Beatitudes Sunday School
Lesson for Children

Recipes for Happiness

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Scripture References: Matthew 5:1-12 - The Beatitudes, Psalm 146:5, and John 6:1-14

The following ideas come from the Sunday School lesson "Recipe for Happiness" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that the happiness the world offers doesn't last very long, but true happiness comes from God and obeying his words. This lesson goes with the lesson "Taste and See".

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Decorate Happy Face Cookies

Before class make a batch of sugar cookies. Bring in icing to decorate the cookies, mini M&M's for the eyes, and use black icing in a tube to make the smile.

Color "Recipe for Happiness" Picture

(Pattern available to members only.)

Decorate a Chef's Hat

S&S Worldwide sells Color-Me Chef Hat Craft Kits - including permanent markers, crayons and foam shapes - 12 for $15.49.

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Make Cookie Men Refrigerator Magnets

sunday school cookie man magnet bible craft  www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Cookie colored paper, card stock, tape, googly eyes or eye stickers and small magnets.

What to do:

1. Print out cookie patterns onto card stock and cut them out. Print out hands and feet patterns and Bible Verse Patterns onto card stock and cut them out. (Patterns available to members only.)

sunday school Blessed are they that mourn bible craft  www.daniellesplace.com2. In class have your children color the hands and feet patterns to match the cookie pattern and tape them to the back of the cookie pattern to make a cookie man.

3. Tape or glue the Bible verse card to the cookie man's hand.

4. Glue a magnet to the back of each cookie man so your children can stick them to their refrigerators at home.

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Color Pictures of the Beatitudes to be Used During the Lesson

Before class print out eight different pictures representing each Beatitude and have your children color them. If you have more than eight children, make extras. You can use more than one picture during the lesson. (Available to Members Only.)

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Wooden Spoon Craft

sunday school Spoonchef bible craft  www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Wooden spoons, paper, yarn or fake fur for hair, googly eyes, pompoms for nose, and glue.

What to do:

1. Before class print out the clothes and hat patterns onto card stock and cut them out. (Instead of using the Bible verse cards that are on the hat pattern use the Bible Verse Card Patterns from the cookie man craft.) (Patterns available to members only.)

2. In class have your children color the patterns and then glue them to the spoon.

3. Glue on hair, googly eyes, and a pompom nose.

4. To finish cut a slit just above the thumb and place the card in the slit so it looks like the chef is holding the card. Glue the card to the hand.

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Decorate a Potholder

 

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Design Your Own Pot Holdersa

Bold Tip Brilliant Color Fabric Marker Seta or Sharpie Markers - I like the fabric markers better because the colors are brighter.

 

aHow to Make:

1. Have your children write the memory verse on one side of the potholder and decorate the rest of it with permanent markers both back and front.

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Make Chef's Hats

Go to FamilyFun.com for directions on how to make a paper chef's hat.

 

Bible Verse Review Concentration Game

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In class place the cards face down on the table. Have your children take turns turning over two cards at a time trying to find matches. If you children are too small to read, read the words on the cards as they turn them over. They will help them to remember the verses and what they mean.

If a child finds a match, have him read the words on the card and give an example of what is written on the card.

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Cookie Game

sunday school cookie Jar bible craft  www.daniellesplace.com1. Before class make cookies and cookie jars from card stock and cut them out. (Patterns available to members only.)

2. Write one word of the verse on each cookie.

3. Prepare the Cookie Jar. Fold the Cookie Jar Pattern in half and tape along the side and bottom edge.

4. Hide the cookies in the room.

5. After the lessons write the Bible verse on the board and go over the verse. Then have your children go and find one cookie each. Tell them to go back and sit down when they have found one cookie. When all the cookies have been found go over the verse again, one word at a time. Ask the child with the cookie with the word you are looking at to bring his cookie up and place it in the cookie jar; or have him tape it to the wall.

You can also make a set for each child to take home and practice his or her Bible verse during the week. Use only the first half of the verse for younger children.

"Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:" Psalm 146:5

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Beatitude Books

The Beatitudes for Children Kids' Travel Guide to the Beatitudes
   
The Beatitudes Poster Child's Guide to the Beatitudes
   
The Be-Attitudes God Blesses Me

 

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Children, second grade throught 5th grade, will
love making this craft. Tape the crafts sticks
together before class and have your children
use markers to decorate the stick. Go to the
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