Every elementary student loves art and craft. So, we share the 50 best Christian craft ideas for kids to help you be creative and have hours of fun.
Jesus is the Lord in charge of our lives and enables people to witness the glory of God. Jesus said that the resurrection is with me and life is with me. We will resurrect people who believe in me even though they die. And people who live and believe in me will never die. Let’s figure out the 50 best Christian craft ideas for kids.
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The purpose of Christian crafts and games is about understanding that Jesus is the Lord in charge of our lives. After finishing these games, students can explain why Jesus can control our lives and testify to others that Jesus is the Lord who resurrected people.
1. Lazarus’ Resurrection
Teachers can use the school equipment props to bring out the story of Lazarus’ resurrection. Teachers can also use bananas or apples to represent Lazarus. It will attract children’s attention and help them understand the story clearly.
Learn about Lazarus with basic equipment
2. Floating Dry Erase Stickman Trick
The teacher can draw a person on the board. And then ask the children how to make this person move. After adding water, this person will move like magic. The miracles performed by Jesus are even more miraculous. He raised the dead!
Perform the floating man with water
3. Human Creation
Teachers can prepare gloves with simple attachments. When we blow into the glove, the person on the glove lives. Originally, each of them was going to die. Who created ours? God also breathed on us to make Adam. Adam is the person he created with clay and then became a living person.
Human reaction with plastic gloves
4. Dancing Grapes
Teachers can also let children try this activity. Let the children prepare raisins or grapes, a can of sparkling water or colorless soda, and a can of boiled water. Separate the raisins one by one and put them in the cup to dance in the soda.
Let the children add raisins with ordinary water. See what happens. What if you add soda in another cup of raisins now? The teacher can first ask the children what will happen to the raisins. Then join them together.
Ask the child if it is a big grape this time? Can soda move the grapes? Let the children experiment together. They will find out that soda is great. It can make all the raisins or grapes move.
The children are going to put a post-it on their clothes. The teacher can limit each person to 20 post-its and imagine that he is now Lazarus coming out of the grave. Then, get rid of the post-it notes from yourself to see who is the fastest.
The teacher can also let the children talk about:
– What is death? Why do people die? Where to go after death?
– Have you experienced the death of a relative or a friend? How did you feel?
– What kind of protection does the Lord Jesus give us so we are not afraid of death?
– Are you afraid of death? Why?
Post-it sticker game
6. Lazarus’ Tomb
The teacher can make this magic show to the children and let them guess that the cup is Lazarus’ tomb? The teacher can put two balls wrapped like mummies and cover each with a cup.
Then, the children can hold the ball and the cup while keeping the ball in the cup. So, they will not find the ball when you hit it. After playing with the children a few times, they will know how to do it. Let them prepare at home and change their look.
7. Plush Toy Bags like Lazarus
Children in the small class will be happy to cooperate with their parents at home to be packaged into a pull road. What about the children in the older class?
We can ask the children in the senior class to find a stuffed toy from the home in advance. Do not tell them how big it is. Then let them compete online to see who is the fastest to make their plush toy bags like Lazarus.
8. Side to Side
Children will create the two sides of Lazarus. One side is the dead Lazarus. The other side is the resurrected Lazarus. The teacher can ask the children to prepare aluminum foil to give full play to their creativity and make a standing Lazarus that can be resurrected.
Two sides of Lazarus
9. Lazarus Dim Sum
The teacher can let the children prepare bread, scissors, cheese, bamboo sticks. Then, make the bread and cheese into a small square. And you can string them into the picture. The teacher can remind the children that Jesus raised Lazarus and let people see the glory of God.
10. Malchus’s Right Ear
Teachers can print Malchus masks to tell the story. We can easily remove the ear part with stickers or velcro. Denote that the teacher can try to put on this mask of Malegaon to tell the entire story as the starting point of Malegaon.
11. A Black Spot
The teacher can ask the children to draw a black dot on white paper. Then ask the children what they saw. Everyone should call it black spots. The teacher can ask the children if anyone sees a large piece of white paper around the black spot?
When others make mistakes and offend us, people often only see other people’s black spots (sin). Have we forgotten that person’s goodness? No one is perfect, and we are not perfect.
How can we ask others not to make mistakes and offend us? A perfect Jesus can accept and forgive us imperfect sinners with love. And we should forgive those who have sinned against us like Jesus.
Black spot game
12. Heavy School Bags
Choosing not to forgive will make our hearts heavier and bitter. Every time we do not forgive others, we add an item to your school bag. By adding more items each time, is your school bag heavy? When you forgive once, one item is missing. Look, it releases our hearts. It is a great lesson for any children about forgiveness.
13. Release Prayer Healing Time
The children will prepare an unblown balloon that represents human life. Then, tell the children to think about what someone has done to you that makes you angry, sad, or disappointed. And blow up the balloon once if you think of the same thing.
What happens to this balloon if we keep these things in mind and add new things that make us uncomfortable? The balloon will explode or fly out of control.
What can we do to keep the balloon from bursting and out of control? Pray for Jesus to help us, fill us with Jesus’ love, and forgive those who have sinned against us. The teacher can lead the children to pray. Let the children release their grievances and dissatisfaction. And pray for those who offend us.
14. Jesus Is Omnipotent
Children can prepare a raw potato and a straw. Let the children talk about whether they think the straw can penetrate potatoes. Ask them the reason the straw is soft, not sharp, and weak.
It is like something that seems impossible. But it is possible with Jesus. Ears that have been cut off can be restored immediately and be healed. For the people who seem to find it difficult to forgive, do you think Jesus will help us forgive them?
Can you put a straw through a potato?
15. Let Jesus Open Your Heart
Ask the children to prepare a few heart papers, a water-soluble marker, and a basin of water in advance. In the beginning, the teacher asks the children if there are any people they dislike because they have offended them. Some can be written or drawn.
Then follow the teacher to fold the heart-shaped paper. Ask the children if they think Jesus saw these names written by us. What did he want us to do? Continue to hate these people? Continue to ignore these people? Or enlightening and let Jesus help us? Jesus wants us to forgive people.
As long as we obey Jesus by putting the heart shape into the water, Jesus will help us forgive these people. And watch Jesus wash these names from our hatred list.
16. Forgiveness Balloons
Children need to prepare several paper cups and balloons. The children write the name of the person who offended you on the cup. Then, pat the paper cup in a row in front of you.
The child puts the balloon into the cup and starts blowing. When the balloon expands, you can stack the cup on a pyramid or stack all the cups. The teacher can also let the children try two arrangements. See which child wins the fastest PK.
The inflatable ball represents the Holy Spirit filling us. So, we can rely on the love of Jesus to forgive and accept those who offend us. Put our forgiveness before Jesus.
17. Love Sentences
The teacher can use a red paper plate to cut into a heart shape. Cut out the two corners of the zigzag and nail holes. Let the children sew up the hearts with thread. The hand can write the golden sentences of this lesson.
Write the love sentence for Christian
18. Forgiveness Card
Ask the children if they do not forgive anyone right now. We have sinned against God, and such a great God will forgive us. So, we must also forgive others. Pray with the children and ask God to help us learn to respect each other when we get along with others in our lives.
Forgive and accept those who offend us in the Lord with love. Then, children can make a forgiveness card to give to the person they want to forgive. Finally, write the golden sentence of this lesson.
19. Forgiveness Bag
Children can refer to the picture below to design their forgiveness bag and write the lesson sentence on the bag. Ask the children to write the name of the person to forgive on the slip of paper and put it in the bag.
Write the meaningful sentence and put inside the bag
20. Family Drawings
The teacher prepares some action paper cards such as hammering the back for the family members, massaging the shoulders, pouring a glass of water, and saying compliments. The children can draw online and complete the designated actions for the family members.
This activity encourages children to remember to be grateful for the care and dedication of their families, to cherish good luck, and not to take it for granted. It is also to remember that everything is the grace of the Lord.
Drawing family picture to show the love for God
21. Paper Wrapped
Children can ask their family members to help wrap themselves with toilet paper at home. Then, see who wraps them fastest and most beautiful with eyes exposed.
After playing with the bag, the children need to say five things they can be grateful for from this week before they can take off the toilet paper.
22. A Thankful Game
The teacher only needs to ask the children to prepare a pack of colored chocolates. And then ask the children to draw out five pieces. Each person takes turns to say each color. They can eat chocolate after they say it.
Does chocolate make you feel sweet? Similarly, when we are grateful for everyone around us every day, we will feel the joy of Jesus every day. If time permits, you can play a simple rainbow chocolate experiment with the children.
23. Thanksgiving Treasure Hunt
The teacher can ask the children to prepare a jar or a paper cup. And then some colorful little pieces of paper. Think about what they can be grateful for in life. And write a piece of paper about a grateful thing. Finally, fold it into paper stars.
Jar of Star Papers
24. Thanksgiving Bread
Teachers can use clay or bread to make children make human shapes. And use red clay or jam to represent leprosy.
25. Jesus Heals the Leper
The teacher can ask the children to guess the shadows of some objects. Then ask the children if there are shadows. By doing this brief experiment, children will know Jesus is light. And there is no darkness in the light.
26. Fill Up the Room
The light of Jesus is like the candle in the story. Jesus is the light of the world. When Jesus came to this world, his light will illuminate people’s hearts and remove the darkness in their hearts. He wants to live in our hearts and remove sin, guilt, and fear from our hearts. His love eliminates hatred. And his light brings hope, assurance, comfort, and strength.
Lesson learned from God
27. Quote Blindfold
The teacher can interact with the children to play this little game before class. The teacher can be blindfolded and let the children guide you online to put the tail in the correct position. Then quote the content of this lesson.
28. Coin and Candle
This coin represents a person living in sin. The lit candle represents that Jesus is the light of the world. The burning of the candle means that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. So, he is carrying all our sins as all the water goes into the cup.
Do not pour too much water on the plate. Jesus forgives our sins so we can live a whole new life.
29. Jesus Heals the Blind Man
Teachers can bring their bags that contain some spiritually symbolic objects. And then mask them. Let the children describe the spiritual meaning of the objects. And see if they are not blindfolded. Even if we are not blind, we all need the light of Jesus to open our eyes. So, we can see that Jesus wants us to live out his image and stay away from sin.
Jesus heals the blind man
30. DIY Birthday Candle Garland
Teachers can use this candle OR lantern to discuss with the children how the light of Jesus affects us. For example:
– The light of Jesus allows us to know the spiritual truth and understand the word of God.
– The light of Jesus opens our minds and drives away the sin and darkness in our hearts.
– The light of Jesus guides us to do the right things that please God.
– The light of Jesus brings us hope, assurance, comfort, and strength
31. Faith in God
Try to hold the batter tightly with your hands. The batter will harden quickly in your hands, just like when you hold on to God. Your faith in God will be firm. Then try to loosen the handle. The batter will become liquid and runoff. Just like when we cannot follow God. Our faith in God will also weaken. Discuss with the children how to strengthen their faith in God.
32. Jesus Heals
You will prepare a coin for this game. This coin represents a person being ill as water represents suffering in pain. Who can heal him and save him from illness? The lit candle represents Jesus, and Jesus said it heals you.
How did the candle get the silver coin out of the water? The candle did not touch the silver coin. And it is through the cup. Jesus can heal people’s diseases beyond time.
A coin game about Jesus heals
33. Geometry Magic
These little tricks can make children use their brains to see how to accomplish it. It seemed impossible to reach the task, but it was done. Jesus is the true God who cannot become possible. How much confidence do you have in him? Let the children share their experience of getting help from Jesus.
34. Jesus Balloon
Let the children prepare balloons. Then, give a good blow tied to the best of the balloon dividing several grids. Write on each box the wish or hope. Let the children share what they wrote. And ask the child what is inside the balloon. They are God or the Holy Spirit.
Then if you break the balloon, is God there? He is like air everywhere. Although we do not touch to see, do not see that God is like the air, he is still everywhere. When you encounter difficulties, have wishes, make mistakes, and feel sad, just like you write these things on the surface of a balloon, God is with you in the balloon.
He is in you. Have faith in him and believe that he lives in you. Just like you believe that you breathe the air that you cannot see or touch every day.
Jesus balloon game
35. What Jesus Says
Each child prepares a paper plate and a pen. Put the pan on the head. The teacher gave instructions to the children to draw what the teacher wanted on top of their heads.
First, draw a room. There must be a coconut tree on the left side of the house. There is a puppy in front of the house. Finally, two people stood beside the house. The children have to draw on the paper plate above their heads throughout the process. And they cannot take it off to cheat.
After we finish the painting, the children can take off the plate to see how they painted. Is it the same as the teacher said? Next, ask an adult at home to hold the child’s hand and start drawing the instructions the teacher said before.
Ask the child to compare the two paintings. This game lets the children learn that if we obey and believe that adults can help us draw instructions, we will not draw mistakes or draw messy? The hands of adults in the game are like the hands of God. When we believe and obey God, wonderful things will happen to us.
36. Jesus Painting
The children in the small class can draw a picture of themselves and then share where they need Jesus’ healing. The teacher prays for the children. And the children can also put tape on their drawings.
37. Magic Paper Towels
Paper towels represent the net. When we obey and will put paper towels in the water, our obedience will bring us rich and surprises. The story we are going back to is also the same.
38. God Obedience
First, the teacher can tell the children that this packet of tomato sauce is so obedient to the water. If you ask it to float up, it will float. And if you ask it to sink, it will also obediently obey. Do you believe it?
Then, the teacher said to the tomato bag to sink. The teacher can press the water bottle but do not press it until the children know that you are pressing. The teacher’s hand is held on the bottle. And when the tomato bag sinks, you ask it to float again.
It is like God is talking to us today. Will you obey as quickly as this tomato bag? Discuss with the children what God wants them to obey now. After that, the teacher let the children listen to them every time they try to see the tomato bag. Do not tell the kid’s skills first.
39. God Water Experiment
The teacher can make such a setting in the class. Looking at the settings with the children, discuss what God is not happy with them doing now. What will they think God wants them to do now?
Learn to obey God with God Water
When starting the activity, the teacher can say that people do things that are not pleasing to God. We like to obey our wishes and obey our flesh when we are like the empty jar in the middle. If it fills us with the Holy Spirit or God Water, we can obey God to do what he pleases and do what he wants us to do.
40. Fishers Game
The greatest mission Jesus gave us is to spread the gospel to the world. Are we willing to obey Jesus, preach the gospel to others, and become fishers? The children prepare milk, food paint, and a cotton stick.
Pour milk into the container. Milk represents the world. We represent the cotton swabs. And the paint represents what Jesus did to us. We use cotton swabs to stir in the pigmented milk to spread the gospel to the world. So, the milk is beautiful because of Jesus. But it is difficult to preach the gospel on our own. We need to rely on the Holy Spirit to spread the gospel throughout the world.
41. Jesus Boat
Let the children prepare a ziplock bag and some pens. Ask the children to draw the boat on the ziplock bag and then fill it with water. Tell the children that if this ship is caught in a storm now, it will sink and overturn and hit a rock.
Let the children ask an adult for help. It is best to put a basin under the bag. Then inserted the pen into the bag in a rotating manner. The teacher asked the children to prepare the aluminum foil. And use their creativity to make the strongest boat they feel.
The children prepare some coins and see which ship can put them the most. Will it sink eventually? But if we are in the boat and there are no wheels, he will protect and guard us.
42. Jesus Loves
The teacher can compare the water flowing down from the heights like the love of Jesus. He has compassion for us, knows our needs, and will supply our needs.
Jesus loves everybody
43. Bread Shares
The teacher can ask the children to prepare a piece of bread. See which kids can divide a piece of bread into the most pieces and let the kids share with others around. Ask if everyone can eat enough. Then, tell the children that this miracle that Jesus performed to feed four thousand people with seven loaves.
44. A Sad Egg
The children prepare a raw egg, some water, and salt. Look at this sad egg. It is like us who need Jesus. Will Jesus let us sink in the water? It will not happen. Jesus is a merciful God. His words and provisions are like this salt and let us out of difficulties.
As long as you will come to him, you will get his abundant supply. And it is more than abundant.
45. Treasure Hunt Game
Let the children compete at home to see who can find the food that fills you the most. And then everyone will compete and see who wins. Find the most insatiable food in their home, such as sour, sweet, bitter, and spicy food.
Then, find out the favorite food, the most unhealthy food, and the most expensive food in their house. Find the person at home who serves the food every time and thank him. Tell the most compassionate thing the kids have ever done.
Treasure hunt game
46. God Blesses Us
The children take turns in online comparisons, and they have done pitying things. Let everyone guess. It manifests the mercy of God in this miracle. Discuss and pray with the children how to treat others with compassion and become a blessing to others.
47. I Am the Vessel of the Lord
Children can prepare a jar with a lid, a few tennis balls, and some rice. In the beginning, fill 3/4 of the jar with rice and put on a table tennis ball. The lid will not be closed. If we want to be a vessel of blessing and joy, we must empty ourselves like this jar.
Let the Lord’s love as the table tennis ball flow into our hearts. When we serve God in humility, the Lord will use us to become his suitable vessels. And let our lives become a vessel for blessing others.
48. Clay of God
Teachers can ask children to prepare the clay and let us make utensils suitable for God.
Create the God’s creatures from clay
49. Decoration Game
Ask children to prepare empty bottles and cans. Then, design bottles and cans to become the vessels that conform to God’s heart.
50. Houses in the Bible
The teacher can show the children the difference between the houses in the Bible era and the houses around the world today. What remains the same throughout the ages is that the foundation of the house must be solid.
Houses in the bible
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