Have you watched the animated movie, The Prince of Egypt? It’s a wonderful Bible story movie not just for kids but for adults too. I think we are all aware of Moses’ story in the Exodus where he lead the Israelites out of Egypt by parting the Red Sea with his staff that God granted him. All of the Israelites where able to cross the sea and with the Egyptians on their trail, God didn’t let them catch up for they where swallowed up by the sea when it finally closes up. So here’s a Passover craft that is really great for Sunday School and other Christian children.
Download the Templates here:
Disclosure: I don’t own the template.
Source of the craft is from artistshelpingchildren.org
After introducing the The 7 Natural Physicians here’s a coloring activity for them.
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. (3 John 1:2)
Art Activity: St. Francis of Assisi Craft
- Construction paper (white & brown)
- Wiggly eyes
- Animal cut-outs or stickers
- Cut out a spoon-shaped on a white construction paper/board paper for the head.
- Decorate it with facial details and add the wiggly eyes.
- Using a prepared brown construction paper, wrap the head and secure the ends together.
- Tie a yarn across the waist for the belt.
- Attach animals around using a pre-cut animal designs or.stickers.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. (Matthew 23:12 ESV)
The Parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee (Luke 18:10-14)
“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
“Two men went up to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men-robbers, evildoers, adulterers-or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
- What did the Pharisees do? The Tax collector? How was the tax collector different from the Pharisee?
- What kind of attitude did the Pharisee have? What kind of attitude did the tax collector have? Who has a humble heart and a proud heart?
- Who is more sincere in praying? Which of these two prayers do you think was pleasing to God?
- Who do you think went away forgiven and “right with God”?
- Are there times when you are tempted to act like a Pharisee and be the judge of another person?
Kids will make their own #1 hand sign (fit for their hand). Already printed and pre-cut in different colorful art paper
- Distribute 2pcs for each kid, 1st page for the front and 2nd for the back.
- They will write “GOD is #1” or “GOD FIRST” at the front page and will glue a bible verse (printed in a small paper) at the back.
“But seek fist the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”
- Then glue the sides to make a glove-like #1 sign that they can wea
1. The thumb is the closest finger to you. So start praying for those who are closest to you. They are the persons easiest to remember. To pray for our dear ones is a “sweet obligation.”
2. The next finger is the index. Pray for those who teach you, instruct you and heal you. They need the support and wisdom to show direction to others. Always keep them in your prayers.
3. The following finger is the tallest. It reminds us of our leaders, the governors and those who have authority. They need God’s guidance.
4. The fourth finger is the ring finger. Even that it may surprise you, it is our weakest finger. It should remind us to pray for the weakest, the sick or those plagued by problems. They need your prayers.
5. And finally we have our smallest finger, the smallest of all. Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. When you are done praying for the other four groups, you will be able to see your own needs but in the proper perspective, and also you will be able to pray for your own needs in a better way.
The Church can be both seen on earth and felt in our hearts. This is why we call the Church the Mystical Body of Christ. The Church has four important qualities:
The Church is one. We have one Lord and we share one faith. We receive one life in the Holy Spirit.
The Church is holy. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are holy. In the sacraments, we receive all we need to make us holy.
The Church is catholic. Catholic means universal. Jesus told the apostles to teach all nations. The Church reaches out to all.
The Church is apostolic. Jesus founded the Church with the apostles. The pope and bishops continue their mission today.
The Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. These are the Marks of the Church.