The Story of Jesus by Jane Werner Watson

This post contains an affiliate link. Somebody donated The Story of Jesus (a Little Golden Book) to our children’s ministry.  Even though it’s dated (1977), it really is a little gem of a book.  The illustrations are detailed and engaging, and the story does an excellent job of teaching children about Jesus’ life with a […]

Fishers of Men Cupcakes

I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to try it out!  I love this idea for a Fishers of Men themed Bible lesson.  The kids can help decorate their own cupcake, which they will absolutely love! Ingredients: cake mix, plus ingredients listed in pkg. directions (I used orange cake mix) cupcake tins paper cupcake […]

Easter by Gail Gibbons

This post contains an affiliate link. Somebody purchased the book Easter for the children’s ministry at church.  Although it’s an older book (1989) and the characters look a bit stylized, it’s still a nice resource to have around. This book seeks to explain Easter to children, starting with a quick overview of Jesus’ life and […]

Jesus’ Name Optical Illusion Craft

The older kids did this craft for VBS last summer.  It requires quite a bit of prep work and is complicated, so you’ll definitely have to plan ahead if you want to make it.  It looks so cool when it’s finished, though! Start by cutting some boards.  Ours measure 8 3/4″ L x 2 3/8″ […]

Happy Birthday Jesus

Last Sunday we had a little celebration of Jesus’ birth in Sunday School.  The kids colored these birthday cake coloring sheets which you can find at Sunday School Center in their Christmas lessons for ages 4-7.  We also had some little cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus.

The Very First Christmas by Paul L. Maier

This post contains an affiliate link. The Very First Christmas is a retelling of the Christmas story through the conversation of a mother and son.  Christopher is a young boy full of questions who wants to hear a true story.  His mom decides to share the story of Jesus’ birth with him.  They read passages […]

The Very First Easter by Paul L. Maier

This post contains an affiliate link. The Very First Easter is much better as a read-at-home book, or if you have a chance to sit down with one or two kids for an extended period of time.  It is about a boy named Christopher whose parents explain the significance of Easter to him.  It is […]

Little Colt’s Palm Sunday by Michelle Medlock Adams

This post contains an affiliate link. Little Colt’s Palm Sunday is a great book to share with your little ones (I’d say Kindergarten and younger) for Palm Sunday.  The first page starts off with Luke 19:30-36, to give you the background of the story.  It’s a about a little colt who hears about how the […]

Linen Gravecloths Prop

I made these linen gravecloths to use when we were acting out the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.  They are a nice prop to have for the Lazarus story, also.  To make some, just take an old white sheet and cut into the seam every 4-5″ along the long edge.  Once you have those […]

Let the Children Come Craft

One of our lessons was about what God thinks of children.  Our craft was a group endeavor.  I printed off Luke 18:16b, “Let the children come to me.  Don’t stop them!  For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.”  One of the kids cut this out and taped it on […]

Disciple Stick Puppets

I made these little Jesus and disciple figures to use for acting out the story of the Last Supper.  I printed out the figures from Los Niños y la Biblia.  I colored them, cut them out, laminated them, and cut them out again.  Whew!  You’ll see how we used them in the picture below.   […]

Toilet Paper Tube Resurrection Set

We made this set at homeschool group, but it would be a great Sunday School craft.  The templates and directions can be found at Catholic Icing.  Because the craft requires a lot of coloring, cutting and taping, I recommend it for an at-home project, or a class project.  It would be a great display to […]

5 Worship Videos – pt. 4

“Books Of The Bible Song – Old Testament” “Fruit Of The Spirit” – Uncle Charlie “Give Me A J-E-S-U-S” “Inside My Heart” – Uncle Charlie “We Love Jesus”

Jesus Walks on Water Craft

We planned this craft for both of our classes at church.  As crazy as it sounds, I cut out all the pieces ahead of time.  At first I was just going to do it for the younger kids, but once I got started cutting, I realized how much there was and how difficult the waves […]

Walking on Water Demonstration

As a fun little activity to go with our Jesus Walks on Water lesson, we made a cornstarch-water mixture for the kids to simulate walking on water.  If you mix cornstarch and water in the right proportions, you’ll get a non-Newtonian fluid.  If you lay your hand on it, it will sink in and feel […]

Jesus Walks on Water Snack

Our snack for the Jesus Walks on Water lesson was blue jello, with a Jesus figure taped to a spoon and stuck into the jello.  It looks like he’s walking on water, doesn’t it?  The Jesus figure is from this craft.  Since we were doing this craft anyhow, I just took six of the Jesus […]

Bible Story Theatre: Jesus Walks on Water

To act out the story of Jesus walking on the water, we made a cardboard boat.  It was made from two gaylord boxes, which my husband got from work.  One end of each box was cut open so that the flap could be taped to the inner wall of the other box, making them more […]

Prodigal Son Craft

For our Prodigal Son lesson, the older kids made these hugging father figures (this one happens to be a ninja).  They’re quite simple to make, but a little bit time consuming.  Here’s how to do it: 1. Cut out a rectangle of card stock. 2. Trace your hands on a different color of card stock; […]

Good Samaritan Craft #2

For our Good Samaritan lesson the older kids made this craft.  They wrote Luke 10:27 on a piece of poster board.  Then they decorated it with band-aids and wrote ways they could help other people on top of the band-aids. Save

Loaves & Fishes Game

For our lesson on Jesus feeding the 5,000 the kids played this loaves and fishes game.  Fill two tubs/trash cans with crumpled newspaper.  Cut out loaves from brown card stock/scrapbook paper, and fishes from the same kind of paper, making them whatever color you like.  I cut out more than enough for each child to […]