Looking for Bible crafts that are simple and easy, yet loads of fun for your Sunday School students? Then you’ll love this article.
Below, I provide step by step details for 3 of my favorite Bible crafts:
- Jesus Knows My Name Blocks
- Reminder Rocks
- Prayer Baskets
Let’s get started!
Bible Craft #1: Jesus Knows My Name
This craft is designed for ages 2-7. The major themes to focus on here are:
- God loves me;
- I am special and uniquely made by God;
- Plain Wood Blocks (To save the expense of purchasing wood blocks, ask someone with the proper tools to cut the wood blocks at home.)
- Paints and Brushes
- Table Covers
- Small Plastic Bags
Provide enough plain wood blocks to each child so they can spell out their first name. Children should paint each block with one color of a water-based paint so they will dry quickly.
Afterward, kids should pencil each letter of their first name onto a different block, creating the letter as large as the block will allow. Then paint over the penciled letters. (Several layers may be needed.) Paint creatively, as desired.
OPTIONAL: If children wish to further decorate their blocks, they may wish to paint symbols on other sides, attach small stickers, or use other craft items to decorate.
Provide each child with a small plastic bag to place their wood blocks inside to carry home. Tell kids to arrange the blocks in order when they get home and share with their family that Jesus knows each one of their names – in fact, Jesus knows everything about us, down to every single hair on our heads!
Bible Craft #2: Reminder Rocks
This craft is designed for kids aged 2-8. It’s inspired by Luke: 19:40-42.
- Large Rocks with somewhat flat bottoms
- Water Color or Tempra Paints
- Paint Brushes
- Googly Eyes
- Felt (optional)
- Bible Verse
Before children arrive, divide 8 ½” x 11 papers into thirds. Write or type the following Bible verse onto the far right side of each third:
But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” Luke 19:40-42
Photocopy and cut apart so that each child can have one. Tell the children they will be making Reminder Rocks as a memory tool to show praise to God. Distribute to the children along with a large rock. Allow the children to paint or color their rocks, as desired. Glue on two wiggly eyes and create a face with markers or small pieces of felt. Then glue the flat portion of the rock onto the left hand side of the Bible verse page.
Tell the children to bring rocks home to share with their families so that everyone will be reminded of what Jesus said. Use as a paper weight or table decoration. Encourage the children to praise God each time they see their reminder rocks.
Bible Craft #3: Prayer Baskets
This craft is designed for older childre – ages 8-12.
- Construction Paper
- Copy Paper
- Markers, Pen or Crayons
Distribute a full sheet of construction paper to each child. Use a ruler to measure and draw a line two inches away from the edge, all the way around the paper. You will see an outlined square in each corner. Cut one side of each square of every corner. Use markers or crayons to label it PRAYER BASKET and then decorate as desired.
Bend each side inward, along the lines. Pull each slit into the basket edge and tape in place on the inside and outside of the basket.
Create a handle by cutting an 11” x 2” strip of construction paper and stretching it from the center of each narrow side. Use markers or crayons to decorate as de-sired. Tape in place.
Provide each child with several sheets of copy paper. Tell kids to cut the copy paper into approximately 2” x 2” squares or 2” x 3” rectangles, utilizing as much of the paper, without waste. Place the stacks of blank squares into the basket.
Encourage children to utilize these Prayer Baskets at home. During each week, family members should utilize the basket when they have a problem, concern, need, or joy by taking a moment to jot it down onto one of the paper squares. Fold the paper and return to the basket. Once a week, the folded slips should be taken out of the basket and read. Families can then pray for one another’s needs and celebrations. And if you would like to see more fun, simple ideas for Sunday School, please check out my Bible Crafts and Activities page!