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Bible Lessons for Children, Psalm 23, Purpose

 

Parables

The Parable of the Great Banquet Sunday School Crafts and Activities

Scripture Reference: Luke 14:12-24

This week I did a lesson on the Parable of the Great Banquet in my Sunday school class (ages up to 6). To set the mood for the lesson, I told the children that we were going to have a party and that I had invited several very special guests to attend (holding up their RSVP's to their invitations). However, due to the fact that I didn't have a chance to decorate for the party, I needed the children to help decorate the room. This really excited the children.  I assigned each child something to do: Hang up balloons, hang up crepe paper, spread the tablecloth and put out plates, napkins, etc. During the whole time of decorating, I kept reminding the children that we really wanted the room to look nice for our special guests who had been invited.

After the children were satisfied with the decorations, we sat down to look at our RSVP's to see who all was coming to our party. To our dismay, just as in the parable, each and every person who had been invited to our party made an excuse not to come. The children were very disappointed, just like the banquet host in the parable, but when they found out that we were still going to have the party, it lifted their spirits. I served miniature cupcakes, chips and juice boxes, and while the children ate I spoke to them about the true meaning of the parable.

For our craft, we made goody bags to carry home our party prizes. I printed a pretty border with ribbons and bows on one side of a sheet of card stock. We folded the paper in half, cut out a handle at the top for carrying and stapled it on the bottom and the open side. The kids really understood the meaning of the parable and enjoyed all the prizes that they carried home. Sent by Theresa Bostick

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Parable of the Lost Coin Sunday School Craft Ideas

1. Make a Coin Purse or Pouch

sunday school fun foam Coin purse bible craft for kidssunday school Coin purse bible craft for kids

Make a purse or pouch out of fun foam sheets. Have your children decorate them with fun foam stickers. Punch holes in the sides and have them lace yarn through the holes. Have the boys make pouches they can wear on their belts. Just add loops to the back of the pouch. Patterns for this craft is available to members only.

2. Work on "Women Searching For Coin" Activity Sheet

Have your children color the activity sheet and glue cut up pieces of yarn or straw to the floor. A Pattern for this activity sheet is available to members only.

3. Make Coin Rubbings

sunday school coin rubbing coin purse bible craft for kids

Tape coins to the back of the paper with a picture of a purse on it. Show your children how to make crayon rubbings of the coins. Tell them to make nine rubbing inside the purse and one outside to represent the lost coin. A Pattern for this craft is available on The Resource Room.

4. Make a Shoe Box Diorama

Have your children make dioramas by placing a box on its side and coloring the inside to look like the inside of a house. Have them glue straw on the floor. Glue a picture of a women holding a broom to the floor. Glue a picture a table and stool to the side of the box. Patterns for this craft are available on The Resource Room

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Parable of the Lost Coin Sunday School Activity Ideas

1. Play Hide and Seek with Chocolate Coins

Let your children take turns hiding a coin and having the other children try to find it. The child who finds the coin gets to keep it if he says the Bible verse. Keep playing until all the children have found a coin.

2. Look for a Lost Coins

Hide enough coins in your room so that each child will be able to find one. On the word go tell your children to go and find only one coin and then go and sit down. If a child can't find a coin, ask the class to help him.

3. Prayer Coins

Give each child ten chocolate coins. Have them think about people they might pray for and talk to about Jesus this week. Write the names of the people they think of on the coins with a permanent marker. Tell them that when they eat one they should pray for the person whose name is on the coins.

4. Bible Verse Review Game

Write the Bible verse on some chocolate coins, one word per coin. (You can use circles cut from shiny paper if you don't have the chocolate coins.) Make at least three sets. Have your children play three at a time. Review the Bible verse and write in on the board. If you have younger children use only a few words of the verse at a time. Have your children mix up the coin and on the word go see who can place the coins in order first. Keep playing until all the children have had a chance to play. You can also have the children play in groups.

5. Ideas from Subscribers

This week in Sunday school class (age up to 6) we learned about the Parable of the Lost Coin. As an introduction to the lesson, I had hidden ten silver coins around the classroom. I hid them rather hard so that it would take a while for the children to find them. I hid the last coin really hard. After the first nine were found, I gave the children a few hints on how to find the 'lost coin". When the coin was found, the children were so very proud of their accomplishment that they burst out with exciting squeals of joy. We then went into our discussion on the parable. We talked about how the lady in the parable searched for her lost coin, but could not find it. After searching for a while, she lit a lamp and searched some more. Still not finding it, she got a broom and began to sweep. She swept and swept and upon finding the coin she rejoiced. She even called her friends and neighbors and asked them to rejoice with her for her lost coin is now found, kind of like when we found our 'lost coin" and it made us so happy.

We then discussed the Lord's search for the lost and how we can be used to witness to those who do not know the Lord in what we say, what we do, and how we act. We must be diligent in living our lives for the Lord, and being set apart from the world, as the lady in the parable was to find her lost coin. And when a lost person sees this difference in us, they will eventually ask why we are different, opening the door for us to lead them to Jesus. Then, all the angels in heaven can rejoice over the one lost soul who repents of their sins. For our craft, we made a craft stick puppet of the lady from the parable holding a money bag in one hand the lost coin, which she found in the other. Theresa

Parable of the Lost Coin on The Resource Room - A complete lesson for this theme is available on The Resource Room.

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Songs for the Parable of the Lost Coin for Sunday School

Ten Little Coins
Written by Carolyn Warvel
Sing to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

A woman had ten little coins,
Little coins, little coins,
A women had ten little coins,
but lost one on the ground.

She got a broom and swept the floor
Swept the floor, swept the floor,
She got a broom and swept the floor,
until the coin was found.

Then she called to all her friends,
all her friends, all her friends
Come and see what I have found
What was lost has been found.

 

Jesus Came to Seek and Save
Written by Carolyn Warvel
Sing to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Jesus came to seek and save,
Seek and save, seek and save,
Jesus came to seek and save,
All those that have been lost.

Jesus came to seek and save,
Seek and save, seek and save,
Jesus came to seek and save,
Luke, Chapter Nineteen, Ten.

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The Parable of the Lost Sheep Sunday School Lesson

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Noodle Sheep Craft from www.daniellesplace.com
Sheep Craft made from Craft Sticks and yarn from www.daniellesplace.com
Bible Craft - Paper Plate Sheep Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

 

 

Parable of the Prodigal Son Sunday School Lesson

In this lesson children learn that God is a kind and forgiving God. God loves you no matter what you do. He is sad when you do wrong and make bad choices, but he will never leave you, and he will forgive you when you come to him and say you are sorry.

This lesson includes printable coloring sheets, a selection of crafts that reinforce the lesson, Bible review games that reinforce the lesson, and Bible verse cards in both KJV and NIV.

sunday school prodigal sone Muddy Pig Picture bible craft
Muddy Pig Picture
Pig in a Basket Craft
Pig Holding Bible Verse Craft
Pig Holding Bible
Verse Craft

Prodigal Son Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com for Sunday School and Children's Ministry
Pig Pen Paper Cup and Craft Stick Craft
sunday school you are kind and forgiving Pig Bulletin Board Display
Bulletin Board Display

 

Free Sample Lessons from The Resource Room are available here:

Free Primary Sunday School Lesson - The Prodigal Son

Free Preschool Sunday School Lesson - The Big Mistake

 

 

The Parable of the Sheep and Goats

"Are You a Sheep or Goat? Sunday school lesson. Go to the G -Bible Crafts and Activities for Children Page under Giving.

 

 

The Parable to the Talents

Don't Be Slothful! Printable Itty Bitty Book

sloth-printable Bible Book-sunday-school

This book contain scriptures with corresponding pictures to help children learn about good stewardship in every aspect of their lives.

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;" Colossians 3:23

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim. 3:16-17

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16b

"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corn. 10:31

"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;" Romans 12:10-11

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Tim. 2:15

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;" Colossians 3:23

This book is available to members only.

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Paul

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Peace

 

 

Dove Peace Sunday School Craft

Dove Holding an Olive Leaf

sunday school dove with olive leaf bible craft

What you will need: White construction paper, Scotch tape, wooden craft sticks, and string.

How to make the dove craft:

1. Print out the dove pattern (Available to Members Only) and use it to cut dove shapes from white construction paper. Cut two for each child.

2. Glue the dove together except for the beaks.

3. Place a piece of Scotch tape over the circles in the middle of the dove. Use a hole punch to punch holes through the tape and the circles. Thread string through the holes. Tie the string at the end and then tie the other end to a craft stick. Cut leaf shapes to fit in the dove's mouth.

 

 

Pentecost

 

Pentecost Bible Lesson

In this lesson children learn that Jesus went away to live with God, but he didn't leave us alone. He sent the Holy Spirit to comfort us, guide us, and teach us.(This lesson is available on The Resource Room.)

 

 

Pentecost Sunday School Crafts

sunday school wind twirlers bible craft for kids

1. Make Wind Twirlers from Fun Foam - Cut the piece of fun foam in a circle then cut around in a spiral until you get to the middle of the circle. Decorate the spiral with fun foam shapes. Hang it up with a piece of yarn. This craft will remind your children that the Holy Spirit is present even though we can't see it.

sunday school pentecost Activity sheet bible craft for kids

2. Pentecost Activity Sheet - Younger children will enjoy coloring an activity sheet and adding tissue paper flames. The complete lessons with printable craft patterns and activity sheets is available on The Resource Room.

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Pentecost Sunday School Activities

1. Tongues of Fire Bible Verse Review Game - Before class cut out flames shapes (A Pattern for the Flames is Available on The Resource Room). Make headbands from strips of paper and glue the flames to the front of the headbands. Write one word from the Bible verse on the front of each headband. Use "He shall give you another Comforter". Place the headbands on your children. Mix them up and then time them to see which team can line up in order to make the Bible verse.

2. Wind and Fire Relay - Before class cut crepe paper into two feet lengths. Divide your children up into teams and give them each a straw and a piece of crepe paper. Have them use the straw to blow the crepe across the room and back. If you don't want them to get on the floor you can have them blow the crepe across a table.

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Pentecost Sunday School Song

Wind and Fire
Written by Carolyn Warvel
(Sing to the tune of Frère Jacques)

Tongues of fire,
Tongues of fire,
Mighty wind,
Mighty wind,
The Holy Ghost is coming,
The Holy Ghost is coming,
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

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Before class cut pieces of crepe paper into 3 feet lengths. Use red and orange to make the fire sticks and white and blue to make the wind sticks. Staple 4 or 5 pieces of crepe paper to jumbo craft sticks and then cover the staples with tape. Make one fire and one wind pompom for each child. As you sing "tongues of fire" have your children wave their fire pompoms up and down. As you sing "mighty wind" have your children wave their wind pompoms side to side.

Here is another version of the song sent in by Jonathan Foster:

Flames of Fire, Flames of Fire
Mighty Wind, Mighty Wind
The Holy Spirit’s coming, the Holy Spirit’s coming
With his power, with his power

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Pharisees

 

Do the Right Thing for the Right Reason - Pharisees Sunday School Lesson

Bible Reference: Matthew: 23

Teaching Concept:In this Lesson children learn that it is not only important to do the right thing, but to do it for the right reason.

 

 

Pharisees Sunday School Crafts

 

Pharisee Cup Bible Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com

Pharisee Cup Doll

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Thinking Cup

sunday school Thinking cup bible craft for kids

What you will need: 16 oz foam cups, paper, and glue.

How to make the Pharisee and thinking cup:

1. Before class print out the "What's in your Cup?" sayings onto colorful paper and the Word Patterns onto white paper and cut them apart. Patterns for this Craft is Available to Members Only.

2. In class have your children glue the "What's in your Cup?" saying to the rim of the glass and the words all over the rest of the cup.

3. Tell your children and parents that each night during the week they should talk about what was in their child's heart. Were they helpful, kind, obedient, etc.? The parents should write words describing their child's behavior on pieces of paper and place them in the cup each night. If a bad word goes into the cup, they should pray about it with their child and ask God to help them not do that the next day. If the child is successful, he can take the word out the next night.

 

 

"What's in Your Cup?" Puppet Craft

Pharisee Cup Puppet Bible Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: 16 oz foam cups, yarn, stick on eyes, markers, paper, and glue.

 

What to do:

1. Before class make puppet hair by winding yarn around your four fingers about 25 times. Pull it off your fingers keeping the yarn in the same shape and tie the yarn together in the middle with another piece of yarn. Cut the looped ends to make a pompom.

2. In class have your children glue the pompom to the bottom of the cup for the hair, stick on eyes, and draw on a face.

3. Punch a small hole in the face for the nose. Children will stick their hands in the cup and put their pointer fingers through the hole for the nose.

 

 

sunday school puppet hair diagram bible craft

4. Print out the "What's in your Cup?" sayings onto colorful paper and cut them out. In class have your children glue them to the rim of the glass. Patterns for this Craft is Available to Members Only.

5. As you work remind your children that Jesus compared the Pharisees to a cup that was dirty inside. Ask them to think of some bad things that Jesus doesn't want us to have in our hearts - greed, envy, lying, laziness, bad words, etc, and have them think of good things Jesus would want us to have in our hearts such as love, kindness, helpfulness, patience, etc.

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Pharisee Sunday School Activities

 

"What's in Your Cup?" Activity Sheet

sunday school shats in your cup activity sheet bible craft

Children decide which words should go inside the cup and which should stay out. A Pattern for this Craft is Available to Members of The Resource Room Only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"What's in Your Cup?" Game

Before class print a bunch of words on pieces of paper and place them in a large cup. Use words that describe things we don't want in our hearts and things that we do. Have the children take turning trying to throw a ping-pong ball into the cup from a short distance away. If a child gets the ping-pong ball in the cup, he gets to pull out a word. Read the word for him and ask him if that is something Jesus would want us to have in our hearts. If it is he gets to keep the word. The child with the most words at the end of the game wins.

 

 

Find the Pharisee" Cup Game

-Before class find three glass or cups that are exactly alike. Made the inside of one cup dirty or write the words: greedy, hypocrite, liar, etc. on the inside of the cup. Make sure the words don't show through the cup. In class show your children the cups and remind them about how the Pharisees look good on the outside but they were evil on the inside. Tell them that the dirty cup represents the Pharisees. Place all the cup upside down on a table and tell your children to watch as you mix them up. Then pick a children to guess which cup is the Pharisee cup.

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Praise

 

Praise Sunday School Crafts and Activities

See Bible Themes Praise and "Sing to the Lord"

Psalm 148 - Printable Praise Coloring Book and Actiivty for Sunday SchoolPraise Him Paper Plate Tambourine Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

 

 

 

Prayer

 

Bible Crafts and Activities about Prayer

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Psalm 23 - Bible Lessons for Children

 

"He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures" Sheep Sunday School Craft

This craft is made from three paper plates and four 5 ounce Dixie cups. Go to the Paper plates craft page for directions.

To view a complete outline of six lessons on the 23rd Psalm go to the Psalm 23 Bible Crafts Page. Each verse of the Twenty-third Psalm is broken down into one lesson. Each lesson contains crafts and activities that reinforce the Bible verse.

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Purpose - God's Purpose for Our Lives

 

Purpose/Potential Object Lesson for Sunday School

Purpose of Lesson: To focus on our potential in Christ. We will never reach our fullness apart from Christ

Life is Like a Cupcake - This object lesson can be done for any age group or an entire church. I like church picnics or covered dish meals and this is a wonderful lesson that the entire group can join in and have desert too. Sue Karber

Take a paper cupcake liner and tell everyone that this represents our body. It is the shell that holds the real "us" together in body form. Now put in some cake batter and say, "This is God's potential put in each one of us. Some of us have more than others, but we all have potential. God knew us before the world was even formed and also in our mother's womb. He gave us the potential we need to fulfill His Good Works. Potential is not what we are, but what we are capable of becoming. Potential has to be developed. Left to ourselves we will either become half baked, burn up in the process and self-destruct, or never develop at all.

Accepting Jesus as our LORD and Savior will develop our potential. Jesus will keep us growing and developing by withstanding the HEAT of the world and maturing in Christ.

I make sure every child hears the plan of salvation and that salvation brings forgiveness of sin. We are born again through Christ. The Holy Spirit now guides our development which leads to the frosting on the cupcake. . .

The frosting is studying God's word, praise, and worship. This leads to our development of service which we can't help but do. We are frosting and others see the beauty and love of Jesus and want to have what we have and we just have to share. This area is so much fun because each child or person needs to see that the wrinkles of the frosting are different on each cupcake. Some of us are teachers, some have the gift of mercy etc. And even with in our gifts and service areas we are special and unique and God does not compare us with others.

Then the sprinkles; the jewels in our crowns in heaven. The kids go wild here. They see where their uniqueness and ministry is needed and useful at even the 1st grade level. They see their purpose in the body of Christ. This is even true of adults. I use different scriptures according to lesson plans for that week.

Frosting brings the fruits and the fullness of Christ into our lives and even a child has purpose and a mission. Sprinkles the rewards, now and later
Thanks for sharing this with us, Sue

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