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The story in the New Testament about Jesus feeding the 5,000 is one of the many popular Bible stories in Sunday School. This story shows one of the many miracles that Jesus did during His earthly ministry.
There are so many lessons that we can impart to children when teaching the story of the feeding of the 5,000. One of these is God’s power to work miracles. Nothing is ever impossible with God. He used 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish from a little boy to feed 5,000 men plus women and children. This story helps children understand that God can use them when they give what they have to God.
The story about Jesus feeding the five thousand can be taught in so many interesting ways depending on what lessons you want to highlight and teach to your kids or students.
Below is a sample lesson plan that you can use in teaching the story about the feeding of the five thousand. You may use this in Sunday School, a good news or outreach class, VBS or even your own children during bed time or bible story time at home.
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Memory Cross – Jesus feeds 5,000 craft for kids
Memory Cross craft card is a creative way to help children learn the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. Each card is made up of 4 panels which make an endless loop. It is something that children will enjoy decorating and playing with which they can take home as a reminder of how God can work through their lives to change the lives of others. The video below shows how it works.
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Bible Story Activities: Jesus Feeds 5,000
Bible Passage: Matthew 14:13-21
Song Suggestion: Loaves and Fishes (Sermon4kids)
Song Lyrics and music: http://www.sermons4kids.com/Loaves_and_Fishes.pdf
Memory Verse: John 6:11
“Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.”
Learning Objectives: After the lesson, the children will demonstrate knowledge of the people and events in the bible story and be able to retell the story and enjoy the lesson-related activities with their classmates and friends.
Story time: Telling the story to the kids in a fun but accurate way that the kids will not lose their interest from the beginning to the end of the story is the most challenging part in teaching the bible story but with God’s wisdom, we will be able to deliver the story to the kids properly. Thankfully, our friends in DLTK’s Growing Together know this and they want to help us deliver our story to the little ones in the most simple and interesting way. Visit their website for a story time suggestion in teaching the kids about the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000.
1. Skit: After the lesson, you can test the children’s knowledge to the story by having them perform the story via a skit. The ministry to children has a printer ready script you may easily print to use for this activity.
2. Coloring Pages. Download these printer friendly coloring pages from sermon4kids about “feeding the 5,000” and “Jesus can feed a crowd” for your younger ones. The coloring page is perfect for toddlers and beginners since it’s a very simple drawing the kids will surely love and enjoy coloring them.
3. Name tags are perfect for the little ones before the start of the bible story. Have them ready before the start of the lesson and make sure to give each child his/her name tag before everything starts.
4. Bible Games and puzzles. There are many indoor games and puzzles you can choose from as an activity for your kids as well. DLTK bible has anagrams, crossword puzzle, cryptogram, word search, maze, and word mining games for older (elementary) kids to use during their activity time.
5. Cooking Recipes. Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Home Made Bread
Use your favorite recipe to make home made bread with the children.
Fishes and Loaves…kind of
In advance, make tuna salad (or have the children help you to make it!). Let the children spread the tuna salad onto crackers for snack.
Crackers and Fish
Provide cream cheese (or other cheese spread), crackers and goldfish crackers.
The children spread the cheese and then count out 2 goldfish, and place the gold fish on top of their cheese spread.
6. Painting (of some sort).
Coffee Filter Fish
In advance, cut coffee filters into fish shapes. Provide washable markers and spray bottles with water at your easel. The children color the fish and when they spray them with water, the colors blend. BEAUTIFUL effect!
7. Pinterest Craft ideas. Pinterest has a lot of craft ideas in store for use to use for in teaching this story to the kids as well. You may want to use these crafts in one of your future bible lesson activities with the children.
Print the template.
Color and cut out each piece.
Glue the fish and loves behind the basket in a random order.
Glue the whole thing onto a piece of construction paper or cardstock.
Cut out the whole figure.
Your kids can write the memory verse on the back.
Have each child 5 small bread or crackers and 2 fish biscuits during snack time or while they are doing their coloring activity.
1.5 Paper plates per child
Brown construction paper
Orange construction paper
Begin by drawing 5 circles or loaf-shapes on the brown paper. Cut out loaves and number.
Use this fish template to trace two fish. Cut out fish and number them.
Cut a paper plate in half and lay it over another paper plate.
Hole punch both plates at the same time, lining up the holes to form a type of basket.
Lace some yarn through the holes in order to secure the plates together.
Place the 5 loaves and 2 fishes inside and write the Bible passage on the outside of the half plate, as shown.
Have other resources? Share them in the comments section.
Finally here is one of my favorite videos of how God is using children.
Memory Cross has created the Roman Road Gospel tracts in English, Spanish and English, Haitian Creole and English and Romanian and English. Each tract fascinates children with four panels that makes an endless loop. The video below shows how each tract folds.
The tracts are printed in black and white so children can use their creativity to color the card, which makes it much more likely that kids will keep and read them over and over again. They measure 6 inches by 6 inches so if you are taking them on a mission trips they pack easily into a suitcase.
After going on several mission trips and getting feedback from others who took these tracts on mission trips we decided to make them bi-lingual in Spanish and English, Haitian-Creole and English and Romanian and English. We found that most children in other countries are interested in learning English, and by including English on the tract allows children to learn God’s plan of salvation in English as well as their own language.
Another benefit we’ve found is that once children learn the tract in English they want to tell their parents and friends, so they become little evangelists spreading the Gospel. One of the most important things you can do on a mission trip is to let kids and adults know that God loves them, and Memory Cross’ Roman Road Gospel tracts are one of the most effective ways to do that.
Roman Roads Gospel Tracts
If you are going to a country that speaks another language we can translate the card into any language. It takes 3 to 4 weeks to produce a custom order. If you would like a free sample or more information on any of the cards we’ve included some information below.
The story of Moses – Lessons to teach kids
If you grow up attending Sunday School, you know that the story of Moses is one of the most taught and most familiar stories in the Bible. You know about the story of the baby in the basket, 10 plagues, the 10 commandments, God’s miracle in the Red Sea, the water flowing from the rock for the people of Israel, the gold calf and many more stories related to Moses. We learned so many lessons from the story of Moses that we never forget. Moses is one of the well known leaders in the Bible and his life has always been God’s instrument in helping the Israelites free from the bondage of Egypt. Children can learn so many lessons from the life of Moses which is why we continue to retell the stories to children.
Today, the Story of Moses is still one of the stories most often taught in Sunday School. Over the years, the churches and Sunday School organizations have come up with so many innovations and ideas to make our bible lessons a fun-filled one. Here are some resources, activities and crafts that we can use in teaching the life of Moses to our little ones.
1. Ready-to-print Lesson Plans
Lesson plans are the first things to bear in mind in preparing for bible lessons during Sunday school. Thankfully, there are many organizations and churches that have created some great resources that help children learn the lessons of Moses. They offer free lesson plans we can use to help us get started with our lesson for our little ones. Most of them have an outline, bible verse and activities we can do in church to help kids remember the verses and the lessons easily.
A. Baby Moses in the basket free lesson plan from Ministry to children.
B. Moses and the burning Bush lesson plan from Kids Sunday School.
C. Lesson plan about The 10 Plagues from Bible Fun for Kids.
D. Crossing the Red Sea lesson plan from Sunday School Center.
E. Moses and the 10 commandments from DLTK’s Growing Together.
2. Craft Ideas
Memory Cross has three origami coloring cards that teach children about the life of Moses plus a number of cards about the 10 Commandments. Each card has four panels that makes an endless loop. The video below shows how each card folds. To order free samples, click here. The cost is only $3.00 for shipping and handling (in the USA).
2. Activity ideas
Activities after bible lessons are what the children look forward to. Children are known to be energetic and we want to take advantage of that by giving them wonderful activities after the lesson that will help them remember the bible lesson even more. Activities are very effective in repeating the lessons to the children without them getting bored. Below are some activity ideas we can do for our children:
A. Baby Moses in the Basket
Activity: Baby Moses Sensory Play
Source: Michelle Paige
Materials Needed: For small baby baskets – Paper towels, Juices boxes, plastic tapes, material scraps, glue sticks & glue guns, popsicle sticks, sharpies
- Have each kid drink a beverage.
- Wrap brown material over the top half and the sides of the box.
- Glue the material in place.
- Adhere the plastic tape over the seam of the material all the way around the box.
- Using sharp scissors cut a small rectangular opening on the top of the box. Have each child dry out their box with a paper towel.
- Have each child use a small piece of felt to wrap up a broken popsicle stick to make Baby Moses and have each child draw on two eyes and a mouth on the popsicle stick.
- Have each child make a bed for Moses with a cotton ball then put Moses in the basket. Have the kids decorate their baskets using Sharpies.
For the river – Big water tub, blocks of Styrofoam, fake plants and water.
- Fill a great big plastic tub full of water for ‘the river’.
- Load blocks of Styrofoam with greenery to hide the baskets.
- Have each child try out their basket making sure they floated in the water.
- Review the lesson and talk about God’s protection to Moses while he was in the basket.
Activity: Paper Bag Fall Tree
Materials Needed: Brown paper lunch bag, Scissors, Glue, Paper (Fall colors)
Source: Pikadilly Charm
- Cut lunch bag into half inch strips. Start at the opening and cut half way down the bag.
- Open bag and stand it up.
- Hold base of bag with one hand and twist the middle of bag to create the trunk of the tree.
- Twist two of the bag strips together to create branches.
- Rip strips of colored paper into tiny pieces and glue them all over the branches of the tree.
C. The 10 Plagues
Activity: Drawing and coloring the 10 Plagues
Materials Needed: Pencils, crayons
- Download this free coloring sheet or this coloring from Bible Pathway Adventures online and reproduce to distribute to the kids.
- Assist the kids while they draw and color their work sheets.
D. Crossing the Red Sea
Activity: Re-enactment of crossing the red sea
Materials: plastic blue tablecloths, outfit for Moses and the Israelites, Moses’ rod
Source: Bible School Teachers
- Retell the story and have one child act as Moses.
- Ask assistance from the helpers to hold the plastic blue tablecloths.
- Have “Moses” raise his rod and the helpers raise the “waters.” Then let the children who were not Moses cross on dry land.
E. Moses and the 10 commandments
Activity: 10 commandments folding craft sticks
Materials: Permanent Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
Source: For more information on this craft please visit Danielle’s Place
What other activities that aim to teach children about the Story of Moses do you know? Please share!
Abraham is the founding father in Judaism, Islam, and is an important figure in Christianity. His story is found in Genesis 12 – 25. Wikipedia does a good job telling Abraham’s story from a variety of perspectives and includes a family tree.
Lesson plans on Abraham
- God’s promise to Abraham – Ministry to children.
- The story of Abraham and Sarah by DLTK includes children’s version, KJV version, memory verse and teacher’s guide.
- Abraham’s call by the Sunday School Center – PDF lesson ready to use.
- God calls Abraham by Mission Bible class. This lesson gives the history, tools to teach children about Abraham, crafts and games.
- Genesis – The story of Abraham and Sarah by Bible Fun for Kids.
- Abraham hears God’s call by Bible study lesson plans – This lesson focuses on Abraham hearing God’s call and responding.
Crafts that teach story about Abraham
- Sunday School crafts for children on Abraham by Danielle’s Place. Abraham and his decedents, God keeps his promises.
- Craft ideas about Abraham from Pinterest. A quick listing of hundreds of different crafts that you can use.
- Story of Abraham printables by Bible story Printables. Abraham story board – Here is a set of colorful full size printables you can use to retell the story of Abraham to your children. Abraham coloring pages.
- Make a tent for Abraham and Sarah by Faith Kids Sunday School Bible Bites.
Songs about Abraham
Video stories about Abraham
We hope that you find these resources useful as you teach children about Abraham. If you have any other resources that have been useful to you, let us know in the comments section below.
Memory Cross has a number of origami cards that help children learn Bible stories. One is being created on Abraham and will be posted when ready but you can check out some of the others by clicking on this link.
Teaching kids about the story of Noah? We’ve put together the best stories and crafts for kids on the web that will make the story of Noah come alive.
You don’t have to go far in the Bible to find the story of Noah. Genesis 6:9 through 9:28 tells the entire story of Noah. Here is the short version: From the time of Adam and Eve to Noah humans had become evil and did not follow God. Reminds me a lot of modern day America but at least we’re not down to one true follower. During Noah’s time he and his family were the only people on earth who honored God so God decided to end human life sparing only Noah and his family.
God told Noah that he was going to destroy the world by sending a great flood and gave him the instructions to build a big boat. How they ever got it built without power tools is a miracle all by itself. It took Noah a long time to build the ark, estimates range from 50 to 75 years. During that time people had to think Noah had lost his mind but finally the ark was built and animals loaded.
Then it rained and rained which covered the entire earth, even the tops of mountains. Finally it stopped raining and the waters went down and the ark came to rest on a mountain. After more time life came back and everyone left the boat. As a final sign God put a rainbow in the sky promising not to destroy the earth by water again.
Most children in church learn this story before the 5th grade either in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School or in Children’s Church.
Noah Crafts and Bible Stories for Kids
Danielle’s Place has a number of crafts that teach children about Noah. Carolyn’s site is a membership site so you’ll have to join or you can download each craft that you find interesting for around $2.00 each.
Here is one of the crafts on her site: Using different size paper plates, scissors, markers and craft paper kids can make their own Noah’s Ark.
Other crafts on Danielle’s Place include: Noah’s Ark Rainbow Paper Plate Craft, Noah’s Ark craft stick or popsicle stick Bible craft printable, Lift the flap Noah’s Ark and rainbow craft, Noah’s Ark match game and God keeps His promises.
Memory Cross has created a card that helps children learn this Bible story. It has four panels that fold to make an endless loop. The image below shows the four panels and the video shows how it works. You can order a free sample. Just ask for the story of Noah when ordering your sample pack. Use the code “new” and if you live in the United States we’ll even pick up the freight.
First School Pre-School activities has a number of projects that are easy to do which will help children learn the story of Noah. They include:
Artistic Hands of Faith has created some of the nicest activities to teach children about Noah. The lesson has a variety of questions and craft activities for kids as young as 2.
Kid’s Sunday School Place has created 5 lessons about Noah. Below is a summary. Click this link to see all the lessons.
Lesson 1 – Noah Obeys God
In this lesson, the children learn about Noah and the ark he built according to God’s instructions. The children also learn that it is very important to obey God in all things.
Lesson 2 – Noah’s Big Job
Children learn that we should all listen to God and obey Him. They will also learn that God has some very important jobs for each of us to do.
Lesson 3 – The Great Flood
In this lesson the children learn about the great flood and how God kept Noah and the animals safe and dry.
Lesson 4 – God’s Rainbow Covenant
Through this lesson, children learn about God’s everlasting covenant with Noah and the earth.
Lesson 5 – Noah Listened
This lesson will review the past four lessons on Noah and reinforce the importance of listening to God and being obedient to Him.
Teach Children their ABCs with Noah
If you have younger children who are learning their letters this Noah based flash card set teaches children their letters .
If you are looking for information about tracts for children visit our store.
8 Ways of Making Mother’s Day Extra Special
Mother’s Day is already around the corner and what a better way to make our dearly beloved Moms to let them feel how they are truly love is to make this day extra special for them. Afar from beautiful bouquet of flowers, lavish gifts and luxury dates, we have collected some ideas that we find extra special to make your Mom’s day extra special as well plus we made a free printable (wall décor and bookmarker) for you to add more touch of love on your gift for your mother.
Mothers love to decorate so why not let us start her day with colorful decorations of paper garland pack with surprising gifts of assorted sweets inside the box. This amazing idea from Lexy of Properblog.com is surely a wonderful idea to let your mom start her day. I’m sure your mom’s morning will truly be a joy to behold.
Let your mother once again feel the lady in her by giving her this totally chick piece of decoration. This entirely beautiful monogram by lulus.com can truly awakened the true feminine side of your mom. You can sneak up and put it up on her wall the night before Mother’s day for an additional touch of surprise.
Cards are classic gift. But this gift can be way cooler if you make it by yourself. This flower pop up cards by diyjoy.com will surely be a hit for your mom as you have specially made it for her. It will showcase your creativity making it extra special for your mom. If you want a more unique and amazing cards for your mom, feel free to check our arrays of Mother’s Day Cards by Memory Cross.
If you are into sewing, this easy to sew tote bag by Whitney on elmstreetlife.com will surely be a perfect gift for your mom. Casual but elegant. I’m sure your mom will love this one.
Who doesn’t want to be pampered? More than anyone, our Moms deserve all the pampering in this world but they are too busy for that. So on this day; give her a pack of real pampering treat that will remind her that she also deserves a break. You can have your list from this Spa basket by Jessica from mom4real.com.
We all know that moms love flowers, but how about giving her something that she could enjoy year-round and that’s low maintenance. Check this inspiring succulent and cactus gardens from apartmenttherapy.com.
What better gift you can give to your mom than a daily dose of prayers. I believe it always work wonders. But how about giving her a prayer box where she can write down all her prayer request and we can help her pray for those. Check this super easy DIY from A Traveler’s Dream.
If you really want to indulge into another classic gift for your mom, check out our fair trade collections. They are products (jewelries, handbags, baskets, etc.) that are handmade with love and care from local artisans around the world. Every purchase you made will make a difference on the life of these artists and their family. So as you give your mom a gift, you are also giving other persons a chance to live a good life.
Here is the link to the free printable.
Which one from the above you would most likely for your dearest Mom? Would you mind sharing it with us? We would love to hear how you make Mother’s day for your mom extra special.
If you’re teaching Sunday School or Children’s church and are looking for some Christian crafts for Mother’s day we’ve put together our favorite ones. If you have others let us know in the comments below.
First a little history of Mother’s Day. There has been celebrations of mothers on a special day since the Greek and Roman times but the start of our current Mother’s Day began in England with a Christian celebration called Mothering Sunday. It was celebrated the 4th Sunday in Lent.
The custom eventually combined in the 1930s with the current Mother’s day which was started by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. She conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children.
The first celebration was in May 1908 at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia (20 miles from where my grandparents lived, FYI). She got financial backing from John Wanamaker who held an event at one of his retail stores in Philadelphia.
What started as a Christian tradition was quickly capitalized on by American merchants, mostly card companies, think Hallmark, and florists.
While much of the spiritual side of Mother’s Day has been lost, here are a few Christian crafts that can help you bring back the original intent of Mother’s Day.
Christian Crafts for Mother’s Day
- Mother’s Day Coloring Pages. This one comes from Ministry to Children. There are several coloring pages that are free to download and print out. Good if you are looking for something quick and easy.
- Memory Cross Mother’s Day Card. This origami card never stops folding and uses 1 Corinthians 13 as the basis for the card, which is known as the Love Chapter. The video below shows how the card folds.
- Mother’s Day Bible Crafts and Activities. This one comes from Danielle’s Place. This resource uses women from the Bible and Bible stories to help children realize the key role that women play in God’s plan of salvation.
- Bearing Fruit by Children’s Ministry Magazine. Give each child a packet of fruit or vegetable seeds and a sheet of construction paper. Ask a child to read aloud Galatians 5:22-23 about the fruit of the Spirit. Talk about these Scriptures as the children fold their papers in half to make cards.On the front page of the cards, have children write the words, “Mom, you plant the seeds. . . ” Inside the cards on the right-hand side, have children glue their seed packets and write, “. . . that’ll help me bear fruit for Jesus.” On the inside left-hand page of each card, have kids write the words from Galatians 5:22-23. Then have children sign their cards. Mothers will treasure this encouraging card. Visit their Mother’s Day page for other ideas.
- Mother’s Day Cards by Little Blots of Faith. Here are some fun, faith based cards that are quick and easy to use with your pre-school or elementary school kids.
- Paper Chain Craft Project. We checked out a lot of craft ideas for this post. There were many that did not have any spiritual relevance. This is one of my favorites. It is simple to make, helps children think about all the things mom has taught them and is biblically relevant. Children will honor their mothers by creating paper chains describing some of the things their mothers have taught them. You’ll give kids 20 pieces of paper that measure 1″ x 5″ (approximately). On each piece of paper have the kids write down something their moms have taught them. You’ll then connect them into a paper chain. Finally give the kids a piece of paper to write down a thank you letter to their mom. There are questions and the verse is Proverbs 1: 8-9
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Christ-Centered Easter Craft Ideas
Easter is fast approaching and I’m sure everyone most especially the kids are getting excited with Easter parties, egg hunting activities, new Easter outfits and other Easter surprises. These things can bring great fun but sometimes these are also the things that made us forget the real meaning of Easter.
That’s why I decided to list some ideas that will help parents, Sunday School teachers and church volunteers to bring the real message of Easter to our kids and even to our family. Nothing can beat the fun in being crafty while creating a bond with our kids and sharing the word of God. These craft are easy, fun to create and can help kids learn the meaning of Easter.
- Play-Doh Plastic Easter Egg Filler – We found this craft idea on Meaningful Mamma. It is good for little kids as I am sure they will have great fun filling eggs with play-dough. This also comes with a simple explanation of how God wants us to become more like Him like dough being molded inside the plastic eggs.
2. Easter Handprint Cross– this project by Michelle at Crafty Morning is quite messy but it won’t diminish the fun it will bring especially to little kids as they learn the amazing sunshine God had brought to our lives thru the power of the cross. What you’ll need for this project: white/green/brown or black paper, yellow washable paint, scissors, and glue.
3. Colorful Light Ray Cross – This easy to make craft project by Tammy at Housing a Forest will surely remind the kids the beautiful story of Easter amidst all the commercialized Easter fun and surprises now a days.
4. Easter Egg with a Cross – This idea was found on Amy’s Free Ideas. It is easy to create with older kids as they already know how to handle crafts that use glue and paints. This is a good reminder that Easter is not about bunnies and eggs but about the cross and the story behind it. This link will also give you other crafts that create cross.
5. Resurrection Button Art – This craft can be found on Do Small things with love. Nancy designed this craft for older kids who love button crafts. A beautiful reminder that life is colorful when we have Jesus in our life.
6. Easter Walk – We came across this craft project on the Dating Divas. No its not a singles dating site. Tara Carson’s tag line is: strengthening marriages one date at a time. This craft can be a good start of a family Easter traditions. You can re-create the same wonderful memories every year as you continue to remind everyone inside your home the importance of our Savior.
7. The Easter Story in an Egg – Heidi with The Frugal Girls created this craft. It is an easy way of having a fun advent of Easter with your kids and the rest of the family as you re-tell the part of the story day by day leading to the Easter Celebration.
Before I end the list, let me share another idea that you don’t want to miss in this Easter celebration: and this is with the use of Easter Cards from Memory Cross. It’s an origami cards with four panels that never stop folding. It will capture the attention of the kids and you will surely have a great time sharing with them the true story of Easter.
And lastly if you are planning to hold an Easter Egg Hunt or an Easter Party, here’s a way on how to use this event to present the word of God: Making and Easter Egg Hunt an Evangelism Event.
I hope you enjoy these and let us continue growing together and working hand in hand in discovering our Savior’s life in a fun and most creative ways.
Feel free to add the link or the tutorials of your discovered arts and crafts ideas that you want to share on our comment box below.
We learn many important things from Sunday school. As a child, though, what I looked forward to the most were the activities and arts and crafts! I guess this is mostly because arts and crafts are fun to do, aren’t they? More importantly, children actually learn more from doing these crafts because they gain the opportunity to experience the lesson and not just hear it.
For Sunday school, making sure that children understand Biblical truths is doubly important. This is why I came up with a list of Sunday school crafts that you can make with your students. Oh, for parents, you can also do these crafts with your children at home!
- God’s Armor
We can read about the Armor of God in Ephesians 6:13-17, but instead of merely reading this to your students (or children), you can make them “experience” it and fully remember it through this craft.
You can see detailed instructions of the craft here.
If you are teaching children about the armor of God watch the video. We have a fun little origami card that helps children learn the Armor of God. If you would like a free sample click this link. You’ll only pay $3.00 for shipping (in the USA, slightly more outside)
- Wise and Foolish Builders
Young children are old enough to learn how to be wise, and the best way to do this is to share Jesus’ parables, one of which is the parable of the wise and the foolish builders.
You can see detailed instructions of the craft here.
- Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Cross
The Cross is the most important symbol in the Bible because it symbolizes one of the most important truths: Jesus lived, died, and overcame death.
You can see detailed instructions of the craft here.
- Noah’s Ark
The story of Noah’s ark must be one of the first Biblical stories children hear, and one of the most amazing parts of it is how all kinds of animals were able to stay inside harmoniously.
You can see detailed instructions of the craft here.
- Moses at the Red Sea
Another of the most popular Biblical stories is the story of Moses and how God parted the Red Sea for him and the Israelites to pass through, which demonstrates God’s power.
You can see detailed instructions of the craft here.
- Teaching Grace
One of the underlying concepts that the entire Bible presents is the concept of grace. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, God wants to show his people unending grace.
You can see detailed instructions of the craft here.
- Salt Dough Empty Tomb
Finally, probably the most important event described in the Bible is Jesus’ resurrection, symbolized by the empty tomb, because it is the ultimate event that completed God’s Plan of Salvation.
You can see detailed instructions of the craft here.
Do you know more Sunday school crafts? Feel free to share them in the comments!
Are you teaching children about God’s love? Here are 3 of our favorite resources that help bring the message of how much God loves us home to children. Most can be used either in church (Sunday School) or at home. If you have other ones you like list them in the comment section below.
Love Is . . . Folding Craft Stick Craft or Plaque Craft
This fun craft project by Danielle’s Place was designed to teach children about love based on 1 Corinthians 13 but could easily be modified to help kids understand how much God loves them. It is quick, inexpensive and easy to make. Click this link to see the specific instructions on how to make. Here are a few verses that you could use with this idea:
- John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
- Romans 8:37-39 – No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Ephesians 2:4-5 – But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, evenwhen we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved …
- Romans 5:8 – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- Zephaniah 3:17 – The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
- 1 Peter 5:6-7 – Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
- Psalm 86:15 – But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
John 3:16 origami craft card by Memory Cross
This origami folding card has four panels that make an endless loop and illustrates John 3:16. It is a simple way to help children put the most shared verse into their hearts and minds. The video below shows how it folds. For more information, click this link.
John 3:16 Heart Coloring Pages
This can be used with any verse to show how much God loves us. It can be found on the Ministry-to-Children website.
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