Teaching children the word of God can be a delicate matter. You want them to retain the information, and the kids want to be entertained. Use crafts that include the Bible to support different lessons you’re trying to teach. It’s a great way to include faith and fun in your kids’ everyday lives, y’all!
I Can Pray When Craft
A simple thing to teach young kids is that praying is a great way to speak to God. This craft helps children understand and learn that we can pray anytime. All you need to do is cut out circles and write “I can pray when” on them. Then, have the kids draw and color how they could finish the sentence. Some ideas include eating, going to bed, taking a test, or feeling scared. When the kids need a reminder, they can reference this craft.
Noah’s Ark Craft
Learning about Noah and his ark is a fun way to understand God’s grace for us. For this craft, you’ll need paper plates, construction paper, glue, crayons, and googly eyes.
Step 1: Fold the paper plate in half. Draw waves on the bottom and brown on the upper part to create the wood effect.
Step 2: Trace animal shapes, an ark roof, and a rainbow onto construction paper and cut them out. Fold the ark roof in half when cutting it out to make it more sturdy.
Step 3: Let the kids color the rainbow, ark, and animals as they’d like.
Step 4: Glue the googly eye onto the animals and allow them to dry.
Step 5: Glue the top of the ark onto the paper plate and the rainbow above that. Then, glue on the animals. Allow the craft to dry completely, and you’re all done.
Pony Bead Cross Necklace Craft
This fun and simple craft can be a necklace, a bracelet, or even a bookmark—it all depends on the length of the string. All you’ll need for this craft is a single strand of plastic cord and six beads. You can use whatever color beads you’d like. Use pastel if you’re making it for Easter or red and green for Christmas.
Step 1: Put a single bead through one side of the cord, then tie a knot. Try and center the bead.
Step 2: Take both ends of the cord and thread them through the center of the second bead. Don’t tie a knot.
Step 3. Separate the cord and thread beads three and four through each end until they tightly rest on top of the first two beads.
Step 4: Thread both ends of the cord through the fifth bead. Push the bead down and tie a very tight knot in the cord above the bead. Try to get the knot as close to the bead as possible.
Step 5: Press the sixth bead in between the third and fourth bead. You may have to wiggle the bead around a bit to make room. As you place in the sixth bead, you can encourage your kids to grow in their faith and explain that faith is what holds the sixth bead in place.
There are so many crafts that include the Bible! Incorporate these and other ideas on your journey to teach your kids about the Bible.