God's Word tells us that those who follow Jesus are like
lights in a dark world. Jesus said we should let our lights shine. Why? Read
Matthew 5:16 to find the answer.
Make this craft as a reminder of how important your light is. . . .
Get the "Shine
for Jesus" craft.
Street Sign Parables
taught his followers about the kingdom of Heaven by using everyday objects.
And since most children look with anticipation to the day they can drive, what
better way to explain the life-saving lessons of Godís kingdom, than by
using common objects such as street signs?
Street signs serve two main purposes, to warn drivers of possible danger ahead
and to point them in the right direction. Godís Word is like this too, it
warns us of what lies ahead and tells us the right way to go in life.
The Dead-End sign can teach us about God's kingdom because it is placed at the
beginning of a street to warn drivers that there is no exit. However, if you
ignore the sign and go down the street anyway, youíll discover that itís a
dead-end. When we ignore Godís Word and his commandments, we will also
discover that itís a dead-end. And like Adam and Eve learned, weíll find
out that our wrong choices lead to spiritual death. God wants us to go the
right way in life, which is why he gave us his Word to learn right from wrong,
and why he gives his Spirit to those who trust him. Get
more Street Sign Parables.
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My kids love this. On a bulletin board,
make an open Bible with four pockets, two labeled Old Testament and
the others New Testament. Above that, print God's Word.
I made cards using unlined file cards and made 2 sets of all the
books of the Bible on them. We shuffle the cards, lay them out on a table, and
then two teams compete to see which gets all of them in the right
pockets the quickest. It really helped them learn the books of the
We asked our local pizza delivery restaurant to donate unused boxes. We
then used paper fasteners to reinforce the box at the back bottom corners.
Each box contains coloring sheets, blank paper, crayons, fruit snacks and a
pencil. The box gives the child a firm surface to color on, saving our
hymnals and pew bibles :). The children are welcome to take home the
contents and return the empty box to be refilled.
Bay Vista Baptist Church
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Are God's Church
Create a large blank cut out in the shape of a church on cardboard, then cut
it into pieces like a puzzle. Make however many pieces you will need to fit
your class size, including the teacher. Give everyone a piece of the puzzle
and have them draw a picture of themselves on the puzzle piece. (Another
option is to paste a photo of themselves on their puzzle piece.) Don't tell
the children beforehand what the object will be when completed; it's a
surprise. Now have the children put the puzzle together and discover, we
are God's church!