Bible Crafts and Activities For
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How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Bible Themes: Tabernacle, Ten Commandments, Controlling Your Tongue and Treasures


The following ideas and pictures were sent in by Connie Henry.

sunday school tabernacle picture bible craftI recently had a need to come up with an idea to make a model tabernacle for an illustration in my first, second, and third grade Bible class. After several nights of searching on the net for a suitable picture and gathering craft ideas I have now completed this project. I used as many items as possible around the house to help keep down the cost. The entire project cost about $40.00. I have attached pictures for you to see the finished product. (You can find a description of the tabernacle in Exodus 25 -27.)

sundays school Holy of Holies bible craftI began with a box that had contained reams of copy paper. I covered the outside of the box with wood grain contact paper and cut the end out of the box. I cut a couple of side groves for square dowel rods to fit in and made two sets of divider curtains between the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies.

I purchased material for the four top coverings. The inner layer matches the first curtain in red, purple, and blue linen. The second top is white goats skin, (fleece material) the third one is red ram's skin (red thick material) the fourth one is badger skin (I found brown fleece that worked just fine). These were sewn like a pillowcase for thickness.

sunday shcool tabernacle bible craft for kids The furniture can be doll house furniture or handmade, as mine were, by one of our elders.

sunday school Ark of the Covenant bible craft for kidsThe cherubs on the ark are made from poster board and sprayed gold as is every thing inside of the tabernacle.

The lamp stand was made with gold pipe cleaners with red fingernail polish for the flames.

The court fence is white matting board that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I cut each side 3 inches deep and used the doll pins as post. Each doll pin was sprayed gold and painted with a silver top (nail polish). They slide over the white matting board. I have 60 of these posts just as the scripture describes them.

sunday school golden table bible craft for kidsI found a coloring picture of a priest in his garments and colored them as described in scripture and glued him to 1/2 a toilet paper roll so he will stand.

The shewbread was crackers that I broke into small pieces and placed in a sprayed gold milk jug lid that was then placed on the shewbread table.


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Ark of the Covenant Activity Sheet

sunday school ark popsicle stick bible craftWhat 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:

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

sunday schoo popsicle stick ark picture bible craft2. 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 sticks, 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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Ark of the Covenant Craft for Sunday School

What you will need: Small boxes such as jewelry boxes, gold paint, gold trim, gold paper, skinny craft sticks or straws, small twigs, and clay.

How to make:

1. sunday school ark box bible craftPaint 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 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

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The Ten Commandments


See the Ten Commandment Crafts and Activities Page for Ten Commandment Ideas.

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Thanksgiving Basket Craft from www.daniellesplace.comOn Thanksgiving at our church last year we had the children in my class color some coloring sheets of a church, a Bible, food, friends, and a mother and father. We glued them to poster board and had a little presentation on what we were thankful for. It went over very well. I just wanted to share this and hope you have a wonderful day! Sherry

Crafts For Thanksgiving - You can find Thanksgiving Crafts on the Thanksgiving and Fall Crafts Page.

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Timothy - Paul writes Timothy a Letter Sunday School Lesson Ideas center"


Write Letters

1. Before class write a letter to each student including words or phrases from parts of the letter Paul wrote Timothy. Give the letters to the students as they walk in. As an introduction to your lesson have each child read his letter and then tell them that in your Bible story today Timothy received a letter from Paul that said much of the same things that your letters said. Read them the letter Paul wrote from the Bible.

Some Examples:

Dear Jimmy, I thank God for you and remember you in my prayers. I know your parents and the faith they have in Jesus and know that you also have this faith in Jesus.

Dear Rebecca, I pray for you often that you may have the peace that comes through Christ. I thank God for you. You have been a source of joy to me.

If you have younger children write a simple message and write their names on the outside of the envelope in big letters. Hide them around the room. See if the children can find the envelope with their name on it. If they don't know what their name looks like, write their names on sheets of paper so that they can compare the name on the paper to the one on the envelope. When a child finds his envelope let him open it and read him the message.


Write Letters to Parents

Children can also write letters to their parents (especially their mothers and grandmothers) or other people who have taught them about God or bring them to church. They can decorate their envelopes, address them, and mail them. If you have children who can't write, write a short thank you letter for them and have them sign their name on the envelope and letter. They can also draw a picture for the person. They will enjoy placing a stamp on it and look forward to seeing their moms and dads get it in the mail.


Envelope Game

Play a game using envelopes. Hide one of the words to the Bible verse in each envelope. Have the children try to find the words in order by playing a concentration game.

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Tongue - Controlling the Tongue

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cardWatchdog Lessons - A series of five Sunday school lessons teaching children how to watch their ways and control what they say. All the lessons come with printable activity sheets, Bible verse cards, songs, several crafts, and activities that reinforce the lesson.


Lesson 1 - "Watch My Ways" Watchdog Group

Bible Verse - "I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. " Ps 39:1, and Psalm 141:3

Watchdog Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.comIn the first lesson children learn what a watchdog and a watchdog group are, and are introduced to the "Watch My Ways" Watchdog Group. They learn that a watchdog's job is to watch and warn its owners when something doesn't seem right or they may be in danger.

Children also learn that they need to watch our ways and what we say to become good "watchdogs". They are introduced to the Watchdog Motto, Promise, and Official Bible Verse. If they complete "Watch My Ways" training and are able to say the motto, promise, and Bible verse, they will receive an official membership card into the "Watch My Ways' Watchdog Group.

Watchdog Activity Sheet www.daniellesplace.comCrafts Included:

1. Bible Verse Coloring Sheet

2. Moving Head Watchdog Picture

3. "I will Pawsitively take Heed to my Ways" Picture Frame Craft

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Lesson 2 - "Backbiting"

Dog Paper Bag Craft from www.daniellesplace.comBible Verse: "Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips." Amen. Psalm 141:3, KJV

Teaching Concept: We should keep watch over what we say so we don't sin with our tongue. Children will learn what backbiting is and how it hurts others.

Crafts Included in this Lesson:

1. Bible Verse Coloring Sheet

Watchdog Bible coloring Sheet from www.daniellesplace.com2. Bible Verse Activity Sheet

3. Make a Backbiting Paper Bag Dog Puppet

4. Make a Backbiting Canvas Dog Puppet


This lesson is available to members of The Resource Room.

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Lesson 3 - "Taming the Tongue"

Bible Verse: "May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

Teaching Concept: Our tongues can be like poison and hurt people if we don't learn to control them.

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Teaching Concept: Our tongues can be like poison and hurt people if we don't learn to control them. Children make

Activities Include:

1. Bible Verse Coloring Sheet

2. Make a Bulldog Treat Bag

3D Dog Craft from www.daniellesplace.com3. Play "Tame the Beast Watchdog Promise Review Game"

4. Make Standup Dogs

5. Play "Tame the Animal" Game

"Tame Animal" Watchdog Treats, and color an activity sheet that says, "Don't Let You're Tongue Bully You Around." This lesson is available to members of The Resource Room.

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Lesson 4 - "Watchdog Training"

We do not like it when our dogs whine, and we teach them not to do it. God teaches us through his words that he does not like us to whine and complain. Children can make a "No Whining" dog, color an activity sheet, and play the "Watchdog Training Game", a printable board game that reinforces the lesson. This lesson is available to members of The Resource Room.

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Lesson 5 - "Lie Detectors"

sunday school detective badge bible craftGood watchdogs are good detectors. They can detect noises and smells much better than humans and warn them when danger is near. We need to be good "lie detectors". Lies can sometimes be hard to detect because they come in so many forms - little white lies, exaggeration, breaking a promise, leaving out some of the facts, flattery, etc. Children practice detecting lies by playing "Detective a Lie" Game. They receive an official "Watchdog Lie Detective" badge when they have completed the game. This lesson is available on The Resource Room.

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Treasures Sunday School Lesson Ideas

Scripture References: Colossians 2:3 (treasure of wisdom and knowledge) Matthew 6:19-20, Proverbs 24:3-4, Matthew 6:21 (search for it -knowledge- as hidden treasure)


Make a Treasure Box

Paper Treasure Chest Bible Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.comMake a treasure box and instead of filling it with jewels or money, fill it with Bible memory verses that bring wisdom and knowledge.

The patterns for this treasure box fit on two pieces of card stock. The finished box measures 3.5" x 4".

The pattern for this box is available on The Resource Room and go with the Sunday School lesson "Finding Treasure".


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Lessons About Treasure on The Resource Room

The following lessons and crafts are available on The Resource Room, a subscription site.

Finding Treasure Sunday School Lesson - In this lesson children think about what they treasure most. They learn what the Bible tells us to treasure and that Christ is our real treasure.

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Treasure Hunt

sunday school treasure map bible craftChildren have a treasure hunt through the Bible to see what God tells us to treasure. Children are given a map in which they are directed through the Bible to find treasure hidden within. (Pattern available on The Resource Room)

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Make Treasure Maps

Children can learn how to make their own treasure map that looks very old. (Directions available on The Resource Room)


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