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Patriotic Catcher Toy - July 4th Craft


Kids will learn the answers to eight basic USA citizenship questions such as, Why did the Pilgrims come to America? What is the US Constitution? and What does the First Amendment guarantee? 

Kids can make it and take it home! Print out as many patterns as you need for a onetime fee for home or per classroom use.  

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July 4th craft.

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July 4th, is it Really Independence Day? 

Supplies: Noise maker horns, a handful of confetti (optional).

(Read the Scripture references and become familiar with them. They are the backbone of the sermon.)

(Say:) Hello kids! Why do we celebrate July 4th? (Listen for answers.)  Yes, Independence Day! Does Mexico have a July 4th? (This is a joke. Of course they have July 4th. They just don't celebrate their independence on that day.) What does it mean to have independence? (Listen to answers.)  When the USA gained independence from England, we received freedom from their control.* The king of England could no longer could tell people living in our country--in the United States of America--how to live. We were free to establish our own rules and government.

Today, I want to talk to you about true freedom, which no king, government, or person can ever take from you! 

Continue reading about a true
independence day.

   
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Freedom Flag Pin

 

Show your patriotic colors!
Learn to make a
Flag pin.



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Good Stuff or Garbage in the Temple?

Focus: making good choices about what we put into our bodies.

Objects Needed: "fillable" cream puffs or tart shells, fruit yogurt, cream cheese, and/or whipped topping, chopped dried fruits, granola, chocolate chips or mini-M&M's, (anything to make a yummy filling), mud or dirt, small rocks, coffee grounds (anything to make a nasty-looking filling), pretzel sticks, marshmallows, small plates, cups, and spoons. 

Begin the lesson by telling the group that you're going to prepare a delicious treat. Mix up a nasty-looking filling and use it to stuff one of the puff or tart shells, saying, "Doesn't this look great?" and ignoring their "EWWW's".

Place it on one of the plates and use pretzel sticks to add arms and legs to the puff or shell, and stick on a marshmallow for the head. Then ask the group what they see and why they think it's yucky. Discuss how this relates to the nasty stuff we sometimes put into our bodies . . . 

Continue reading how to
honor God with our bodies.

 

 

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Bible Craft: Moses Mask or Bible Masks

What you need:
Create your own mask design such as the one shown here. Find a "Moses-like picture, or use the Moses Mask pattern from God's Top Ten, a wooden paint stick, crayons, yarn, glue, fabric, scissors, stapler.

What you do: Copy the "Moses-like" face onto cardstock paper or mount to cardboard. Cut out the mask and eye holes. Staple onto the paint stick.

Optional: Glue yarn on for the beard and hair. Glue fabric on for the head garment.  (Depending how children decorate their masks, they can make various Bible characters, male or female.)

Have students act out the Ten Commandments story, or another Bible story, using their masks. 

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Bible Devotional: Created in God's Image

Have you ever heard someone say, or maybe you’ve said it, “I’m not very creative; I can’t even draw a stick figure!” While it’s true that many people can’t draw, the visual arts are not the only measurement for determining creativity. In fact, I believe creativity is a hallmark trait of being made in God’s image!

When God created Adam and Eve, he said,
"Let us make man in our image, after our likeness . . . So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” Genesis 1: 26-27 (ESV).

As Christians we believe the term, “us,” is a direct reference to the triune* nature of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. On the other hand, there are those who would say the “us” is a reference to God’s heavenly court, meaning God and his angels. This presents a problem, because people are not created in the image of an angel. We—human beings, male and female, and not any of the other animals—are created in God’s image, in his likeness. And since God is Spirit (John 4:12), this image must refer to . . . 

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about being created in God's image.

Christian Skits & Bible Games for Kids


Christian skits based on the Gospel of Mark Bible books game
Mark: Bible Skits               Bible Stack-O! 

Christian skits based on the book of Ruth Bible Games Explosion 52 Year-round Bible games
   Ruth: Bible Skits            Bible Games Explosion!

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Ruth: Lights, Camera, Action Bible Skits

Story Focus: Naomi’s despair, Ruth’s selfless devotion.

Overview: Based on Ruth, Chapter One. The story of Ruth takes place during the time when Judges ruled Israel. It was a wicked time in Israel’s history, but not everyone disobeyed God. Our skit tells the story of three such people: Ruth, Naomi and Boaz, who obeyed and loved God. 

Director: “Lights, Camera, Action!”

Narrator: “In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land of Judah.”

Elimelech: “Naomi, our crops won’t grow and our food has run out. We’ve got to get out of here or we’ll starve to death!”

Naomi: “But Eli, where will we go?”

Elimelech: “I’ve heard there is plenty of food in Moab.” 

Naomi: “Moab? You want us to move to Moab?”

Elimelech: “We’ll move there until the famine is over, then we’ll come back home. Pack our bags and tell the boys to get ready. We’ll leave in the morning.”

Naomi: “Maaaaah-lon and Kiiiii-lion! Pack your bags. . . . 

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Ruth Bible Skits.

                          Bible skits, dramas for children's ministry

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