Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Achan's Sin Takehome



Achan's Sin
Joshua 7
Movable pages can be a fun way for the children to retell the story.  Children can make one of their own and discover the robe, shekels of silver and bar of gold under Achan's tent.  

Instructions:
  • Get one piece of brown construction paper.
  • Turn it portait style.
  • Cut out a tent from the brown construction paper and glue it close to the top of the page. For a tent pattern, click here. (This pattern is smaller than the tent pictured.)
  • Cut a small piece of fabric to be the robe.
  • Cut a small piece of gold paper to be the bar of gold.
  • Hole punch several small circles from silver paper to be the shekels.
  • Glue them into place between the two folds.  (See pictures above.)
  • Fold the tent over the pieces to hide them.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peter and John in Front of the Sanhedrin





Peter and John in Front of the Sanhedrin
Acts 4:1-22

Pop-up books like these are always a favorite of the children.  The jail is the first part that pops up.  

Instructions for making the pop-up jail:
  • Fold a piece of blue construction paper in half.
  • Cut a small rectangle from black paper and cut slits to be the bars. 
  • Fold the black paper in half.  
  • Fold each end of the black paper under about 1/4 - 1/2 an inch. 
  • Glue one fold to the top half of the blue page. 
  • Glue the other fold to the bottom half of the blue page.  
  • Fold the blue page in half again while the glue is still wet to make sure it will close correctly.
Instructions for making the people stand up:
  • Cut a small rectangle about 2 inches by 1 inch.
  • Fold one end of the rectangle about 1/2 inch.
  • Glue the folded end of the rectangle to the page allowing the rest of the rectangle to stand up.  (See pictures)
I made the people using a Sizzix little body die cut machine.  A coloring page pattern or other small person pattern will work. 

When reading about Peter and John sitting in prison, set the men in the prison.  When reading about them standing in front of the Sanhedrin, lean them up against the small blue standing rectangles.  

When letting the Kindergarten or First Grade children make one, I put a mark where they should glue the jail pieces.  It makes it a little easier.

Other stories that the pop-up jail craft could be use with include Paul and Silas in Prison (Acts 16) and an Angel Frees Peter from Prison (Acts 12).


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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jesus Loves the Little Children Pop-Up


"Let the little children come to me."
Matthew 19:14, Luke 18:16, Mark 10:13-16

Children love to make pop-up pages.  For instructions on how to make a pop-up page, click here.

Instructions for this page:
  1. Cut one piece of grass border to match the width of the paper.
  2. Cut out 8 little children and clothes.  I used a Cricut machine.  
  3. Cut out 1 Jesus and clothes.  I used a Cricut.
  4. Glue 3 children to the back of the left side of the grass border.
  5. Glue 3 children to the back of the right side of the grass border.
  6. Glue the Jesus figure to the middle of the top page.  Have him stand on the piece that pops out.
  7. Glue one child on either side of the Jesus figure.
  8. Glue the grass border with the children onto the piece that pops out.
  9. Fold it while the glue is still wet to make sure it folds correctly.



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