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Thomas (John 20) | Guide

 

If you’ve not done already then why not have a look at the activities to go with the the Thomas lesson right here on JWL!
Craft links -layered image & Diorama
 

Thomas (John 20) | Guide This has to be one of my favourite little paper crafts for this lesson. This jolly Jesus is not for the little ones as it’s quite intricate, plus I’d recommend printing it as large as possible! Scroll down the page to find it. (image linked)

 

This is more of an Easter activity but I think it links well with Thomas. By marking the hands of the children you allow them to join in the tactile nature of Thomas’ questioning, and by writing their names you allow them to join his declaration. (image linked) Thomas (John 20) | Guide

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Andrew (Matthew 4) | Guide

 

If you’ve not done already then why not have a look at the activities to go with the the Andrew lesson right here on JWL!
Craft links -My Bible Theatre & Fishing for Men Mobile
 

Andrew (Matthew 4) | Guide I love the idea of disciples walking in the footsteps of Jesus, there are lots of sandal and flip flop crafts out there but if you are looking for something a bit more substantial why not try making your own version of these sand shoes? (image linked)

 

I’ve seen this craft in many forms, but I particularly like this one from scrap and recycled arts, partially because you can see right through it! (image linked) Andrew (Matthew 4) | Guide

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Nathanael (John 1) | Guide

 

If you’ve not done already then why not have a look at the activities to go with the the Nathanael lesson right here on JWL!
Craft links -Twist Prayer Trees & Flip Picture
 

Nathanael (John 1) | Guide Nathaniel gift is Honesty, there is a whole series of activities on honesty over on Kid’s of Integrity, I particularly link the kick off craft idea of making a personalised certificate of authenticity. (image linked)

 

The idea of identity in Christ used on the worksheet is inspired by this video. If you have older children then this would be a good thing to show before starting the worksheet. (image linked) Nathanael (John 1) | Guide

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Joseph & Mary (Matthew 1) | Guide

 

If you’ve not done already then why not have a look at the activities to go with the the Joseph & Mary lesson right here on JWL!
Craft links -Stick Puzzles & Animated Angel Dreams
 

Joseph & Mary (Matthew 1) | Guide I love the idea of working with wood when exploring the story of Joseph. The easiest wooden crafts being made from lolly-sticks, and when you combine that with the nativity scene the possibilities are huge. This cute little scene is probably one of my favourites for it’s simplicity.(image linked)

 

Alternativly, for a more three dimentional approach use traditional wooden pegs, or just the tops of them, to make characters wrapped in a little fabric. (image linked) Joseph & Mary (Matthew 1) | Guide

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Gaius (3 John) | Guide

 

If you’ve not done already then why not have a look at the activities to go with the the Gaius lesson right here on JWL!
Craft links -Pop-up Envelope & Spinning Journey
 

Gaius (3 John) | Guide I love this idea for a really quick and simple craft, you could even print a verse – 3 John 1:5 – on the longer strips. Use scrapbook or other specialist papers to make interesting combinations. Cut the strips thinly and they will fit nicely in an envelope as an alternative to a card. (image linked)

 

Play on the theme of welcoming using this craft, originally intended for the paralytic man, it would make a great welcome mat. You could even stick letters on the finished piece to spell out ‘welcome’. (image linked) Gaius (3 John) | Guide

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Goliath (1 Samuel 17) | Guide

 

If you’ve not done already then why not have a look at the activities designed to go with the the Goliath lesson right here on JWL!
Craft links -Finger Puppets & Head Biscuits
Also check out Pebble Transfers from a previous lesson

 
The web is bursting with resources for this popular lesson, here are a few I would be delighted to recreate.
 

Goliath (1 Samuel 17) | Guide The most icon image of the traditional slingshot is recreated in this post, complete with a huge Goliath on the wall to use as target practice. instructions on how to combine felt, leather and marshmallows included. (image linked)

 

Another spin on the throwing idea comes from this site who gave a group of 2 and 3 year old water balloons! The photo’s really show how well this worked though. (image linked) Goliath (1 Samuel 17) | Guide

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Priscilla & Aquila (Acts 18) | Guide

 

If you’ve not done already then why not have a look at the activities designed to go with the the Priscilla & Aquila lesson right here on JWL!
Craft links -Toothpick Tents & Stitched tents

 
I must admit to finding slim pickings for this lesson, but here are a few worth a mention.
 

Priscilla & Aquila (Acts 18) | Guide The resource well has a really full lesson, everything from scripts to game ideas. The craft appears to be making a sort of booklet about Paul’s lesson. Differentiated by age groups, worth a look but a lot of files to go through. (image linked)

 

Bible class creations has a couple of great ideas for tents, the first being this one which is simply felt and pipe cleaners, great for the younger ones. (image linked) Priscilla & Aquila (Acts 18) | Guide

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Nicodemus (John 3) | Guide

 

If you’ve not done already then why not have a look at the activities designed to go with the the Nicodemus lesson right here on JWL!
Craft links -Matchbox Confusion & The life of Nicodemus

 

Nicodemus (John 3) | Guide A truly beautiful retelling of the Nicodemus encounter that goes from biblical fact into a dream, giving a clear explanation of the concept of being born again. Worth a read even if you don’t use it! (image linked)

 

The way many children are taught the concept of being born again is through the idea of butterflies. While there are a million ways to make a butterfly I particularly like this one because you have to look to see the wings, they are transparent so from a distance you can’t see the difference between the caterpillar and the butterfly! (image linked) Nicodemus (John 3) | Guide

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