Jesus Clears the Temple: Mark 11:15-19 also John 2:13-20

What belongs in God's house

What kind of craft can you make to show Jesus’ righteous anger in the temple as He cleared out the temple? Making whips with twenty 3 year olds didn’t seem like a smart option. So what’s the lesson of the story that a toddler can grasp? There are certain things that belong in God’s house and certain things that do not.

God’s House is Special

 Objective: Children will decide what belongs in God’s House and what does not

Supplies:

Things the belong in God’s House worksheet

Things that do NOT belong in God’s House worksheet

Item cut-outs sheet

Crayons

Scissors

Glue sticks

Time: 10 to 20 minutes

Preparation: For smaller children, you may want to cut out the 8 squares of pictures and have them separated into 8 baggies for easy passing out to each child.

In class: Pass out the sheet with the 8 items on it (squares if you have pre-cut them). Have children color each of the pictures. You may also want to have the children color the “What belongs/does not belong…” sheets as well and have them color them at this time. Have the children cut out the 8 squares along the dotted lines. Go over each item with the children. Remind them of the story and have them decide what belongs in God’s House and what belongs outside. Use glue sticks and stick 4 items on each page. Ask them what else could go in God’s House.

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