Pentecost: Be Filled with the Spirit: Acts 2

 Acts 2 Elementary pic

Well, this year, my church is studying Acts so most of the upcoming crafts will be based out of Acts. I have seen the flame on head bands craft floating around Pinterest, but no one had a useable template, so I had to make it myself. I’ll save you the trouble. All you have to do is have some extra sheets of paper to add to the band to finish off the “hat”. The windpipe craft, I only gave to older children, but it was pretty cool to blow through the straws, and hear the rushing wind, so if you wanted to just pre make it and let the kids blow on them, I think they’d really enjoy it.

Objective: Children will make a Holy Spirit hat to represent the fire over their heads and a windpipe to be used to help them retell the Bible lesson.

 Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons (red, yellow and orange)
  • Glue sticks
  • Scotch tape
  • Stapler
  • straws
  • Templates of flames and head band

Time: 10-15 min total

Preparation:

  • Cut out the strips for the headband. Each child will need the Bible verse strip as well as a blank strip. You may want to cut a few extra blanks just incase.
  • Portion out the flames so each child can cut their own flame.

In Class:

Hats:

  • Pass out the flames to each child and explain that the Holy Spirit came down like fire and set over the believer’s heads.
  • Have them pick out the red orange and yellow markers or crayons. Have the children color the flames.
  • Pass out the pre-cut headband pieces, glue sticks and tape.
  • Have the children glue the flames on top of the x’s that are in the center of the Bible verse.
  • Have the children tape down one blank strip to each Bible verse strip to form a band the band. If they need more length add an extra blank strip to the other side of the Bible verse.
  • Take each band and measure the child’s head and staple it with the flat part of the staple on the inside of the band.

Windpipe:

  • Take a long piece of tape for each child and tape the ends to the table so the sticky side is facing up, but it is secured to the table.
  • Take 12 straws and lay them tightly down on the tape taking care to line up the non-bendy ends. The non-bendy ends will be the strait side where the children will blow into them.
  • Roll the tape up and over the straws securing them.
  • Use the scissors to cut a diagonal line cutting off the bendy part of the straws to create the windpipe.
  • Children can blow into the straws creating the rushing wind sound of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2 Flames 1 of 2

Acts 2 Flames 2 of 2

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