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Bible Crafts and Activities For Sunday School

How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Bible Themes: Race, Running, Salvation, Samson, Samuel, Season, Sin, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Sheep, I am Special, and Special Abilities (Talents).

 

Running for Jesus - Race

The following ideas come from The Resource Room. To see the complete lesson and download patterns click on the link above.

 

Make a "Winner, God's Team" Ribbon

Running for Jesus Ribbon Craft

What you will need:

Paper

Blue ribbon, or blue paper

Crayons or colored pencils

Scissors

Tape or glue

What to do:

1. Before class print out the medallion pattern and make copies. (Available to members.) If you don't want to use real ribbon, you can use the medallion pattern with the ribbon attached.

2. Cut ribbon into lengths that can be attached to the medallion.

3. In class have your children color the medallion and then glue or tape the ribbon to the back of the medallion.

4. Place a piece of rolled up masking tape on the back of the medallion and attach the ribbon to your children's clothes.

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Make a "Run for Jesus" Shoe Craft

Running for Jesus Shoe Craft

What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Crayons or Colored Paper

String or Yarn

Hole punch

Scissors

How to Make the Run for Jesus Shoe Craft:

1. Before class print out the shoe pattern and make copies. (Pattern available to members.)

2. Cut out the patterns and punch holes in the shoe for the laces.

3. In class have your children color the shoes and then lace yarn or string through the holes.

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Ruth and Naomi Bible Crafts
and Learning Activities

See the Ruth and Naomi Bible Crafts Page for directions on how to make the following Crafts:

 

 

 

Salvation - New Creation - Being Born Again

 

Bible Do-A-Dot Activity Sheets with Salvation Message and Bible Verses

Bible Ddo-A-Dot Activity Sheets with Salvation Message and Bible Verses

 

"Salvation 1, 2, 3" includes seven printable pages that work great with Do-A-Dot markers. Each page includes a number 1 - 7, with part of the salvation message and a corresponding Bible verse. Use these to introduce children to the salvation message. Let your children color each sheet with dotters, crayons, or colored pencils as you discuss each Bible verse.

 

Do-A-Dot Bible Activity Sheets  with Salvation Message and Bible Verses

 

These activity sheets were designed to be used with Do-A-Dot Art Markers, but crayons and colored pencils also work well. Dotters are a great alternative to water color paints because they are a lot less messy. Children can use them like stampers or make wide strokes by running the sponge across their papers. Overlapping the dots create new colors and effects. They are non-toxic and clean up easily with water. Children of all ages enjoy experimenting with them.

Cover Page - Salvation 1, 2, 3

1 - One - God sent his only son - John 3:16

2 - Two - Jesus died for you! - Romans 5:8

3 - Three - So you can be free! - John 8:36

4 - Four - Open the door - John 14:1

5 - Five - And you'll come alive! - Romans 6:11

6 - Six - Because Jesus is the fix - John 14:6

7 -Seven - Someday you'll live in heaven - 2 Corn. 5:1

Member's card pattern

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Caterpillar Changing to a Butterfly Craft Stick Craft

Caterpillar turning into a Butterfly Craft Kids Can Make www.daniellesplace.com

The craft sticks are taped together so that when they are pushed together from the sides they fold up into a compact stack of sticks.

What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape.

*You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Pom poms

Chenille Stems

Acrylic Paint, Permanent Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because they smear.)

Aleene's Tacky Glue

10mm Wiggly Eyes

 

How to Make the Caterpillar:

1. To make the caterpillar glue pompoms onto one of the craft sticks. Glue on googly eyes and Chenille stems for the antennae.

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. If you are using the mini-jumbo craft sticks, cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

Folding Craft Stick Diagram

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

7. Draw a butterfly design on the craft stick canvas with a pencil. If you make a mistake, you can erase it. When you are happy with your design paint it with the acrylic paint. When the acrylic paint is dry use a black marker to outline your shapes and write the words.

8. To finish fold up the craft stick canvas and then glue the caterpillar onto the top of the butterfly craft stick picture.

View a video on Youtube showing how to make this craft.

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Caterpillar Changing to a Butterfly Craft Stick Craft for Kids - #2

Caterpillar Changing to a Butterfly Craft Kids Can Make www.daniellesplace.com

This craft is basically the same as the above craft except the crafts sticks unfold from the middle forming the wings.

1. First make the caterpillar by taping two sticks together on the front and back of the sticks. Glue the pompoms on the the center of the two sticks. Add the eyes and Chenille stem antenna.

2. To make the wings tape a craft stick to each side of the caterpillar craft sticks placing the tape on what will be the back of the butterfly. (See the directions above.)

3. Then turn the butterfly over and tape two more craft sticks to the first two. The tape will be on the opposite side of the first set of taped craft sticks.

4. Keep adding craft sticks to each side alternating the tape until the wings are long enough.

5. Draw wings onto the craft sticks with a pencil. If you make a mistake you can erase. Once you have the design you would like, paint the craft sticks.

6. When they are dry outline your design with a black marker, and then fan fold the wings to the back of the pompom body.

View a video on Youtube showing how to make this craft.

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Sand Art Salvation Message and Craft

Cross Sand Art Craft Kits

Here's a fun way to present the Salvation message.

Each child is given a plastic cross frame and sand. You can buy Cross Sand Art Craft Kits (Package of 12 kits) from Amazon.com. These include a card that explains what each color represents in the salvation message.

You could also use Sand Art Candy (Pack of 24)

Children pour different colors of Sandy Candy into tubes as each part of the salvation message is taught. They can take the cross home to remind them of the lesson. As they pour the different color tell them what each color represents. Lesson Here.

 

Salvation Marble Maze

This is a great activity for older children. Give each child a cardboard box lid and have them draw a maze inside the lid. Then have them cut strips of card stock (Heavy paper) to glue along the lines of the maze to make it 3D. Have your children label the end of the maze "salvation". Talk about things that may keep people from accepting Jesus as their Savior such as thinking they can be good enough, unbelief, false teachings, thinking the world has more to offer, etc. Have your children write these things on stickers and stick them to paths in maze that are dead ends and don't lead to "salvation". They can also write things such as: Bible study, prayer, asking for forgiveness, truth, Holy Spirit, Jesus, etc. on the path to "salvation." To play place a marble at the beginning of the maze. Move the box so that the marble travels through the maze until it reaching "salvation'. This idea was sent in by Jeanette Boxall

 

 

Memory Cross Folding Paper Coloring Craft

Roman Road

This is a great craft for children to learn the steps to salvation. They color the pictures on the four panels and then use them to review the steps.

The continuously folding card repeats the message over and over. Children will love playing with the card and showing it to their friends. These coloring cards can be purchased from Memory Cross Inc.

 

 

Bible Lessons about Salvation

 

"He Will Make You Clean!"

Sunday school Craft- He will make you clean soap Bible craft

Mark 1: 40-42, "A Man with Leprosy" - Sunday school lesson on The Resource Room - In this lesson children learn that sin is like a sickness that separates us from God and if we ask God to forgive us, he will forgive or heal us of our sins and make us clean again. Children make Soap Air Fresheners from a bar of soap. This Lesson is available to Resource Room members only.

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"New Creation Butterfly"

Caterpillar changing to a Butterfly Paper Folding Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

In this lesson children learn that they were born for a purpose. When you become a Christian you become more and more like Jesus as you grow in your faith.

Children can make a Changing Picture.

This picture looks like a picture of a caterpillar when you look at it from one direction and a butterfly when you look at it from another direction.

A Complete Lesson with printable crafts and other activities is available to Resource Room members only.

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"Child of God" Sunday School Lesson on The Resource Room

sunday school ABC Steps Bible verse key chain bible  craft for kids

In this Lesson children learn how to become a child of God. They learn that God is like our fathers here on earth -- he takes cares of us, guides us, protects, and comforts us, but that only God can meet all of our needs.

Children make an ABC Steps of "How to become a Christian" Bible Verse Key Chain.

This lesson is available to Resource Room members only.

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All Things New - New Year's Crafts

The following crafts are available on The Resource Room and go with the lesson "All Things New".

 

 

Salvation Bookmarks

"Black is the color of your heart when you are lost in darkness and don't know the way. Red is the color of the blood Jesus shed for your sins, a price that only he could pay. Now if you pray, "Forgive me, Father, and come into my heart today. Jesus will come and walk with you and take your darkness away." Carolyn Warvel

Salvation Bookmark Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock

Crayons or markers

Red, black and white heart beads

Ribbon

Clear contact paper

What to do:

1. Print out the Pattern and cut the bookmarks apart. (Problems Printing?)

2. In class have the children color the bookmarks and then place contact paper over top of both sides. * On the back you can have the children write salvation bible verses or draw a picture.

3. Punch a hole in the top. Fold an 18" length of ribbon in half. Insert the folded end into the hole and bring the other two ends through the loop and pull them through.

4. String on the three beads tying a knot in between each bead.

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Samson

 

Samson Bible Crafts and Sunday School Lesson

See the Samson Bible Crafts Page

 

 

Samuel Bible Crafts

 

Samuel Grows on the Inside and the Outside Sunday School Lesson

See the Samuel Bible Crafts for Sunday School Page

 

 

Samuel Listens to God Bible Crafts

 

Sin/Forgiveness

 

 

 

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

 

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Bible Lesson

The following ideas come from The Resource Room. (For the complete lesson and craft patterns go to The Resource Room.

 

 

Make a Picture of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in a Fiery Furnace

(Preschool children) - Print out pictures of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and loosely cut them out. Tear or cut strips of red, orange, and yellow tissue paper or construction paper so that it is pointy at one end. In class have your children glue the strips of paper onto a piece of red or black construction paper. When they are finished, glue pictures of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the center. Talk to your children about fire and how dangerous it is. Tell them that God protected Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and they didn't get burned. Remind them that they should never play with fire or matches. Write the Bible verse at the bottom of the page. Patterns for this craft available to Members Only.

 

 

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Activity Sheet

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in a Fiery Furance Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

(Older children) This project is a little more complicated and should be used with children first grade and older. Before class print out the fiery furnace cover sheet and the men in the furnace color sheet. Have your children color the fiery furnace and cut out the door. Tear up pieces of red, orange, and yellow tissue paper and glue them so they cover most of the figures on the second page.

Glue the furnace picture over the men picture so that they show through the door.

Patterns for this craft available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Make a Diorama of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the Fiery Furnace

Fiery Furnace Diorama Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

Second grade and older children will enjoy working on this project together. Bring in a box that is at least 12" square, red, and yellow tissue paper or cellophane, glue, tape, and a flashlight. If you are teaching younger children, make one for them and use it during the lesson.

Give your children some ideas, but let them come up with their own ideas and designs also.

If you have a lot of children, you may want to break them up into groups of four or five and have each group work on a diorama.

Cut a door out of one end of the box. You can have your children draw where they want the door and then cut it out for them with an Exacto knife. Also cut out a hole in the back of the box so that a flashlight will fit through it. Cover a flashlight with some red tissue paper and place it through the hole. This will make the tissue paper in the box glow. You may want to do this before class if you are uncomfortable about bringing a knife to class.

sunday school Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace diorama bible craft for kids

Cut flame shapes from tissue paper. Bunch about 3 or 4 flames together and twist them together at the bottom. Bend down the twisted edge and tape it to the bottom of the box. Straighten out the flames with your fingers. Place some flames in front of the men and some in the back.

Glue the paper doll figures (Patterns available to members only) to some heavy card stock and cut them out. Leave some extra paper around the bottom of their gowns. Cut out the feet and bend them forward, bend the extra paper back. Place glue on the feet and the bent back paper so the figures stand up. If you forget to leave some extra paper, just glue some to the back of the paper doll and bend it back. Or just let your children figure out how they want to do it.

Patterns for this craft available to members on The Resource Room.

 

 

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in a Fiery Furnace Bible Craft

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in a Fiery Furance Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Children color the picture of Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and the angel and then blow through a straw to make flame shapes from water color paint. To finish they glue the picture of the furnace over the coloring sheet.

Patterns for this craft available to members on The Resource Room.

 

Games

 

Walk Like a Statue Relay Race

(Kindergarten and older) Divide the children up into two teams. Pick one child from each team to be a statue. They should be about the same size. Tell your children that the team that moves their statue to the opposite end of the room first wins, but the only way the statues will move is by it's team members answering questions correctly. When a team member answers correctly, the statue can move one leg forward as far as he can without bending his knee. The team that has their statue reach the other end of the room first wins.

 

 

Knock Over the Statue Game Bible Verse Review Game

sunday school knock over the statue bible verse game

(Any age) Print out the statue pattern and cut them out. Glue them onto thick cardboard and bend the bottom up towards the front of the statue so that the statues stand up. Write one word of the Bible verse on the bottom of each statue. Have the children take turns throwing a beanbag at the statues to try to knock them backwards so that a word of the Bible verse is revealed. Each time a child knocks over a statue, let him take a turn to try to guess what the Bible verse is. The child who can say the whole Bible verse on his turn first wins. Before a child throws the beanbag ask him a question from the story.

If you have very young children, ask them very simple questions such as "Can we make a god like king Nebuchadnezzar?" Remind the children what each word is every time a child takes a turn. Have the child that is going to take a turn throwing repeat the words that are already revealed. Use only the "The Lord is God" part of the verse for younger children. (A pattern is available to members of The Resource Room.)

 

 

Play "Musical Statues"

(Any age) Tell your children they are one of King Nebuchadnezzar's statues. Have them all stand up and stand like a statue. Tell them that these statues can move, but only when the music is playing. If the music stops, they must stop moving. Play some music and turn it off every ten or more seconds and then turn around. If a child is still moving when the music stops, have him sit down. Keep playing until only one child is standing.

 

 

Play "Statue"

This is an outside game. Have the children line up at one end of the room and pretend to be statues. The king stands at the opposite end of the room. Tell the children that you are King Nebuchadnezzar and they are your statues. The "statues" must try to reach King Nebuchadnezzar without him seeing them move. The statues cannot bend their knees or their elbows. The king turns around and faces away from the "statues". The king can yell, "Freeze" whenever he wants and then turns around to make sure none of the statues are moving. If he spots a statue moving, that "statue" has to go back to the start line. When a statue makes it to the king, it becomes the king.

 

 

Fiery Furnace Experience - (Any age)

Tape strands of orange, red, and yellow crepe paper to two small room fans. Tip the fans up toward the ceiling and turn them on so that you have a fiery furnace. Have students re-enact the story, taking turns playing the three brothers, the angel and the king. Make sure that someone always plays Nebuchadnezzar and says, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out!” This idea was sent in by a subscriber.

(You can make this activity fit your age group.) If you have preschool children just pick three children to be Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. You play the king. Tell the children to bow before your God or they will be thrown into the fiery furnace The children then say, "No." Take them to the fiery furnace and then look in and say, "Didn't I throw three men in the furnace? I see four men! Then tell Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to come out. Then say, "There is no other god that can do this!" Keep playing until all your children have had a chance to be Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

If you don't have fans, you can tape crepe paper streamers to jumbo craft sticks. Have the children stand around in a circle to make the fiery furnace and wave their streamers up and down to look like flames.

 

 

Finger Play for Preschool Children

Read the following poem and have your children act it out. This poem can also be used with the Fiery Furnace Experience above.

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Songs

 

God's the Greatest
Written by Carolyn Warvel

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, (Hold up a finger for each name as you say them.)
When the king said, "Bow', they said, "No". (Bow down and then shake your had no.)

The king yelled, "Then in the pit they go. (Point to the fiery pit.)
You'll be burned from head to toe." (Touch your head and then your toes.)

The king looked in and saw them glow. (Place your hand over your eyes and squint.)
but they weren't burnt, oh no. (Shake your head no and look surprised.)

The king said, "Wow, now I know".
Their god's the greatest, it is so. (Spread your arms out wide and hold them up like you are praising God.)

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Sheep

 

Are You a Sheep or Goat? Sunday School Lesson

Go to Sheep or Goat? Bible Crafts and Games

sheep box Craft www.daniellesplace.com

Sweet Treat Boxes Children make boxes that contain treats that they can give to others.

Sheep or Goat Craft www.daniellesplace.com

Sheep or Goat Magnets
Each magnet lists things that describe Sheep and Goats

Balloon Game www.daniellesplace.com

Balloon Game Separate the Sheep from the Goats Balloon Game

 

 

Special - I am Special

I am Special - God's Masterpiece

Bee - God's Masterpiece Bible Crafts

 

 

Special Abilities Sunday School Lesson

See Joseph's Special Abilities Sunday School Lesson

 

Also see Zacchaeus - "Jesus Knows Your Name" Bible Lesson

In this lesson children learn that they are special to God. He knows their name and even knew them before they were born.

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