Moses Parting the Red Sea (Craft)

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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

Coloring Activity for the 7 Doctors/ 7 Natural Physicians

After introducing the The 7 Natural Physicians here’s a coloring activity for them.

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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)

 

The 7 Doctors / The 7 Natural Physicians

Heal Yourself

Teach the kids to consult on these Seven Doctors: Dr. Sleep, Dr. Breath, Dr. Drink, Dr. Food, Dr. Sun, Dr. Move, and Dr. Green.

Here’s a short skit/story for kids to understand:

(Since children are very visual, you can make image props for the 7 Doctors)

You can also ask one of the students to act as the kid on the story.

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St. Francis of Assisi (Craft)

 

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Art Activity: St. Francis of Assisi Craft

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Materials:

  • Construction paper (white & brown)
  • Yarn
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Pen
  • Animal cut-outs or stickers

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut out a spoon-shaped on a white construction paper/board paper for the head.
  2. Decorate it with facial details and add the wiggly eyes.
  3. Using a prepared brown construction paper, wrap the head and secure the ends together.
  4. Tie a yarn across the waist for the belt.
  5. Attach animals around using a pre-cut animal designs or.stickers.

In the mind of St. Francis, Jesus was someone you imitate, not just someone you worship

Show me how anyone can have faith without actions. I will show you my faith by my actions.  (James 2:20 )

A Day in the Life of St. Francis

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Have a discussion on who St. Francis of Assisi is and how he showed his love for people and other creations as well. One of the more popular saints, St. Francis, gave us an example of what loving Jesus is like. He not only preached about Jesus, he also encouraged his “brothers” to take care and love the less fortunate and those who have less in life. He taught us to love Jesus by doing and setting a good example for others to follow.

Related Craft link here: St. Francis of Assisi Craft

Be Humble (Part 2)

Compare and Contrast Pride and Humility

(by drawing some body parts of a person)

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  1. Tell the kids that you’re going to introduce them to two persons.  Draw two large stick figures side by side.  Say:  Meet Proud Name of a person and Humble Name of a person
  2. As you draw the eyes on each, tell that Proud person only likes to look at himself.  Occasionally he sees other people, but when he does, it’s only to see their mistakes, weaknesses, and failures.  Humble person sees God first and then others.  He knows that people matter to God, so he treats them with dignity, worth, and respect.
  3. As you draw the mouths, tell that Proud person brags about himself constantly.  He’s always telling us about his good grades, he’s good in sports/video games, how he is the most popular student and so very cute.  He complains about other people and talks about them behind their backs.  Humble person is often talking about how awesome God is.  He also is known to brag about others.  Like, “Did you see her art project?  It’s amazing!  I can’t believe that person can draw like t What a gift!”  Humble person uses his words to encourage everyone!
  4. As you draw the ears, tell that Proud person hates to be told what to do.  He doesn’t like to hear that he is wrong about anything, so he starts fights when he is corrected.  Humble person realizes that sometimes he makes mistakes, so he hears people out and he apologizes for sin.
  5. As you draw the hands, put a boxing glove on Proud person’s hand.  Tell the kids that he is always causing fights because he never gets what he wants.  Humble person should have a balloon, a flower, or any other treat in his hand.  Humble person honors other people above himself and is peaceable and considerate.  He makes people happy.
  6. As you draw the feet, say that Proud person often stomps his foot angrily.  He demands his own way.  He thinks he deserves to be s In contrast, Humble person is always walking towards needs of others.  He helps people without being asked.
  7. As you draw little stick figures surrounding each of them (to represent their friends, family, classmates, teachers, etc.), ask the kids whether they think that Proud person gets along with anyone?  What about Humble person?
  8. As the kids answer, start scribbling out Proud person’s relationships.  Get rid of these people completely by crossing them out.  Tell them that Pride is a source of destruction.  It destroys everything – friendships, relationships, even yourself.  Pride ends up all alone.  In contrast, add more stick figures to Humble person’s group.  Humility builds relationships because people feel loved and valued. Humble person keeps getting blessed by God over and over!

When we boast about what we have, or look down on someone who is less fortunate, we are telling God that He is not important, and that we think we can do things on our own. This is so far from the truth. All good things come from God, by ourselves we are nothing. Therefore, we must live a humble life before God, and admit that without Him we are lost. To avoid being proud, we must acknowledge and thank Him for all He has given us. When we do this, God will exalt us. Remember that God knows what is in our hearts.

Application:

  1. When you line up for an activity, do you wish you could be first in line?
  2. What advice do you think Jesus would give to a child who always pushes to get to the front of the line? …who often talks about being the best at sports/drawing/reading etc.? … to a child who complains about helping out with picking up someone else’s toys/dishes/clothes?
  3. Ask other ways on how to be humble: Apologize when you have faults/mistakes. Be grateful for what you have. Avoid bragging about oneself. Recognize others who have helped you, give them credit as well, appreciate them. Respect/help others. Accept other for who they are without judging, criticizing and gossiping about them.