Pretzel Cross Snack

This snack was very quick and easy to make.  You could also glam it up by sprinkling the almond bark with sprinkles.  I found the original idea on Pinterest! Ingredients: Pretzel rods White almond bark Directions: Line a large jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Melt a few squares of almond bark in microwave-safe bowl, according […]

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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 […]

Road to Emmaus Craft

This was a fabulous craft for our lesson about Jesus traveling along the road to Emmaus with his disciples.  Thank you to Crafting the Word of God for providing this fun activity!  The kids loved it! Materials: Printed Road to Emmaus template (download at this link) Crayons/colored pencils/markers Scissors Large craft sticks Packing tape Directions: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Necklace Craft

The kids made necklaces for one of our lessons on families.  I bought a wide variety of beads and asked them to pick one bead that would represent each member of their family.  Some of them wanted more beads than that, so we went along with it and let them add to the necklace.  One […]

Wheat Bundle Snack

This post contains an affiliate link. This is the snack we had for our lesson about Naomi, Ruth and Boaz.  They’re cute little bundles of grain that tie right into the story!  The original idea came from Shower of Roses.  Thank you! Ingredients: Pretzel sticks Twizzlers Pull ‘n’ Peel licorice Directions: Separate the licorice into […]

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 […]

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 […]

Always Make Time for God Clock Craft

We made this craft for a lesson on stewardship and how we spend our time.  It’s a bit labor-intensive, so leave plenty of time.  Also, you will want to have several adults/teens available, as some kids will need significant help.  I printed the circles in several different colors to give the kids lots of options […]

Seashell Cross Craft

This post contains affiliate links. This is a very simple, yet pretty craft for younger kids to make.  It was one of our VBS crafts a couple of years ago, and ours are still holding strong today.  I love the look of them.  Aren’t the tiny shells adorable? Materials: 2 1/2″ craft sticks 4 1/2″ […]

Duct Tape Clipboard

This is a fun craft to make if you need something to occupy the kids for a while, such as for VBS.  Plus it looks cool and it’s something practical that won’t just get tossed in the trash.  A little tip: One roll of duct tape is enough to cover two regular-sized clipboards. Materials: plain […]

Serpent Sub

This post contains an affiliate link. If you’re looking for something fun to make for the Halloween season, you might want to try out this serpent sub.  I really like how it turned out! The bread itself is just a couple of Pillsbury French bread rolls.  If you put them end to end and shape […]

Graham Cracker Cross Snack

I originally saw this snack on Pinterest from Kids Sunday School.  It looked so cute and easy that I had to give it a go, too! Simply cover a graham cracker in frosting (we used vanilla marshmallow).  Cut licorice to fit and arrange in shape of a cross on the frosting.  If desired, you could […]

Unkind Words Object Lesson with Toothpaste

For our Joseph lesson I also did an object lesson about hurtful words, using a tube of toothpaste to illustrate the point.  I started by squeezing out toothpaste onto a plate while I talked about how Joseph’s brothers hated him and probably said some mean things about and to him.  I gave a few examples […]

Painted Cross Craft

We had a grand old time making these in Sunday School this week!  They’re quite easy and the results are really stunning.  This craft would be appropriate for any lesson! Materials: thick white paper painter’s tape tempera paint/finger paint paint brushes paint trays paint smocks Directions: 1. Use painter’s tape to make a cross-shape on […]

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″ […]

Scripture Block Craft

We did this craft for VBS.  The design on the front of the block is smeared because I don’t have permission to share it.  The Scripture card is from Mercy Ink.  Scroll down a bit and you’ll find the free download.  You can find similar cards if you do a Google search.  Print them on […]