“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
This cute bookmark will serve as a constant reminder that God is the creator and sustainer of everything.
- Print the templates. (Template)
- Color and cut out all of the pieces.
- Grab the blank rectangle and trace it twice onto construction paper.
- Cut out the rectangles.
- Glue the “in the beginning” template onto one of the construction paper cut outs.
- Glue the cloud and z’s to the back of the large template. In between the 5 middle spaces.
- After the cloud and z’s have dried, on the other side, fold on the solid lines creating a crease. Do this for all of the solid lines. The rectangle will fold in on itself into one visible rectangle.
- Add glue to the back of the 1st day square and stick it on the back of the “in the beginning” piece.
- Finally add glue on the empty rectangle, right after the sixth day, and stick it onto the last construction paper piece.
Your kids can now go over the story of creation at any time and will have a wonderful tool to share the story with their friends.
This craft is a great visual of the first plague in Egypt. Your kids will be able to see the water of the Nile River turn to blood for themselves.
“20 So Moses and Aaron did even as the Lord had commanded. And he lifted up the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood. 21 The fish that were in the Nile died, and the Nile became foul, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. And the blood was through all the land of Egypt.” Exodus 7:20-21
- Print the templates onto regular copy paper. Do not use cardstock. Print the main image on one side, then the river on the other side of the same paper. (Template)
- Lay one or two sheets of newspaper on your table.
- Have your kids color in the land, sand, pyramids, mountains and sky using markers.
- Next lightly color in the river with a blue color pencil.
- Trace the outline of the river with regular glue and allow the glue to dry.
- When the glue has dried fill in the river on the back with a red marker.
- In a small plastic container add about 1 teaspoon of regular cooking oil (vegetable, olive, canola).
- Using a small brush have your kids paint over the blue river with the oil. A little oil goes a long way. As the oil is absorbed by the paper the red marker will start to come through. The river will start to turn into “blood”.
- With a paper napkin wipe of any excess oil from the front and back of the paper.
The Days Of Creation Wheel is a good way to share the story of God creating the world. Each wedge tells the story of what God did on that day of creation. This would make a great take home reminder of the lesson.
- Print the templates on cardstock. (Template)
- Color and cut them out.
- Make a small hole into the middle of the circles and stick a metal brad through it. Open and bend the legs.
A great craft to help your kids remember the walls of the Red Sea and how God performed a miracle that allowed His people to cross into safety.
“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.” Exodus 14:21
- Print and color the templates. (Template)
- Cut out the figures and the main background.
- Fold the creases on the main background.
- Add glue to the two tabs to form the background.
- Fold the crease on the base of the figures.
- Add glue to the base of the figures and place them on the main background.
In the picture I colored the sand yellow, but your kids can use actual sand to decorate the background.