.

3. In class have your children color the cup cover pictures and then tape them to the cups. If you aren't using the cup cover patterns, you can just have your children decorate the cups with stickers or magic markers.

4. Have your children sit or stand in two lines that are opposite each other. Each child should have a cup from his set of phones and a cup from another child's set in his hands. The first child should hold a cup from the teachers set in his hand. The teacher speaks through a cup to the first child who has the other cup to his ears. The next child repeats what the teacher said to the child opposite him. Keep going until all the children have had a turn. Tell the children that they should be speaking through their own cups and listening with another child's cup. This way they are not putting their mouths on the other child's cup.

Remind your children that they have to hold the cups so the string is tight (don't let it sag in the middle) and put the cups up against their cheeks with their mouths inside the cup for the phones to work properly. Have them practice telling each other and listening to hear the Bible verse. Also remind them not to touch the string with their hands when holding the cups. These phones work very well if your children use them properly. It is hard for younger children to keep the string tight as they hold the cups so you may want to talk to each child through a different set of cups if they are having a hard time.

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Call On God Color and Discussion Sheet

Cell Phone Bible Activity sheet for Children's Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com1. Before class print out the acitivty sheets and make copies.

(The Printable Pattern for this activity sheet is available to members.)

2. In class have your children color the picture and ask the following questions:

a. Do you talk to God as much as you talk to your friends on your phone?
b. If you could talk to God on the phone, would his number be in your favorites?
c. How many bars do you have when you try to talk to God? Is the connection good?

On the word "go" see who can dial God's number the fastest. 1-800-ASK-RGOD.

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Four Kinds of Prayer Cup Puppet Sunday School Craft

sunday school Prayer Craft - Praise bible craft

Praise

sunday school Prayer Craft - Thanks bible craft

Thanks

sunday school Prayer Craft - Forgivenessbible craft

Forgiveness

What you will need: 16 oz foam cups, printer paper, yarn, pipe cleaners, large 3/4" buttons with four holes, googly eyes, markers, scissors, and glue.

sunday school Prayer Craft - Needs bible craftHow to make the cup puppet:

1. Before class print out the four different kinds of prayer strip and the hand patterns onto colorful paper Patterns for this Craft is Available to Members Only.

2. Make puppet hair by winding yarn around your four fingers about 25 times. Pull it off your fingers keeping the yarn in the same shape and tie the yarn together in the middle with another piece of yarn. Cut the looped ends to make a pompom.

sunday school diagram for puppet hair bible craft

3. In class have your children glue the word strip around the rim of the glass and the hair to the bottom of the cup.

4. Draw a sad face on one side of the cup and a happy face on the other. You can use googly eyes or eye stickers if you have them.

5. Use a pencil to draw a hole for the nose. Make it large enough for a child's finger to fit through. Punch the nose out by poking the pencil through the foam.

6. To make the arms place buttons inside the cup where the arm should be attached. Stick one end of a pipe cleaner through one of the button holes and the foam of the cup from the inside to the outside of the cup. Stick the other end of the pipe cleaner through the opposite hole from the inside to outside of the cup. Pull the pipecleaner through so that both sides are even on the out side. Do the same thing with another pipe cleaner with the other two holes. (The button will keep the pipe cleaners from being pulled through the foam cup.)

7. Wind the ends of the pipe cleaners together to make the arm. Glue a hand to the end of the pipecleaner and another hand on the other side of the hand to cover the end of the pipe cleaner.

8. Have your children move the arms to represent each type of prayer. The hand is placed in front of the mouth with the thumb up and then moved out from the face to represent thanks. This is how you say, "Thank you." in sign language.

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Types of Prayer Fill-in Comic Book for Sunday School

sunday school Types of Prayers comic Book ActivityThis comic book style activity includes four pages and a cover page with pictures of four different kinds of prayer including: forgiveness, praise, thanks, and asking for help.

Children look at the pictures in the comic book and decide what the children in the pictures might be praying about then fill in the speech balloons.

Patterns for this craft is available to members only. Go to Patterns.

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National Day of Prayer Sunday School Craft

National Day of Prayer Flag Coloring and Activity Sheet - Children write a prayer on the flag from www.daniellesplace.comUnited States Flag Craft - The National Day of Prayer is on May 3rd. For more information, you can go to the National Day of Prayer Web Site.

What you will need:

Paper

Crayons or Markers

 

How to make the prayer poster:

1. Print out or draw a picture of a flag with someone praying in front of the flag. (A Pattern for this craft is available on the Member's Only Section.)

2. Color the flag and then write your prayer on the stripes of the flag.

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Object Lesson About Prayer for Preschool Children

You will need bubble blowing soap, a super bubble blower and a small one.

Talk to the children that no prayer is too small or too large for God to care about, hear, and answer.

Take the giant bubble blower and begin making big bubbles. As the children pop the bubbles, discuss what some big prayers might be: Praying for a sick friend or family member, praying for money to buy food, etc. Let the children think of prayers they think are big while they pop the bubble. Make sure all the children have a chance to pop a bubble. (It is important to keep control and let them know there can be no shoving or running.)

Then take out the little bubble blower and blow bubbles for the children to pop. Discuss small prayers and ask them which prayers they might be little prayers. Ex. Finding a shoe, help to clean their room, their loose tooth will fall out and not have to be pulled, etc.

Next ask children if the big bubbles popped any different than the little one. Explain to them that no prayer is too big or too small for God. He answers all prayers and wants to hear about all our problems.

If money permits give each child a bottle of bubble soap to take home. 6 usually cost around $1.29 Sent in by Narita Roady

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Praying Hands Picture Sunday School Craft

Use this craft when you are studying about prayer. The Lord's Prayer or the Prayer of Jabez or any other prayer can be written on the hands with gel pens.

sunday school praying hands stained glass window bible craftWhat you will need: Construction paper (yellow, dark blue, and scraps), black gel pen paper, scissors, glue, gel pens.

How to make the praying hands picture:

Before class print out the Pattern of the praying hands and the stained glass window.

Using the patterns cut the window shapes from the yellow construction paper and the praying hands shape from black gel pen paper. Note: Black construction paper may not work with gel pens. They need a very smooth paper to work well.) Buy gel pen paper wherever you buy gel pens.)

Cut up scrap pieces of construction paper or computer paper (neon color work best) into small one inch shapes.

In class have the children glue the window shape to a piece of dark blue construction paper and then glue the small pieces of paper to the window shape.

Have them write a prayer (The Lord's Prayer or the Prayer of Jabez) on the praying hands shape using gel pens and then glue it in the center of the stained glass window.

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Learn the Lord's Prayer in Sign Language

Your children will love signing the Lord's Prayer as they recite it. They will also love signing it to the popular song, "As It Is In Heaven" by Michael W. Smith. Consider having your children perform it in front of the congregation. This would also be a great way to show your congregation what your children are learning. Go to the Lesson Tutor Web Site for printouts and directions.

 

Prayer Box Sunday School Craft

(This is a good Sunday School or Junior Church thing to be done weekly.) Get a shoe box or any box and wrap it with tissue paper. I used white and then decorated it. Cut a slit in the top and write "Prayer Box" on it. Make out prayer request cards and hand them out to the children or have them make their own. Have the children that have a request fill it out, read it out loud to the class, and then slip it in the box.
The next Sunday read the requests and see how many have been answered. If they have been answered, you can either give it to the child to keep, or do the "extra activity". If they haven't been answered, keep it in the box till it has been answered.

Make an "Answered Prayer Request" poster. Write the title at the top and then make square boxes on the rest of the poster board so that the cards fit into them. Whenever a request is answered have the children tape their card to the board. Keep doing this every Sunday.

I do this with my junior church every week and the pastor and the church just love it. They love reading them to see what the kids pray about. It's a big hit whenever we have potlucks. People love to see what new prayers are up. (Sent in by Heather)

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Coloring Sheets for the Lord's Prayer for Sunday School

Teach Us To Pray Web Site has lots of printable coloring pages on the Lord's Prayer and other activities to teach children the Lord's Prayer.

 

Prayer Tower Sunday School Activity

I teach Pre-K and kindergarten and one thing I have found hard is to keep their little minds on the prayer being said. A great thing to do is to use blocks to build a prayer tower. Each child takes a block and stacks it on the tower. As they stack it they say what they would like to pray about. This is fun for them, but most importantly, it helps them think of whom they would like to pray for. This idea was sent in by Kay Hershberger

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The Lord's Prayer Bible Sunday School Lesson Series

sunday school bread basket bible craft The Lord's Prayer - This lesson series includes craft and activities for each verse of the prayer.

sunday school stuffed prayer bear bible craftDon't Worry About Anything - You don't have to worry because God is just a prayer away. God will always listen to your prayers, and he cares about you and loves you.

This lesson was written for younger children. They learn how important it is to pray using Jesus and Daniel as examples.

sunday school prayer bear paper plate bible craftCrafts:

1. Stuffed Prayer Bear Craft for Kids - Children can make a stuffed prayer bear that says, "I'm praying for you." Just print out the back and front patterns onto printer paper, glue the sides together, all except the bottom. Color the bear and then stuff it with small pieces of tissue paper. Then glue the bottom closed. Give the prayer bears to people in need of prayer.

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The Lord's Prayer Coloring Sheet For Sunday School

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Just print out the pattern and have your children color the picture.

Cut out the window shapes and fold the paper in half. Spread out the sides so that the picture stands up.

This Pattern is available to members only on The Resource Room

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Songs About Prayer for Sunday School

I Will Say My Prayers
(Sung to: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

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I will say my prayers,
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Each and every day,
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I will always talk to God,
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And He hears what I say.
© Mary Flynn

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If you like these songs, consider purchasing "Praise 4 God ~ Just 4 Kids©"a collection of more than 75 simple songs and poems of praise.

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Bible Lessons and Crafts About Prayer for Sunday School

1. The Lords Prayer - How Jesus Taught His Disciples to Pray
By Vicki Wiley

Salvation Message and Craft lessonThis lesson is taught using plastic cross containers and color Sandy Candy.

Each child is given a plastic cross frame. You can buy Plastic Sand Art Crosses (Pack of 12 Crosses) from Amazon.com for $9.99.

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Our Father who is in Heaven - The first thing Jesus said was, "Our Father in heaven", Some Bible Translations say "Our Father, who ART in heaven." That means our Father who is in heaven.
Let's put some gold into our tube to remind us of heaven. The Bible tells us that the streets of heaven are made of gold, so the gold will remind us of heaven and how we should start our prayer.

"May your kingdom come" - (Pass around the purple "Sandy Candy")
Jesus is the King and we use purple to stand for royalty. The kingdom that Jesus is talking about is now in heaven, but at the end of the world it will also be on earth. When you see the purple, you can remember the kingdom of God. For the complete lesson click on the link above.

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The Lord's Prayer - Bible Lesson on The Resource Room for Children Grades 2 - 5

The aim of this Lesson is to help students understand prayer as a means of talking to God, to look at and understand the model prayer Jesus gave us. Following are some ideas from the lesson:

1. Display a variety of baking ingredients and a recipe for bread. Include ingredients that would not go into a bread recipe. Discuss what would happen if we didn't use a recipe as beginning bakers. Then have the students decide which of the ingredients belong in the recipe. Explain that Jesus gave us an example of a prayer to use as our guide when we pray. If time permits, students could make the bread. Otherwise, the leader could make the bread at home and bring it back when the "daily bread" portion of the prayer is discussed.

sunday school give us this day bread basket bible craft2."Thy Kingdom come" - Make a Christian Flag - Go to Fbcfay.com web site for a picture and the history of the flag.

3. "Give us this day our daily bread" - Decorate a napkin and place in a bread basket. Encourage your students to make bread at home to place in their baskets and give them to a neighbor. (Directions are available to members of The Resource Room.)

This lesson is available to Members of The Resource Room

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God Keeps His Promises

 

Scripture References: II Corinthians 1:20, John 10:27-28
Concepts: For keeps his promises, God promises us eternal and many other things.

 

 

Psalm 23 - Bible Lessons for Children

 

"He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures" Sheep Sunday School Craft

sunday school Psalms 23 - Sheep in pasture bible craft for kidsThis craft is made from three paper plates andsunday school He makes me lie down in green pastures sheep bible  craft for kids four 5 ounce Dixie cups. Go to the Paper plates craft page for directions.

To view a complete outline of six lessons on the 23rd Psalm go to the Psalm 23 Bible Crafts Page. Each verse of the Twenty-third Psalm is broken down into one lesson. Each lesson contains crafts and activities that reinforce the Bible verse.

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Purpose - God's Purpose for Our Lives

 

Scripture References: "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well" Psalm 139:14. "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." 2 Corinthians 4:6-7

Concepts: God doesn't make mistakes. He made us with a purpose.

 

Leaf Wreath Sunday School Craft

Make a leaf wreath to remind us of how the Light of God in our hearts and life brings to life the purpose and design God had for our lives just as the sun's light brings out the beautiful colors in the fall leaves. See Children's Bible Ministry Web site for a complete lesson on this subject.

Go to the Thanksgiving and Fall Crafts Page for directions.

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Purpose/Potential Object Lesson for Sunday School

Purpose of Lesson: To focus on our potential in Christ. We will never reach our fullness apart from Christ

Life is Like a Cupcake - This object lesson can be done for any age group or an entire church. I like church picnics or covered dish meals and this is a wonderful lesson that the entire group can join in and have desert too. Sue Karber

Take a paper cupcake liner and tell everyone that this represents our body. It is the shell that holds the real "us" together in body form. Now put in some cake batter and say, "This is God's potential put in each one of us. Some of us have more than others, but we all have potential. God knew us before the world was even formed and also in our mother's womb. He gave us the potential we need to fulfill His Good Works. Potential is not what we are, but what we are capable of becoming. Potential has to be developed. Left to ourselves we will either become half baked, burn up in the process and self-destruct, or never develop at all.

Accepting Jesus as our LORD and Savior will develop our potential. Jesus will keep us growing and developing by withstanding the HEAT of the world and maturing in Christ.

I make sure every child hears the plan of salvation and that salvation brings forgiveness of sin. We are born again through Christ. The Holy Spirit now guides our development which leads to the frosting on the cupcake. . .

The frosting is studying God's word, praise, and worship. This leads to our development of service which we can't help but do. We are frosting and others see the beauty and love of Jesus and want to have what we have and we just have to share. This area is so much fun because each child or person needs to see that the wrinkles of the frosting are different on each cupcake. Some of us are teachers, some have the gift of mercy etc. And even with in our gifts and service areas we are special and unique and God does not compare us with others.

Then the sprinkles; the jewels in our crowns in heaven. The kids go wild here. They see where their uniqueness and ministry is needed and useful at even the 1st grade level. They see their purpose in the body of Christ. This is even true of adults. I use different scriptures according to lesson plans for that week.

Frosting brings the fruits and the fullness of Christ into our lives and even a child has purpose and a mission. Sprinkles the rewards, now and later
Thanks for sharing this with us, Sue

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