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How to Make Sunday School Crafts and
Activities Relating to Daniel


Daniel and the Lions Cupcake Liner Craft

Danielle and the Lions Cupcake Liner Craft

What you will need:

Mini, Orange Cupcake Liners

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks

Mini Craft Sticks

Baking Cups (Cupcake Liners)



How to Make the Daniel Cupcake Liner Figure:

A full-sized printable diagram pattern is available to members.

1. Flatten two two-inch cupcake liners. Tape or glue a jumbo craft stick in the center of one of the flattened cupcake liners. (If you don't have cupcake liners, you can use 4 1/2" circles cutfrom patterned paper. To make the shepherd's robe fold one side of the cupcake liner over the jumbo craft stick as shown in the diagram (Diagram 1).

shepherd diagram

2. Fold the other side over the jumbo craft stick overlapping the first fold (Diagram 2).

3. To make the arms flatten a one-inch cupcake liner and cut it into quarters. (If you don't have cupcake liners, you can just use 4 1/2" circles.

4. Fold the sides of the cupcake liner quarters in on both sides to make the sleeves (Diagram 3). Glue mini craft stick inside the sleeves for the arms.

5. Glue or tape the arms onto the back of the body piece.

6. To make the head covering flatten a two-inch cupcake liner and cut a head covering shape from the liner. Cut a curved shape in the center of the piece and insert the top of the craft stick into the slit.

7. Draw on a face with markers.


How to Make the Lion Craft:

1. To make the sheep draw a sheep head on a piece of paper and cut it out. Glue the head to a white pompom and then glue on pieces of black Chenille stems for the legs. (Patterns available to members.)

10. To finish draw on the legs, sandles, and face features with markers and colored pencils.

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Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I did the Lost Sheep lesson last week in my Sunday School class, and my three to six year olds just loved it! They especially liked when I, the shepherd, came in looking for the lost sheep. They listened very well to the story, and participated a lot. I got this lesson off of your sample page of the site, and as soon as I saw the success, I became a subscriber. I love all of the fun information and activities on your site. It is well worth the money paid. I plan on using this site for all of my lessons in the future. I just want to say thanks! I know that this site will help our little Sunday School class grow in numbers and spirit. I'm so excited to see what happens. God Bless all of you!!!!! Sincerely, Nichole Adrian



Fuzzy Lion Craft for Daniel in the Lion's Den Sunday School Lesson

Lion Craft  Lion Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Elmer's Paper Glue

Colored Pencils


Fuzzy Yarn




How to Make the Paper and Yarn Lion Craft:

1. Draw a picture of a lion on card stock with it's arms up and feet pointing out to the sides as shown in the picture above. (The Pattern for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. Glue the picture to another piece of card stock with Elmer's paper glue and then cut it out.

3. Color the lion.

4. Wrap fuzzy yarn around the body of the lion until the belly is round. Use a piece of tape to tape the beginning of the yarn to the body. Stuff the end of the yarn down into wrapped yarn. Leave a short length of yarn hanging down from the back of the body for the tail.

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Daniel and the Lions Bible Story

Lion Paper Plate Craft and Bible Review Game for Sunday School Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

1.Play a “Spin the Lion” Game

Before class make the Lion Craft pictured with paper plates.

(A printable pattern is available to members only.)

Before class make up some cards with questions about the lesson written on them. Add some cards with activities written on them such as “Roar like a lion”, “Walk around the outside of the circle acting like a lion”, etc.

In class have your children sit in a circle around the lion. The teacher will spin the lion. When the lion stops spinning the child who is directly in line with the lion’s face has to answer a question or do something that is written on the cards.

If you would like, you can place the cards in the lion’s mouth and clip them on with a paper clip or clothes pin and have the children remove one card when it is their turn.

2. Set the Scene

First of all, to get the kids in the spirit of things, we covered our windows with black garbage bags. On one of our walls we put up poster board pictures, we had painted with florescent paint, of Daniel and the lions. Then we brought in a large back light and turned off the lights. It kind of gave you the feeling you were in the den with Daniel. We did our craft first because we wanted them to have time to dry. We turned the lights back on and made the stuffed lion as you directed. However in keeping with our environment, we let the kids use neon paint to lightly color them so they would glow in the dark under our light. Thus adding more lions in our dark den as we turned off the lights and told our story. For an ending we played the spin the lion game. Of course we had painted it florescent yellow to make it glow in the dark as we spun it. We gave it a card stock tail and used that as the spinner. It worked great. Also, being a great lover of the easy way out method, we chose to use a florescent post it note tablet for our questions. You may have to glue it in the lions mouth, but it seemed to look better than the other options. We simply wrote a question on each piece of the tablet and pulled it off as they answered it. We gave them a little piece of candy for each correct question. I don't think they'll soon forget this lesson. We highly recommend using the back light. We have used it several times and the kids love it. Thanks for your great ideas. Kandy

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“God Saved Daniel From the Lions”

In this Lesson children learn that they can trust God to help them. God will help them be strong and stand firm against what is wrong when they ask God for help. (Available to members only.)


The lesson also includes a Daniel in the Lion's Den color sheet and bible verse card.



Scaredy Cat Sunday School Lesson

sunday school lion picture bible craft

In this lesson children learn about how to overcome fear through this make-believe story about a little, scaredy-cat lion who meets Daniel in the lion's den.





Make a Scaredy Cat Book

This little book is in the shape of a lion. The tail is made from yarn. Children can print Bible verses inside that will help them not to be scared. (Pattern Available

sunday school lion booklet craft bible craft

What you will need: card stock, orange yarn, stapler and paper.

How to make:

1. Draw a picture of a lion or use the pattern (Pattern available to members only.)

2. Cut out the lion picture and use it as a pattern to make the inside and back cover.

3. Braid orange yarn for the tail and glue or tape it to the back of the cover.

4 . Staple the pages together at the top of the head.

5. Print the following verses on each page of the book:. 1 John 1: 5, Psalm 27: 1, 2 Timothy 1:7, Joshua 1:9, Psalm 46:1-3, I John 4:18, and Hebrews 13:6 . Tell your children that if they every feel scared like the little lion in our story, they can open the book and read the verses.

Other Uses for this Book:

1. Write a word rhyming with cat on each page.

2. Have children write their own story in the book.

3. Have a child dictate their own story to you to write for them.

4. You can also write other words that start with the C sound in the book.

5. Make it a prayer book. Help the children come up with a prayer they can pray when they are scared.


I am a teacher for children ages 3 - 5 yrs. The other teachers and I have been looking for a curriculum that will be able to adapt to the different ages and levels of these children. I believe that we have found it here. We have about 30 children each Sunday, sometimes more, sometimes less. We are loving this site. The lessons are at the childrens level, and are so easy to teach that anyone can do it. We look forward to doing a lot with this site. Thank you all and God Bless. Lee Anne



Make a Scaredy Cat Puppet and Act Out the Story

Lion Puppet Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

Go to Craft Page 19 for a pattern and directions for this craft. (Pattern available to members of The Resouce Room.)







Make a Lion's Den

I was searching for ideas for our VBS program this year and thought of our "Daniel in the Lion's Den" program last year. This activity is time consuming, but oh so worth the effort! We needed a lion's den so we used a large walk in closet (with the doors removed) for the depth of a den. Next we hung chicken wire from the ceiling (attaching it to the recessed frames with wire), slopping down to the floor. We used large T pins to secure the wire to the carpet. Next we took plastic grocery bags and stuffed them with paper. Then we tied the bags to the wire using the flaps of the bags. Next we took yards and yards dark brown material (we dyed ours using old donated cotton sheets), and soaked them in the liquid starch mixed at half strength. After wringing out all the water we draped the fabric over the bumpy stuffed bags, securing with pins and clips underneath so as not to show. The bumpy bags covered with material make it look like the outside of a stone cave. When the fabric dried it made the rocks feel real because the fabric had hardened. We blew up a picture of Daniel in the lions' den using an overhead projector, and then colored in the picture using good markers. We placed the Daniel mural against the back wall of the closet. For the floor of the den we took shredded raffia and scattered it across the floor. We took a few night lights and using extension cords, we hung them over and to the sides of the mural. When it was finished the kids came in to a dark room, lit only by the lights coming from the lion's den. There is just enough light as to make it look so real. The kids were told a story in front of the den and they thought it was awesome! We also made a very large paper mache boulder and placed it in the opening to the lion's den to seal it as the King had.

As I said before, this was a tedious job, but we did the den in two days. The mural took a little longer to color in, but we worked on that as our leisure. Maybe you can use this idea. In fact, everyone loved it so much that we kept the lion's den for future bible lessons. It was put in a class room that was not being used anyway. Bethany Atkins

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"In the News" - Bible Lesson about Daniel
for Older Children

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In this lesson children explore what it might have been like to be an eyewitness to the events experienced by Daniel when he was arrested and thrown into the lion's den. They explore how people communicated the news in Daniel's day and in the past, and compare it to the present.

Children pretend to be eyewitnessess to the events and are interviewed by an anchorperson.


The way we spread information has changed dramatically over time. The earliest books were written by hand using quill pens, and the paper was handmade from animal skins or plant materials. Some books were printed using engraved pieces of wood. Each page had to be carved into wooden block. The images and text had to be engraved as mirror images. This process could take years.

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Johann Gutenberg revolutionized the speed in which information could be spread with the invention of the printing press. To make a letter block the mirror image of the letter was engraved at the end of a metal rod. The rod was pushed into soft copper to form a mold. Lead was poured into the mold and when it hardened a block was formed. Each metal block with the letter at the top was carefully placed in a wood frame to spell out words and sentences in reverse order.

Once the letters blocks were in the right place the frame was put on the printing press and ink was rolled over the letters. Then a sheet of paper was placed over the inked letters. The paper was pressed into the letters with the printing press and then removed. Many copies could be made in this manner.

Gutenberg's first major project was printing the Bible. It is known as the Gutenberg Bible.

Show your children a picture of letterpress letters. (A Large Picture is available to members on The Resource Room.)

To see a video of how Gutenberg made his letters go to this Web Page - http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/gutenbergbible/process/#top

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Discover How Many Letters are on one Page of the Bible and Read Text Backwards

Before class print out the first chapter of the Bible in reverse and make copies. (A Pattern is available to members on The Resource Room.)

Over three hundred different pieces of type were used in the Gutenberg Bible. Every letter on a page was a different piece of metal. There were 42 lines on most pages of the Bible with approximately 2,500 pieces of type per page. The metal type had to be placed backwards from right to left (a mirror image) in the correct location in a wooden frames. Give your students copies of the backwards printed text and see if they can read it. Tell them that this is what the text would have looked like in Gutenberg's press, except his was in Latin.

Ask your students: Do you think it would be hard to proof this text before printing it? There were mistakes in the Gutenberg Bible. Words were crossed out by hand and the corrections were written in the margins.

(This activity goes along with the Daniel in the Lion's Den Sunday School Lesson for Older Children.)

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Pretend to be Printers

Bible Verse Lettering Activity and Game from www.daniellesplace.com

Ask you students to guess how many letters are on one page of their Bibles, and then have them figure out approximately how many letters there are by multiplying the number of words across by the number of lines and then multiplying that number by 5 for the average word length. Genesis Chapter 1 has 825 words so approximately 4,125 letters.

Before class print out the Bible verse letters pattern and make copies. You can use the reverse letters pattern (Pattern a vailable to members of The Resouce Room) and have your children glue them to a piece of paper backwards like a printer would have placed the letters in a printing press. Then have them check their work by placing the picture up to a mirror. Or you can just have your children glue the regular letters from the bible verse letter pattern (Pattern available to members of The Resouce Room) onto a piece of paper to spell out the Bible verse. You can also make it a game to see who can finish first. You can cut the letters apart before class and place each set in a Ziploc bag or have your children cut them apart during class. Make extra copies in case some letters are lost.

Remind your children that the letters Gutenberg used were much smaller.

If you have a computer available in class, children will enjoy practicing being printers at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas web site

(This activity goes along with the Daniel in the Lion's Den Sunday School lesson for Older Children.)

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Just wanted to drop a note and let you know how much I have thoroughly enjoyed your resources. I use them almost weekly in preparing for Sunday School, Children's Church, our Christmas Play, etc. It's even easy enough for me to use! and I'm not a computer expert by any means. Thank you so much for the work that has gone into your website. I'm sure it has enriched the work of others too. Linda



"Where Did it Come From?" Game

Read famous quotes from people and characters who have been in the news and see if your children recognize them. Such as:

"This is my family. I found it, all on my own. Is little, and broken, but still
good. Yeah, still good." Stitch

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where
they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their
character.: Martin Luther King, Jr.

. . . but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23

Home is the comfiest place to be. Pooh

A Complete List is available to members on The Resource Room.

(This activity goes along with the Daniel in the Lion's Den Sunday School lesson for Older Children.)

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"In the News" Newsprint Art Project

In the News Art Project

What you will need: Newspaper, markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, colored paper, and scissors.

What to do:

1. Before class collect old newspapers, magazines, and ads and cut the big words out of the pages. Also cut pieces of newspaper a little smaller than a piece of construction paper to be used as canvases.

2. In c lass introduce the project by saying, "Although the events in the Bible happened a long time ago, they are still as exciting and important as they were when they occurred. Everyone should know and be reminded of God's amazing works. Today we are going to make a poster using newsprint to express how we feel about God, and to remind us that God's works are news worthy.

3. Pass out the newsprint sheets and the words. Let your children put the words together to make messages about God. They can cut up some of the words to make new words and sentences, and use markers to doodles and their own designs.

5. When they are finished have them glue their pictures onto pieces of construction paper.

(This craft goes along with the Daniel in the Lion's Den Sunday School lesson for Older Children.)

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Use Wax Paper to Create Text

Wax Paper Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Lots of newspapers - Ads and colored text do not work well. You want to use large black and white text.

Wax paper, small, smooth objects such as pen caps, spoons, etc. to rub over the waxed paper, white paper, and glue or tape.

What to do:

1. To make things less confusing in class cut out large text areas before class. Cut waxed paper into
7" x 10" pieces. Find small smooth object students can use to rub the wax paper.

2. Practice this technique and make up a sample page to show your class.

3. In class give each student a rubbing utensil and a piece of wax paper. Show your students how to place the wax paper over the letter they want to use and then rub the wax paper with the tip of a pen cap or other smooth object to lift the ink off the newspaper onto the wax paper. Find the next letter you want to use and place the wax paper over that letter lining it up with the previous letter.

4. Once a letter has been rubbed it shouldn't be used again. Have your children mark off any letters they have used but coloring over them with a highlighter pen.

5. When your students are done have them glue or tape the wax paper to a white sheet of paper.

(This craft goes along with the Daniel in the Lion's Den Sunday School lesson for Older Children.)

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Daniel Makes Good Choices


Lessons and Crafts about Daniel Making Good Choices on The Resource Room. The following lessons and crafts are available on The Resource Room a subscription site.

"Daniel Makes a Good Choice" bible lesson - In this lesson children learn about Daniel and how he chose to do the right thing and not give into the pressures around him.

Make a "Making Choices" Mini Book Craft

To make this cute little book children color the pigs and draw faces on them to match the words on the page.

sunday school wwjd coloring sheet bible craft

We make choices every day.
We decide what we will say.

We can choose to be happy or sad.
We can choose to forgive or be mad.
We can choose to be good or to be bad.

If you do what Jesus would do,
You will be like him too!

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WWJD Coloring Sheet

WWJD Coloring Sheet is available to members of The Resource Room.



Making Choices Chart

Teachers can help their students fill out a "Good Choices" chart and think about choices they make everyday.

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

“Jesus and His Disciples” Bible Lesson

Disciples in a Boat Craft www.daniellesplace.com

In this Lesson The children learn that Jesus had twelve disciples and that they can be one too.


1. Make a boat with the twelve disciples in it. (Pattern available on The Resource Room.)

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The Twelve Disciples Folding Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School

The Disciples Folding Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com

The craft sticks are taped together so that when they are pushed together from the sides they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks for storage. Unfold the stack and the disciples appear standing next to each. Children will enjoy drawing each of the disciples and then writing the names of the disciples on the back of the sticks.

What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, crayons, or colored pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because they smear on the tape.)

How to Make the Disciple's Folding Craft Stick Display:

folding craft stick craft

1. This technique will create two sets of twelve people. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape. You don't have to cover the rounded ends of the sticks. If you line the sticks up so that they aren't even on the side, you will have people of different heights.

2. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

3. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

4. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have twelve craft sticks in a row.

5. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

6. Cut a straight line down the row of craft sticks. It is much easier to cut the craft sticks with the tape on them because the craft sticks don't crack. Use a good quality scissors to cut the sticks.

Children can use permanent markers, pens, or colored pencils to draw the disciples faces, hair, and clothes on the sticks. Have them write the disciples' names on the back of the sticks.

If a child messes up while working on his canvas, you can pull off the tape where he messed up and replace it with new tape.

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DOG Lessons


Depend On God

Crafts and Activities - Use the craft and activities from "Beware of the Dogs" or the Watchdog lessons on the Resource Room.

sunday school dog with bible verse bible craft

1. Make a Dog Picture in which on of the ears move and the dog is holding a paper with the words, "Depend on God", or an appropriate Bible verse.

2. Make "Stand Up Dogs". This is a very simple craft. You just print out the pattern, color and fold in half. There are four different types of dogs available.

3. Make a Faithful Dog - Use this dog for a Bible verse review game. Print one word of the verse on each bone. Instruct your children to try and find the first word of the verse. If they find the correct word, they can feed the dog. Keep playing until all the bones are gone.

4. Play a Game with Paw Prints - Before class cut out some large paw prints. Make enough to have one for each word of the Bible verse. Write one word of the verse on each print. Tape the paw prints in order of the verse around the room. Make it go around in circles, over and under chairs, around tables, and cross paths. See if the children can follow the paw prints to spell out the Bible verse. You may want to have a doggy treat at the end of the path. If you have younger children, write the verse on the board so they can look at it if they have problems.

5. Sing a Song to the Tune of "How Much is That Doggie in the Window" written by Teri Couture

How much did it cost to buy my pardon
To wash and to sanctify me?
How much did it cost my Lord and Saviour?
Just look at the cross and you'll see.

I must give all praise and all thanksgiving
To the great King who rescued my soul
I'll love Him forever and forever
Now my body and spirit are whole.

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DOG - Get Your Paws On a Good Book - Bible Reading

sunday school paws on a good book bible craft

I used a daily Bible reading theme by using a dog (similar to the one on your page) holding a Bible. I called it "Get Your Paws on the Good Book." Each child got a weekly "doggie bag"(a brown paper bag) with 7 dog bones (copied onto tan construction paper) with a daily Bible verse and a question about the reading. Each child brought his/her bag back each week with their signature and parent's initial that each passage was read and the question answered. I asked the parents to participate to encourage family devotions. Carol Weddle

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Ecclesiastes Sunday School Lessons - Crafts and Activities

Go to the Mary and Martha Page for Crafts and Activities to go with this lesson.

Time for Everything Activity Sheet from www.daniellesplace.comA Time for Every Thing Activity Sheet 2 from www.daniellesplace.com


Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 - Printable Book

Ecclesiastes Printable Book Craft for Sunday School

(Pattern available to members of The Resouce Room)

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Just a quick note to say thank you for your site. I'm looking for meaningful crafts to do at my daughter's Christmas/birthday party coming up soon and really appreciate the ideas. I've also just started running a large children's church program without a lot of materials, so also appreciate ideas for that. Many thanks for your very helpful ministry! Jan Fischer Bachman

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Dear Carolyn,
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