Jesus Changes Me From the Inside Out Bible Crafts
Bible Crafts, Bible Lesson and Games about the Holy Spirit and Changing from the Inside Out
The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson "Jesus Changes Me from the Inside Out" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that they can never be good enough to get to heaven. But that Jesus came to earth and died for us so that we can be forgiven of our sins. He went back to heaven to live with his father but he sent the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to change from the inside out.
Make the "Jesus Changes You From the Inside Out" Envelope
Children use this craft during the lesson. As the teachers discusses how the Holy Spirit changes them in different ways, they place the corresponding heart in their envelope.
What you will need:
What to do:
1. Before class print out the patterns.
(Patterns for both a boy and girl are available to members on The Resource Room above.)
2. Cut them out and have the children color them. Help them fold down the flaps and glue the bottom and side flap to make an envelop. Make sure the don't glue the top flap.
3. Send your students home with blank hearts and tell them to write other words on the hearts that describe how the Holy Spirit changes us during the week.
Discover What is Inside an Envelope by Rubbing on the Outside
What you will need:White Paper, Flat, Small Objects such as: Coins, Paper Clips, Stencils, Lace, Rickrack, Leaves, Sequins, or Shapes cut from Posterboard, and Pencils or Crayons without the Wrappers
What to do:
1. Before class fold pieces of paper in half and place flat objects on the inside of the folded paper. Tape the objects down to one side so they don't more around and then fold the edges back and tape it closed to make an envelope. Make one envelope for each student.
2. Write on the outside of the envelope, on the side you didn't tape the objects, "Jesus changes you from the inside out."
3. When the children arrive have them rub the sides of crayons over the the envelope to try to discover what is inside. Once they have guessed what they think the objects are by looking at the images they created from their rubbings, let them open the envelope to see if they were correct.
Tell your students that the envelopes are like people. We can tell what is inside a person because it shows on the outside. How a person acts and what he does, reveals what is in his heart.
Ask your children what they think the words on the envelope mean.