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Miracles - Jesus Heals the Blind Man


Jesus Heals the Blind Man Paper Craft for Sunday School

Jesus Heals the Blind Man Craft for Sunday School or Children's Ministry from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:


Colored Pencils or Crayons


Clear Packaging Tape (wide tape)

Chocolate Pudding

Instructions for Younger Children:

1. Before class print out the blind man pattern and seeing man pattern and make copies. Cut the pattern out.

Member's card pattern

Instant Download Pattern $2.00 -  purchase  view cart 

Jesus Heals the Blind Man Craft for Younger Children - Children put pudding on the eyes and then wipe it off. Open the flaps and the blind man can see!

2. Make some chocolate pudding.

3. In class have your children color the pictures.

4. Fold the sides of the blind man picture back and turn the pattern over, unfold, and glue the seeing man picture in the center between the folds.

5. Have your children write on one side of the seeing man, "I was blind, but now I see!" and on the other side, "I believe."

6. Place pieces of clear packaging tape over the blind man's eyes. Let your children dip their fingers into the pudding and place it on the blind man's eyes, and then wipe it off, and open the paper to reveal the seeing man

Children can act out the story of Jesus healing the blind man using this craft. They fold the hands over the blind man's eyes then open the folded paper to reveal the man that can see!

Older Children's Craft

Instructions for Older Children:

1. Before class print out the Hands Patterns, Blind Man Pattern and Seeing Man Pattern, and make copies.

Member's card pattern

2. Cut out the hand patterns and the seeing man pattern.

3. In class have your children color the pictures, and then fold the patterns.

4. Fold the sides of the blind man picture back, unfold, and glue the seeing man picture in the center between the folds. Fold the hands at the ends and glue them to the back of the blind man pictures and fold them forward over the blind man's eyes.

5. Have your children write on one side of the seeing man, "I was blind, but now I see!" and on the other side, "I believe."

See how to make this craft on our "View it and Do it" Craft video:


Jesus Heals the Blind Man Game for Sunday School

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This game goes along with the Bible Lesson "When the Blind Can See and the Seeing are Blind" on The Resource Room, where children learn that Jesus can heal us both physically and spiritually.

Objects or shapes that represent different spiritual concepts are placed in bags. Children reach into the bags, feel the objects, and try to figure out what they are.

The students can then try to guess what spiritual truth the objects represent, or the teacher can tell them.

What you will need:

Printable Shapes Patterns from The Resource Room or the following objects: Small Bible, crown, heart, cross, lamb toy, candle. You will also need six lunch bags and scissors.

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1. Before class print out the shape patterns onto card stock (Heavy Paper) or collect the items listed. Place each shape or item in a bag.

2. In class have your children take turns trying to discover what shape or object is in the bag, and what it might represent relating to spiritual sight.

3. Give a bag to a child and tell him to reach into the bag and try to feel the object or paper shape that is in the bag and guess what it might be. If the child can't guess, have him give it to the next child to try.

4. After a child has guessed correctly read what is on the shape or explain how each item relates to spiritual sight.

Lamb - "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29. When we recognize that Jesus is the lamb of God we gain spiritual sight.

Crown - "Jesus is King of Kings and Lord or Lords" Revelations 19:16. When we recognize who Jesus is we gain spiritual sight.

Bible - "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ." Romans 10:17. When we read God's words and believe we receive spiritual sight.

Cross - "Jesus gave his life for you on the cross so you live in righteousness." 1 Peter 2:24. When we understand how Jesus died for our sins and ask for forgiveness we gain spiritual sight.

Heart - God loves you. He sent his own son to die for you so you might have eternal
life. - John 3:16. When we realize how much God loves us we gain spiritual sight.

Candle - "Jesus said, 'I am the light of the world.'" John 9:5. When we recognize Jesus as the light of the world we gain spiritual sight and no longer live in darkness.

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Jesus Heals My Blindness

Jesus Heals My Blindness Craft and Activity Sheet from www.daniellesplace.com

This craft goes along with the Sunday school lesson "Jesus Heals the Blind Man" on The Resource Room.


Is it Spiritual or Physical Blindness?

Before class print out the eyes and heart pictures and cut them out. (Pattern available to members.) You can also glue them to craft sticks. Make a set for each child.

In class tell your children that you are going to tell them part of the story and they should put up either the eye for physical blindness or the heart representing spiritual blindness for each thing you say.


1. The blind man that Jesus and his disciples passed as they walked. The children should put up both the eyes and heart since the blind man was both spiritually and physically blind. ( Available to members.)



Miracles - Jesus Walks on Water


"Jesus Walks on the Water" and "Miraculous Catch of Fish" Envelope Boat Craft

Envelope boat Bible Craft for Sunday school - The Miraculous Catch of Fish www.daniellesplace.com

Made from one invitation-sized envelope this little boat takes only minutes to cut and assemble. Children will love acting out Bible stories with the Bible Paper Dolls. (Available to members on The Resource Room) If you aren't a member you can use craft sticks or clothes pins to make the Bible characters

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What you will need:

Invitation envelope (4 3/8" x 5 3/4") or a letter-sized envelope
Pipe cleaners or drinking straws
Colored pencil or crayons
Clear tape

How to Make the Envelope Boat:

1. To make the boat print out the Envelope Cutting Diagram onto card stock or heavy paper and cut it out. (Printing Problems?)

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2. Place the patterns on the envelope and trace them onto the envelope. Cut the sail and the boat from the envelope. (Invitation-sized envelopes work best because they allow for a larger sail, but the letter-sized envelopes will also work.)

3. Use a sharp object such as a letter opener to score the fold lines on both sides of the boat shape. If you don't have a sharp object, you can just trace the line using a pen and heavy hand. (This is an important step because it will make it easier to fold the envelope.

4. Fold up the bottom of the boat shape 1/2" where indicated on the pattern. Turn the envelope over and fold it up again on the same line. Do the same thing for the other fold lines, folding them up and back.

5. Have your children color the boat shape before assembling the boat. You may also want them to write the Bible verse or short saying on the sail.

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6. To assemble the boat open the boat shape with your thumbs pulling out the sides so that two triangle shapes appear at the corners.

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7. Press down on the tips of the envelope to form smaller triangles (pre-folded lines) at the corners.

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8. Fold back the corners towards to bottom of the boat.

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9. Tape the corners down to the bottom of the boat.

10. To finish tape the sail onto a pipe cleaner or straw and then tape it to the inside of the boat.

sunday school Jesus and His Disciples in a Boat bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

11. You can also have your children make a lake scene by cutting wave shapes from paper, make a net from vegetable bags, cut fish shapes from paper or use fish crackers.

12. Make Bible people out of craft sticks or clothes pins and place them in the boat. (A printable patterns for Jesus, Peter, the disciples, and the waves are available to members on The Resource Room.)

*Note - if you don't have envelopes there is a boat pattern available to members that you can just print out onto card stock and cut out.

This craft can also be used for the Fishers of Men Lesson and Jesus Calms the Storm.

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Miracles - Jesus Calms the Storm


Jesus Walks on Water Wave Streamers

Cut light blue, dark blue, and white crepe strips into three feet lengths. In class have the children gather about five strips together and staple them together at one end. Tape the strips to a jumbo-sized craft stick. Show the children how they can move their hands up and down and make the streamers look like waves. Use the streamers later during music time.

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Jesus Calms the Storm Wind and Wave Wind Sock Craft

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Wind and Waves Windsock Craft This craft goes along with the lesson "Jesus Calmed the Storm" The windsock says, "Even the wind and the waves obey him." Mark 4:41

What you will need: Card stock, markers or crayons, fish or butterfly stickers (optional), blue Rick rack, 7/8" blue and purple ribbon, glue, tape, and staples, laminator or clear contact paper (optional).

How to make a Bible Wind Sock Craft:

1. Before class print out the Pattern (Available to Resource Room Members only.) or have your children draw their own designs onto card stock. Cut off the excess paper leaving 1/2" on top and the bottom of the picture. Cut one end off at the line. Leave extra on one end to staple under.

2. Cut up pieces of ribbon and Rick rack into 12" lengths. In class have the children color the picture and add stickers and Rickrack. When they are done with their pictures give them ribbon and Rickrack across the length of the bottom. When they are done with that staple the sides together to make at tube. Staple yarn or ribbon at the top to hang the windsock.

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"Jesus Calms the Storm" Moving Picture of Jesus and His Disciples on the Boat

Jesus Calms the Storm Moveable Picture Activity Sheet for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

A craft is used as a visual to tell the story in the Sunday School lesson "Jesus Calms the Storm". It can also be used as a craft. Jesus is shown sleeping on the boat with calm, happy waves.

When the storm comes up clouds are folded down and new, angry waves can be folded up to make a new stormy picture. A new standing Jesus picture is presented when Jesus wakes up. He tells the storm to stop and the waves and clouds are folded out of the way to reveal a calm sea.

The Pattern for this craft is available on The Resource Room.

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Act Out the Story "Jesus Calms the Storm"

You will need:

Spray bottle filled with water (optional), Large cardboard box for a boat (optional), Blue sheet or material, Flashlights, Poster Board, Cushion or pillow for Jesus

1. Assign each child a part in the story and explain what he will be doing. If you have extra children have them be disciples.

2. Read the following story and have the children act it out as you read it.

Jesus Calms the Storm

Jesus had been teaching crowds of people all day long. They followed him and his disciples wherever they went. It had been a long day and Jesus needed some rest. Jesus and the disciples got into a boat to go to the other side of the sea. Jesus fell fast asleep in the back of the boat.

(Have the disciples get into the boat (a designated area in the room), and Jesus lay down.)

Soon the wind began to blow.

(Have the child with a piece of cardboard move it up and down to create the wind.)

The waves were getting bigger and starting to splash into their small boat.

(Have the children with the blue material wave it over the disciples in the boat.)

Clouds began to roll in and the sky got dark.

(Have a child turn off the lights. This child can also hold a flashlight on the scene if the room is really dark)

Thunder was rumbling.

(Have a child make thunder sounds. A large piece of poster board sounds like thunder when shaken.)

Lightening began flashing in the sky and it began to rain.

(Have the child at the light switch flash the lights on and off. Have the child with the squirt bottle spray the disciples and Jesus. You may want to be the one who holds the water bottle.)

The water was coming in faster than they could bail it out. The disciples were getting very scared. They woke Jesus up and yelled through the noise, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"

(You can have the children say the words or just act them out as you read the script.)

Jesus got up and said to the wind and waves, "Quiet! Be still!" The wind died down and it was completely calm. Jesus asked his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?" The disciples were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him?"

The activity comes from the "Jesus Calms the Storm" lesson on The Resource Room.

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"Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" Wheel Craft

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus wheel Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

This craft will remind your children to keep their eyes on Jesus when they face difficult or scary situations. Turn the wheel and different thoughts appear in the window such as: It's too dark!, It might hurt!, etc. The eyes on the little boy also move with each situation. When the words "Keep your eyes on Jesus!" show through the window, the little boy is looking straight ahead.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" on The Resource Room. (A Pattern is available to members only.)



Play "Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" Water Strider Game

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Children spin the water strider wheel to see in which direction the water strider is looking. The child or teacher reads the thought and then the child gives an example of when someone might take their eyes off of Jesus when they are thinking that thought. For example, if the water strider is looking at "It might hurt." The child may say, "A person may say this when he is going to get a shot." The teacher can comment that if this person remembers that Jesus will be with them, they won't be so afraid.

If they "keep their eyes on Jesus", he will help them get through it. If the water strider is looking at the word "Jesus", you can give the child a treat or make up some other reward.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" on The Resource Room. (A Pattern is available to members only.)



Shaving Cream Fun

Squirt shaving cream on a table and sprinkle blue glitter to resemble water. Before hand have your children decorate wooden craft spoons as Jesus and Peter. Let the children play in the shaving cream with the spoons acting out the story. Use play boats if desired. Shaving cream seems messy but it will dissolve and not stain clothes.



"Keep Your Eyes on the Verse" Bible Verse Review

Print out the Bible verse to make a large poster.

Pick about five students to stand in the back of the room against a wall. Stand at the front of the room with the poster in your hands. Point to one of the words on the poster and see if any of the children can read the word from the back of the room. (If one of the children can see the word, try using a smaller poster.) If no one can read the word, take a step forward. Ask your children again if anyone can read the word. Keep playing until a child can read the word you are pointing to. Have the children say the whole verse and then pick another group of children.

This Activity goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "Keep Your Eyes on Jesus" on The Resource Room. (Available to members only.)

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Can't wait to try the "act it out" with my first graders on Sunday!!! This site has been really helpful throughout my first year as a CCD teacher.



Miraculous Catch of Fish


Miraculous Catch of Fish Games and Activity Ideas

Miraculous Catch of Fish envelope boat Bible craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Make a Bible Scene Display

See "Jesus Walks on the Water" and "Miraculous Catch of Fish" Envelope Boat Craft above.

2. Pretend to be Fishermen

Make fishing poles and paper fish. Make a box boat, go to the Crafts from Trash Page for directions.

3. Let’s go Fishing Game

You will need: Construction Paper or Heavy Paper, Paper Clips, Magnets, String, Stick or Something you can use as a pole.

How to make:

1. Draw some fish or use clip art onto heavy paper.f each fish or glue tiny magnets on to each fish.

2. Tie the string to the end of a stick to make a fishing pole. Tie a magnet to the end of the string or a paper clip depending on which you put on the fish.

To Play: Place the fish on the floor. Catch as many fish as you can until all the fish are gone. The person who catches the most fish wins.

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Miracles - Peter Finds a Coin in the Mouth of a Fish


Go to the Miracles - Peter Finds a Coin in a Fishes Mouth Craft Page



Miracles - Peter Heals the Lame Man

Peter Heals the Lame Man Cup Craft from www.danielllesplace.com
Peter Heals the Lame Man - Walking, Leaping, and Praising God! Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

See Peter Heals the Lame Man Crafts and Bible Games Page.



Miracles - Jesus Turns Water into Wine


Make "Water to Wine Pots"

Jesus turns water into wine paper craft

What you will need:

Brown Construction Paper 12" x 9"

Light blue and Purple or Red Tissue Paper

Glue Sticks


Colored Pencils


How to make:

1. Before class cut the construction paper in half lengthwise to make sheets 12" x 6". Cut those pieces in half to make 6" x 4 1/2".

2. Roll the sheets up and staple them together to make tubes. (You could also use TP rolls.)

3. Staple or glue six tubes "pots" together.

4. Print out the water and wine labels, make copies, and cut they apart. (Patterns available to members on The Resource Room.)

5. Cut the tissue paper into 6-inch squares.

6. In class place glue around the inisde rim of the tubes and have your children crinkle up the tissue paper and stick them inside the tubes. Make sure they place all the purple tissue paper on one side and all the blue tissue paper on the other. (If you don't want to use glue, you can place pieces of double sided tape inside the rims of the tubes before class.)

7. Have your children color the labels and glue one to each side of the tubes. Make sure that when the purple tissue paper is on top the wine label is readable, and when the blue "water" side is up the water label can be read.

Many of the ideas for this lesson were sent in by Theresa Bostick. She made veils for the girls to wear on their heads using white 1/4" elastic and white netting and bow-ties for the boys to wear around their necks using black 1/4" elastic, Velcro and black felt. She also took a group wedding picture. Thanks, Theresa for all the great ideas.



Water Water Wine Game

This is a game that I remember playing when I was in children's church over 20 years ago. Instead of saying duck, duck, goose, have the children say water, water, wine. This is an easy way to reinforce Jesus' first miracle of him turning the water into wine. I use it with my 1 and 2 year olds now and they love it.



Lessons about Jesus turning Water into Wine on The Resource Room

Wedding picture

1. The week before this lesson send out wedding invitations to your students.

2. Decorate your room with wedding shower decorations or have the children who arrive early help.

3. In class have your students decorate wedding cupcakes.



Play a Bible Verse Memory Game

Go over the Bible verse several times so that the children can say it without help. Have the children all stand in a large circle. Give a child a beanbag or other object. Play like hot potato. When you start the music the children start passing the beanbag, but they must first say the verse before they pass it. For young children use just the last part of the verse ("He cares about what happens to you."). When the music stops the child who is holding the bean bag must sit down. You can also have more than one bean bag going around the circle at the same time.

You can also play by having the children pass the beanbag until the music stops. The child who is holding the beanbag must say the Bible verse.



Have a Wedding Dress Contest

Break the children up into teams of three or four. Give each team a roll of TP and have them dress up one of their team members as a bride. Have the children vote on which bride looks the best.

You will find more ideas for this Lesson on The Resource Room.

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Miracles - Jesus Heals a Paralytic


See Bible Themes - Bear One Another's Burdens


Jesus Heals the Lame Man Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School

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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. A craft stick is inserted into the paper pattern. Children draw a sad face on one side of a 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 to pick up his mat and walk the 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.



Talk About First Aid Supplies

Bring in a variety of supplies from a typical first aid box, Band-Aids, gauze, aspirin, etc. Let the children discuss them; what they are used for, etc. Then talk about how Jesus can help you feel better when you are sick or hurt. Discuss how Jesus wants us to be well, not sick, just like our parents. Use this to start discussing the healing miracles Jesus did.



Blind Man

Blindfold them and lead around the room. Have them try to touch their toes, scratch their nose, tie their shoes, etc. with the blindfold on. Then take them off and do same activities.



Jesus Healing the Sick

Have the children lay down like they are sick in bed. One teacher comes in, kneels beside each child and recites the words Jesus healed Jairus' daughter. They can do this for each other, and help each other up off the floor.



Bandage Relay

For primary ages, do a "bandage relay". Two teams, have them try to wrap or unwrap each other from gauze wrap, ace bandages, etc. Or give them each a stack of Band-Aids and have them unwrap and stick them on each other in a certain amount of time.



Play a Memory Game

For primary ages, take a tray of first aid supplies and let them look at it for one minute. Remove several objects and have them try to tell what is missing.



Miracles - Jesus Feeds the 5,000


The Big Picnic Sunday School Lesson on The Resource Room




Miracles - Jesus Heals the Ten Lepers


"Don't Forget to Say Thank You"

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This Lesson Comes From the Resource Room. A Free Sample Lesson is Also Available

In this lesson Children learn that it is important to tell Jesus how thankful they are. He likes be thanked just like we do when we do.

Younger children make leper paper dolls to act out the story as a poem is being read.

Older children make paper doll puppets to use in a show about the lesson.

All ages will enjoy playing a "Musical Chairs" game in which they have to say something they are thankful for when they sit on a certain chair. Click on the link to get your free sample lesson.

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Children's Book About Miracles


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