For the very young Christian, Sunday school offers a chance at learning the ways of Christianity and the words of the Bible. Young learners are often visual and need examples and representations of their lessons. Using crafts to represent the lessons taught is an entertaining form of visual learning for children between the ages of 3 and 5.
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Wolf and Lamb Dwelling Together
Isaiah 11:6 says, "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Turning this verse into a craft can include giving young children a face of a printed lion and allowing them to glue yarn onto the picture to create its mane. More advanced children may turn the project into a mask by cutting out the eyes and attaching string. You can substitute a wolf instead, or even a cow, using felt to cut out spots.
You can also reinforce the verse might by letting the children build a diorama. They can glue small, plastic animals mentioned in the verse into shoe boxes to represent them living together in harmony. You can also provide accessories for the diorama, such as trees or grass.
Battle of Jericho
The verses in Joshua 2; 5:13-15, 6:1-27 tell the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho. It is an exciting adventure story that will hold the interest of the very young and instill in them the power of faith. Letting the students build walls with glue and plain wood blocks can help reinforce the story. The very young will need help with the idea of a square or rectangle wall. Making the wall in two parts, upper and lower, and not gluing those parts together will let the wall fall as it did in the story.
Lamb of God
John 1:35-36 says, "Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; and looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God." A fitting craft for this scripture can include the making of a lamb with cotton balls glued to the outline of a lamb. Single-sided animals are fine for the very young, and older children will enjoy cutting out the lamb and making it into a two-sided craft.
God So Loved the World
John 3:16 states, "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son." Young Christians can use this concept to create the world for which Jesus died. A cutout circle, blue and green watercolors and a picture of the world can lead to multiple representations of the world from the perspective of a child. Warning parents ahead of time that you will be using paints is suggested.