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How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Jewish Customs, Job, John the Baptist, Jesus, Joseph, and Josiah

 

Jewish Customs

 

Jewish Customs - Life in the Times of Jesus

 

Crafts

Make Bible Scrolls - When the kids arrived, they decorated small scrolls. The scrolls were created from craft sticks stapled (with tape covering the sharp staple edges) to doubled-over paper from the bathroom paper towel roll. (It's a continuous roll and pretty sturdy paper) On each scroll I had used a Sharpie to write, "Baruch atah Adonai!" which means, "Go with the LORD's blessing." We asked the kids to draw things that reminded them of Jesus. (All very original!)

 

Learn Jewish Words

Teach your children to say, "Shalom" meaning peace. Explain to your children that they are speaking peace into the lives to whom they say Shalom. Play-act, knocking on the door and greeting visitors with "Shalom".

 

Talk About Jewish Items

Pull items from a box and tell your children about them.

1. Dreidel - A four-sided top played within the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Each side has a different letter. The letter together stand for "a great miracle happened there". Learn how to play this game on Billy Bear Web Site.

2. Mezuzah - Explaining that it was place on the doorpost of Jewish homes and held God's Word. The mezuzah is nailed to the door as a reminder that we are to keep God's Word in our thoughts in all our comings and goings. I also mentioned the Bible verse about how Jesus says He is the door (John 10:9), and how He was nailed on the cross. Jesus, the Word of God, nailed up to a cross that opened a doorway into salvation for us.

3. Yarmulke – Jewish head covering. Remind your children that we see other people wearing head coverings such as Mennonites. They're not being 'weird': they are honoring God. I wanted to plant this in their minds now due to one of my kids asking why there were so many “pilgrims” in Wal-Mart last fall

4. Prayer Shawl - My husband modeled the prayer shawl showing the children how he could enter into the 'closet' of prayer by pulling it down over his head to pray. We asked for prayer requests and praise reports, which we wrote on the dry erase board. We reminded the kids that where two or more are gathered in His Name, He promises to be there with us. And, if we ask anything according to His Word and believe He'll do it; He will answer our prayers. The kids came forward and laid their hands on the dry erase board and we said a prayer over everything written there.

5. Menorah - A seven branched light holder to be lit by olive oil.

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Job

 

Job's First Test - Test 1 - Manuel Dexterity

Job's First Test activity sheet

Job was tested by the devil to see if he would stay faithful to God.

In this lesson children take a series of tests to test their visual and manual dexterity skills. For the first test children draw a line from one picture of Job to the other without touching the lines on the picture. Before the lesson discuss with your students how well they did on the test and if they passed the test.

To make the test even harder see who can complete the test the fastest.

A pattern for this test sheet is available on The Resource Room

 

 

Find the Donkey that is Different Activity Sheet

Sunday School Job 500 donkeys Activity Sheet

With this activity sheet children test their visual acuity. Hand out the activity sheet and explain that Job had 500 donkeys.

Have your children try to find the donkey that is different on their activity sheet.

Before the lesson discuss with your students how well they did on the test and if they passed the test.

This printable is available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Sunday School Job's Animals Bible Color Sheet

Animal Coloring Sheet

Younger children will enjoy coloring a picture of the different animals Job owned.

A pattern for this coloring sheet is available on The Resource Room.

4. Servants Tell the Bad News Relay Race - Before class print out animal pictures onto card stock and cut them apart. (Animal pictures available on The Resource Room.) Make lots of extras. Divide your children up into teams and pick one child in each team to be Job. The "Jobs" stand on one side of the room and the other teammates stand on the opposite side. Place all the animal cards on the floor in the center of the room face down. On the word "go" one player from each team runs up and turns over one card and then gives it to their "Job" and says, "Job, all your donkey's, camels, oxen, or sheep (depending on what the picture is) have be taken away." Keep playing until a "Job" on one team has all four different animals.

A complete about Job's first test is available on The Resource Room

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Job Coloring Sheet for Job's Second Test Bible Lesson from www.daniellesplace.com

Job's Second Test Bible Lesson - Test 1- Visual

Job had sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. Children count how many sores on Job's legs without crossing them out.

A pattern for this test sheet is available on The Resource Room.

 

Job Coloring Sheet

Younger children will enjoy coloring a picture of Job. Have them add dots all over his body for sores. This color sheet is available on The Resource Room.

As your children work on the coloring sheet or activity sheet review last weeks lesson. Ask your children if they were ever sick, and how it felt. Ask them if any one helped them feel better while they were sick and what they did to help.

 

Get Well Cards

Before class find out who is on the prayer list or who is sick that week. Have your children make cards to let them know they care. They can also make and send miss-you cards to the children who missed class that week.

 

Bible Verse Review Game

Sunday School Verse Game

1. Do not tell your children the verse before the game. Print out the two patterns and tape them together so they look like the picture to the right.

2. Glue the pictures to poster board or foam core board.

3. Cover the entire picture with sticky notes and number them in order. In class have your children take turns answering a question from the lesson and picking a sticky note they want removed.

Once you remove the sticky note, the child who answered the question gets to try to figure out the verse from the pictures and words that a revealed.

Keep playing until someone can say the whole verse, or all the pictures are revealed. This verse is from the KJV except that I switched "Job" and "did not" to make it sound correct. (A two-page pattern for this verse is available on The Resource Room.)

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John the Baptist

The following crafts and activities come from the Sunday School lesson: "God Has a Plan for Me" on The Resource Room - In this lesson children learn that God knew John the Baptist before he was born and had a plan for him. God also knows them and has a special job for them. This lesson is available to Members Only.

 

John the Baptist with Camel Hair Clothes Craft

John the Baptist Bible Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card Stock (Heavy Paper) and/or Printer Paper

Construction Paper

Tan Yarn

Scissors

Colored Pencils

Tacky Glue

 

How to Make the John the Baptist with Camel Hair Clothes Craft:

Children color the picture of John the Baptist and then glue on small pieces of yarn to his clothes.

They cut out a conversation cloud and write the Bible verse: "Repent ye for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." in the cloud, and then glue the cloud onto the picture.

This craft is available to members on The Resource Room.

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3D Grasshopper Craft for Kids

Grasshopper Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

"Tell others about Jesus" 3D Locust Craft

The Printable Pattern for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room

 

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Review Games for John the Baptist Sunday School Lesson

john the baptist review game

Locust Pom Pom Review Game

Children throw green pom poms onto the game board. They earn points by landing on a grasshopper circle and answering a question correctly.

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

Play "Prepare the Way" Match Game

Tell the children how John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus by telling others to be ready because he was coming soon. They are going to play a match game and clear the way for Jesus by getting rid of all the bees and locust in the way. In order to clear the way, they have to turn over two cards that match. When they make a match they will pick up the cards and keep them to get them out of the way.

Before class make some honey bee and locust cards. Make half the cards with locusts on them and half with honey bees. A pattern for these cards are available on the Resource Room for members. You can make this game as easy or as hard as you would like. For the youngest children just use two types of cards, honey bees and locust. There will be a lot of the same cards but they will have a fifty-fifty chance of getting a match. For older children you can make the game more challenging by having them answer a question after they get a match in order to keep the cards.

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John the Baptist Match Game

John the Baptist Match Game

Children match up cards and then answer a question.

For the youngest children just use two types of cards, honey bees and locust. There will be a lot of the same cards, but they will have a fifty/ fifty chance of getting a match.

For older children you can make the game more challenging by having them answer questions after they get a match in order to keep the cards.

Printable patterns for this game are available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

John Baptizes Jesus Plastic Cup Craft

Children will enjoy re-enacting the story of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus with this fun cup craft.

john the baptist cup craft

What you will need:

Blue Paper Cup

Jumbo Craft Stick

Paper

Colored Pencils

Scissors

Glue

Painter Pens (Optional)

How to Make the Cup Craft:


1. Have the children draw a dove and cut out. (Or use the printable pattern below.) And then glue it to the top of a jumbo craft stick. You can also have them paint the craft stick blue or paint them before class.

2. Draw John the Baptist baptizing Jesus and cut the picture out and glue it to the cup.

3. Have an adult cut a slit in the bottom of the cup with sharp scissors. Make sure you cut the slit at the correct angle.

4. Slide the craft stick into the slit from the inside of the cup.

5. Have your children re-enact the story by pulling the craft stick down from the bottom of the cup.

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Member's card pattern

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This craft goes with the Bible lesson "God Has a Plan for Me". on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that God knew John the Baptist before he was born and had a plan for him. God also knows them and has a special job for them.

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Jonah

 

Jonah and the Whale

 

 

Joseph

 

 

Joshua

 

Joshua Crafts and Activities

 

 

Josiah

 

The Following Lessons are Available on The Resource Room a Subscription Site.

The Forgotten Promise

King Josiah find a Scroll Bible Craft for Sunday School and Children's Ministry from www.daniellesplace.com

In this Lesson children learn that God wants us to obey his words. They learn that they must study God's words daily in order to remember and obey them. They also learn about King Josiah, a young king who loved God and wanted to follow his laws. The people of his time had forgotten God's words and worshipped other God's. King Josiah reminded the people of the promise their forefathers made years earlier. They renewed their promise to God to obey his words.

 

 

King Josiah Holding a Scroll Craft

Children color a picture of King Josiah, decorate a paper crown with craft gemstones and glue it to his head, and roll up a piece of paper with the Bible verse on it to make a scroll which the glue to King Josiah's hand.

(A pattern is available to members.)

 

 

Crown Craft

Crown Craft - Printable King and Queen Crown Patterns from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: Craft Foam or Poster Board

What to do:

1. Print out the crown pattern on to card stock.

2. Cut it out and use as a template to cut crown shapes from craft foam or poster board.

(A pattern is available to members.)

3. Have your children glue gems and other decorative items on the crowns.

 

 

 

Crown Crafts

 

 

"Things God Wants us to Remember" Game

Josiah Bible Game from www.daniellesplace.com

 

1. Print out the picture cards.

2. Cut squares from sticky note paper to fit over the picture covering it entirely.

(Patterns available to members.)

3. Take turns asking your students questions about the lesson. If a child gets a question correct, he gets to take off one sticky note square and guess what he thinks the picture is. Remember him that the picture is about something that God wants us to remember.

Alternate Game:

If you don't want to use sticky notes, you can use a grid pattern. Cut the pictures up into squares. Place the squares from one picture face down on a table and mix them up. Have your children take turns picking a square, and placing it in the corresponding place on the grid. Each time they place a square ask them if they can figure out what the picture is and what we should remember.

 

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