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Jonah Sun Catcher

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Things are starting to calm down around here so I decided to upload a quick post.

This is another quick, but cute sun catcher craft. This time for one of my favorite stories; the story of Jonah and the great fish.

Jonah Sun Catcher

Instructions

  1. Print the template onto card stock. (Template)
  2. Glue the template sheet to the back of a sheet of black construction paper.
  3. Cut out all of the white from the template. You will be left with the fish border shape. Keep the eye and body figure.
  4. Place the fish shape onto a self laminating sheet or contact paper, construction paper side down.
  5. Then place the eye and figure inside the body of the fish.
  6. Fill the inside of the fish with tissue paper.
  7. Cover with another sheet of self laminating sheet or contact paper.
  8. Cut out the fish from the laminating sheet or contact paper.
  9. Stick the fish to your window with double sided tape.

The Tower Of Babel

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Today’s post comes courtesy of Lindsey Whitney from Growing Kids Ministry. In it she tells us about a few crafts and activities you can do with your kids when studying the story of the Tower of Babel.

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Lindsey Whitney is a Children’s Ministry director at East Lake Road Alliance Church, home day care provider, and blogger at Growing Kids Ministry. Lindsey lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids. She loves reading books, drinking coffee and has recently taken up sewing.

Currently we’re working through the Bible with a fun new curriculum I just discovered over at Kidology called Stickers Through The Bible. This week, we covered the Tower of Babel and the kids had a heap of fun learning about this account from Genesis 11.

To begin, I showed the kids this picture of the Tower of Babel as I taught the lesson.

We talked about how Jesus is the only way to God and how the people building the tower were too focused on being famous. After the lesson time, I sent kids off to the various stations to process the story in a hands-on way. Here’s what our stations were for the day.

Sand Paper Tower

Inspired by this project from Veronica’s Blessing, the kids made their own tower of Babel.

However, instead of using regular brown paper, we used sandpaper in order to make the “building of the tower” a more tactile experience.

Tower of Babel: Class Activities for Kids

For this craft, you’ll need about 1/2 sheet of large sand paper for each child. If you have younger kids, you might want to cut out various lengths ahead of time. For older kids, have them cut their strips as they go. Have kids glue the sandpaper to construction paper.

Tower of Babel: Sandpaper Tower

Building a Tower

Inspired by this picture from Froggy Friends blog, I laid out some cups for the kids to create their own tower of Babel.

Little did I know what a ruckus activity this would turn out to be. The kids loved it! They quickly set up various building corners and began to compete for highest tower.

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They began with the single stack. But, they soon began getting more creative with their building techniques.

Tower of Babel: Building a Cup Tower

Easy does it!

Tower of Babel

Careful!

Tower of Babel: Building a Cup Tower
We actually had to send a innocent bystander outside the classroom to the kitchen for more cups because those towers keep getting more and more complex.

Coloring Pages

We also had a few different coloring pages for those less active kids.

Tower of Babel

I found a few on BibleWise and Suite101.

In the end, I think it was a great lesson and hopefully one the kids will remember!

For more ideas on the Tower of Babel, check out Lindsey’s Genesis Pinterest Board!

Lindsey Whitney is a Children’s Ministry director at East Lake Road Alliance Church, home day care provider, and blogger at Growing Kids Ministry. Lindsey lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids. She loves reading books, drinking coffee and has recently taken up sewing.

The Writing On The Wall- Coloring Page

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The Writing On The Wall Coloring PageThe Writing On The Wall

(Coloring Page)

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.

Preview And Print

Feel free to browse all of our Bible print-outs.

Lot’s Wife

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Lots wife not only was warned of the coming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, but was provided with a way of escape for herself and her family. She was given very simple instructions, do not turn around and look at the city. Instead of fleeing for her life she turned around because her heart was set on the sinful city and as a consequence of her disobedience she turned into a pillar of salt.

Instead of setting our minds and hearts on the things of this world we should set them on God.

“18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:18-20

“Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2

Lots Wife

Instructions

  1. Print the templates. (Template)
  2. Color in the main image.
  3. Cut out the pillar figure.
  4. Glue the figure onto the main image.
  5. Brush glue onto the pillar figure then sprinkle on table salt.
  6. Allow the figure to slightly dry then tap excess salt off.

Jonah And The Fish

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Jonah knew what God had commanded him to do, but he chose to disobey. Then came the discipline of the Lord. God disciplines those He loves and this is an important lesson for all children to learn. It’s not always fun, but its one way that God demonstrates His love.

“My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord Or loathe His reproof. For whom the Lord loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3:11-12

Jonah And The Great Fish

Instructions

  1. Print out and color the templates. (Template)
  2. Cut out the fish and cut along the two parallel lines.
  3. Place the fish through the parallel lines so that it appears to be poking out of the ocean.