Bible Crafts and Activities For
Bear One Another's Burdens
Jesus Heals the Paralytic
The Following Crafts and Activities come from the Bible lesson
"Bear One Another's Burdens". A complete lesson with printable crafts and
activities is available to members
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Jesus Heals the Paralytic Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School
This craft can be used for the Sunday School lesson "Jesus Heals the Lame Man" from John 5:1-15 or Jesus Heals the Paralytic from Mark 2:1-12. Children draw a sad face on one side of a jumbo craft stick and a happy face on the other. They can use the craft stick puppets to act out the story. When Jesus tells the lame man or paralytic to pick up his mat and go home children can take the craft stick out and turn it around so that the smiling face side shows. They can also fold up the mat and place it in the puppet's hand as pictured.
The pattern for this craft is available to members only.
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Bible Scene with house and people to go with the story.
Patterns and directions available to The Resource
Bring in boxes, paper, scissors, glue, etc. and pictures
of houses in Bible times.
Have your children make replicas of the
house. Tell them they can use the boxes to make the house or just
draw pictures of them. Children can use their house to act out the
Make a "Bear One Anothers Burdens " Bear Paper Craft
Children will love playing with there stand-up bears. The little bear can ride on the bigger bear's back.
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"Bear Ye One Another's Burdens" Coloring Sheet for Sunday School
As your children work on this coloring sheet talk about what it means to bea one another's burdens.
Ask your children
why they think the little bear might be crying and what the other bear
might be doing to help little bear. Ask them how they can help their friends and family.
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What Burdens Are
a wet paper towel or facial tissue so that two ends are secured
between heavy objects. (Experiment before class to see how well
your set up will work.) Ask the children to think of things that
might be a burden to someone. When a child thinks of something,
let him come up and place a quarter or some other object in the
center of the wet paper towel. (Write down the suggestions as they
are mentioned.) Let each child come up and place a quarter on the
wet paper towel as he comes up with a burden. Keep going until the
paper towel breaks or everyone has a turn. If the paper towel breaks
during the activity tell the children that some burdens are so hard
to bear that they can break a person. That is why it is important
for us to bear each other's burdens. Start again with a new paper
every child has had a turn, go back and ask them how they can help
bear the burden that they had mentioned earlier. Let them take a
quarter off the paper towel after they give their ideas.
Read Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Bear Feels Sick
By Karma Wilson / Margaret K McElderry Books
Bears friends come over and want to play but Bear feels achy and too sick to play. Hare finds him a warm cozy spot and mouse covers him up. His other friends all pitch in to help bear feel better. The next day he wakes up feeling good and wants to play, but all his friends are exhausted and not feeling well. Now it is bear's turn to take care of his friends.
You may be able to find this book in your local library.
After reading the story ask your children if they can remember what some of the animals did to "bear Bear's burden".
1. Find him a warm cozy spot and try to make him more comfortable.
2. Gives him a hug.
3. Try to comfort him by reassuring him that he will be just fine.
4. Get him water.
5. Cooks him some broth.
6. Put a cool wet cloth on him to cool him down.
7. Makes sure he is covered up.
8. Helps him drink from a cup.
9. Gather herbs for him.
10. Draw pictures for him.
11. Bird brings him a flower.
12. They whisper and walk on tippy toes so they don't wake him up.
13. Sing him lullabies.
14. And keep a watch over him.
Ask your children if they have ever done any of these things to help someone who was sick. Remind your children if they can't do any of these things, they can always pray for the sick person.
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even more ideas for this lesson on The
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a Bible House to Act Out the Bible Story
This idea comes from
Susan Vaughn. Construct a Bible-times house with two different sizes
of large boxes. You can find them at appliance stores.
Use duct tape to attach them to make a two-room home. Cut
an opening between the boxes for an inside door and a window.
Attach flowers and vines made from construction paper of different
colors to the outside. Cover the roof with palm leaves cut
from paper bags. The roof is removable. This house can
be used for other lessons as well such as lessons on how to be friends.
Make a Sod House
I divided the children into groups of four and gave each group a copy paper box with a lid. The children painted the boxes with tan tempera paint and then sprinkled the wet paint with sand to give the house a sandstone appearance. The next Sunday we created construction paper windows, doors, and a staircase and glued them to the box. After the children left, my faithful helper and I wired the upturned lid to the bottom of the box. When the children returned on the third week, they filled the lid with potting soil and sowed grass seed. By the next Sunday, seeds had sprouted and the little houses truly appeared to have a sod roof. *Note-Make sure that the grass is watered a time or two during the week. Connie Melloway
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