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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