Activities for Kids
How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Balaam and His Talking Donkey Including: Activity Sheets, Talking Donkey Craft, Donkey Crafts, Paper Bag Donkey Puppet
Balaam and His Talking Donkey
Children circle the pictures that show how God talks to us today. Go over each picture and talk about whether or not it shows God talking to someone in Bible times or today.
1 - Bible times - scroll,
2 - Bible times - man praying,
3 - Bible times - burning bush,
4 - Today and Bible times - Holy Spirit,
5 - Today - modern man praying,
6 - Today and Bible times - His creation,
7- Today - conscience or Holy Spirit,
8 - Bible times - Ten Commandments,
9 - Today - boy talking to minister,
10 - Today - Boy talking to father,
11 - Bible times - Angel at the door,
12 - Today - music,
13 - Today - reading the Bible,
14 - Bible times - miracle, Moses.
You can also point out that God talk to us today in the same way he talked to people in Bible times if he chooses. (This Activity Sheet is available to members only on The Resource Room.)
Before class print out the picture for 2 Tim. 3:16 and make copies. Have your children color the picture, and then glue a ribbon on the Bible to make it look like a bookmark.
(Available to Members Only.)
Before class print out the Activity Sheet for Psalms 19:1-2 and make copies. In class have your children color the picture. (Available to Members Only.)
Crafts and Activities
Review the Bible Story
Before class print out the Bible story pictures. In class ask your children to look at the pictures and decide which part of the story the picture represents. (Available to Members Only.)
(Younger Children) Before class print out the activity sheets and make copies. In class have your children color the picture. Cut out the lower mouth piece and connect it to the jaw with a brad. The children will be able to open and close the donkey's mouth. Have them move the mouth and say what the donkey said in the story. (Available to Members Only.)
(Older Children) - Have older children write what the donkey said in the story in the bubble and color the picture if they would like. (Available to Members Only.)
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List Other Ways God Talked to People in the Bible
(Older Children) Have your children try to remember other ways in which God communicated with people in the Bible.
What you will need:
Drinking Straws (One per child)
Craft foam or foam from foam containers or egg cartons (You can also use construction paper if you don't have foam.)
1. Before class cut pieces of craft foam into small rectangles. (This is a great way to use up scap pieces.)
2. Write one word from the Bible verse on each craft foam piece using a permanent marker or liquid chalk. Write the same word on the back and front of the craft foam piece. Make a set for every child or have the children share them.
3. Write the Bible verse on the board so everyone can see it.
1. In class review the Bible verse, and then give each child a drinking straw and a set of craft foam shapes.
2. Instruct your children use their straws to blow the words into place to spell out the Bible verse. Tell them that they may not touch the foam pieces with their straws.
3. Time each child to see who can complete the Bible verse in the shortest amount of time.
Paper Bag Donkey Puppet
Go to Crafts Page 6 for patterns and directions.
A complete lesson with crafts and activities for this theme is available on The Resource Room. In the lesson children learn that in Bible times God talked to people in extraordinary ways. God still talks to us today through the Bible, our conscience, nature, ministers, music, friends and family.
Bible Books, Games Etc.
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