Bible Crafts and Activities
For Sunday School

Bible Themes: A - C

How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Bible Themes Including: Amos, Ants, Balaam and His Talking Donkey , Beatitudes, The Bible, Bible Reading Books of the Bible, Bread of Life , Bulletin Board Displays, and Cain and Abel

Amos

Scripture Reference - Amos 1:1, Amos 7:14

 

Amos Wasn't Famous

Children learn that God can use anyone to do his work. You don't have to be famous or smart or anything else. You just have to obey and listen to God's calling. Following are some ideas from the lesson. The Complete Lesson with coloring sheets, craft patterns, etc., is available to Resource Room members only.

 

Taste Figs

Bring in figs and have the children taste them. If you have any children actually eat them tell them that Amos would have been proud of them. Also bring in Fig Newtons for them to taste.

 

Color the "Amos Wasn't Famous" Color Sheet and Poem

(Printable Pattern available to members only) Have the children glue cotton balls on the sheep.

Amos Wasn't Famous Coloring Sheet with Poem for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com 2003Amos Wasn't Famous

Written by Carolyn Warvel

Amos wasn't famous.
He was just like me and you.

When God told him what to do,
he didn't say boo hoo.

He left his little sheep
and took a great big leap.

He went to prophesy
to all the girls and guys.

He obeyed the Lord above,
and shared Gods' words with love.

He told the people to obey
and turn from their sins today.

No, Amos wasn't famous.
©Carolyn Warvel

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You will find even more ideas for this lesson on The Resource Room

 

Make "Famous in God's Eyes" Buttons or Bookmarks

How to Make the "Famous in God's Eyes" Button Craft:

1. "Famous in God's Eyes!" Button or Bookmark Craft for Sunday School  from www.daniellesplace 2011Use a imaging computer program to draw three inch circles.

2. Write "I want to be famous in God's eyes like Amos" around the edge of the circle and make a face in the center.

3. Print the patterns out onto colorful paper and cut them out.

4. Cut 12" lengths of one-inch blue ribbon. Fold the ribbons in half and tape them to the back of the button.

5. Use a piece of rolled up masking tape to stick to your children's clothes.

These can also be used as bookmarks. Make lots of extra because your children will probably want to make one for their whole family. (This idea was sent in by Bobbi) (Patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room.)

 

 

Play "Picking Figs"

"Picking Figs" Bible Verse Review Game for Amos Bible Lesson on www.daniellesplace.com1. Before class cut fig shapes from card stock. Write one word of the verse on each fig shape. Make several sets of the Bible verse figs.

2. In class remind your children about how Amos grew figs. Tell them that they are going to pretend to pick figs and review the Bible verse.

3. Break the class up into teams and have them line up in rows across the room.

4.Place baskets at one end of the room opposite each team.

5. Place the sets figs at the other end of the rows of teams on the floor next to each child that is first in the line.

6. To play on the word "go" the first child in each row should pick up one fig at a time in the order of the verse and pass it to the child next to him in line. The child should tell the child next to him the word each fig as he passes them. The child who receives the fig should look at the fig to make sure it is the correct word and in the correct order, and then pass it to the next child saying the word as he passes it. Each child in line should do exactly the same thing until the last child places it in the basket at the end of the line. The child who places the figs in the basket should place one fig on top of the other so he has one pile of figs that spells out the Bible verse in order.

4. The team that gets all its figs in order in the basket first wins. Make sure you check the figs in the basket to see if they are in order. Have your children read each fig as you check them.

Note: You can use just one set of figs and one basket and have one team at a time pass the figs. Time each team to see which one completes the task in the shortest amount of time.

 

Ants

Scripture Reference - Proverbs 6:6-8

 

"Consider the Ants" Bible Lesson

Free "Consider the Ants" Sunday School lesson from www.daniellesplace.comIn this Bible lesson, children learn that we can learn from the ants and become wise. The ants do their work even when they don't have someone telling them what to do or checking up on them. Following are some ideas from the lesson. This lesson is available to members only on The Resouce Room.

Free Home School Curriculum - This is a free sample lesson. It is great for Christian preschools, Sunday School, and home schools. Click here to get your free sample lesson - Consider the Ants Free Sample Lesson.

This lesson is part of a series of lessons designed especially for Christian schools and home schools. They come with ABC learn-to-print worksheets and cursive writing worksheets. Each worksheet concentrates on one letter of the alphabet with a Bible verse and lesson to go along with the letter. They also contain other ideas in creative writing, mathematics, and other areas.

1. Make an Ant Picture

sunday school fingerprint Ants bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comGo to the ants bible activity sheet  from www.daniellesplace.comHave the children draw an ant hill on a piece of paper (Or use the Free Printable Color Sheet). Show them how to press their fingers on an ink pad to make ants. Add legs and antennae using a pencil or marker. Talk about the body parts of an ant, head, abdomen, and thorax.

 

2. Make a Paper Ant Holding the Bible Verse

Ant Craft - Plastic spoon ant craft from www.daniellesplace.comCut an ant shape from black poster board, punch hole along the sides where the legs and antenna go. Lace black pipe cleans through the holes for the legs and fold them so that the ant stands up. Glue googly eyes to the head.

Cut another head shape and glue it to the bottom head on the ant body so that the mouth will open.

Write the Bible verse on a sticky note and place it in the ants mouth.

A Pattern for this craft is available to member on The Resource Room

 

3. Study Ants

Set up an ant farm. Watch the ants work. Go for a walk and look for ants. What are they doing? Follow them back to their homes. At the beginning of class set out a plate of different foods near an anthill. At the end of class go out and check up on the plate to see if any ants have come for a meal. What did they like best?

 

4. Practice Printing and Writing

sunday school Letter A Activity Sheet bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comThis ant lesson is included in a set of twenty-six lessons. Each lesson studies a different animal and Bible truth.

Each lesson includes printable worksheets including the dotted letters children can trace, letters with arrows showing how to print the lette, letters in cursive, and a complete Bible verse sheet which the children can practice writing.

See the ABC, I Believe Lessons for home school.

 

4. Make a List

Have the children make a list of things that they will try to remember to do without having to be reminded. This activity comes with a decorative sheet with ants all the way around the edge (Printable Pattern available to Resource Room Members Only).

5. "Wise Ants" Printable Itty Bitty Book for Beginning Readers

This story is based on Proverbs 6:6-8, "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest." It goes with the Bible lesson "Consider the Ants" on The Resource Room and in the ABC, I Believe Lessons for home school.

Wise Ant Itty Bitty Bookwise ant pictureAnts go left and ants go right.
They work hard all day and night.
Ants go up and ants go down.
They do their work without a frown.
Ants go to and and go fro,
Working together all in a row.
Ants go east and ants go west.
They always try to do their best.
Ants work hard for their size.
Learn from the ants and you'll be wise!

© 2007, Carolyn Warvel

This printable book is available to members on The Resource Room.

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6. Counting Ants

Counting Ants Printable Book PicturesCounting Ants Printable BookOne, two, three, four, I see ants on the floor.
Hurry up and shut the door because we don't want anymore.
Five, six, seven, eight, Climbing up the garden gate.
There will be more if we wait.
Nine, ten, and eleven,
Oh no, four fell off and now there are seven.
I wonder if ants go to heaven?
© 2007, Carolyn Warvel

This printable book is available to members on The Resource Room.

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7. Pretend to be Ants

Divide your children up into groups of three to four ants: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. The children who are the thorax and abdomen should place their hands on the shoulders of the child in front of them. Let them practice walking together saying left and right, left and right, as they go. Tell them to try to keep their feet all moving at the same time. Next, have them try marching to the Ant Chant.

Ant Chant

Left and right, left and right.
We work hard all day and night.

Left and right, left and right.
Working hard is our delight.

Left and right, left and right.
We don't whine, we do it right.

Left and right, left and right.
Jesus is our guiding light.
©Carolyn Warvel - Do not reprint without permission

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8. Make a Letter "A" Anthill

Show the children how to draw a large letter A on their papers. The A is the anthill. Show the children a picture of what an anthill look like inside. Have them draw in their own tunnels. They can also make ants using their fingerprints or glue raisins on the paper for ants.

 

9. Counting Ants

Draw anthills on ten paper plates and number them one - ten. Give your children raisins and have them place the correct number of ants on each plate. Then eat them all up!

 

10. Eat Ants and Sand!

Give each child a Ziploc bag of Graham cracker crumbs with raisins in it and let them pour it on a plate to explore and eat the anthill and ants.

 

11. Make a Paper 3-D Pop-up Ant

3-D Paper Pop Up Ant craft 3-D bible craft  from www.daniellesplace.comA Pattern for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

 

 

 

Balaam and His Talking Donkey

sunday school Balaam and his Donkey bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comBible Reference: Numbers 22 - 25

See the Balaam Bible Themes Page

 

 

 

 

Beatitudes Sunday School Lesson for Children

Beatitude Bible Lessons - Taste and See

Beatitude Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

 

Beatitude Bible Lessons - Bee and Flower-themed Lessons

 

Bread of Life

 

Sandwich Party

Begin class with a sandwich party. Let your children choose what they would like on their bread. While your kids are enjoying this yummy treat, discuss how often we eat bread. Ask them what kind of things they like to put on their bread. Show them different kinds of bread: Brown bread, flat bread, long bread, etc. Tell your children that their is another kind of bread, but we don't eat it. Let them guess what it could be. When everyone gives up guessing announce that Jesus is bread too. Explain how the Bible is food for our souls and we need it daily. Just as we need to have bread to fill our tummy's, we have to have Jesus so our hearts don't get hungry. After clean up have your children color a picture of a Bible and a picture of bread. The memory verse should appear on their picture of the Bible "I am that bread of life." John 6:48

Allow kids to reenact what they just learned with their colored pictures. Holding up the Bible picture say, "This bread is for my belly." holding up the picture of the colored bread say, "This bread is for my heart." Sent in by Kelly Hamilton

 

Bread of Life Lessons and Crafts on The Resource Room.

Bread of Life - Soul Food Bible Lesson for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.comSoul Food

Preschool children learn that feeding their souls with God’s words is much more important than feeding their bodies and that they need a daily filling of God’s words to grow strong in their faith. They visit the "Soul Food Market" and shop for Bible verses to feed their souls.

 

 

 

 

Go On a Spiritual Picnic

Tell the children to raise their hands if they like picnics. Picnics are a lot of fun. People get together and share their favorite foods and enjoy each other’s company. Tell the children that today they are going on a picnic -- a spiritual picnic. We are going to get together and share God’s words. Each child is going to bring their favorite “soul food” to the picnic. You will read it to the class and share why it is your favorite or one of your favorite verses.

 

Make a "Bowl of Soul Food"

sunday school Bowl of Soul Food bible craft from www.daniellesplace.comWrap candy with Bible verses written on long sheets of paper. Then wrap with pretty colors of Handi-wrap. This craft is available to Members Only on The Resource Room.

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Bulletin Board Displays

 

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Friends Bulletin Board Display

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"We Are Learning How to Follow God's Word" - Bulletin Board Display

Assorted Sweeties - Bulletin Board Display

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Keys to a Happy Heart - Bulletin Board Display

Spring Friendship Bulletin Board Display

"You are Kind and Forgiving" Bulletin Board Display

"Fully Rely on God" - Bulletin Board Display

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Bee Theme - Bulletin Board Display

"Following in His Steps" - Bulletin Board Display

"Jesus is the Way! - Bulletin Board Display

"I Am the Vine" - Bulletin Board Display

The Fruit of the Spirit - Bulletin Board Display

"Soar to New Heights" - Bulletin Board Display

"What Kind of Friend are You? - Bulletin Board Display

"God is Always with Us" - Bulletin Board Display

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Cain and Abel Sunday School Lesson Ideas

 

See the Cain and Abel Bible Craft Page

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Memory Cross

 

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