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How to Make Bible Crafts and Activities for Sunday School Relating to 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


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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Witnessing Crafts

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Writing the Bible Sunday School Lesson Ideas


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.



Practice Writing the Hebrew Alphabet

sunday school practice writing the Hebrew alphabet bible craft

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

Women at the Well Crafts and Bible Verse Review Games, and Activities for Children's Church from www.daniellesplace.com

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



Make a Flower Collage

sunday school Don't worry bible  Craft

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)



sunday school God Takes Care of Me bible Craft

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.com

What 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. (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 craft

Draw 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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Zacchaeus in a Sycamore Tree Sunday
School Lesson Idea


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sunday school Zacchaeus in a Sycamore Tree bible craft
Pin Zacchaeus to
the Tree Sunday
School Game
sunday school Zacchaeus in  a Sycamore Tree Activity bible craft

(Set Printer to Landscape Mode) ,
Page1 and Page 2. (Printing Problems?)


sunday school Zacchaeus Coloring Sheet bible craft

Zacchaeus Coloring Sheet

zacchaeus bible verse review game
Bible Verse
Review Game



Sunday School Memory Cross Bible Craft