Paralyzed Man & Mat Craft

This is one of my favorite crafts that we’ve made so far.  It’s cute and interactive!  The paralyzed man can either lie down on his mat or stand up and carry it, like the man did after Jesus healed him.  Thank you to Faith Sprouts for the original idea! Materials: Printed Paralyzed Man template (download […]

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Jesus Calms the Storm Jello Snack

I made this snack for our lesson about when Jesus calmed the storm.  The small cups with lids came from Walmart in a package of twenty.  I made five or six small packages of blue Jello and evenly distributed it between the cups, then put them in the fridge to set up.  (Just follow the […]

Jesus Calms the Storm Craft

I came up with this really simple craft to go with our lesson about Jesus calming the storm.  The kids had the option of making a storm scene with either paint or colored pencils. We made some lovely storm clouds with dark blue paint (I thought we had black and could mix it to make […]

Flowers & Family Object Lesson

We did this object lesson for one of our lessons on family.  I bought a variety of cheap flowers from Walmart and used them to illustrate the concept of a family. We talked about how all of the flowers look different — different sizes, shapes, colors, lengths — but they are all still flowers.  Just […]

Joseph in the Well Game

This post contains affiliate links. First, I’ll tell you how I made the little wooden Joseph figure above, and then we’ll talk about how to play the game.  If you give yourself a week or two to make the figure, you won’t feel rushed trying to get it done right before the lesson.  Thank you […]

Temple Snack

We made this really neat temple snack for our lesson about when twelve-year-old Jesus was left behind after the Passover festival.  I like that kids can get creative and use the “building blocks” to make their own version of the temple.  For this particular model I used pretzel “dipping sticks,” but pretzel rods or smaller […]

God Loves My Family Craft

For one of our lessons on families, I developed this ultra-simple printable.  Kids can draw a picture of their own family and be reminded that God loves their family.  Click here to print it free for your own use. I wanted to keep it very open-ended because there are many families today whose makeup is […]

Four Friends & Paralyzed Man Teddy Graham Snack

For our lesson about the paralytic whose friends carried him to Jesus and lowered him through a hole in the roof to be healed, we made this cute and simple snack.  You will want to keep the frosting refrigerated until you’re ready to use it, otherwise it won’t be stiff enough to keep the Teddy […]

Family Memory Game

For one of our lessons on families, I made this matching game which features many different families.  It was difficult to find flashcards which represented many different types of families, and in the end I thought this was my best option.  Some of the photos look a bit outdated, but overall I think they look […]

Joseph’s Colorful Coat Craft

I developed this craft for our lesson about families and forgiveness, which featured the story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers.  I was very pleased with the results and think it looks super cute! Materials: Coat template printed on white card stock (3 per sheet) Colossians 3:13 printed on regular copy paper […]

Joseph’s Colorful Coat Cookie

This post contains an affiliate link. For our lesson about Families and Forgiveness, we learned about when Joseph’s brothers faked his death and sold him into slavery.  Each of the kids got to frost and decorate their own “colorful coat” cookie at snack time.  This is the T-Shirt Cookie Cutter I got from Amazon.  The […]

Cheese & Cracker Family Snack

For our lesson on Families (featuring the story of Adam & Eve), I had a hard time coming up with a snack.  Eventually I found this snack at Cute Creative and Fun!  It’s simple, cute, healthy (and quite frankly, I was tired of looking for the perfect idea). Ingredients: Block of cheese (I used a […]

Bible Story Theatre: Abraham & Sarah Have a Baby

For our story about Abraham and Sarah having a baby in their old age (see Genesis 17-18 & 21), the kids acted it out.  It’s a very simple story.  I chose to read only excerpts from the story, cutting out the bits that were repetitive or not specifically about the coming baby. All you need […]

Jesus Walks on Water Snack

This is the supremely easy snack we had for our lesson about faith, featuring the story of Jesus and Peter walking on water.  I saw the idea originally at Our Littlest Disciples. Just grab some graham crackers and break them in half.  Spread blue frosting on the cracker and place two Teddy Grahams standing up […]

Jesus & Peter Walk on Water Craft

For our lesson about faith, with Jesus and Peter walking on water, I planned this collage for the kids to make during craft time.  It’s a little finicky, but it’s very open-ended in terms of kids making it as simple or fancy as they like.  Some of our kids chose to draw the water and […]

Bible Story Theatre: Poor Widow & Two Coins

For our lesson on Stewardship and Treasure, we acted out the story about the poor widow who gave two coins at the temple.  I had wanted to have some tunics made, but ran out of time, so I just had the kids pretend to put on their fancy clothing.  I told them that they were […]

Sit Down (Mary and Martha) by Mary Manz Simon

This post contains an affiliate link. Sit Down is a smallish paperback picture book that tells the story of Mary and Martha.  It’s aimed at the toddler and preschool age group, so the language is very simple and repetitive.  If you don’t like repetition, this book will drive you up the wall.  😉 The artwork […]

Mary & Martha Stick Puppets

For our lesson on Stewardship and Time, we told the story of Mary and Martha using these stick puppets.  They are from Sundayschoolzone.com and you can go to their site to print them for free.  Yay — I love free printables that make my life easier! The background is the size of a regular sheet […]

God Wants Me to be a Good Steward Coloring Sheet

I found these cute coloring sheets at Christian Preschool Printables.  For our lesson on stewardship, we talked about different ways that we can be a good steward.  Though this coloring sheet has a decidedly Earth Day vibe, we talked about all kinds of things and I encouraged the kids to think of ways they could […]

Martha’s Broom Snack

We recently had a lesson about when Jesus came to visit Mary and Martha in their home.  I saw this snack on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for the lesson.  I imagine Martha was busy doing some cleaning along with her cooking to prepare for Jesus’ visit. Simply cut a section of Fruit […]