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Stephen (Acts 7) | Make 2

 

The story of Stephen lends itself particularly well to crafts involving stone. This craft is a responsive craft – that means that the pile of stones should be left out as a visual reminder to the children and referred to during the story, perhaps by the storyteller picking one up and examining it during the relevant part, or by leaving them in a pile in the middle of the children’s story circle. Stephen (Acts 7) | Make 2

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Stephen (Acts 7) | Heroes

 

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to Stephen (Acts 7).

Each hero’s page set contains a high quality graphic of the character, a take home bible card and a colouring page.

The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(Please note : these images have no watermark but are not copyright free, they are only intended for classroom use.)

 

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Stephen (Acts 7) | Direct

 
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This worksheet about Stephen is suitable for all age groups, there is very little writing, some small images to draw, and a puzzle. The worksheet will work best printed in colour.

The sheet starts with a time of discussion. the five gifts are gifts that we can give, be they tangible gifts, actions, or attitudes. The puzzle below is about finding combinations of gifts. A sub theme to this lesson is looking at how skills combine, if Stephen had not had the combination of gifts he had, then he would probably have not been such an obvious target.

The PDF can be downloaded by clicking on the image.

Stephen (Acts 7) | Make

 

This craft is another character recognition task. The Stephen ornament is a very quick craft for groups with limited time.

The composition is simple. just print the template and assemble.
See below the animated image for ideas on how to use this craft.
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Stephen (Acts 7) | Talk

 
Stephen (Acts 7) | TalkIf you want the teacher sheet then click HERE

Stephen is today’s Bible hero because he showed us the gift of Sacrifice.

Essential Teachers notes:
This story of Martyrdom is a difficult topic for some children, Stephen is also a difficult character, because of his sacrifice he is often portrayed as perfect, there is not a questionable or negative aspect to his character, and yet we know he was only human.

The biblical passage is long as it contains the great words of wisdom, it was aimed at a Jewish nation and presumes knowledge of Jewish history and law. There are parallels to the crucifixion story with unfair trails, ultimate death, and bi-passing Roman law. That being said the state of martyrdom is far from gone 2 thousand years later and this story must portray that in order to be relevant to today’s children.

Main Passage : Acts 7
Additional passage : Acts 6 + 8

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Stephen (Acts 7) | Play

 

The hero in this story is Stephen, he is part of the ‘founders’ series as he gave to the early church. Please note this lesson is not about the deacons, that is a separate character.

 

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Target practice – take a few cups, boxes and other containers and make a target range. attach scores to the different containers and give the children soft ammo to trow into the various targets. you can spit your children into teams or just play that the highest score wins. Refer back to the game later discussing how the stones thrown at Stephen would have had a human target.
 

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Bit it – sometimes the gifts we get, and the jobs we have are unpleasant. In the same way you play pass the parcel sit the children in a circle. Pass round a piece of fruit and when the music stops the child must take a bite (check for allergies first), slowly add more fruit and vegetables to the circle. Try and use harder fruit and veg, add ‘not so lovely’ on the last round, the children can decide to bite or not!
Nicer- Apple, carrot, bell pepper, cucumber, radish, runner bean,
Not so lovely – potato, banana with skin, & onion.

 
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