Prayer

Acts 4 pic

This craft was inspired through a few different things at church. Teaching our children to pray is one of the most important habits we can help them form. Where do you pray? Do your children see you pray? Why is it important to take the time to pray? Why so we close our eyes and fold our hands? Do we have to close our eyes and fold our hands for God to hear us? Well, no of course not, but especially when we are little or when there is just too much distraction it is best for us to close out the world around us and come to a place where it is just you and the Lord. This is a little door hanger that can be printed on card stock and panted or colored and then hung on the child’s door to remind them to pray.

Objective: Children will make door hanger to remind them to pray.

 Supplies:

  • Templates of door hangers
  • Water colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Cups
  • Water

Time: 5-10 min + drying time

Preparation:

  • Cut out the door hangers.

In Class:

  • Pass out the door hangers to the children. Read it out loud to them. Tell them they are making it to hang on a door nob (you may demonstrate it on the classroom doorknob) so that they can remember to pray for everything and especially people’s salvation just as Peter and John did in Acts 4.
  • Fill cups up with water and pass out the watercolors and brushes. Let the children paint their door hanger and set aside to dry.

Praying door hanger

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No one Knows the Hour: Jesus’ Second Coming:Mathew 24:36-42

Clock

The Bible says that no one knows the day that Jesus is coming back! This little clock is great for any age. It really doesn’t matter if the kids put the number in the correct order or not because we don’t know the time! I love that about this craft, and I think the clock is kind of cute too!

Objective: Children will make a clock that can watch for us

Supplies:

Clock face

Numbers

Pipe cleaners “hands”

Googly eyes

Brad

Scissors

Glue sticks

Time: about 15-20 minutes

Preparation: Use a razor blade or edge of scissors to cut a small opening in the center of the clock face so that the brad will go through more easily.  Depending on the age of your children, you may want to cut out the numbers ahead of time and just hand them to the kids already cut out.

 In Class:

  • pass out the clock faces and the numbers. Have the children glue the numbers in the boxes on the clock face. It doesn’t matter if they are in order because we don’t know the time anyhow!
  • Pass out the brads and poke the brad into the center of the clock face and secure it.
  • Wrap a pipe cleaner around the brad and have the children bend and point the “hands” any way they like.
  • Glue on googly eyes to complete the clock face

Be ready for Jesus

Do this in Remembrance of Me: The last supper: Luke 22:7-23

Dinner with Jesus

What better way to have the last supper with Jesus than to have your own place setting?! Here is a place mat with a Bible verse, and a plate, cup and bread to put on the plate. You can go over what Jesus said to His disciples and then hand out the cup an plate and have your kids glue them on. I felt like it might help them remember just a little better if they could hold something in their hand.

Objective: Children will make a place setting with the elements of the last supper

 Supplies:

Placemats with Bible truth

Plate and cup pages

Bread pages

Scissors

Glue sticks

Time: about 10-20 minutes

Preparation: For smaller children, you can cut out the plates and cups. You can leave them to cut the bread if you’d like since it is “torn” or you can cut that out as well. Each child will receive one loaf of bread.

In Class:

  • Pass out the plate and cup page. Have children color and the cut them out.
  • Pass out the loaves of bread and have then children cut one out as well.
  • Pass out the placemats. The children can color and decorate these as well.
  • Have the children glue the cup and the plate down and glue the bread on the plate.

Last Supper Place setting

He is risen: Mary at Jesus’ tomb: John 20:1-18

Hooray Jesus is alive.

How do we show our excitement? Why not cheer? Yes. I was on my high school cheerleading team…and I did learn things that I’ve used later in life, like how to get 4 year olds to do a dance in sync with others for a Christmas play, but that is neither here nor there.

I made a template for the megaphone by googling “megaphone template” that didn’t get me too cars o I just googled ” party hat template” so much better. I printed one out, drew a handle on it and cut it out. There you go. Your own template! In addition to using the megaphone to shout that Jesus is alive, Mary was most certainly over come with joy. So make up a little cheer to go with pom poms.

Who died on the cross?

Jesus!

Who rose from the grave?

Jesus!

Yay! Jesus!

( I never said I made up amazing cheers, just that I was on the team, ok.)

Shout the Good News: Jesus is alive so shout it and rejoice

 Objective: Children will be able to use their own megaphone and pompoms to shout the joy that Jesus is alive

 Supplies:

Megaphone template ( make your own)

PomPom Handles template

Tissue paper, two sheets per child

Crayons, markers or colored pencils

Scissors

Glue sticks & staplers or tape

Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Preparation: You will need to cut the tissue paper into strips to make the pompoms. Take one sheet of tissue paper open it up and lay it out. Fold it in half left to right. Turn the tissue paper so the folded side is at the top. Fold again from left to right. Once again turn the folded side of the tissue paper so the fold is on the top and cut 1 in. strips starting at the bottom leaving about 1 ½ in. at the top so the strips all stay connected. Once the strips are cut, fold the tissue paper in half left to right and in half again, and in half again. Staple once. You need 2 per child. Now the pompom is ready for the handles to be added in class.For smaller children, you will want to cut out the megaphone for them, as well as the handles. If your children are a little older, they may want to cut it out themselves.

In class: Pass out the megaphone. Have children color them any way they like. Use any medium you’d like, crayons, markers or colored pencils.

To make the megaphone, you can use glue sticks to seal and secure with a staple on each side or you can simply tape the seam.

Pass out two handles to each child. Fold in half, sandwich the pompom and staple at the base.

Hooray Jesus is alive

Jesus Crucified: Matthew 11:3-6; 16:15-16; 21:6-15 Luke 23:26-49 John 4:25-26, 42

 

Paid in full

Tired of cross crafts? I found a pic on Pinterest  but it was a broken link that leads nowhere. It looked strait forward enough and I love a handprint craft! I liked the little red nail print wound. It is a reminder that we are the ones who’s sins nailed Jesus to the cross.  No template needed.

Paid in Full

Objective: Children will make handprint with nail wounds to remind them of what Jesus did for them. This 5X7 cardstock will easily fit in a frame if the mother so chooses.

Supplies:

5X7 Black Cardstock

white paint

red paint

paint brush

Cup (the kind you use for water will be sufficient)

Wipes

Dustless chalk

Time: about 2 minutes per child

In Class:

  • On the back of your black cardstock write the child’s name in pencil or a white crayon
  • Take each child individually and have them spread their hand out as far as their fingers will stretch. Paint their hand with a light coat of white paint.
  • Press the hand down towards the top center of the page.
  • Clean child’s hands well in sink or with wipes.
  • Using the chalk, in all capitals, write below the hand:

PAID

IN
FULL

  • Dip index finger in some red paint and add a nail wound to the center of the palm.