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Daniel In The Lions Den Puppet 2

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With this craft your kids will be able to make their very own lion for the story of Daniel in the lions den.

I also have a version were the whole head moves. (Version 1)

Daniel In The Lions Den Puppet 2

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Turn a paper sandwich/lunch bag upside down. Paint the large square green. You can also use tissue paper or construction paper.
  3. Color and cut out all of the pieces from the template.
  4. Glue the head piece of the lion onto the small square.
  5. Glue the smaller legs to the body of the lion.
  6. Glue the tail onto the body of the lion.
  7. Glue the mouth piece to the body of the lion.
  8. Glue the body of the lion onto the green square.
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Aaron’s Rod Becomes a Snake

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God appeared to Moses in a burning bush and told Moses He was sending him to Pharaoh to bring Gods people out of Egypt. Moses had many objections to God’s plan. He was fearful of Pharaoh rather than trusting in God. Four times he expressed his fear to God. When Moses expressed his lack of faith a fifth time, God became angry. Although God was angry with Moses, He had compassion on Moses. He understood Moses weakness and told Moses that He would send Aaron with him.

“The Lord said, “Moses, when the king asks you and Aaron to perform a miracle, command Aaron to throw his walking stick down in front of the king, and it will turn into a snake.” Exodus 7:8-9

Rod Into Snake 2

Rod Into Snake 1

Instructions

  1. Print out the template. (Template)
  2. Cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Trace them onto construction paper. For the rod use brown. For the snake your kiddos can be creative.
  4. Assemble the snake and cut of any overhang of construction paper so you are left with a perfect snake shape.
  5. Glue the rod onto a piece of cardstock.
  6. Cut it out leaving a small white border.
  7. Then glue on the snake.

The kiddos can also draw on wood designs onto the rod if they choose.

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.

Miraculous Catch Of Fish

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Peter and his friends were experienced fishermen; they knew what they were doing. They had fished all night without catching a single fish. So when Jesus told him to row to a deeper part of the lake and lower his net it took a lot of trust from Peter. The trust and faith he had for Jesus led him to obey and this is what we want our kiddos to learn. Trusting in the word of God leads to obedience.

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Instructions

  1. Print out the disciples in the boat page. (Template)
  2. Color the main image.
  3. Color and cut out the fish templates.
  4. Glue the fish onto the main image. Use as many fish as you like.
  5. Cut a sheet of white, brown or gray construction paper into thin strips. The thickness depends on the age of the children that will be making the craft. Younger kids will need thicker strips and older kids can use really thin ones.
  6.  Glue the strips onto the main page, one at a time, in a crisscross pattern to make the net.

Jacobs Hairy Arms

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Rather than wait for God to work for Jacob, Rebekah took things into her own hands. Rebekah convinced Jacob to trick Isaac and steal the blessing. As a result Esau became very angry at Jacob and vowed to kill him. Jacob had to leave his home and family.

When we are waiting for God to act in a situation there are two ways in which we can respond. We can trust God and know that He is working for us or we can become impatient and act on our own. And as we can see from this story in the Bible the results are not good.

This is the lesson we want our kiddos to go home with. That in hard and difficult situations, even if we can not see God acting on our behalf, we still need to place our faith in Him and trust that He is working for us.

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness…” 2 Peter 3:9

This craft will remind the kiddos of how Jacob and Rebekah both took matters into their own hand instead of trusting in the timing of God.

Hairy Arms 1
Hairy Arms 2
Instructions
  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Trace them onto a foam sheet. The color of the foam sheet does not matter as it will be covered with cotton balls.
  3. Cut out both shapes from the foam sheet.
  4. Using a glue gun, glue two pipe cleaners/chenille stems to each foam shape. One near the narrow edge and one towards the wider edge. Again do this for both foam shapes.
  5. Glue cotton balls to the foam shapes using regular glue. Cover completely. Slightly pull apart each cotton ball before placing it on the foam sheet. This way you will need less of them.
  6. At this point if your kids want to, they can use a marker to color the cotton balls. Recommended colors: grey, black, brown, or yellow.

King Nebuchadnezzar’s Gold Statue

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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were remembering the promises of God. They were trusting in God. They believed that God was able to keep them from harm and deliver them from the evil intended against them. They were trusting in God; not in their cleverness or in their strength. They did not back down or worship the idol; they did not lie and say that they had served Nebuchadnezzar’s gods. They stood their ground and trusted God. God delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from their troubles. God will keep His children from harm.

“The LORD will protect you and keep you safe from all dangers. The LORD will protect you now and always wherever you go.” Psalm 121:7-8

Gold Statue

Instructions

  1. Print out the templates. (Template)
  2. Color the flames, the main picture with the furnace and the half circle.
  3. Cut out the flames and half circle.
  4. Glue the flames onto the half circle, then cut the half circle in half.
  5. Fold and crease each piece of the half circle to form a hinge.
  6. Glue each piece of the half circle to the main picture with the furnace.