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Seek Ye First

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Worrying about our needs is not trusting God. We want our kiddos to not worry about their needs, but rather trust God to take care of them.

Make sure you clarify to the kiddos what those needs are. You find them in the context of the passage. “…as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.” Matthew 6:25 We don’t want our kids going home thinking God promises to get them a new Xbox 🙂

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “ Matthew 6:33

Seek Ye First

Instructions

  1. Paint a paper plate blue.
  2. Print out the templates. (Template)
  3. Trace the templates onto construction paper.
  4. Glue on the nest to the paper plate.
  5. Then decorate the nest with strips of construction paper, hay, craft feathers, small leaves, or string.
  6. Next glue on the eggs. As many as you choose.
  7. Assemble the bird and then glue it on the nest.
  8. Finally glue on the branch to the paper plate.

If the kiddos choose to they can add paper flowers, leaves, or even tissue paper onto the tree branch.

White Dove

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Dove

This craft can be done for different bible stories and adapted for each one. It is very versatile. It can be used for:

  •  Teaching children the story of Noah. (Genesis 6-9) You can add a branch to the birds mouth for this story.
  • Teaching children when Jesus was baptized. (Matthew 3)
  •  Or you can teach about who the Holy Spirit is.

If you have any other ideas about what other bible stories this craft can be applied to I would love to read them in the comments section.

Instructions

  1. Print out the templates. (Template)
  2. Cut out the body, the wings and the feathers.
  3. Snip each individual feather around the border of the feather. (For a nice effect, before snipping the feathers, crumble them up, then snip each individual feather around the border).
  4. Then glue the feathers onto each wing. (Eight on the bottom and six on the top).
  5. Glue the wings to the body.
  6. Finally color in the beak. If the child chooses he can draw on the feet.