Your kids will use simple materials in order to create their own ark of the covenant.
While your kids are making their very own ark of the covenant, go over why the ark was built, its purpose and significance.
- Print the template on card stock or construction paper. (Template)
- Color and cut out the ark of the covenant template. Skip the coloring step by printing the template on gold construction paper.
- Glue yellow colored popsicle sticks onto the template. You can also paint regular wooden popsicle sticks yellow using markers or paint.
- If you desire, decorate the ark of the covenant using glitter.
Have your kids make their very own ark of the covenant.
This craft can be used for telling the story of:
- Its creation, description and purpose.
- Crossing the river Jordan.
- The battle of Jericho.
- Having it stolen and returned by the Philistines.
- Its return to Jerusalem.
- God granting Solomon wisdom.
- The creation of Solomon’s temple.
- Print the template on either yellow or white card stock. (Template)
- Color and cut out all of the pieces if you printed it on white card stock. If printed on yellow card stock you can skip the coloring it in part.
- Assemble the bottom, large box by folding on the solid lines and adding glue to the tabs.
- Once the large box is assembled, glue the long pieces to each side of the box.
- Next assemble the rectangular piece.
- Glue on the rectangular piece to the top of the large box.
- Finally glue on both angels.
We Will Serve The Lord
Coloring pages are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five minutes before the end of class.
Preview and print this free printable coloring page by clicking on the link below.
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The city of Jericho feared the God of the Israelites. They had heard how He had freed them from Egypt and helped them cross the Red Sea.
Rahab feared God as well.
The city wanted to capture the spies and destroy them, but not Rahab. Rahab believed that God was the one true God and set out to protect the spies. Her household was saved because of her faith. Rahab serves as a good example of salvation through faith.
- Print the template on card stock. (Template)
- Color and cut out all of the pieces.
- Assemble the support piece found on the second page.
- Glue the hay to the top of the wall.
- Glue a piece of red string or yarn from the window of the tower. Give the string enough time to fry.
- Glue the tower to the assembled support piece.
With these spy binoculars, your kids will also be able to spy on the Promise Land.
They will also serve as a reminder of the complete faith and trust that both Caleb and Joshua had for God and His promises.
“7 And they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. 8 If the Lord is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us—a land which flows with milk and honey. 9 Only do not rebel against the Lord; and do not fear the people of the land, for they will be our prey. Their protection has been removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.” Numbers 14:7-9
- Print the template. (Template)
- Color and cut the template.
- Glue each piece of the template to a separate toilet paper roll.
- When both toilet paper rolls are covered, give them enough time to dry.
- Cut off any excess paper from the edge of the toilet paper rolls.
- Glue both finished toilet paper rolls together. Give them enough time to dry.
- With a one hole punch, punch out a hole on each side of the binoculars.
- Thread a piece of yarn through the holes in order to make the neck strap. Tie it in place.
Kids will love making this grasshopper craft. This craft is very versatile and can be used for different Bible stories. It can be used for teaching the story of:
- The twelve spies.
- The ten plagues of Egypt.
- John the Baptist.
- Print the template onto a sheet of cardstock. (Template)
- Cut out all of the pieces leaving a border of cardstock around each piece.
- Glue the pieces onto a sheet of black construction paper.
- Cut out all of the pieces.
- Glue each wing to the back of the grasshopper pieces.
- Take the rectangle piece and fold along both solid lines, making two creases.
- Add glue to one side of the rectangle piece and stick it on one of the grasshopper pieces, right between the thorax and the abdomen.
- Do the same thing with the other piece of grasshopper, making sure to line up both grasshopper pieces. The legs will now be able to hold up the entire grasshopper.
Trust. That is what ten of the spies lacked. They saw with their own eyes that the land was just as God had said it would be. They saw how God protected them and sustained them in the desert. Yet they focused on the difficulties of the situation.
We want our kiddos to be like Caleb. He saw the promise of God before him. He had total trust in God and in His promises. We should teach our kiddos to trust in God, even in the face of difficult obstacles and that is what this craft will remind them of every time they use it.
- Print out the templates onto colored paper or construction paper . (Template)
- Cut out the leaves and the grapes. You will need around 20 grapes.
- Cut out the Trust template.
- Glue the leaves to the Trust template. Then the grapes.
- Cut of any excess grape overhang so that there is a clean edge.
- Glue onto a piece of white card stock.
- Cut it out leaving a small border of cardstock.
- Then glue onto a piece of purple construction paper.
- Finally cut it out again leaving a small border of purple construction paper.
For a variation you could use different shades of purple for the grapes.
I have also included an “I Am The Vine” template as a variation to this craft.
“As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
This Bible verse has been memorized at some point in every children’s ministry. This is a great attitude to teach our kiddos and these crafts will be a constant reminder of this.
We Will Serve The Lord Door Hanger
This first craft is a simple hanging sign. After the children finish it they can place it on their bedroom door, on their bed post or even hang off the car rear view mirror.
- Print the template on cardstock. (Template)
- Color and cut out all of the pieces..
- Glue the three large rectangular pieces together from biggest to smallest.
- Then glue on the Bible verse piece.
- Lastly cut out the space to be able to slip it onto the door knob.
If your kids like they can then add stickers, jewels, or draw on designs. Let them use their imagination.
We Will Serve The Lord Table Top
I found this version online and immediately fell in love with it. Sadly no template was available. So I decided to come up with my own. Place this finished craft on your mantle or table.
- Print out the template. (Template)
- Color everything.
- At this point if you choose you can paint the paper plate.
- First glue the banner onto the paper plate.
- Then the house and finally the bush.
- Cut out the center circle of the plate cutting around the house.
- Then fold the plate in half to form the stand.