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Washing Feet - Widow's Offering - Wise and Foolish Builder - Witnessing -
Women at the Well
- Don't Worry
- Zacchaeus

 

Washing Feet

Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet

Scripture Reference: John 13:1-20

Make home-made soap using pure soap flakes (Lux pure soap flakes - detergent flakes won't work) as away to remind the children about the lesson. Make soap using 4 parts pure soap flakes to one part warm water. Just mix with hands and mould into bar of soap - leave on piece of foil to dry for approx. 48 hrs before use. You can add one drip of food coloring if want to color or a couple of drops of perfume. You can also mould it around a rope to make "soap on a rope".

Glue blue circle to the center of a sturdy paper plate. Glue on a two foot shapes, a small bar of soap on the blue circle, and pieces of terry cloth to represent a wash cloth. I wrote the Bible verse, " Serve only God" and "Jesus washed his disciples feet" around the edge of the paper plate. Sent in by Denise King

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The Widow's Offering

 

The Widow's Offering Sunday School Lesson Ideas

Scripture Reference: Mark 12:41-44 or Luke 21:1-4
Concepts:

Crafts:

We used an empty plastic container like a small baby wipes container or a plain butter dish and let the kids decorate with stickers. We cut a slit in the top for a bank and put two pennies in each child's bank. We asked that they save more money in their banks to give to the church. A clear container would be good so the children can see the money.
Thanks, mm, for your suggestions.

This Sunday we will be doing the story of the widow's offering with our combined preschool and kindergarten class. (About 14 children, ages 2-5). For the Bible activity, we are planning to hide coins around our Sunday school room (one of the teachers will take the children to another area or to visit another class while we are doing this). The children each have to find two coins (we are using nickels) and then go and deposit them in our "change for others" box. They can then go back and look for two more coins, or help another child to find a coin. Our Sunday School is in the middle of collecting money for a mission outreach so this will tie in quite nicely. Our teachers are each bringing in coins for this activity, and ultimately for the mission outreach. We are also purchasing chocolate coins and the children will each be given two to take home at the end of the morning. Elizabeth Bartlett

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The Wise and Foolish Builder

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Witnessing - Missions

Witnessing Sunday School Lesson Ideas

Scripture Reference: Acts 17:1-34 and other journeys

Paul's Missionary Journeys - This is a great way to teach children about Paul's Missionary Journeys. They will experience some of the same things that Paul and other missionaries experienced. When they land on certain spaces like Bit by a snake or Lose a turn, you can compare what happens to them while playing the game to what Paul actually experienced.


sunday school Map of Paul's Journeys bible craft
Concepts: Paul traveled to many towns to tell people the Good News. He faced many obstacles but God was with him wherever he went. We can share God's message too. God's message is for all people everywhere.

What you will need: Large piece of foam core board or card board, markers, paper, etc.

How to make:

1. To see a simple Diagram of the game board click here. Draw four different cities in different locations on the board. You may want to look at a map to be more accurate with older children. I used: Berea, Athens and Thessalonica, and Home. I didn't worry about accuracy. I was happy if they just learned the names of the cities. Label each city in bold letters. Draw a circle around all the cities except home. Draw small circles on the lines of the large circle to make spaces for the kids to land on. One space in each city should be reserved for the temple. Draw a temple next to that space and connect it to the space with a line.

2. Connect the cities by drawing a line from each city circle to the middle of the board. Draw the middle space big and write on the space Wait for God to tell you which direction to go. Lose a Turn..

3. Between the Home Space and the Middle Space (Wait for God) pick five different spaces to write these words: Forgot your Bible, go back home, Lost in the Desert, Lose a turn, Forgot to pray, Go back home, Your camel died, Go back home, Bit by a snake and Lose a turn.

4. Draw an "X" for "experinece" on about 4 or 5 spaces surrounding the city.

Object of the Game: The object of the game is for each missionary team to visit all three cities, land on the temple space, and witness to the people. In order to witness the missionary team must answer a question correctly (Witness Question Cards). If they don't answer a question correctly they can keep circling the city until they land on the temple space again, or they get thrown out of the city by landing on a space marked by an "X". When a team lands on an "X" space they pick up a card and do what the card says. The "X" cards have different situations on them which Paul or another missionary experienced, such as being thrown out of a city or mobbed, although not all of the "X"cards are bad.

How to play:

1. Divide the children up into teams. Explain that Paul and the other missionaries usually traveled with a companion.

2. The children take turns throwing a die and following the directions written on the space they land on, if there are any.

3. In order to win the game a team must land on all three temples in the three cities and witness to the people of that city. To witness they must answer a witness card correctly. You can provide a list of the three cities on an index card to each team. When a team answers a question correctly, they can mark an "X"in front of the city they witnessed in.

Witness Cards and X Cards: Print out the Witness Cards and Experience Cards. When a child lands on a temple space, ask him one of the questions.

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Isaiah 52:7 Beautiful Feet Pompom Craft

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What you will need:

Two-inch Pom poms (Bright Plush Pom Poms from Hobby Lobby) or Make Your Own Pom Poms, Colorful Card stock (Heavy Paper), Scissors, Eyes, Tacky glue

How to Make the Beautiful Feet Pom Pom Craft:

1. Draw feet and hands on a sheet of colorful card stock or use the printable pattern available to members.

2. Glue the feet and hands to a two-inch pom pom. We used the plush pom poms from Hobby Lobby because they look scruffy. You can also make your own pom poms using yarn and a pom pom maker or make your own pom pom maker.

7. To finish glue on eyes and a picture of the Bible.

How to Make Your Own Pom Poms Without a Pom Pom Maker:

 

How to make pom poms

1. Draw two circles onto card board (Card board from cereal boxes work well) the size you would like your pom poms. Then draws circles inside the two circles. The bigger the inside circle the thicker your pom poms will come out.

2. Cut out the inside circles to make donut shapes.

3. Place the two donut shapes together and wind long pieces of yarn through the holes in the donut shapes and around the outside until you have fill up the hole with yarn. To keep the yarn ends secure just wind the yarn around the ends until the ends are covered by the yarn. Add new lengths of yarn the same way.

4. When you have the hole filled up with yarn cut around the outside edge of the donut shape with sharp scissors all the way down to the card board.

5. Separate the two donut shapes and insert a piece of yarn between the shapes. Tie the yarn pulling it as tight as you can.

6. Cut the card board shapes and pull them away from the pom pom.

7. To save time you can cut the donut shapes so that they aren't complete circles. In this way you will just slip the yarn through the cut slit instead of inserting the yarn through the hole. See this YouTube video for a demonstration of this technique.

You can buy plastic pom pom makers in several different designs.

The Clover Small Pom Pom Maker allows you to wind one half of the donut shape at a time so you don't have to poke the yarn through hole, but it does take some maneuvering. You can see a video on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Ma-hgQIDU.

The Susan Bates Easy Wrap Pom Pom Maker is a little easier to use because the two sides of the pom pom are wrapped separately. Wrapping only one half of the circle saves a lot of time because you don't have to poke the yarn through the hole in the center of the donut shape. You can see a demonstration using this pom pom maker on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaSqTUgFHi4.

SUSAN BATES has another pompom maker that is just plastic circles with a ridge in the middle. They are used the same way as the directions above.

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Isaiah 52:7 Mobile Craft for Kids

Isaiah 52:7 - Beautiful Feet Mobile Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.comA craft and a memorization tool all in one.

What you will need: Paper (card stock), computer printer, crayons or markers, scissors, hole punch, and string.

How to make:

1. Before class print out the patterns: Black and White Pattern (PDF Pattern) and Colored Pattern (PDF Pattern).

(Do not pin pattern files) (Printing Problems?) You can make two copies for each child so that they can glue the patterns back to back, or you can have your children write the corresponding part of the Bible verse on the back of each picture.

2. Cut out the patterns, color them, and tie them together to make a mobile. Glue the matching picture to the back of each picture.

Each picture is related to a line in the memory verse:

1. Top Picture - How beautiful on the mountain . . .

2. Feet - are the feet of those who . . .

3. Bible - bring good news.

4. Dove - who proclaim peace.

5. Angle - who bring good tidings.

6. Cross - who proclaim salvation . . .

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The Great Commission

sunday school Go Tell Others Travel Case bible craftIn this lesson your children will learn about The Great Commission -- Jesus, the greatest man that ever lived, gave his disciples the most important assignment they ever had. For a craft to reinforce this lesson children make a travel cases in which they can put paper, pencils, a small Bible, Christian tracks, etc. to help them witness to others.

 

 

Writing the Bible Sunday School Lesson Ideas

Crafts and Activities:

1. Pretend to be Scribes - Scribes used pens made by sharpening reeds with their knives. The made ink by mixing soot with other substances to form a dried cake of ink. When the scribe was ready to write, he would moisten his pen by dipping it in water and then dipping it on the cake of ink to mix the ink and then write. Your children can pretend to be scribes by using sticks that have been sharpened at one end (Use sandpaper. Just rub the end across the sand paper until it is sharp) and water colors. Have them dip the stick in a glass of water and then in the water color to make it moist. (It's basically painting with a stick). Use a long piece of paper that they can write their memory verse on. Talk about Bible scrolls and how they were made. When their verse is dry, roll up the ends to make a scroll. You can tape craft sticks or straws at the ends to make it easy to roll up. For more information about how papyrus was made go to The Egyptian Bazaar web site.

sunday school practice writing the Hebrew alphabet bible craft2. Practice Writing the Hebrew Alphabet - Since the old testament was written in Hebrew, you can have your children practice writing the characters. Print out the pattern provided and make enough copies for each child. They can practice writing the character using the method above or just using markers. Remember, Hebrew is written from right to left so the first letter Alef is on the first column on the right. For move information on the Hebrew language go to the Judaism 101 site.

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The Woman at the Well or Living Water Sunday School Lesson Ideas

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Scripture Reference: John 4:3-30, 39-41
Concepts: God loves you. God loves everyone.

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Act out the Story of The Women at the Well

Women at the Well Bible Activity from www.daniellesplace.comYou will need a large box painted to look like a well, large bowl of water, a ladle, a cup, and dress up clothes. Have the children dress up in costumes as Mary. (Younger children will want to dress up like Mary because she gets to play in the water.) Have a teacher dress up like Jesus. To act out: Jesus comes up to the woman sitting at the well and asks for a drink of water. The woman gives him a drink. Jesus tells the woman that God loves her. Have each child take a turn being Mary. If you teach older children go into more detail about the living water.

We crafted a small well from Styrofoam blocks, spray painted it gray, and placed a bucket of water inside with a ladle. As we told the story about Jesus and the woman at the well, we let the kids eat pretzels but did not offer a drink. At the end of the story we asked them if they were getting thirsty. Just like in the story, when Jesus helped the woman, we all brought our cups to the "well" and filled them with water. The kids thought it was fun too! Lisa

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Woman at the Well Pencil Holder Craft

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This pencil holder has the verse, "He who believes in Me shall never thirst." around to rim.

This craft goes with the lesson, The Woman at the Well which also comes with games and activities.

The directions and pattern for this craft can be found on The Resource Room.

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Make a Paper Cup

Bible Craft for Children's Sunday School Lessons The Woman at the Well - Bible Verse Review Game and Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWater-drop shaped Bible verse cards and a paper cup to hold the water drops.

Children can take the drops home to practice their memory verse or use them to play a game in class.

In class have older children cut water drop shapes from blue paper and write the memory verse words on the water drops. If you have younger children, you can precut the water drops. In class have the children copy the Bible verse onto the water drops one word per drop. (Printable NIV and KJV patterns are available to members. Complete lessons are available on The Resource Room for both younger and older children.)

Make paper cups using typing paper or, if you have it, freezer paper to store the water drops. Make extra cups so that the children can use them to drink some water. (Use white paper to make cups that you will be drinking out of.)

1. Fold a square piece of paper 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" in half, corner to corner to make a triangle.

2. Place the folded piece of paper on a table so that the folded, long edge is at the bottom.

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3. Fold over the right, bottom corner so that the point meets the left edge of the triangle. 4. Fold over the left, bottom corner so that the point meets the right edge of the triangle.

35. Fold down the top layer of the top corner along the top edges of the folded corners. Turn the bucket over and turn the top corner over the same way.

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Woman at the Well Paper Plate Water Scoop Craft for Sunday School

Bible Craft - The Woman at the Well Bible Craft for Children's Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Lunch-sized Paper Plates

Blue and White Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Scissors

Crayons or Colored Pencils

Glue

 

How to Make the Paper Plate Craft:

1. Cut paper plates in half, and cut a handle shape from card stock about ten inches long.

2. Glue the handle to one of the halves of the paper plates and then glue the paper plate halves together to form the cup of the scoop. (A printable pattern for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room.)

3. In class have your children color the scoop and write the Bible verse in the center of the scoop. (A printable pattern in NIV and KJV for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room.)

4. Cut water drop shapes from blue card stock and have your children write one word from the Bible verse on each water drop. (A printable pattern is available to members.)

Use this craft to play a relay game. Set up two bowls on one side of the room and line up two teams opposite the bowls on the other side of the room. Have the children take turns carrying one paper water drop across the room and dropping it into the bowl using only their water scoops. If a water drop does not fall in the bowl, the child may not pick it up. The team that finishes first and has the most water drops in the bowl wins. Play another game to see which team can put the water drops in order to spell out the Bible verse first.

 

Cup of Living Water Craft

Living Water Cup Craft for The Woman at the Well Children's Sunday School Lesson from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

White Paper

Paper 9-oz. Party Cups

Crayons or Colored Paper

Scissors

Hole Punch

Blue Card Stock

Yarn

 

What to do:

1. Before class cut water drop shapes from blue card stock so that they fit inside the cup. Make enough water drops so each craft has enough to write one word of the verse on each water drop.

3. Punch holes at the top of each water drop.

4. In class have your children string the water drops in order on the string tying each water drop to the string before they add another water drop. (A pattern for the cup cover with the Bible verse is available to members on The Resource Room.)

5. Have your children color the cup and write the Bible verse on one side. Punch a hole in the bottom of the cup and string the yarn through the hole. Tape the string to the bottom of the cup.

 

 

Don't Worry - God Takes Care of Us Sunday
School Lesson Ideas

Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:25-34
Concepts: Don't worry about the food you will eat or drink, or clothes you wear. Consider the birds and the flowers. God takes care of them and will take care of you.

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Make a Flower Collage

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What you will need:

Construction Paper and colorful printer paper

Precut Material Scraps (If you don't have Material, you can use Silk Flowers or Tissue Paper.)

Glue Sticks (If you are using fabric)

Scissors

How to Make the Flower Collage

1. Before class cut out flowers petal shapes, stem shapes and squares from material scraps.

2. Print out the Bible verse cards onto colorful paper.

3. In class have your children glue the fabric pieces on pieces of construction paper to make a flower design.

4. To finish have them glue the Bible verse card to their pictures.

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Make a Flower Puppet

sunday school Flower bible CraftCut out flower shapes from construction paper. Glue on a circle in the center.
Write around the circle God cares for Us and on the bottom of the circle, Matthew 6:25-34. Glue leaves on to each end of a green pipe cleaner. Use two leaves at both ends to cover the pipe cleaner. Have the children draw a face on the flower and color the paint stir stick. You can probably get the paint sticks free anywhere they sale paint. Wal-mart gave me 30 of them for free. Have the children draw a face on their flower. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the paint stick to form hands. You can use your puppet to talk to the children about how much God loves us.

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Make a Bird Puppet

paper bird puppet craft for kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Paint stir sticks (You can usually get these free from paint stores) or large craft sticks, construction paper, low temp glue or paper glue, crayons or markers.

How to make:

1. Before class copy the Bird Pattern (PDF Pattern). (Printing Problems?) Cut out the bird and use it as a pattern to trace onto different colors of construction paper. Cut two birds per child. If you are using paint sticks enlarge the patterns to double their size. If you are using the large craft sticks, use the patterns as they are.

2. Glue the birds back to back onto the craft sticks or paint stir sticks with hot melt glue or rubber cement. Do not glue the wings together. Fold the wings down to the side of the bird so that it looks like it is flying.

3. Write on the craft stick or paint stir stick: God cares for Us, Matthew 6:25-34.

4. In class have the children draw a face on and color the bird.

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Jesus Anointed with Perfume at Bethany Sunday
School Lesson Ideas

Scripture Reference: Mark 14:1-9

 

Smelling Center

Make a smelling center using old film canisters. Fill canisters with spices, cut up fruits or vegetables, or anything that has a strong smell. Put perfume in one. Have the children take turns guessing what each canister smells like.

 

Perfume Bottle

sunday school Jesus Anointed with Perfume bible craftDraw a perfume bottle (or use Pattern (PDF Pattern) on heavy paper or poster board and cut it out. Have the children paint it with water colors. Or have them glue on different color tissue paper torn into pieces. Thanks, Gloria, for your ideas.

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