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Beatitudes Crafts and Activities - Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Bible Crafts and Activities for the Beatitudes

 

Beatitudes Bible Lesson for Children for Pure in Heart

 

The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson "Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit". In this lesson children learn from Jesus' example what it means to be poor in spirit. Children are introduced to the story of the Pharisee and the publican, Luke 18:10-13, and the story of Jesus and the children, Mark 10:13.

This lesson is available to members on The Resource Room and as an instant digital download.

Member's Poor in Spirit Beatitudes lesson for Members - Available in both KJV and NIV

Instant Digital Download Purchase Beatitudes Bible Lesson Poor in Spirit

 

 

Color or Paint a Flower and Bee Bible Verse Sheet

 

Beatitudes Easter Lily Coloring Sheet

Easter Lily - “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." Matt. 5:8

White Easter Lilies are popular at Easter-time symbolizing purity and new life. They remind us of how Jesus gave up his life so that we might purified and have eternal life. When we ask God for forgiveness he forgives us and wipes our sins away.

Available in both KJV and NIV.

 

 

“Pure Heart” Heart Pocket Craft

 

Pure Heart Pocket Craft and Learning Activity

Pure at Heart Craft and Learning Activity

 

Children color the cleaning pictures and heart patterns with colored pencils and glue or staple the heart patterns together to make a pocket.

Use this activity to review the Bible lesson. Have your children read each word on the pictures or word cards. Ask a student to explain what the word means, and then ask him if King Saul displayed this characteristic. Ask him to explain how or in what circumstance King Saul showed this behavior.

Ask your students if they have ever shown this behavior in their lives. Discuss how they can improve on their behavior with God's help. Have your students place each picture or word card in their hearts after you have discussed each one. Encourage them to use their hearts at home to help them improve their behavior and pray about any bad behavior they have problems changing.

 

 

 

Lesson Review Game

1. Before class draw a large heart shape on a whiteboard. Write words describing sins in the heart covering as much of the inside of the heart as possible.

2. Talk about how we can purify our hearts. Have a child pick one of the words in the heart and give an example of that sin.

3. Cover the child's eye with a blindfold and give him or her a dry eraser, turn the child in circles several times and then point him toward the board. Tell him he can make one swipe across the board to try to erase the words in the heart.

4. Keep playing until all the words are erased.

You can also play this game outside with water-soluble markers and sponges. Have your children throw wet sponges at the words trying to erase them from the board.

If you don't have a dry erase board, you can use the "Clean Heart" craft from the opening activity to play the same game. Have each child pick a picture or word card and give an example of the sin listed on the card or picture.

 

Sock Bee Puppet Skit for Beatitudes Bible Lesson

Teacher: Good morning class! Guess who is coming to visit us again today?

(Little Bee pops up carrying a glass of dirty water.)

Teacher: Good morning Little Bee. How are you today?

(Little Bee mumbles something.)

Teacher: Little Bee you don’t look so good this morning. Is there something wrong?

Little Bee: My stomach hurts, and my head, and my eyes, and my mouth . . .

Teacher: You really sound sick. Maybe you ate something that didn’t agree with you, or maybe you drank something. Did you drink that water in the glass? It doesn’t look so good.

Little Bee: (Looking in the glass.) Oh, I didn’t notice that. I think I put my water in a dirty cup. That looks yucky! I think I’m going to throw up.

Teacher: I hope you feel better. Maybe if you get your mind off of the dirty water and your stomach, you will feel better.

Everyone knows that it is important to have pure water, but did you know that it is also important to keep your heart pure? When Jesus was up on the mountain talking to the crowd of people he told them, (Open your Bible and read Matthew 5:8) “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” . . .

 

Lesson Review Game 2

1. Before class draw a large heart shape on a white board. Write words describing sins in the heart covering as much of the inside of the heart as possible.

2. Talk about how we can purify our hearts. Have a child pick one of the words in the heart and give an example of that sin.

3. Cover the child’s eye with a blind fold and give him or her a dry eraser, turn the child in circles several times and then point him toward the board. Tell him he can make one swipe across the board to try to erase the words in the heart.

4. Keep playing until all the words are erased.

You can also play this game outside with water soluble markers and sponges. Have your children throw wet sponges at the words trying to erase them from the board.

If you don’t have a dry erase board, you can use the “Clean Heart” craft from the opening activity to play the same game. Have each child pick a picture or word card and give an example of the sin listed on the card or picture.

 

 

Bible Verse Lily Craft

Paper Lilly Craft with Bible Verse

What you will need:

White Paper

Green and Yellow Pipe Cleaners

Scissors

Colored Pencils

Glue

Tape

Green Bendable Straws

 

How to Make the Easter Lily Flower:

1. Before class print out the Easter lily pattern onto white paper.

Member's Poor in Spirit Beatitudes lesson for Members

If you don’t have a lot of time in class, cut out the patterns.

easter lily pattern

2. Cut the yellow and green pipe cleaners in half. You will need two yellow pipe cleaners and 1/2 green pipe cleaner for each lily craft.

3. In class have your children color the leaf patterns green.

4. Give each child a green straw and have them place four half, yellow pipe cleaners and one-half green pipe cleaner in the bendable end of the straw.

5. Roll the two lily flowers into cone shapes and glue or tape them closed.

6. Place one cone shaped lily flower inside the other so that it the petals are all visible and the words of the verse are in order. Shove the end of the pipe cleaner inside the lily flowers, bringing the flowers to the top of the pipe cleaner, and then tape the flowers to the straw to keep them in place.

7. To finish tape the leaves to the straw.