Elijah Bible Crafts and Activities
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Elijah and the Ravens

How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to the Bible Story of Elijah

 

Elijah and the Ravens Bible Lesson

The Following Craft and Activity Ideas Come from The Resource Room.

Elijah and the Raven puppet from www.daniellesplace.comPolly, a raven puppet, tells the story of Elijah and the Ravens. His great, great, great, grandfather's second cousin was one of the ravens that fed Elijah at the Kerith Brook. Since Polly only speaks bird language, he uses objects, pictures, and body movements to tell the story. The teacher interprets for Polly when he does have something to say. In this lesson children learn how God took care of Elijah while he was hiding out from King Ahab, and that God will also take care of their needs.

Bible Verse: “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

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Giving Raven

Raven Paper Plate Craft from www.daniellesplace.comThis Giving Raven is made with paper plates and construction paper.

The belly is a pocket in which things can be stored. It will remind your children that God took care of Elijah and he will take care of them. You can place a label with the Bible verse written on it on the raven's belly.

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Elijah Fed by a Raven Activity Sheet

sunday school Elijah and the Ravens Activity Sheet bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comChildren color the picture of Elijah and the Raven and then glue food (dry cereal) to the hand and the raven's beak. Just make sure you bring enough cereal for both the picture and your children!

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Elijah Fed by the Ravens Color Sheet

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"God Will Supply All Our Needs" Mural

sunday school god will supply all our needs bible bulletin board craftsunday school Elijah and Raven Note paper from www.daniellesplace.com

Print out the words, cut them out, glue them together, and staple them to the top of your bulletin board. Have your children draw pictures of things that God has given them using the raven holding a picture printouts, and staple them to your bulletin board under the title. (This Pattern is available to members only.)

 

 

 

 

Raven Puppet Craft

Free Elijah and the Ravens Bible Lesson for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.comMake Raven Puppets from brown lunch bags.

Directions and patterns for this craft are found on the Puppet Crafts Page. Have your children act out the story using their raven puppets.

 

 

 

Make a Sitting Raven Holding a Sign

This cute little bird can be made from fun foam or construction paper. A small sign is attached to its beak to remind the children of the story, and that God will take care of them like he did Elijah in the wilderness.

Elijah and the Raven Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.comA pattern and directions are available on the free sample lesson page.

 

Comments:

I used the raven craft with the note in his mouth to do a praise lesson. We colored and cut out a picture of a scarecrow (enlarged on a copy machine) and glued it to a cardboard paper towel roll (painted brown to resemble wood). Then after assembling the crow, we glued it on top of the paper towel roll (pole). The words on the note were changed to "We're crowing about God". Janet McKay

I used the sitting raven craft with my 2-3 yr old class. Our lesson was God told Adam to name all the animals. I used the Raven holding a sign "God told Adam to name all the animals". We put it on a short dowel rod. When our lesson was over the kids could remember what it was about. They would look at the raven and tell me that God told Adam to name all the animals in the air, water, and on land. We had a party after because it was end of our year. All these kids move into another class next week. I invited the ones that were going to move into this class in for the party. They didn't want anything but the ravens. So guess what we had to make them. They loved it. The smallest was 18 months old and he wouldn't give his up to no one. Still had it when Church was over outside. Thanks again for all the crafts and lessons on your site! Love it, Muyrl

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Make a Bird Hand Puppet

sunday school Bird Puppet bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comAll you need to make this cute little puppet is printer paper, tape, and crayons.

Your children can pretend to be the ravens in the story and go and find food for Elijah using these puppets.

The Pattern for this craft is available to members of The Resource Room.

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Bible Verse Review

In this activity the children pretend to be ravens and bring food to Elijah. Before class draw some pictures of food, color them, and cut them out, and write one word of the verse on each food. Hide the food pictures around the room. Pick a child to pretend to be a raven and fly around the room until he finds some food. When he finds something, he should bring it back to you. Take the food from the raven. Ask another child to come up and tape it to the wall. Then have another child pretend to be a raven and do the same thing. Pick another children to tape the food to the wall in the correct order of the verse. Keep going until all the food is found and the verse is complete.

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Elijah Spinner Review Game

sunday school Elijah Spinner Game from www.daniellesplace.comChildren collect food cards by spinning the raven and landing on "Pick a card" spaces. But not all spaces instruct you to 'Pick a card". Children may also be instructed to "caw like a crow, get a snack (real food), pick a food card from another player, or walk like a bird.

When all the cards have been picked, write the Bible verse on the board. Ask your children to look at the words on their cards. Point to the words on the board one at a time and ask the child who has that card to come up to the board and tape the card underneath that word. Go over the previous words each time you add a new word. When all the words have been taped to the board, have your children say the whole verse. This Pattern is available to members of The Resource Room.

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Help the Raven Find Food for Elijah

Send one child out of the room and pick another child to hide some food. You can use pictures of food or plastic food. Call the child in or have your bird puppet caw. As the child searches for the food make your puppet caw when he is going towards the hidden food. If he turns the wrong way have the puppet shake his head no. If he needs to look higher, have the puppet point up with his beak. When the child is really close have the puppet caw very fast. Keep playing until all the children have had a turn to find the food.

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Pretend to Be Ravens and Feed the Class

Have your bird puppet bring a snack to each child. Have the children put some of the snack in a Baggie and place it in the paper plate birds they made earlier. Also make copies of the Bible verse for each child and staple it to the outside of the Baggie. Tell the children to take their birds home and have him deliver the food and verse to someone they know and to tell that person about Elijah and how God cared for him.

You could also put snacks in plastic bags and hide them around the room. (You may have to use another room that isn't being used.) Have the children use their bird puppets and go into the other room to look for food. When they find some food, they should bring it back to the room and give it to another student.

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You will find even more activities, songs and rhymes and a complete lesson on The Resource Room available to members only.

 

"Four Little Ravens" Printable Itty Bitty Book

RavensThis Itty Bitty book goes along with the lesson of Elijah and the Ravens.

"Four little ravens sitting in a tree,
One flew off and then there were three.
He flew off to get some meat,
So that Elijah could have something to eat.

Three little ravens sitting in a tree,
One of them said, "Oh, Elijah needs me!"
He flew off to find some bread,
So that Elijah could be fed.

Two little ravens sitting in a tree,
One flew off to see what he could see.
He found his friends sharing their food
with Elijah. He chewed and chewed.

One little raven sitting in a tree,
He flew off to find the other three
He flew around. He look and he looked
Until he found them at the Cherith Brook.
©2007, Carolyn Warvel

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Elijah and the Widow Sunday School Lesson

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The Widow Makes Elijah Bread

sunday school Elijah and the Widow bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com(1 Kings 17:7-16) In this lesson your children act out the story as it is being told. They then use the actions to review the story.

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Kitchen Experimentation

Set up different stations in which the children measure, weigh, smell, taste, and experiment. Before class decide which of the following activities you will use. Write up a worksheet using the following questions or your own. Older children can go from station to station and fill out their worksheets as they go. If you have younger children, just have helpers at different stations to ask the children the questions and help them measure and pour.

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Make Bread

Before class prepare some yeast bread and let it rise. (Or buy the pre-made bread dough and thaw it out before class.) Give each child a handful of bread. Let them shape their dough the way they would like. Let the dough rise for half an hour. Bake the bread dough during the lesson. If you don't have an oven in church, you can have the children help you make some bread from scratch. Show them how to knead the bread. Give them each a handful in a plastic bag and tell them they can take it home and bake it. Write the Bible verse on the outside of the bag and the directions on how to bake the bread.

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Say a Rhyme While Kneading Bread

Have the children line up in a row. As you say the rhyme have a child knead the bread. At the end of the rhyme, he should go to the end of the line and the next child starts to knead the bread at the beginning of the rhyme.

"The Widow Kneads Some Bread"
by Carolyn Warvel

One, two, God loves you!
Three, four, do it some more.
Five, Six, knead and mix.
Seven, eight, God is great!
Nine, ten, say amen!
Do it again.

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Decorate a Napkin to Place in a Bread Basket

sunday school napkin in a bread basket bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: White paper towel or white material, bread baskets (you can find these at used stores for 25 to 50 cents apiece), markers, and pinking shears.

What to do: Have the children decorate their paper towels with markers and cut the edges with pinking shears. Tell them they can write the memory verse on the napkin and use other Christian symbols. Have them place their napkins in their baskets. Tell them they can place a piece of plastic wrap over the napkin and place bread in the basket. Instead of the paper towels you could use white material cut into squares and permanent markers so that the can be washed and used again.

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Make a Picture with Different Types of Bread in a Basket.

sunday school bread basket picture bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comPatterns available on The Resource Room. In class have the children color the pictures and cut out the different types of bread. Cut a slit in the top front of the basket. Have the children place the breads in the basket. They can put some of them in the slit so that it looks like the bread is in the basket. Glue the bread in place.

 

 

 

Make a Bible Cookbook with Recipes to Reinforce the Lessons About Elijah.

sunday school bible cookbook bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comEach recipe in the Bible Cookbook relates to a part of the story of Elijah and has a scripture reference so that children and parents can look up the verses to review the story.

Recipes Include:

1.sunday school crown cookie bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com King Ahab's Crown - (Sugar cookies cut into crown shapes. Ice and decorate them with candy confetti and small pieces of candy.) King Ahab was an evil king. He worshipped idols, 1 Kings 16:29-33

2. Runner's Snack - (Gorp) Elijah runs away and hides from King Ahab, 1 Kings 17:2-4

3. Ravens - made with chocolate wafers and candy corn beak,

5. sunday school raven cookie bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comRaven's Food - (Made from won ton wraps) The ravens fed Elijah at the Kerith Brook. 1 Kings 17:6

6. Dried Earth - (Cookies with crack on the top) It did not rain, the Kerith Brook dried up and the earth looked cracked and dry, 1 Kings 17:7

7. Widow's Bread - (Easy to make biscuits) The widow used the last of her flour and oil to make bread for Elijah, 1 Kings 17:8-16

8. sunday school elijah's altar bible recipe craft from www.daniellesplace.comElijah's Altar - (Dough formed into rock shapes, with Chow Mein noodle wood and fire on top) Elijah built an altar with 12 stones, 1 Kings 18:31

9. Clouds - (Coconut Macaroon cookies) Elijah sent his servant to go look for signs of rain seven times. On the seventh time he came back and said he saw a cloud the size of a hand in the sky. 1 Kings 18:44

10. Rain Drops - (Cookies formed into rain drop shapes) After God sent fire to burn up the offering, wood, altar, and the ground around the altar, God sent rain.

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You will find even more activities, songs and rhymes and a complete lesson on The Resource Room.

 

 

The Big Contest

 

The Following Craft and Activity Ideas Come from The Resource Room.

(God sends Fire) - (Kings 18:21-39) In this lesson children learn that God gives us everything we need. Children learn how God took care of Elijah and that he takes care of them. They act out the story as the teacher reads the story.

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Build Altars

Make some stones by filling lunch bags or grocery bags with crunched up newspapers and taping or gluing them closed. In class have the children practice building altars. Explain what altars where used for.

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Make Flame Banners

Cut off two to three feet lengths of crepe paper streamers. Use red, yellow, and orange. Staple them together at one end and cut the ends to a point at different lengths. Tape and staple the streamers to a craft stick. Have the children use the banners while singing a song.

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Make an Elijah Picture Story Wheel

sunday school elijah picture story wheel bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comChildren turn the Picture Wheel to reveal pictures from the story of Elijah.

 

 

 

 

 

God Sends Rain Bible Lesson

(Elijah Prays for Rain on Mt. Carmel) 1 Kings 18:43-46 sunday school god sends rain bible lesson craft from www.daniellesplace.comIn this lesson children learn that God is the one and only God, he controls the rain and can do anything. Children participate in telling the story by repeating a rhyme in which the servant comes back to Elijah each time after looking for rain and tells him he sees nothing. There are many activities, games, crafts, and songs, and rhymes to go with this lesson. This Lesson comes with a printable Bible verse and color sheet.

Decorate your room with clouds and balloon raindrops. Use the display for a Bible verse review game.

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Make a Cloud Picture

sunday school cloud picture bible lesson from www.daniellesplace.comChildren can glue cotton balls on a picture with clouds and raindrops. Pattern available on The Resource Room

 

 

 

 

Discover How Many Drops of Water Will Fit on the Top of a Quarter While Discussing and Reviewing the Lesson.

You will need a quarter and an eyedropper. (You may also want to have extra eyedroppers available for the children to experiment with later.) Before class practice dropping drops of water on a quarter. Discover how many drops a quarter will hold before it runs off. It is really interesting to watch as the water begins to bulge over the sides of the quarter. You will be amazed at how much water a quarter actually holds. I counted about 40 drops.

You can use this activity as a review game or just use it as an experiment.

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Experiment

Ask the children how many drops of water they think will fit on the top of the quarter without running off. Drop a drop of water on the quarter using the eyedropper. Add a few more drops. Keep adding drops until the water runs off the quarter.

 

Review Game

Ask the children how many drops of water they think will fit on the top of the quarter without running off. Drop a drop of water on the quarter using the eyedropper. Add a few more drops. Divide the children into teams. Tell the children that you will add one drop of water for every correct answer they give. Take turns asking the teams questions about the lesson. Add a drop for every correct answer. The team whose turn it is when the water runs off wins.

 

Play Bible Verse Review Games with Balloon Raindrops

sunday school bible verse review games with balloon raindrops  bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comMake some raindrops by filling some balloons with flour. Use heavy duty balloons, blow them up to stretch them out and then let the air out. Use a funnel to fill the balloons with flour. Place the balloon on the end of the funnel. I used the eraser end of a pencil to push the flour into the pencil. When the balloon is full pull it off the funnel and tie the balloon closed. (Warning: Keep an eye on the children as they play with these and make sure they don't puncture them with something sharp. Do not give them to young children who might put them into their mouths. They could puncture them with their teeth. They are very sturdy and will tolerate a lot of abuse. I would use these only in class and not give them to the children to take home. They would not make a safe toy for young children.) You will find games and Bible verse review activities on The Resource Room using these cute raindrops.

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Raindrop Roundup Review

sunday school raindrop roundup review bible game from www.daniellesplace.comRaindrop Roundup Review - Before class cut out a lot of raindrop shapes from blue paper. Write the Bible verse, one word per raindrop, on each raindrop shape. Make enough sets of raindrops so that you have one set for every child in your room. It is okay to have extra. In class write the Bible verse on the board and go over the verse several times. Have the children sit in a circle around the room. Ask the children if they have ever seen it rain inside. Throw all the raindrops up and let them fall to the floor. Tell the children on the word go, they should go and look for one raindrop with the word "He" written on it. Show them the word. Once every child has found a raindrop with the word "He" on it, tell them to find a raindrop with the word "gives" on it. Keep going until the children have found all the words to the Bible verse. Make a cloud shaped pocket (pattern available on The Resource Room) by gluing two cloud shapes together and writing the Bible verse on the outside. Have the children place their raindrops in the cloud pocket so they can take them home and study the Bible verse. (This activity can be done with nonreaders. They can just compare the words written on the board to the words written on the raindrops).

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Make Rainsticks

Enchanted Learning Web Site has instructions on how to make a fun and easy rainstick out of a paper towel tube and aluminum foil. Young children will love making this rainstick. Have your children use their rainsticks during music time. To make this rainstick, you crunch up a sheet of aluminum foil into a long thin shape and then bend it into a coil shape by winding it around a dowel. Stick the aluminum foil into the tube and tape one end closed. Place some rice, popcorn, or dried beans into the tube. Or use different things in different rainsticks and compare how they sound. Tape the other end closed. Cover the tube with construction paper and decorate the tubes with stickers, crayons, or markers. You could also write the Bible verse on stickers and have the children stick the stickers on the rainsticks.

 

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