Parents and Christian teachers are always on the look-out for Bible crafts for children.
This page is presenting some easy to do
crafts, activities, and songs for teaching Bible stories,
math concepts, and for creating fun with children.
David played his harp and sang:
Go to a grocery store and ask for unused small rectangular foam
meat trays so that each child will have several. Let each child take large
rubber bands (I suggest trying Office Depot brand Size 32) and put them over one meat tray in order to make a harp.
Let the children know that David loved to sing songs to God.
Then sing fun children's songs, and let the children play their "harp."
(Get extra trays for those who break their harps.)
David as a shepherd:
Find a coloring sheet of a sheep. (Check the internet for one.)
Copy a page for each child. Get cotton balls and let the children pull the cotton balls out to make them bigger and then glue them on the sheep.
Noah and the Ark is a great Bible story. There are so many activities that can be done. You can "make" any animal craft, and it will fit the story.
Math Counting - I saw some little plastic animals at the dollar store. You can do counting exercises with the animals.
You can create an ocean with blue paper and paste in paper pictures of sea animals and plants.
Get animal cookie cutters and make sugar cookie animals.
You can sing the traditional song: Noah and the Arky, Arky.
(See bottom of page.)
You can read nonfiction books about animals and emphasize the variety of animals that God made.
You can ask the children questions such as - which animals do you think is the funniest, smartest, biggest, smallest, and most beautiful? Which animal has something sharp on its body? Which animal is a round shape? Name an animal with hair. Name an animal with a horn.
Remind the children that Adam named the animals. Older children will be able to understand that Adam did not speak English.
Older Children - Share with them that when European naturalists first saw a platypus (a dead platypus), they thought it was a fraud. They couldn't believe such an animal existed.
Also consider searching the internet for coloring sheets that relate to Noah.
Moses and the Burning Bush
Do an internet search for a Bible picture of Moses and the Burning Bush.
Then let the child color the page with specific instructions to color the bush green.
Then after the child is finished coloring, let the child crush a
small piece of Easter basket red foil/paper that is used to cover an
Easter basket gift basket. You then staple the foil to the bush for the
child. Avoid letting a child near a stapler.
Telling the story of Zacchaeus
Do a search for a coloring sheet of Zacchaeus in a tree. Copy a Zacchaeus for each child.
Take brown construction paper and allow each child to cut out a rectangle tree truck and a tree branch. (Younger children will either need a pattern or for you to have those already cut out.)
Then let the children paste with a glue stick the tree truck on a piece of construction paper. Then glue the branch on. Then paste Zacchaeus on the branch.
Sing: The Zacchaeus song - See Bottom of Page
Jesus went about healing people.
Talk about the people Jesus healed. Jesus healed blind people. Jesus healed deaf people. Jesus healed sick people.
Pray for someone who is sick.
Have a box of Bandaids. Do math activities with the Bandaids.
Give each child 8 Bandaids. Then ask each child to show you three Bandaids, then five Bandaids, etc.
You could also give them 5 round Bandaids and 5 rectangle Bandaids. Then you could ask for them to show you 2 round Bandaids AND 3 rectangle Bandaids. That will increase the difficulty of following the instructions.
You can also find a picture of a person from the internet and make copies. Then let them put Bandaids on that person.
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