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Bible Lessons, Bible Crafts, and Games About Love for Children's Ministry, Children's Church, and Sunday School


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Toe-tally Awesome Sunday School Craft

Toe print picture craft for Childrens Ministry  and Preschool and Kindergarten

What you will need:

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Ink Pads or Easy-To-Clean-Up Paint

We used the Melissa & Doug Rainbow 6 Color Stamp Pad and Center Enterprise Washable Primary Stamp Pad. They both worked well, but the Melissa and Doug ink pads aren't as big. The pads on the Enterprise inks are about 3" wide.


Newspapers or a Drop Cloth

How to Make the "Toe-tally Awesome!" Toe Print Card Craft:

1. Cover your working surface with newspapers or a drop cloth.

2. Have your children press the balls of their feet onto the stamp pad and then press them on the card stock. If you are using paint, place a thin layer over a sheet of paper and have your children press the ball of their feet into the paint.

3. If the finished toe print paper looks kind of messy, you can cut out the toe prints when the paint or ink is dry and glue them to another piece of paper.

Jesus it Toe-tally Awesome! Toe Print Bible Craft for Sunday School - This is a great craft for Toodlers, preschool, and kindergarten-aged children. Bloggers if you use this craft please give Danielle's Place Credit and link back to Danielle's Place.  Don't say, "I found this idea on Pinterest"  Thanks


4. To finish have your children write a "toe-tally awesome" saying on their papers, and then add smiley faces and other embellishments.

Here are some examples:

Jesus is Toe-tally Awesome!

God Loves Me Toe-tally!

Jesus Loves You Toe-tally!

Jesus Toe-tally Loves You!

God is Toe-tally Awesome!

I Toe-tally Love Jesus!

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Jesus, My Heart "Beets" For You Craft

Children use real beets to make heart "beets"

Jesus, My Heart "Beets" for You Bible Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com. Children use real beets to make heart "beets".


What you will need:

Two-Inch Beets



How to make the Card:

1. Before class cut a beet in half and boil it in water until it starts to get soft.

2. Print out the pattern and make copies.

Member's Jesus, My Heart "Beets" For You Craft Pattern

3. In class have your children press beet halves onto their papers to make imprints of the beets. If you don't want to use cooked beets, you can have them trace around the outside of the beet.

4. Have them write "Jesus, my heart "beets" for you ! on their papers, and the Bible verse, "Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Deut. 6:5



Love Is . . . Folding Craft Stick Craft or Plaque Craft

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

What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks - Natural 4.5" 50/Pkg - 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.)

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


How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

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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.

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 out your 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. You can use: "Mom, thanks for sticking up for me!" or "Mom, thanks for sticking by me!", or anything else you want.

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You can make this craft even easier for younger children. Just have them place six or more crafts stick one on top of the other in a row and then glue two other craft stick perpendicular to the row of craft sticks. To keep the craft sticks together while they are gluing them you can place a piece of tape across the row of sticks. Attach a piece of yarn to to top so it can be hung up. You can also use the Colored Jumbo Craft Sticks or the regular-sized Colored Craft Sticks so they don't have to paint them.


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

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Love Is Paper Plate Craft, Game, and Learning Activity

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In this game children learn what it means to love with this fun paper plate game. They take turns opening the heart door, pulling out a heart-shaped card, and reading it. Then they say whether or not the words describe love or not. Each card contains words from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and their opposites.

Children make take-home Valentine bags with heart-shapes that contain words describing love. At home they work on showing love. When they do something that is loving described on the hearts, they can put that heart in their bags. Send home some blank hearts so parents can add other loving activities that their children need to work on.

What you will need:

9" Paper Plates, Astrobrights Card Stock or Bright-colored Paper, Heart Stickers or Heart Foam Shapes, Party Lunch Bags, Scissors, X-Acto Knife, Glue and Watercolor Paint

How to Make:

1. Draw a heart shape in the center of one paper plate Cut the heart shape out using an E-an X-acto Knife and Scissors but leave about one inch connected to the plate on the left-hand side of the heart.

Member's Love Is Paper Plate Craft, Game, and Learning Activity Pattern

2. Paint the paper plate with watercolor paint and let it dry. Decorate the paper plate with stickers and foam shapes.

3. Write "Love is . . . " in the center of the heart, or use the heart pattern and glue it to the heart.

4. Glue the paper plate to another paper plate, top to top to form a basket.

5. To finish glue a bead or button on the heart to use as a handle to open the heart door.

6. Cut heart shapes from colorful paper and write different things that love is from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Also write the opposite of what love is. Place all the hearts in the paper plate heart basket. In class let your children take turns opening the heart door and picking a heart. Read the heart and ask the child that picked it if it is an example of love. Keep playing until all your children have had a chance to pick a heart.

7. Have your children decorate bags with hearts and write the words "Love is . . ." on the front of their bags. Cut out hearts shapes and write things about love that the children can work on at home. Tell them that when they do something that is written on a heart, they can place that heart in the bag. They can bring the bags with the hearts to class the next week and share with the class what they did.

Member's Love Is Paper Plate Craft, Game, and Learning Activity Pattern 2

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"This is Love" Color Sheet

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This is a great color sheet to use for your Sunday School class near Valentine's Day!


What you will need:

Paper (Card Stock), Crayons, Markers, or Water Color Paint


How to Make:

1. Before class print out the picture. If you are using water color, print out the picture onto card stock (thick paper)

Member's This is Love Color Sheet Pattern

2. In class have your children color or paint the picture. As they work talk to them about what the Bible has to say about love.

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The Love Letter

The following crafts and learning activities come from the Sunday school lesson "The Love Letter" on The Resource Room.

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Scripture References:

Memory Verse: 1 John 4:7, "Let us love one another: for love comes from God."

Story Reference: 1 John 4:7-1Other References: 1 Cor. 13:4-7 3

In this lesson children learn that the Bible's message of love is meant for everyone at all times.

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Discover the Bible Verse

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1. Before Class cut out eleven hearts from construction paper for every three children in your class.

2. Write one word of the verse and the verse reference on the hearts.

3. As the children arrive hand a set of eleven hearts to every two or three children depending on how large your class is. Encourage them to help each other put the hearts in order to make the memory verse.

4. If they can't figure out the verse, let them look it up in their Bibles.

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"Match the Candy Heart to the Verse" Game and Bulletin Board Display

Valentine's Day Bible Game - Match the Candy Hearts to the Verse Game from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Before class print out the heart patterns and the Bible verses onto different colors of paper.

Member's Heart Verse Match Game Card Pattern

Instant Download Pattern $2.00 - Purchase Candy Heart Matchup Game  - Printable posters below are also included.

2. Cut the hearts out and the verses apart.

3. In class spread out the hearts on a table so the children can see them or tape them to a bulletin board. Assign each child, or group of children, one of the Bible verses. Have them look up the verses, read them and decide which of the hearts go with their verses.

4. Have each group of children read their verse and explain why they picked the heart they picked. Check the bible verse list to see if they are correct.

Heart and Bible Verse Printable Patterns

5. Staple the corresponding Bible verse on the bulletin board and have one of the children tape the matching heart next to the verse.

6. If you don't have time to split the children up into groups, you can give each child a heart and then read a verse and staple it to the bulletin board. If a child thinks he has the matching heart, he can raise his hand. If the heart matches he can tape the heart next to the verse.

Match the Heart to the Verse 3-Page Printable Poster

New 3-Page Printable Poster with Heartsl

Print out the posters and tape them together. Cut the hearts apart and have your children glue or tape them to the corresponding Bible verse.

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Candy Heart Bingo

BIble Verse Bingo

What you will need:Card Stock (Heavy Paper), Scissors, Glue, and Place Markers Such as Buttons or Chips

Member's Candy Heart Bingo Pattern

In class have your children cut out the heart shapes and glue them to the grid in any order they would like.

They will have one heart left over. When they are done preparing their Bingo cards play the game.

To play have the children take turns picking one of the letters L, O, V, or E and then read one of the Bible verses that go with the hearts and ask your students which heart they think matches the Bible verse. When they have guessed correctly let them place a marker on the heart if they have it on their board under the letter the child picked. Remind them that the matching heart must be under the right letter. If it isn't, they can't put a marker on it.

The child who gets four in a row first wins.

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Candy Heart Bingo for Preschoolers

Twenty Bingo Cards with hearts that represent nine different Bible verses. These are great for younger children who cannot read. To win they must get three markers in a row to win.

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Member's Candy Heart Bingo for Preschoolers Card Pattern

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Heart Toss Game

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What you will need:

White and Pink Poster Board

Brown and Pink Paper

Paper Glue (Elmer's Rubber Cement)

Pink Craft Foam

Low Temperature Glue Gun

Prepare the Game:

1. Before class cut out a large heart from a piece of poster board and glue it to the center of the poster board.

2. Print out the small hearts onto brown paper and cut them out. Glue them around the pink heart.

3. Print out the Love title and glue it to the center of the large heart.

Member's Love Toss Bible Game Card Pattern

4. Cut two matching heart shapes from pink craft foam. Glue them together around the edges leaving a one inch opening. Stuff the heart with tissues or crinkled up paper and glue the heart closed.

How to Play:

The object of the game is to get as many points as you can by throwing the heart onto the pink heart in the middle. Break your children up into teams and have them take turning tossing the heart. If the heart lands on the pink heart they get 10 points. If it lands on a brown heart or is touching the brown heart they lose 5 points. If the heart lands on a brown heart, ask the child to read the word on the heart and give an example of how that word doesn't show love. For example, if the word is unforgiveness, the child may say, "If someone calls me a bad name and I don't forgive him, I'm not showing love."

The team with the most points wins.

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Love Is Bible Lesson

The following crafts and learning activities come from the Sunday school lesson "Love Is" on The Resource Room.

Bible Reference: 1 Cor. 13:4-7

Teaching Concept:

The lesson is taught using a puppet skit and a "Not-so-loving Love Bug" puppet that doesn't quite understand what it really means to love someone.

Through this lesson children learn what the Bible teaches about love in 1 Cor. 13. Many crafts and activities are offered to reinforce the concepts. A printable card game is included with four different card game suggestions for different age levels.

Patterns for these crafts are available on The Resource Room.

Member's Love is Bible Lesson Crafts Patterns



Make Love Bug Valentine Card Holders

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What you will need:

Dinner-Sized and Snack-Sized Paper Plates, Fun Foam Hearts (or cut from construction paper), Tissue Paper, Pipe Cleaners, Paper, Hole Punch, Ribbon and Glue

How to Make:

paper plate diagram

1. Before class cut one dinner-sized paper plate in half. Glue one half to another diner-sized paper plate to make a pocket.

2. Fold a snack-sized paper plate almost in half as shown in the picture above and then fold back the two upper corners to make the face shape as shown in the picture below. Fold a pipe cleaner in half and tape it to the back of the head. Glue the head to the large paper plate pocket.

paper plate diagram 2

3. Print out the Leg, Eyes, and Wing Patterns. Cut the eyes out and use the leg pattern to cut leg shapes from black construction paper. Use the wing pattern to cut wing shapes from tissue paper.

Member's Love Bug Valentine Card Holders Card Pattern

4. Write parts of the "Love is" verse on fun foam or paper hearts - "love hopes, is patient, is kind, does not boast, etc.

5. In class have your children glue on the legs, eyes, and wings, and decorate the love bug with hearts. They may also want to add a tongue. Have them write the word "love' on the bug's back..

6. Use a hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the bug and tie a ribbon to the hole so your children can hang the card holders.

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Play "Find the Love Bugs" Card Game

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(Younger Children) Before class print out the Love Bug Cards onto heavy card stock. If you have a large class, print out more than one set. Place all the cards in a bag and mix them up. Tell your children that you caught a lot of bugs, some are "love bugs" and some aren't. Have them take turns reaching in the bag and pulling out a card. If the card is a "love bug", the child gives an example of how we can love from what is written on the card. For example, if he pulls out a "Love is Kind" card, he may say, "We can be kind by giving to others." That child can then get a snack. If a child picks a "bad bug", he doesn't receive a snack this time, but will have another chance to pick a card his next turn.

Member's Find the Love Bugs Card Pattern

1. Play "Go and Find the Bugs"

(Younger children) Use just enough cards (from above activity) so that you have one card for every child and each card has a match. If you don't have any even amount of children, have a helper play the game. Before class hide the cards around your room. On the word go, the children should all try to find one card and then try to find the other child in the class who has the matching card.

2. Play "Match the Love Bugs" Card Game

Use the cards from the above activities, but print out a matching set. Remove all the "bad bug" cards except for one. Turn over all the cards and let the children take turns trying to find matches. If a child turns over a "bad bug" card, he loses his turn. Make sure the children turn the cards back over and place them in the same location each turn if they don't match. Each time a child turns over a card, read what it says on the card to help them remember the Bible verse.

3. Play "Go Buggy" - (Older Children)

This game is played like "Go Fish" and "Old Maid" combined. The object of the game is to not get stuck with the "bad bug" card at the end of the game. Before class print out two sets of cards for every three students. Remove one "bad bug" card from every set. You should have only one "bad bug" card per set of cards. Place your children into groups of three, and have them pass out all the cards between them. One child will have an extra card, that child should start the round.

If a child is holding any matches in his hand, he places them down in front of him on the table. Children then take turns asking someone in their group if they have a certain card. If the child they ask has the card, he has to give it to him. If the child doesn't have the card, he says, "Go buggy" and the child asking must pick a card from his hand. If a child matches all his cards and places them on the table in front of him, he is out of the game until the next round. When all the cards have been matched and placed on the table in front of the children, the child left holding the "bad bug" card is out of the game. The remaining three children then start a new round. They play the same way, and the child who is left holding the "bad bug" card in the second round is out of the game. The two remaining children play the "play off" round to see who will win. They don't ask each other if they have a certain card, they just take turns picking cards from each other. The child who isn't left with the "bad bug" card wins the game.

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Make a Love Bug Sock Puppet

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What you will need:

Man's Large White Sock

Pink Craft Foam

Black Craft Foam

Pink and White Pipe Cleaners

Card Stock

White Material for the Wings


How to Make the Love Bug Puppet:

1. Print out the pattern.

Member's Love Bug Sock Puppet Card Pattern

2. Use the mouth pattern to cut a mouth from heavy cardboard. Fold the cardboard mouth in half and insert it in the toe of the sock the rounded part towards the toe. Push the toe of the sock into the fold of the cardboard mouth.

3. Cut out the eyes and glue them to the head. Punch tiny hole above the eyes and insert the pipe cleaner through one hole and back up through the other hole. Fold the ends of the pipe cleaner up and bend them around a pencil. Glue heart to the end of the pipe cleaners as shown in the picture.

4. To make the wings bend pipe cleaners so the ends meet and glue the ends together with hot melt glue. Spread the wing material out flat on a newspaper. Place glue all around the pipe cleaner wing shape and press the wing shape down on top of the material. Lift up the wing so it doesn't stick to the newspaper. When the glue is dry, cut around the edge of the wing. Glue the wings to the back of the puppet as shown in the picture.

5. Cut legs from black fun foam or black poster board. Glue the legs to the front of the bug puppet. Cut a tongue from pink fun foam and glue inside the mouth.

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"United in Love" Paper Chain Paper Doll Bible Craft

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Each child colors a paper doll to look like him or her and then they are taped together to make a long chain.

See the Martin Luther King, Jr. Crafts and Learning Activities Page for directions and free patterns.

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United in Love Paper Clip Bible Activity

United in Love Paper Clip Game for Children's Ministry

The paper says, "Once we were apart with sin in our hearts. Then God sent his Son from above so we can be untied in Love."


What you will need:

Paper, Scissors and Paper Clips


How to Make:

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1. Print out the United in Love Poem and cut the paper in four equal strips. (Available to members and as an instant download below.)

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2. Bend the left side of the paper at dotted line A, but do not fold. The two B's on the paper will touch. Place a paper clip over the B's.

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3. Flip the paper over left to right. so that the paper clip is on the right and you can't see any words.

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4. Bend the right side forward at dotted line C so that the D's touch each other back to back. Place a paper clip where the two D's meet as shown in the diagram.

5. Read the poem on the folded sheet and then pull the two side apart quickly. The two paper clips will pop off of the paper and join together!

Member's United in Love Paper Clip Bible Activity Card Pattern

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Love Is - Spinner Game

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Children take turns spinning the heart in the center of the game, and then determine which word the heart is pointing to, and give an example of how we can show love in that particular way. For example, if the spinner lands on "Love is kind", he may say, "We can show kindness by giving to people in need."

Member's Love Is Spinner Game Card Pattern

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Fruit of the Spirit Sunday School Lesson Series

Teach your children what it really means to love using this series of lessons. Each lesson is presented with a caterpillar puppet named Squirmy. Your children will learn from Squirmy worm about growing fruit and growing the fruit of the Spirit. This series includes a fruit bowl Bible verse memory chart, Bible verse cards, bulletin board displays which your children can help produce, and lots of crafts and activities to reinforce the lessons.

Fruit of the Spirit Puzzle

A Free Sample Lesson is available on the Sample Lessons Page.

You can also see a complete list of the lessons in this series with lots of examples of the crafts and activities available on the Fruit of the Spirit - Bible Crafts and Activities for Sunday School Page.

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